Psychology and Behavior in Man’s Best Friend in Day Care and Boarding Facility
(Canine Psychology & Behavior 201)

You will study and discuss with your instructor and classmates all about 

  • Understanding the design and layout for ideal daycare and boarding facilities.

  • Understanding staffing needs, both minimal and ideal.

  • Familiarity with the latest trends in daycare and boarding.

  • Knowing how to treat the pets in your care with the utmost in safety and compassion.

  • Awareness of common health issues you are likely to face in daycare and boarding.

  • Awareness of psychological and behavioral issues you are likely to face in daycare and boarding.

Daycare and boarding for man’s best friend have become more like summer camps that you might send your child to, with planned activities daily, exercise, outings, and extreme care for the health and well being of those dogs or children in it. We do not see the kenneled or caged environment required at your vet’s clinic or salon.

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The Pet Station , Louisville, Kentucky

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OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with dogs and cats and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$360 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $360.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $460.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$480 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $480.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $580.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 4 Onsite Course with Instructor in a Classroom.

The onsite course takes 6 hours to complete and does not include study and testing time. The onsite course is offered at the school and Nash Pet Care Education Summits. 

 

This is an excellent method to discuss the class material with your onsite instructor and classmates. After the onsite, you continue your study online and take the required tests to receive your level and certification title. 

 

  • Study the material with your classmates and onsite instructor in a classroom with visual presentations.

  • Review study material online.

  • Take the test to receive your class grade and certification title and ranking.

$289 (6 Hours) Tuition Fee for Onsite Course

Tuition Fees for Option 4

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $289.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $389.00​ *Tool kit not included

CERTIFICATION

Canine Behavior Specialist for Salon, Day Care & Boarding Services 

Courses Required for this certification:

  • Understanding Man’s Best Friend

  • Form and Function of Man’s Best Friend

  • Taking Care of Man’s Best Friend

  • First Aid and CPR for Man’s Best Friend

  • Who’s Who in Man’s Best Friend

  • Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend

  • Psychology & Behavior of Man's Best Friend in the Salon

  • Psychology and Behavior of Man's Best Friend in Daycare and Boarding