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Canine Specialist
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Get $300 off the regular price tuition! (Offer ends August 31, 2017)
Price : WAS $1,089.00
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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.

Whether your goal is to care for your own dogs, work toward a new career or simply learn more about dogs, Stratford 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 Pet Grooming
• Job descriptions and employment outlook
• Introduction to Dog Breeds & General Care
• Primitive Dogs
• Working Dogs
• Hounds
• Terriers
• Companion Dogs
• Crossbreeds
• Health & Feeding
• Handling
• Grooming
• Behavior & Socialization

Dog Training
• Why Train Your Dog?
• Clicker Training
• Establishing the Basics
• TTouches
• Key Skills
• Games & Groundwork
• Successful Socializing
• Important Skills

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
• Good Grooming=Good Health
• Different Coats
• Brushing
• Baths
• Nails
• Flea & Ticket Prevention
• Sensitive Skin
• Safety & Liability

Canine Nutrition
• Nutrigenomics: An Overview
• What to Feed your Dog & Why
• The Basal Diet
• Food Intolerences
• 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.
Will I be a dog trainer after taking this course?
No. Training is just one aspect of caring for dogs covered in Stratford's Canine Specialist course. The comprehensive curriculum also covers nutrition, behavoirs and grooming among other topics for a well-rounded educational experience.
Canine Specialist Course

We are happy to announce this as one of Stratford's newest courses.

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