Animal Behavior Courses

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Online Courses

Course Presenter(s) Start Date Register
IAABC Mentorships Through the IAABC Mentor Program, animal behavior and training professionals can receive individualized coaching, advice and support from recognized experts in the field. More Info Ongoing
Fundamentals of Animal Learning and Behavior The is a four-week course; the first three weeks will explore the scope of the course. There will be no new content in the fourth week, which will be reserved for completing final projects, discussion and synthesizing the course content. Jan 15, 2018  

IAABC instructor-led courses include:

  • Multi-week, instructor-led, high quality education presented by qualified professionals
  • Multiple registration options to meet the individual needs of each student
  • Recorded lectures, viewable at any time during the assignment week regardless of country or time zone of the student
  • On-line discussion forums with the instructor and other students, including auditors
  • CEUs available for those choosing to register as full students
  • Free auditing opportunities for IAABC Members

Self-Study Courses

Course Presenter(s) Start Date Register
Defensive Handling with Aggressive Dogs

Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA Available Now
DNA: The Basic Blueprint of Life In this class, you will learn about the structure of DNA, how mutations are introduced into a DNA sequence, how a DNA sequence is translated into a protein, and how proteins work together to make us who we are. We will also discuss the Available Nowgenomic revolution: exactly what has changed in biology and medicine as a result of the sequencing of the human genome in 2003 and our new ability to sequence the genomes of other species. Available Now
Equine Enrichment Webinar An engaging presentation on equine enrichment which includes information about the benefits of proving a stimulating environment for your horse. Learn ways to increase forage time and strategies to encourage natural behaviors for all horses, including those on medical rest. Learn about the 5 categories of enrichment and view numerous examples of each. Learn how to provide enrichment for specific behavioral goals and monitor for safety. Available Now
From Domestication to Inbreeding: Population Genetics and Companion Animals How does evolution work and what do we know about how domesticated animals evolved, particularly those highly studied dogs? How do we learn about evolutionary changes that happened thousands of years ago, before recorded history? How do new traits, like new coat colors, spread through populations? And what does all this mean for how we breed domesticated animals today? Available Now
Heredity: Passing Genes from Parent to Child

In this class, you will learn about how genetic material is inherited. We’ll start by learning about how cells mix genes from mom and dad to pass on to the offspring. We’ll study dominant and recessive traits and learn how they interact with each other with sometimes surprising results. We’ll compare the early history of the study of heredity with our perspective today and tackle the question of how much of a complex trait, like behavior, is inherited and how much is due to the individual's upbringing. Available Now



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