Canine Behavior Course

105 learners taking this course

Canine Behavior studies dog behavior in the natural as well as in the human environment, reviewing the behavior of the domestic dog and the related species, wolves, dingos, African wild dogs, and jackals.

Course level: Beginner—Intermediate. This is an important course for all dog trainers. You have to understand the normal behavior of the dog before you can expect to be able to implement successfully any behavior modification technique. Dog training is full of myths and old-wives’ tales bearing little or no resemblance to the reality that contributed to the evolution of canine behavior. This course will clarify it for you.

Content of the course

"Dog Language" by Roger Abrantes

“Dog Language” by Roger Abrantes

  • Wolf behavior: social and agonistic behavior.
  • A review of dog language from A to Z.
  • The evolution of canine behavior.
  • Dog language.
  • Facial expressions.
  • Bodily postures.
  • Normal canine behavior.
  • Problem behavior.
  • Social behavior.
  • Agonistic behavior
  • Human–dog relationship.
    …and much more.

This course is based on Roger Abrantes’ book “Dog Language,” which is not included in the course fee. You can buy this book by clicking one the links we give you once you enter the lesson for this course. You can choose between a paper version and an e-book.

One-on-one online tutoring

Watch the movie and read the book(s). If you have any question, please click “Contact Course Teacher.” Your teacher will answer your question as soon as possible. You’ll be in direct contact with Roger Abrantes while you complete your course work.

Once you’re ready for it, take the test. You may take a test as many times as you like. We recommend you re-take tests once a year as a self-imposed quality control.

Lessons:

Canine Behavior Lesson Two

Duration: 12 hoursAuthor: Roger AbrantesComplexity: Standard

A review of dog language from A to Z. The evolution of canine behavior. Facial expressions. Bodily postures. Normal canine behavior. Problem behavior. Social behavior. Agonistic behavior. Human–dog relationship.