Animal Psychology: Dog Domestication, Behaviour and Intelligence

Ref: C3533346

This is an introductory course covering the process of evolution as it has shaped the Grey Wolf into the sub-species we know as Canis Lupus Familiaris - the domestic dog. The part that humans have played in selecting the many various dog attributes we know today, such as size, colour, fur, temperament and intelligence will be described and discussed. Various dog behaviours such as guarding, retrieving and guiding will be considered as well as canine intelligence and how it can be assessed and measured. Some principles of dog training without punishments will also be considered.

Course aim

An introductory course detailing the process of domestication in dogs. The wolf sub-species we call dog will be discussed in terms of its behaviour and intelligence. Some principles of dog training without punishments will also be considered.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Increased knowledge of the process of domestication in dogs.
  • A greater understanding of dog behaviour including guarding, retrieving and guiding.
  • A greater understanding of some principles of dog training without punishments.
  • Increased knowledge of canine intelligence and how it may be assessed and measured.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

An interest in dogs and perhaps a pen and paper to jot things down.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Animal Psychology: Dog Domestication, Behaviour and Intelligence

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Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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