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Caring For Dogs eBook

Be informed of everything you need to know when caring for man’s best friend - from our ancient past with our loyal companions to understanding the health problems and challenges they face today. 

Caring for Dogs

By the Staff of ACS Distance Learning

Caring for Dogs course online. In every component of life, dogs have accompanied humans. In war, in sport, in hunting, in scientific discoveries, in work, in wealth and in art, dogs have been cooperating with humans. Nowadays there are many dogs whose lives have meaning and purpose beyond companionship; however the majority of dogs over the world are pets living in homes as much loved family members. They offer companionship, love and loyalty; the dog remains deeply a part of human life and our best friend.

The friendship between humans and dogs is one of the oldest in history. From archeological findings, it is known that the first dog (Canis familiaris) domesticated by humans was in fact a wolf (Canis lupus). Dogs did not become domesticated through force, there was a friendship and mutual benefit of the relationship which enabled both to eat and therefore survive.

The evolution of the dog was rapid. All physical and psychological characters that we see in dogs did originate in the genetics of the wolf. So the wolf followed two paths – in one path the species remained the same; wild, untamed and fierce, but the other pathway to evolution enabled the existence of dogs we see today.


  • History 
  • Dog breeds 
  • Pure breeds or crossbreeds 
  • A selection of common breeds 
  • Basic dog care
  • The right dog for you
  • Creating a healthy home environment for a dog
  • Dogs and fire emergencies – how prepared are you?
  • The law
  • Physiological characteristics
  • Reproductive system

  • Signs of a healthy dog 
  • Recognising poor health
  • Common internal parasites
  • Common external parasites
  • Common disease and illness
  • Skin problems in dogs
  • Notifiable diseases
  • Preventative health care & care of the sick dog
  • Good nutrition
  • Reproduction and breeding
  • Desexing
  • Understanding the dog’s mind
  • Evolution and domestication
  • Behavioural development
  • Common behaviour and body language
  • Behavioural problems
  • General training tips

  • The need for grooming
  • Techniques
  • Grooming tools
  • Pet clips and styling

  • Health services
  • Breeding
  • Grooming
  • Training
  • Day care & exercise
  • Long term care
  • Assistance dogs
  • Canine therapy
  • Professional dog handling
  • Retail
  • Funeral and memorial services

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
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  • Acs global partners       
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