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Biology and the Behavior of Dogs course

January 19, 2010

If you are interested in learning about dogs or thinking about becoming a veterinarian and need a three credit course, then this is class for you. Biology and the Behavior of Dogs will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of how aspects of physiology, neurobiology, develop and genetics influence the behavior of domestic dogs.

Are you a dog lover?

If you love or are interested in studying dogs, this is the course for you. Students in this course will develop a comprehensive understanding of how aspects of physiology, neurobiology, develop and genetics influence the behavior of domestic dogs, how learning theory applies to dogs, how evolution and domestication influence behavioral traits, and how abnormal and problem behaviors develop. Emphasis will be on interpreting scientific experiments in canine biology.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • describe the theories of evolution and domestication of the domestic dog
  • apply the principles of learning theory
  • describe the communicative body postures of the domestic
  • name the milestones of puppy physical and social development
  • describe how the parts of the brain and various neurotransmitters affect changes in behavior
  • describe how learning disturbances take place and how behavior is modified
  • explain research that supports the importance of the human-animal bond

This is a three credit course offered through Continuing Education.

To enroll call (970) 491-5288 or visit our website.


Contact: Shirley Yang
E-mail: shirley.yang@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2277