2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGC 190 - Canine Behavior and Psychology I

Description: Introduction to canine behavior in human society. Includes positive reinforcement training techniques, methods of affecting positive outcomes and compatible lifestyles between humans and canines, and an introduction to puppy development, dog breeds and canine body and behavioral language.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Canine senses and behavior
  2. Positive reinforcement training skills
  3. Classifications and characteristics of dog breeds
  4. Children and dog interactions
  5. Canine management and equipment
  6. Introduction to canine health care
  7. Developmental stages in the life of the puppy and socialization
  8. Canine body language

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the role of canine senses in behavior. (1)
  2. Select and apply techniques for behavior modification. (2)
  3. Identify major groups of dogs and explain characteristics of each. (3)
  4. Identify safety issues between children and dogs. (4)
  5. Recognize and determine proper equipment for management of canines. (2,5)
  6. Recognize and apply techniques for general health and care of canines. (6)
  7. Describe a puppy's learning curve and factors influencing optimum socialization. (7)
  8. Identify and interpret significant body postures of dogs. (8)