|CANINE STUDIES PRO (CCS)||TOPICS|
Canine Studies is the signature professional program offered by the NWSCS for which the school has become known. Graduates enjoy careers in all areas of dog behavior and training including private practice, public classes and workshops, rescue and shelters, breeding programs, research, and multi-dog businesses such as dog daycares and camps.
Classical and operant conditioning, understanding and interpreting canine behavior, biological significance of behavior in the domestic dog, cultural and contemporary influences in the field, in-class behavior assessments and modification instruction, identification, determination, and treatment of common behavior problems, whole dog behavior approach, reactivity & aggression, temperament assessments and complexities, multi-dog setting such as daycares, camps, and new social facilities, puppies and puppy development, breed-specifics and ethological needs, self-development and care practices, ethics in managing behavior, animal learning theory, connection and leadership as a basis for lifestyle training, general manners, client counseling techniques and the human challenge.
Graduates are granted a Certificate in Canine Studies
YES: the updated CCS PRO program includes weekly hands-on sessions with attendees' own dogs. This component lays a core foundation in operant techniques, basic obedience as it pertains to meeting client needs, and echoes lessons from class material in practical application.
*High school diploma or GED
*1 year of college-level education in any discipline
|CANINE STUDIES NON-PRO||TOPICS|
This new program is designed to answer the needs of the owner, hobbyist, or amateur with a personal enthusiasm for dog behavior and/or challenges with his/her own dog that may be addressed by a deeper understanding of canine behavior and training.
Understanding and interpreting canine behavior, in-class behavior assessments and modification instruction, identification, determination, and treatment of common behavior problems, whole dog behavior approach, reactivity & aggression, temperament assessments , breed-specifics and ethological needs as they pertain to the companion dog, connection and leadership as a basis for lifestyle training, general manners.
This is not a certificate program.
YES: this program is designed specifically for the non-professional canine enthusiast. The course will include analysis of attendees' own dog in a case-setting, as well as basic hands-on techniques. Both basic and advanced issues will be addressed.
DIRECT REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
(calendar posted shortly)
|CANINE STUDIES ADVANCED (CCSA)||TOPICS|
After completion of the CANINE STUDIES PRO (CCS), students are eligible to complete an advanced practical certification track.
Certificate in Canine Studies, Advanced (CCSA). Hands-on modules will be taught by the NWSCS Leadership Team and lead by Cristine Dahl.
VARIES by track
NOTE: CCSA TRACKS ARE IN DEVELOPMENT AND WILL BE POSTED IN THE FIRST 1/2 OF 2018. PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN FOR DETAILS OR ADD YOUR NAME TO THE MAILING LIST TO BE NOTIFIED.
Cost varies by track.
This is a certificate program.
|YES, as described in detail by track|
CANINE STUDIES PRO (CCS)
DIRECT REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
The NWSCS now offers a professional and non-professional program as well as advanced hands-on practical options and continuing education for graduates. We remain the only canine behavior school of its kind operating in a full hands-on capacity; no instruction or assessment whatsoever is conducted online.
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