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Canine Science Level 3

Open Study College
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379 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Discover everything you could want to know about canines - from the history and evolution of the modern-day dog, to psychology and nutrition.

Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the canine

  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog

Unit 2: Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves

  • Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
  • The major similarities between dogs and wolves
  • The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
  • The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding

Unit 3: Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn

  • Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
  • The importance of canine communication
  • How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
  • The history of dog training

Unit 4: Canines in society

  • The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
  • The changing role of the dog in society
  • The importance of dogs as pets
  • The importance of working dogs

Unit 5: Correct nutrition

  • The purpose of good nutrition
  • The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
  • The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
  • The importance of correct life-stage nutrition

Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses

  • The function and role of the special senses
  • The adaptation of the special senses
  • The differences between sight and scent hounds
  • Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses

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47.90 totalling 479

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Freya Hill
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This really is an excellent course. My tutor has been extremely helpful. I had to leave my college due to ill health and this steady paced course has been great during my recovery process.
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