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Course Description

Whether you want an exercise partner, a cuddly ball of fluff, or a happy-go-lucky new family member, it's difficult to know what dog will be the right one for
you. With so many to choose from, it's far too easy to make the wrong choice and end up with an unhappy family and an ignored or abandoned dog. 

Through this course, you will learn how to properly evaluate your goals in getting a dog, the characteristics you want your dog to have, what you will offer your dog,
and more. This class covers the different breeding groups available and will help guide you through the process of testing and selecting your new best friend.

Course Requirements

At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Why Are You Getting a Dog?

Lesson 2: Where Will Your Dog Live?

Lesson 3: Who Else Is Getting the Dog?

Lesson 4: What's Your Lifestyle Like?

Lesson 5: How Will You be Paying for This? Part 1

Lesson 6: How Will You be Paying for This? Part 2

Lesson 7: What's Most Important?

Lesson 8: Which Breed is Right for You? Part 1

Lesson 9: Which Breed is Right for You? Part 2

Lesson 10: Which Breed is Right for You? Part 3

Lesson 11: Which Dog is the Right One for You? 

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Some of the lessons will also include an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with an overall average of 70% or higher.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify why are you getting a dog.
  • Identify where will your dog live.
  • Identify who else is getting the dog.
  • Know what your lifestyle is like and how you will be paying for this.
  • Determine which breed is right for you.
  • Determine which dog is the right one for you, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment2
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment2
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment2
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam10
The Final Exam25
Total Points:146

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