Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
(Canine Health 201)

This Course Is a Must for All Pet Owners and Aspiring Pet Care Professionals!


Don't you need to know the basics of canine nutrition and health if you work with dogs or own dogs? This is essential information you cannot be without, and that your pet, and any dog you work with, needs you to know.

 

Learn all about canine diseases and disorders to recognize their symptoms to know how to respond to your pet and pets in your care.

Understand what requires veterinarian care and how to recognize these issues to know how to properly respond to your pets or pets in your care in the salon, daycare, or overnight boarding. Understand the types of vaccinations and their required schedules to maintain compliance and to keep pets safe.

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Learn such important elements of caring for your best friend as:

  • What terminology do you need to know to discuss the energy and nutritional requirements of the dog professionally?

  • The energy requirements for an average dog, a puppy, and a geriatric dog.

  • The energy requirements for active and inactive dogs.

  • Raw materials that every dog needs from a feeding program to lead a healthy life.

  • How you put together a feeding program with the needs of the individual dog in mind.

  • Factors that need to be considered when designing the ideal feeding program.

  • What a balanced diet for a dog.

  • What commercial dog food offers to the dog, as well as table scraps and alternative diets.

  • What illnesses afflict the dog because of inadequate nutrition, and which illnesses can be treated through proper diet.

  • How do you address the serious problem of obesity in today's dogs?

  • The different problems presented by fleas, ticks, lice, and mites, the external parasites that afflict the dog.

  • How do you treat a dog suffering from an infestation by one or more of the external parasites?

  • Which methods of preventing external parasites work best, and why.

  • What worms and protozoans afflict the dog internally.

  • How do you treat a dog suffering from one or more internal parasites?

  • Which methods of preventing internal parasites work best, and why.

  • How do you recognize the symptoms of a dog infected by external or internal parasites?

  • What are the differences between inherited conditions and medical conditions and disorders in dogs?

  • What diseases of the canine skin, eyes, ears, mouth, and teeth are commonly found in dogs, and how do you identify and treat them?

  • Diseases of the canine feet and bones, and other illnesses such as epilepsy, urinary tract problems, and reproductive system disorders and diseases, are common in dogs. How you can identify and treat them.

  • Which diseases may be prevented through a comprehensive vaccination program.

  • What a vaccination program includes.

  • How vaccinations work, and why.

  • Diseases communicable among dogs. 

  • Diseases you catch from your dogs.

  • What diseases does your dog catch from external parasites?

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

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. 

$120 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $120.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $220.00​ *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.

$180 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $180.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $280.00​ *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. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *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

Earn your Pet Care Professional Certification

Nash System of Pet Care Education Foundation Courses for everyone working with man’s best friend.

Certification: Canine History Temperament and Behavior 

Receive a Score: Grade, Rank, Level, and Title

Course 1 of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification and required course in the WORLD famous Nash Diploma Progam

  1. Understanding Man's Best Friend (101 Canine History)

  2. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend (301 Canine Health)

  3. Taking Care of Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  4. First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  5. Who's Who in Man's Best Friend (101 Pure Breeds)

  6. Variations & Creations of Man's Best Friend (301 Pure Breeds)

Your Certification Title and Rank:

  • Level 1 Novice in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 2 Master in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 3 Expert in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 4 Specialist in Canine History Temperament and Behavior