Starts November 4th, 2021!
Course description and objectives
Dogs are a social species and social interactions with both other dogs and people are central to their lives. Join us for a fascinating and practical journey into social world of the dog!
Don’t miss out on these great topics. We’ll be covering:
- Social learning and social problem solving
- Cooperation and collaboration
- Conflict and affiliation
- And, as always, how to apply this information to living and working with dogs!
Course syllabus (coming soon)
What to Expect
First of all, I’ll just own it. I really am a geek. As in, I get super excited about science stuff and dog behavior and new ideas. And I love sharing it all. Really love it. So you should probably expect a bit of enthusiasm.
Secondly, I have high standards. I think our industry could use a much deeper dive into the knowledge behind our craft. So you should expect to encounter much deeper material with me, and to study it at a higher level. Essentially I take a college approach rather than a conference one.
Thirdly, though, my standards for myself are just as high. If I’m going to ask you to do the work, you should know I’ll be working my tail off to make sure you’re successful. You’ll find me prepared, full of creative ideas to help you really “get it” and be able to use it, and always ready to offer extra help or support. Because I’m also really friendly and always happy to chat science and dogs.
Open to everyone with an interest in geeking out about dog behavior.
Course features & tuition
How long we’ll hang out
What we’ll do
- Weekly live sessions
- Lecture, discussion, interactive application activities & short in-class assignments
- Quizzes to cement your knowledge & gain your CEUs
CCPDT: Auditors: 4 behavior consultant hours (pending); Full students: 8 behavior consultant hours (pending)
IAABC: Auditors: 4 hours (pending), Full students: 10 hours (pending)
$330 for students
(Includes 4 hours of instruction, 4 hours of discussion and application activities, course quizzes)
$200 for auditors
(Includes 4 hours of instruction)
The next course will start on Thursday, November 4th. It runs for four weeks: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, and 12/2. **There is no class on 11/25 which is a holiday in the U.S.
- For all students: There will be a lecture at 6 pm Eastern time each Thursday. Class runs for about an hour. Each lecture will be conducted live and will include some interactive discussion. Lectures will also be recorded for students that are not able to attend live.
- For full students:
- Discussion sessions: There will be a discussion section at about 7 pm Eastern time each week (immediately following lecture). This session will run about an hour and we will use the time to further explore the concepts in a variety of ways. For particularly tricky content, students will participate in exercises to solidify and practice the information presented during lecture. In addition, students will have practice at applying course material directly to working with dogs. Discussions use a team-based learning format where students will be presented with a challenge then given an opportunity to discuss the challenge with their team and agree on an answer. We will then discuss the answer as a group and I will provide additional information on applications and connections to other concepts. The discussion sections are designed to create deep, transformative, and lasting learning related to course material.
- Course assessments: Full students will also receive quizzes and in-class assignments to assess their understanding of course material.
If you are interested in taking this course as a full student, but cannot attend live at the currently scheduled time, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred times. If I get enough requests for other time slots, I will open additional sections.
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- Refunds, minus a $10 processing fee, will be granted if requested up to 2 days before the start of class. After that, 50% refunds will be granted.
- Refunds are not available after the start of class.
- Refunds will not be granted if you are unable to attend class and therefore unable to complete the required work. Excused absences will be granted in case of emergencies and illness (with proper documentation).