IAABC Foundation
What Is a Dog? The Ethology of Our Best Friend

Sessions

2024-07

Jul. 8, 2024 - Aug. 5, 2024

 

Pricing:

Full Students

$300.00

Auditors

$180.00

Register

Closes Jul. 14, 2024

Meeting Time: Mondays at 1pm (EDT), beginning July 15th


Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behavior under natural conditions. In short, it’s the study of how animals behave in the real world. 

 

This course takes a deep dive into our understanding of dogs as a species, and therefore how we live with them and train them, how they learn, and how we can best solve behavioral issues if they arise. 

 

To address these questions we will consider:

  • The interplay between canine domestication, evolution, and behavior
  • Development in dogs: birth through adulthood
  • The perceptual world of the dog and how it impacts behavior
  • How dogs approach and solve problems in their environment
  • The role of genetics in behavior
  • The behavior of free-ranging dogs 

 

You will come away from this course with an even deeper appreciation and wonder for these amazing animals we live with. You’ll never look at dogs—or dog training—quite the same way again.


** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE WEEKLY MEETINGS **

  • Auditors do not attend online meetings
  • Meetings are not recorded
  • Meetings begin 1 week after course opens
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration
  • There are 4 meetings for this course

CEUs

Full Students

CCPDT (CBCC-KA and CPDT-KA), IAABC, KPA: 8.5 CEUs

Auditors

CCPDT (CBCC-KA and CPDT-KA), IAABC, KPA: 4.5 CEUs

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