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Canine Specialist

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Canine Specialist

Becoming a canine specialist is an ideal career choice for anyone who is passionate about working with dogs.

Canine specialists assist dog owners in countless ways. They serve as advisors for all matters related to nutrition, grooming, exercise, breeding, training, temperament and behavior. Take the first step toward becoming a valuable part of the animal care field with Stratford’s distance learning dog grooming, canine training and management courses by enrolling today!

Whether your goal is to care for your own dogs, work toward a new career or simply learn more about dogs, Stratford Career Institute’s Canine Specialist program can help you get the knowledge and training that you need to get started. Our comprehensive course covers everything from dog breeds, grooming, training, nutrition and more.

Introduction to Dog Breeds & General Care

• Choosing the Right Dog
• Primitive Dogs
• Working Dogs
• Hounds
• Terriers
• Companion Dogs
• Crossbreeds
• Health & Feeding
• Handling
• Grooming
• Behavior & Socialization

Dog Training
• Goals and Training Plan
• Feeding, Potty Training and Crating
• Tethering Exercises
• Sit Training
• Verbal and Hand Cues
• Stay and Release
• Boundary Training
• Walking and Heeling
• Directional Cues
• Clicker Training and Dog Tricks
• Solving Behavior Problems
• Dog Park and Water Safety

Dog Behavior
• Learning to “Speak Dog”
• How to Match Dog and Owner
• How Dogs Learn
• Housetraining 101
• Safe Training Tools
• Common Problems
• Kids & Dogs
• Mental Health & Aggression
• Separation Anxiety
• Sound Sensitivity
• Compulsive Behaviors
• Older Dogs

Dog Grooming
• Bathing and Drying Tips
• Brushing Techniques
• Trims for Different Body Styles
• Different Canine Head Types
• Ear Styles
• Grooming Techniques and Style Options
• Working with Different Canine Foot Styles
• Tail Types and Grooming

Canine Nutrition
• Nutrigenomics: An Overview
• What to Feed your Dog & Why
• The Basal Diet
• Food Intolerances
• Weight Control
• Health Conditions & Aging

Starting a Dog Business
• Getting Started
• Finances
• Legalities & Liabilities
• Marketing
• Rates & Policies
• Building Staff
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
Canine Specialist Program

"This course will help when volunteering with the rescue dogs at the shelter. It gave me knowledge to work with dogs of all kinds."

Don R.