ASPCA Details
September 9, 2013

The ASPCA Dog Care Course:
Fundamentals of Dog Care

We are excited to introduce one of the world’s first fully online, expert-led, expert-developed, interactive course on dog care. Developed in collaboration with experts from the ASPCA, This course is focused on the knowledge and competencies necessary in order to navigate the responsibilities of caring for a dog and creating a proper environment for a dog.

When does the course meet?

The course is six weeks long and completely online. The course is asynchronous, meaning that you can access your courses when it’s convenient for you each week. There are NO PREARRANGED MEETING times. You can spend as much or as little time as you want completing activities, sharing and learning! We will schedule the live session after the class begins (and it will be recorded).

How does the course work?

These courses include discussions, assignments and assessments, media, flashcards, readings and research, exercises, lectures, as well as one live session with a national expert – all managed by a professor trained in animal behavior along with a group of renown experts! While there is one live component, the course can be done according to your schedule each week. The course lasts for 6 weeks. Although there are activities and assessments, they are all completely OPTIONAL.

What You’ll Learn / Course Curriculum

  • Dog Mental Health
  • Innovative Games
  • Fnancial Planning and Dog Trust?
  • Potential Pets Poisons lurking in your house
  • Learn How to Handle Poison Emergencies
  • Create the Optimal environment about a dog
  • Know about EVAC packs and disaster preparedness
  • Learn how to house train your adult dog
  • Learn about your dog’s anatomy
  • Learn what your dog’s anatomy could tell you
  • Learn how to manage the costs of having a Dog
  • Understand how to travel with your dog
  • The ASPCA, Animal Care, and Animal Welfare
  • How to Report Welfare Issues and Recognize Abuse
  • Learn How to Manage in a Natural Disaster
  • Poison Control: Home, Cleaning Supplies & Hazards
  • Weather and Hydration Page
  • Hiking Weather, and Ticks Page
  • Canine Communication
  • Learn Canine Observation skills
  • Your Dog’s Behavioral Assessment Page
  • Your Dog’s Personality
  • Multi-Dog Households
  • Dogs and Children
  • House Training
  • Dog Diets, Nutrition and Exercise: Nutrition School
  • How to Choose an Appropriate Dog
  • Table Food and Treats Offline
  • Exercise Discussion
  • Dog Anatomy Page
  • Grooming: Brushing
  • Grooming: Bathing
  • Grooming: Nails
  • Grooming: Ears Page
  • A-Z: Aging to Weaning Discussion
  • Selecting a Provider
  • Preparing for Veterinarian Checkup
  • Vaccinations Page
  • Seeing a Specialist Page
  • Managing Your Costs: Pet Insurance
  • Setting Up A Pet Trust Quiz
  • How to do a Home Health Check
  • Aging
  • What you need to know Regarding Canine Allergies
  • What you need to know Regarding Canine Arthritis
  • What you need to know Regarding Canine Halitosis
  • Blindness in Dogs
  • Bloat / GDV
  • Learn Symptions of Canine Influenza Virus
  • Dog Constipation
  • Dog Ear Infections
  • How to Deal with Ear Mites
  • Estrusor Heat
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bowel Issues
  • What Changes to Make in relation to Hypercalcemia
  • Discussion and Assessment
  • Newborn Puppy Care
  • Parvovirus
  • Shedding
  • Rabies
  • The History of Animal Welfare
  • The Signs of Tracheal Collapse
  • The Breeds more Prone to Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaccination Frequence Requirements for Dogs
  • much, much more!

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