Understanding Man's Best Friend

How Did Your Dog Get to be the Way He Is......devoted, loving, loyal, adorable


It took millennia to create the pet that you love. Your dog is the result of selective breeding, design, and chance. Do you want to understand your dog? If you aspire to work with other people's dogs, don't you need to understand them? This course will teach you everything you need to know about your dog, and all dogs. Whether you are choosing the correct pet for your family, or about to work with a certain breed of dog, the information in this course will prepare you for life and work with canines.


Explore such important issues as:

  • Knowledge of the wolf as a species, and the habits, characteristics, and society of wolves, are important to an understanding of the dog.

  • How man and dog begin their interaction. What each has to offer the other.

  • How Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection helps us understand the dog and the way it has evolved into its present-day form.

  • Selective breeding and how the various breeds of dogs, and various jobs and tasks which dogs carry out, come into being.

  • The three critical periods in a puppy's life so important to its development and behavior as an adult dog.

  • How and when a puppy should be socialized to interact with other dogs and with humans.

  • Characteristics in a dog's temperament are inherited and are therefore the foundation of the dog's behavior.

  • How environmental factors shape a dog's temperament and behavior.

  • How you control these environmental factors to raise an ideal, cooperative pet.

  • Why a dog either flees or fights in a situation which the dog perceives as threatening.

  • Why understanding this flee or fight syndrome so important.

  • How a dog interprets certain types of eye contact.

  • How you use eye contact to help you interact with almost any dog successfully.

  • What is the correct method for "introducing" yourself to almost any dog?

  • What is a dog trying to tell you through its body language and vocalizations?

  • What the difference between teaching and training, and why is this important to understand.

  • How motivation and compulsive training methods differ, and why and when would you use each.

  • How positive and negative stimuli work in dog training.

  • What the basic training commands and why you need to master them in English, German and Dutch.

  • What basic obedience training entails and how you carry out basic obedience training.

  • New training methods are attracting attention because of their success.

Pricing Structure

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $500

Read and Test Out by the Course

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $100

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $450

Read and Test Out by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $80


You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. 

If you work with dogs all day, you owe it to yourself and to the pets in your care to achieve a specialist level and rank to be the best at taking care of man's best friend. 

Course 1of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification 

  1. Understanding

  2. Form and Function 

  3. Taking Care

  4. First Aid and CPR

  5. Who's Who

  6. Variations and Creations