Understanding Man's Best Friend
(Canine History 101)

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.

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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 and why they are 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 do you control these environmental factors to raise an ideal, cooperative pet?

  • Why does a dog either flees or fights in a situation that 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 is the difference between teaching and training, and why is this important to understand.

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

  • How positive and negative stimuli work in dog training.

  • What are the basic training commands and why do 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.

  • Canine Care and Wellness

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. 

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