Available Now! “Basics of Canine Nutrition”

About the Course

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 in a series of three Science Dog nutrition and feeding courses! (Coming soon: “Puppies to Seniors – Feeding through the Life Cycle” and “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 short quizzes 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

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8 thoughts on “Available Now! “Basics of Canine Nutrition”

    1. Hi Michael – Sure. Just contact me privately if you would like more information. We are offering group discounts for training schools and for pet food companies that are enrolling their staff in our courses for their continuing education needs. We also can customize courses for companies, as requested. Best, Linda Case (lcase@autumngoldconsulting.com).


  1. Hi Linda! I am very excited about this course. Can you give me a ballpark idea of a timeline – like how much time I should expect to take a week to finish it by the end of May. (I know there’s lots of variables!) I get very busy boarding dogs from Memorial Day thru the summer and don’t have much spare time then. And I am rural so internet is sometimes sketchy and videos can freeze up on me, will that be a problem? I can always go to the library and use their internet. Thanks so much for any help!


    1. Hi Diane, We estimate that each chapter takes between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete, maybe less if you go through the lectures and readings quickly. For CEU applications, we estimated the entire course would take someone between 16 and 20 hours to complete. You can take as much or as little of the course each time that you log on as the entire course is on-demand, so that is helpful when you are busy! As far as internet goes, you may see a slow-down with the videos, but I think you should be able to view them. The course also includes readings, quizzes and other materials, which should not be affected by slow internet. Hope this is helpful to you – we would love to have you in the course! Best wishes, Linda


  2. Hi Linda,I’d really like to do this nutrition course, but won’t have time until May-September this year. Will it still be available then?Thanks,Araluen 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


    1. Hi Araluen! It will! All of The Science Dog courses will be on-demand (i.e. you can register anytime) and self-paced (you can take them at your leisure, within the 6-month access period). We will have our second course “Puppies to Seniors: Feeding Dogs through the Life Cycle” available in late March and our third core course “Dog Food Smarts” will be available starting in June. Hope to see you in one of the courses! Best, Linda


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