Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Behavior series of clinics and classes is intended as a career-specific supplemental for students who want to learn more about working with domestic dogs.
In this class, students will focus on canine behavior, learning to read dog body language, the basics of handling dogs, special challenges that arise in housing and caring for various breeds of dog, dietary needs and best practices, general safety, and how to keep a dog happy and healthy.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include professional horse and dog groomer, zookeeper and exotic animal trainer, along with over twenty years of horse experience. Guest lecturers may teach portions of the course.
This is hands-off, demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Animal Behavior: Focus on Canine Behavior and Enrichment credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Behavior certificate. The Animal Behavior certificate core courses are meant to be taken in order, and students also must choose and complete two “Focus” courses to qualify for the certificate.
$40 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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