AGR 2020: Cat and Dog Husbandry & Welfare

AGR 2020: Cat and Dog Husbandry & Welfare builds on the materials in AGR 1040: Animal Basics (Cats and Dogs). It is designed to help you identify and demonstrate the essential steps involved in raising and caring for a domestic cat or dog.

In this course, you will:

  • Apply principles of animal science and health technology to provide care for a domestic animal, and
  • Use a domestic animal and a housing structure to help you demonstrate what you have learned.

AGR 2020: Cat and Dog Husbandry & Welfare is worth one credit and generally takes between 17 and 25 hours to complete, although that time may vary, depending on your learning needs and preferences.

Before taking this course, you should have:

  1. Completed the prerequisites
    • AGR 1040: Introduction to Animal Basics
    • AGR 3000: Agriculture Safety (offered free through SafeGen)
  2. Supervised access to a cat or dog with which you can work

Course Materials

The course is divided into a “Start Here” module, five (5) modules of content and activities, and modules dedicated to the Final Project and your personal reflection.

Throughout the course you will be provided with different kinds of content and activities. All the course materials are provided online – although your teacher may choose to have you do some or all of the materials in the classroom.

Consistent with the approach and structure of CTS courses, you will have the opportunity to apply your prior knowledge and experience to many of the activities

If you have any questions about the course materials, be sure to ask your teacher.  They are there to help you do well in this course!

Getting Started

To begin, click the “Start Here!” module in the “Course Content” menu. The “Start Here!” module provides a quick orientation to the course.  Even if you have already taken another ASPCA course, be sure to review the materials in the “Start Here!” module as it includes important information specific to this course.

Have a great time exploring the materials and completing the activities here in AGR 2020! Once you are done, you will be well on your way to providing your domestic dog or cat with the best possible care.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher.

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