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 (The Science of Training)
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 at 6 pm ET
The Science of Fear
Take a detailed look at how animals develop fear, how it impacts them, and how to address it. Improve your ability to help dogs suffering from fears, phobias, and fear-related aggression through the science of classical conditioning.
Upcoming course dates: Course start date: June 24th, 2021 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) Get notified when this course opens for registration
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) Get notified when this course opens for registration
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: Tentative start date: October 24th, 2021 (midday Eastern Time zone)
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: Get notified when this course opens for registration