Courses will consist of online lectures, online discussions, homework and applied activities. This structure will help students process and apply the course content to improve their skills when working with dogs.
Introduction to Instrumental Learning
New to the science of learning? This course is for you. Add an understanding of why dogs do what they do (and don’t) to your training skills and watch your results hit new heights.
Upcoming course dates: Course begins Thursday, May 20th ,2021
Introduction to Classical Conditioning
New to the science of behavior modification? This course is for you. Improve your ability to help dogs suffering from fears, phobias, and aggression through the science of classical conditioning.
Upcoming course dates: Tentative course start date: June 2021 (evening ET)
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Advanced Concepts in Instrumental Learning
Why ever stop with the basics? Learn how to put advanced learning theory concepts to work to accelerate your ability to establish new behaviors and change undesirable ones.
Upcoming course dates: Tentative course start date: August 2021 (midday ET)
Advanced Concepts in Learning—Beyond Instrumental Conditioning
Let’s geek out about the neurobiology of learning and “ahhh!” in wonder about observational learning like copying and imitation and it’s real-life uses—it’s mind-blowing.
Upcoming course dates: Course begins February 18th, 2021
Stress and the Animal in Front of You (through IAABC)
It’s probably not news that stress impacts behavior—but up-to-date info on how and in what ways it does so, and how we can combat those effects, is must-have knowledge for any serious dog pro.
Upcoming course dates: Course begins the week of February 8th
Principles of Applied Ethology
This is seriously engrossing stuff for any animal geek. For example, we’ll explore the effects of evolution and domestication on animal behavior and human-animal relationships. Cool, right?
Upcoming course dates: Course begins Thursday, April 15th at 6 pm ET
Applied Ethology in Dogs
A deeper dive to follow up on the Principles course, because there’s just so much to know! We’ll look at the evolution and range of canine social behavior (including in free-ranging dogs), for example.
Upcoming course dates: Tentative course start date: August 2021 (evening ET)