Dog College Classes - Level 1

Dog College Extension is now in session.

You may take any courses from any level, for dog education enrichment. Each course includes a video, reading material, chart or slide show along with a corresponding quiz. You must pass the quiz with a score of 60 percent or higher to receive credit (i.e., Club Dog points) for taking the course.

Good luck in your studies!!

If you have any technical questions, email DogSupport.

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Natural Nutrition 101: Learn about the necessary ingredients for optimal health, and about the natural options.

Reading Assignment: The Complete Guide to Your Dog's Diet

Chart: A guide to help you decipher the many different formulas for weight control, performance, breed-specific, etc.

Quiz: 10 questions about nutrition and natural options

Instructor: Marcia King is a DOG FANCY contributing editor who lives in Toledo , Ohio.

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Communications 101: Reading what your dog is saying requires an appreciation that every dog is different, depending on age, personality, level of socialization, breed and training

Reading Assignment: How to understand your dog's language and effectively communicate with your voice inflection, tone and gestures.

Slide show: Dissecting dog messages from barks to body language.

Quiz: 10 questions to see how well you can read your dog

Instructor: Lisa Hanks is a freelance writer in Southern California and the former editor of BowTie Magazines' Popular Dogs Series.

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Physiology 101: Dogs are built for performance. This class examines how dogs move and why it matters.

Reading Assignment: Learn the footfall patterns of the normal canine gaits and discover which are most efficient.

Video: A visual guide to five gaits: walk, amble, pace, trot and canter.

Quiz: 10 questions about dog movement.

Instructor: M. Christine Zink, DVM, Ph.D., presents Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars worldwide, and is a consultant on canine sports medicine, evaluating canine structure and locomotion.

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Genetics 101: No species of mammal has the diversity that the domestic dog displays, but all breeds have the same basic genetic code.

Reading Assignment: Learn the basics of canine genetics and how genes affect dog height, coat type and more.

Slideshow: See how genetics play a role in the diversity of dog breeds.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of canine genetics.

Instructor: D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an award-winning author of 26 books and hundreds of articles about dogs.

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Environmental Science 101: Learn how to be a green dog owner and what you can do to reduce your dog's carbon pawprint.

Reading Assignment: It's easy going green – even with a dog.

Chart: Be As Green As You Can Be – green, greener, and greenest alternatives for dog owners.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your green knowledge.

Instructor: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson has been writing about pets for nearly 10 years. She shares her Oregon home with a retired racing Greyhound, a hound mix, two cats, two goats, and seven chickens.

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Sociology 101: This course will teach about the social interactions between dogs and dogs, and dogs and people.

Reading Assignment: The article will explain the social nature of dogs, the history of the human-dog bond, the nature of dogs' social drive, and the importance of training.

Video: The video will demonstrate the puppy-socialization process and some consequences of improper socialization.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of dog sociology.

Instructor:Amy Fernandez is the author of four books, including "Breeding as a Fine Art."

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Geography 101: Discover the origins, uses and physical characteristics of dogs around the world.

Interactive map: Pinpoint where dogs originated around the globe and what their primary purpose was.

Slideshow: Study distinguishing physical characteristics of a variety of dogs.

Quiz: 10 questions on dog origins, purposes and appearances.

Instructor: Kim Campbell Thornton is a freelancer writer in California and the founder of the Darcy Fund, an organization that supports research to help fight mitral valve disease in all dogs. She shares her home with three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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Health Science 101: Get an understanding of holistic medicine, what it means, and how it can help your dog.

Reading Assignment: What is holistic?

Chart: Learn about the different areas of holistic medicine.

Quiz: Questions about holistic medicine.

Instructor: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is the author of "Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets" (Forge, 2009). He also hosts a weekly satellite radio show called "Dr. Shawn, The Natural Vet" on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

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Art History 101:An introduction to fine paintings that feature our favorite furry subject: dogs.

Video: A discussion of when and why dogs first appeared in fine paintings, and a look at some iconic dog art.

Chart: Timeline of the evolution of dog art.

Quiz: 10 questions about dog art.

Instructor: TBD

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Kat   Goula, Mississippi

12/27/2016 1:07:10 AM

Come on! How do I take the courses???

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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

1/30/2014 8:24:51 AM

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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

1/26/2014 8:20:38 AM

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BusyMama   Tampa, FL

7/28/2013 4:28:51 AM

Would love to start classes. How do I begin ?

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