2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGC 192 - Canine Behavior and Psychology II


Description: Psychology and behavior of canines along with training and observation skills applying positive reinforcement based concepts. Includes types and causes of aggression, complex behavior problems and dealing with fearful or stressed dogs. Emphasis on in-depth observation of canine body postures, communication with humans and human to canine communication.

Prerequisites: AGC 190  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Play and predatory behavior patterns
  2. Types and causes of aggressive behavior
  3. Complex behavior problems
  4. Dealing with fear in canines
  5. Stress in canines
  6. Neurobiology of learning in canines
  7. Communications between canine and human
  8. Advanced handling and training skills

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Compare play and predatory motor patterns in the context of behavior. (1)
  2. Identify the causes of aggressive behavior. (2)
  3. Categorize types of aggressive behavior. (2)
  4. Analyze and propose solutions to complex behavior issues. (3,8)
  5. Develop strategies for changing emotional reactions in fearful dogs. (4,8)
  6. Assess stress producing situations and design appropriate modifications. (5,8)
  7. Apply contemporary neurobiological research to canine training and behavior modification. (6,8)
  8. Use techniques for enhanced communication between human and canine. (2-8)
  9.  Develop communication strategies for coaching individuals or groups regarding canine behavior. (7,8)
  10.  Apply advanced handling skills. (8)