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Dog College Classes - Level 4

Building upon what you learned previously in Dog College, session 400 offers nine new classes to expand your canine knowledge. You do not have to have completed Dog College 100, 200 or 300 level classes to register for Dog College 400. However, the material covered in previous sessions will give you a head start in completing some of these new courses!

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.

Do the activities in the order presented, with the quiz last. Go to your "My Account" page to check your progress.

If you have any technical questions, e-mail Dog Support.

Here are the courses and professors for Dog College Session 400.

FIRST SEMESTER

Art 401: Modern Dog Art

Reading Assignment: Learn how dogs influence several modern art movements.

Slideshow: Get a closer look at fine art inspired in part by dogs.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of modern dog art.  

Instructor: Amy Fernandez is former president of Dog Writers Association of America, and is a regular columnist and contributor to dog magazines. Her recently published books include "Training Your Dachshund" (Barrons, 2008) and "The Poodle" (TFH, 2008). She has owned Chihuahuas since 1970 and bred and shown Chinese Cresteds since 1981.

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First Responder 401: At-Home First-Aid for Dogs

Reading Assignment: Learn how to provide some basic first-aid at home for your dog.

Video: Watch and learn how to bandage a wound on a dog’s leg.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of at-home first-aid.

Instructor:  Jon Geller, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP, is an emergency veterinarian and freelance writer in Fort Collins, Colo. He is board-certified in canine and feline medicine, and is also certified by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. He shares his home with his family, including three cats and one dog.

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History 401: Presidential Dogs

Reading Assignment: Learn which U.S. presidents were dog people.

Slideshow: See photos of U.S. presidents with their beloved dogs.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of presidential dogs.

Instructor: Kim Campbell Thornton is a freelance writer in Southern California.

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Dog College Second Semester Course Catalogue View a printable course catalog for first semester

SECOND SEMESTER

Canine Culture 401: Dog Myths and Truths:

Reading Assignment: Explore instances of dogs in popular culture to learn which are urban legend and which are historically accurate.

Video: Look deeper at these examples to understand where these perceptions came from and how they got created.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of canine popular culture.

Instructor:Eve Adamson has been writing about dogs and dog health for 14 years. She is a DOG FANCY contributing editor and the author of over 50 books, including "The Simple Guide to a Healthy Dog," "Pets Gone Green," and "Chowhound," a dog treat cookbook.

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Photography 401: Indoor Dog Photography:

Reading Assignment: Learn how to take beautiful pictures of your dog indoors.

Slideshow: See how a good understanding of camera functions and light basics results in markedly improved photos.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of indoor dog photography.

Instructor: Laurie Meehan-Elmer is a freelance photographer and writer who lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband, David (a veterinarian); her dogs, Nikon and Comet; and four cats and a parrot.

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Social Studies 401: Mixed-Breed Dogs:

Reading Assignment: Investigate the origin of the mixed-breed dog.

Slideshow: Browse photos of dogs and find out how to identify purebred dog traits in mixed-breed dogs.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of mixed-breed dogs.

Instructor: Susan Chaney was an editor at DOG FANCY magazine for eight years, four of those as the editor. She's lived with a variety of dogs, both mixed breed and purebred. Today, a Chihuahua-Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix named Max is the apple of her eye.

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Dog College Third Semester Course Catalogue View a printable course catalog for third semester

THIRD SEMESTER

Dog Law 401: Hot Topics:

Reading Assignment: Study the hot topics debated in animal law today..

Chart: Review the past, present and future of the top dog laws and regulations.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of hot topics in dog law.

Instructor: Lynn M. Hayner, a contributing editor and retired attorney, combines training her German Shepherd Dog with daily walks in the hill country of Austin, Texas.

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Genetics 401: Dog DNA Testing:

Reading Assignment: Explore the science behind unraveling mixed-breed mystery mutts with DNA testing.

Slideshow: Take a closer look at mixed-breeds and their DNA test results.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of canine DNA testing.

Instructor: Eve Adamson has been writing about dogs and dog health for 14 years. She is a DOG FANCY contributing editor and the author of over 50 books, including "The Simple Guide to a Healthy Dog," "Pets Gone Green," and "Chowhound," a dog treat cookbook.

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Dog Communication 401:Vocalization:

Reading Assignment: Delve into canine "speech." Learn how to interpret the vocalization variations and body signals your dog is sending you.

Chart: Listen to and learn about a variety of canine vocalizations.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of dog vocalizations and communication.

Instructor: Author of countless articles and several books, dog writer Christina Cox-Evick lives in Ohio with her husband, dogs of assorted breeds and three cats. A trainer, instructor and competitor, she has titled dogs in multiple sports and taught classes at Columbus All-Breed Training Club for many years. In her spare time, Cox-Evick says she enjoys quiet times with her husband walking their dogs.

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Dog College Third Semester Course Catalogue View a printable course catalog for third semester
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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

5/24/2014 6:39:39 AM

cloded down

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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

1/29/2014 9:34:28 AM

where is new quiz?

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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

12/25/2013 8:46:05 AM

no new classes any where

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paul - 7067   germantown, WI

9/15/2013 8:32:08 AM

new classes flunked out

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