Doggone Crazy!

Basic Dog Body Language

This course will teach you to read dog body language and to understand how dogs communicate with their various body parts.

Click here for a demo. You will be able to take a quiz and receive a certificate with a passing grade of 80%.

 

The course will cover the following topics:

 

  • Introduction
  • Do dogs have feelings?
  • Learning to speak dog
  • More examples
  • Summary

This course will teach you to read dog body language and to understand how dogs communicate with their various body parts. You will learn how to look for clues in a dog's body postures and in the environment to help you decide whether a dog wants to interact or is best left alone. Happy dogs are easier to train, less likely to develop behaviour problems and less likely to bite. The information you gain from this course will be useful to anyone who owns a dog, works with dogs or encounters other people's dogs on the job or during leisure time. If you own or work with dogs, you will learn how to tell if some aspects of the dog's life are causing anxiety so that you can work to reduce these, resulting in a happier dog that is easier to train and live with.

This course is intended for parents, dog owners, dog industry professionals, veterinary professionals, people who encounter other people's dogs on the job, home daycare professionals, social service workers and anyone who is interested in dog behaviour. This course is a prerquisite for other Doggone Safe courses tailored specifically for each of these different groups. These other courses will give people the tools they need to assess the bite risk to themselves and others and to implement risk management strategies to prevent dog bites.

This course qualifies for the following Continuing Education Credits:

* IAABC 2.5 credits
* IACP 2.5 credits
* OAVT 2.5 credits
* SAVT 3 credits
* CACVT 2.5 credits
* CPDT 2.5 credits
* SVMA 2.0 credits (non-scientific)