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Canine Studies - Diploma
Canine Studies - Diploma


 
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The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the domestic dog, its evolution and physical make up. It is designed to equip students with the academic grounding to continue on to more advanced studies. Several dog owners have been surprised how much they learned from this course.

Course Modules
1. Canine Origins and Anatomy
  • How and why animals are classified
  • General anatomy and physiology of the dog
  • Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
  • Reproduction: asexual and sexual
  • Introduction to general animal behaviour
  • Canine evolution
  • Relatives of the domestic dog (the genius Canis)
  • Introducing Canine Anatomy to include the canine skeleton and its function
  • The importance of muscles, the heart and lungs
  • Dentition and the anatomy of the canine tooth
2. Canine Reproduction
  • The principles of reproduction and what should be considered before mating the dog and bitch
  • The anatomy of reproduction in the bitch
  • The anatomy of reproduction in the dog
  • The courtship ritual
  • The act of mating
  • The development of the foetus within the uterus
  • The brood bitch
  • Whelping
3. Canine Nutrition
  • The importance of nutrition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats and oils
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • The canine digestive system
  • Feeding
  • Types of food: Moist, dry and natural food
  • When to feed
  • Dietary requirements for the puppy
  • Weaning puppies
  • Feeding orphaned puppies
  • Feeding the brood bitch
  • How much should a dog be fed?
  • Dietary requirements of the elderly dog
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeding an unwell dog
  • The importance of water
4. Form and Function
  • Understanding what form and function are
  • Canine sight
  • Canine hearing
  • Canine olfaction
  • Canine taste
  • Canine touch
  • How different breeds originated
  • The difference between natural selection and artificial selection
  • Hound Group
  • Terrier Group
  • Gundog Group
  • Utility Group
  • Toy Group
  • Working Group
  • Pastoral Group
5. Common Health Problems
  • What are the signs of a healthy dog?
  • Internal Parasites: Worms
  • External Parasites: Fleas, Ticks, Flies, Ringworm and mites
  • Infectious diseases: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough and Rabies
  • Hereditary conditions: Entropian, Ectropian, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hip dysplasia and Deafness.
  • Problems affecting the bitch: Eclampsia and Pyometra
  • Problems of old age
6. Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Why people want a dog
  • What kind of dog should you have
  • Where to go for your dog
  • Some basic equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Vaccinations
  • Worming
  • External parasites
  • Exercise
  • A safe garden
  • Grooming, bathing and nail clipping
  • Checking the teeth and ears
  • Dogs in cars
  • Boarding kennels
  • The older dog

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