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Excerpted from "Basics of Canine Nutrition" Introductory Lecture

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    Introduction to Basics of Canine Nutrition

    • Video Lecture - Introduction to Course

    • Tips for Success

    • Terms and Definitions to Get You Started

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    Interested in Learning More?

    • Enroll in "Basics of Canine Nutrition"

    • Enroll in "Puppies to Seniors: Feeding Dogs through the Life Cycle"

    • Enroll in "Dog Food Smarts"

    • Enroll in the Science Dog Courses "Masters Class Certificate in Canine Nutrition"

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Basics of Canine Nutrition

  • Learn the Science

    A comprehensive course presenting evidence-based science about the essential nutrient needs of the domestic dog

  • Dog-Centered

    Expand your understanding of dogs with current knowledge regarding their specific nutritional needs

  • Expert Instruction & CEUs

    Taught by world renowned nutrition expert and author, Linda P. Case, MS. Earn continuing education credits with your professional organization

About "Basics of Canine Nutrition"

Designed for trainers, behavior consultants, shelter/rescue staff and volunteers, pet industry professionals and all who wish to learn more about the science of canine nutrition

  • This is the first of the Science Dog core nutrition course series. (Also available; "Puppies to Seniors - Feeding through the Life Cycle"; Coming soon - "Pet Food Smarts")

  • Unlimited 6-month access to this completely self-paced course, plus Q/A and discussion sessions with the instructor and other students

  • Ten chapters covering all of the essential nutrients and nutritional requirements of dogs - Everything you need to know about the basic science of canine nutrition

  • Video lectures, readings, recorded webinars and knowledge checks keep material interesting and support students with different learning styles

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available with IAABC (18 units), CPDT (trainers, 13 units; behavior consultants, 7 units), KPA (18 units), and PPAB (16 units)

  • Students who complete the course receive a certificate of achievement to help pet professionals advance their careers and to market their knowledge to clients

Register for "Basics of Canine Nutrition"

Enrollment includes on-demand access to the complete course for 6 months following registration

Take a Look at The Science Dog Course:

Puppies to Seniors: Feeding Dogs through the Life Cycle

  • Life Stages & Life Styles

    Provides evidence-based information about how to best feed dogs throughout life - including puppies, adults, working and performance dogs, and seniors

  • Dog Food Selection

    Learn to evaluate and select the best food for different life stages and activity levels; develop an understanding of what you can (and cannot) learn from pet food labels

  • Expert Instruction & CEUs

    Taught by world-renowned nutrition expert and author, Linda P. Case, MS. Earn continuing education credits with your professional organization

About "Puppies to Seniors"

Designed for trainers, behavior consultants, shelter/rescue workers, pet industry professionals and all who wish to learn more about how to best support nutritional health in their dogs

  • Eight chapters and 65 lessons covering feeding management for all life stages - puppies, adulthood, reproducing females, performance and working dogs, feeding behavior, and more!

  • Video lectures, readings, recorded webinars and knowledge checks keep material interesting and support students with different learning styles

  • Unlimited 6-month access plus Q/A sessions with the instructor and other students; receive a certificate of achievement to help advance your career and market your knowledge to clients

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available with IAABC (18 units), CPDT (trainers, 12 units; behavior consultants, 12 units), KPA (18 units), and PPAB (20 units)

  • "Puppies to Seniors" is the second in the Science Dog's three-course core series. The first core course,"Basics of Canine Nutrition" is recommended, but not required, for enrollment in this course

Register for Puppies to Seniors: Feeding Dogs Through the Life Cycle

Enrollment includes on-demand access to the complete course for 6 months following registration

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Dog Food Smarts: The Making, Marketing, and Safety of Today's Foods for Dogs

  • History of Dog Food

    Learn the "good, bad, and the ugly" about the history of homemade and commercial pet foods - from our earliest days of feeding dogs through present day

  • Choices, Choices, Choices

    Covers the many choices available to owners - commercial, homemade, raw, human-grade, and more! Learn how to effectively evaluate foods and choose best for your dogs and your clients!

  • Participate and Discuss!

    Video lectures, readings, recorded webinars, Q/A with the instructor, and group discussions keep material interesting and help to support students with different learning styles

About "Dog Food Smarts"

The Making, Marketing, and Safety of Today's Foods for Dogs

  • This is the third core course in The Science Dog Courses "Master Class in Canine Nutrition". Take all three to earn your Masters Class Certificate!

  • EIght chapters examine dog food history; homemade, traditional and innovative foods; marketing claims and appeals; regulation and safety; dog food evaluation and selection and more!

  • Video lectures, readings, recorded webinars and knowledge checks keep material interesting and support students with different learning styles

  • Unlimited 6-month access to this completely self-paced course, plus Q/A and discussion sessions with the instructor and other students

  • Students who complete the course receive a certificate of achievement to help pet professionals advance their careers and to market their knowledge to clients

  • Complete ALL three core courses (Basics, Puppies to Seniors and Dog Food Smarts) to earn your "Masters Class Certificate" in Canine Nutrition!

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available with IAABC (20 units), CPDT (21 units; Behavior), KPA (21 units), and PPAB (20 units)

Register for "Dog Food Smarts"

Enrollment includes on-demand access to the complete course for 6 months following registration

Instructor

Owner, The Science Dog

Linda Case

Linda is a world-renowned canine nutritionist, dog trainer and author. Her academic training is as a canine/feline nutritionist and trainer. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University and her M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition at the University of Illinois, and was a lecturer of companion animal science at the University of Illinois for 15 years. Linda currently owns AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center in central Illinois. She writes the popular blog "The Science Dog" (https:\\thesciencedog.com) and is the author of eight books, including “Dog Food Logic” and the college textbook, "Canine and Feline Nutrition". Linda and her husband Mike currently share their lives with three amazing dogs; Stanley, Cooper, and Alice, plus Pete the formerly feral cat.

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