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Course Description

Bringing home a new pet to join your family is always a fun and exciting time.  But it also comes with a huge responsibility.  This animal now depends on you for food, shelter, medical care, and companionship.  In short, you hold their very life in your hands.  This fun and informative course will help you cover all the basics of animal care.  Every thing from feeding recommendations, bathing tips, and basic first aid topics are covered in just 12 easy to learn lessons.  Just follow along and you'll be a pro in no time at all!

Course Requirements

There are no requirements for this course other than a high school reading level.

Course Goals

Students will learn:

-The different nutritional phases in a dogs life

-Feeding tips for Cat owners

-Essential Pet Items

-The basics of how to wash your cat or dog

-The importance of grooming your pet  and how to groom.

-Heartworms: what are they and treatment

-What constitutes an emergency, and what you can and can't treat safely

-First aid situations: what you need to know to help your pet.

-Pet Poisoning and seeking help

-Home preparation for new pets

-Pet owner responsibility: dealing with the good along with the bad.

-Pet boarding tips and resources

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in this course.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Feeding Your Dog

Lesson 2: Feeding Your Cat

Lesson 3: Basic Pet Care Items

Lesson 4: Bathing Your Pet

Lesson 5: Grooming Your Pet

Lesson 6: Heartworm Treatment

Lesson 7: Knowing When to Intervene

Lesson 8: General First Aid Precaution

Lesson 9: Handling Poisoning

Lesson 10: Pet Proofing your Home

Lesson 11: Cleaning Up After Your Pet

Lesson 12: Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know how to properly feed your dog.
  • Know how to properly feed your cat.
  • Know the basic pet care items you'll need.
  • Describe the proper ways to bathe your pet.
  • Describe the proper ways to groom your pet.
  • Define Heartworm Treatment.
  • Know general first aid precautions to take with your pet.
  • Describe ways on how to handle poisoning or a pet.
  • Describe methods for pet proofing your home.
  • Know what to look for when choosing a pet boarding facility, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam9
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam9
Lesson 12 Exam10
Final Exam55
Total Points:173

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