Introduction to Animal Behavior
This two-CE-credit self-directed module is designed to give a rich, comprehensive review of the basic principles of applied animal behavior for veterinarians in practice. More than 85% of owners say there is something about their pet's behavior that they would like to change ... and you are the first person that they ask about how to do that!
Through the use of examples, this module illustrates the main points necessary to change an animal's behavior in a variety of ways. You will become equipped with the tools you need to be able to identify which behavior modification techniques are appropriate for various circumstances.
With this reintroduction to vocabulary and concepts, this module is a prerequsite to the other modules on more specific problems.
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard has a Ph.D. in Zoology, with an emphasis in animal behavior. Her doctoral research was on learning and cognition in the domestic dog. She received her M.S. degree also in Zoology , but with an emphasis in genetics. Jennie has been teaching at CSU as an instructor in many varied behavior and genetics courses, as well as introductory biology. Jennie is affiliated with the Department of Clinical Sciences, where she is instructor for a course in professional veterinary medicine.
Jennie owns a private consulting business, Animal Behavior Insights, and has been a professional consultant in companion animal behavior problems since 2000. During graduate school, she worked at Rocky Mountain National Park as an interpretive park ranger, educating the public on the biology of wild canines. Jennie is a board member of Colorado Greyhound Companions, a local greyhound rescue group, where she volunteers her services to decrease the relinquishment rate of animals due to behavior problems.
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