Before we can work with a dog, we have to understand who that dog actually is! In this class, we cover the history of the dog, their instincts and drives, and how they communicate with one another and us.
Below are the handouts for the class. You can download them and print them out if you wish. The handouts are a base from which to explore :) They are not written in stone, but they come in handy to keep us on track.
Here is the recommended reading list. Obviously, you won't be able to read them all! However, I think they are all worthwhile, and hope you can get to some.
Homework due at conclusion of class
Write a paper on a breed you do not know much about. This can be a common or uncommon breed, one you're interested in finding out more about, or one that is foreign to you. The
breed report can be of any length - it can be a Powerpoint or a document. Your name should be on every page. The paper is due at the end of class, whenever you finish
Please include the breed's appearance, history and current use (if any). Please also include a behavior profile, with potential behavior problems (since this is a class about behavior!). Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use my shared "Drop Box folder, if needed. shared folder.