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CANINE BEHAVIOUR & PSYCHOLOGY

Understand instinctual and learned behaviours of a dog and how to manage it in a health care practice.
40 hours
$ 160.00 USD

Overview

Dogs can not verbally explain themselves – working with canine patients implies having a good understanding of their behaviour, body language and typical gestures. Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour: this course explains how the dog's mind works, takes a look at canine senses and explores temperaments of different breeds. You will learn how to recognize canine instinctual and learned behaviours and examine both internal and external factors that may lead to abnormalities. You will also learn how to prevent and manage canine aggression in a healthcare practice and communicate with dogs of different breeds and personalities. To read more, please download the Course Syllabus below.

Prof. Stuart McGregor , considered by many to be one of the founders of modern animal osteopathy is the Head Instructor for London College of Animal Osteopathy, a leading institute for studies in canine and equine osteopathy.

Learning outcomes

Define canine psychology.

Understand the dog's senses and personality development.

Understand canine social behaviours, i.e. separation anxiety, pack mentality, establishing dominance and more.

Identify canine instinctual and learned behaviours.

Develop a basic understanding of canine body language.

Recognize signs of anxiety, fear or pain. Learn how to calm the animal down.

Identify signs of aggression. Learn how to prevent and manage aggression in dogs to maintain safety in osteopathic practice.

Key features

Self-paced learning
with no deadlines
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Verified Certificate of Completion

Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials

Continiung education credits

Flexible payment plan

Self-paced learning with no deadlines
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Certificate of Completion
Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials
Continuing education credits
Flexible payment plan
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Meet your teachers

Stuart McGregor

DO, Animal Osteopath / Director of Studies

Stuart is acknowledged as a leading world expert on animal osteopathy. Having graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1984, Stuart has 35 years of practical and teaching experience and trained hundreds of animal osteopaths working today all around the world.

Rachel Pechek

BSc.Biology, M.Sc.OST, Equine Osteopath / Head Instructor

Rachel Pechek is an equine osteopath living and working in Canada.  After graduating from Windsor University with a degree in biology and chemistry, she came to London College of Osteopathy to complete her M.Sc.OST.  Her passion for horse training and osteopathy led to a fulfilling career in animal osteopathy. She finds educating owners in osteopathic care for themselves and their equine athletes equally important.

Vicki Keam

DO,  Animal Therapist / Course Contributor & Hands-On Clinical Instructor

Vickie Keam is an Animal Therapist located in southern Alberta focused on building knowledge and helping animals and people. Vickie has attended international studies for multiple species and boasts 11 years of continuing education and 18 certifications which include a Diploma in Equine Osteotherapy, Associate Certificate in Osteopathy, Craniosacral therapy Levels 1&2, and Animal Normalization Technique certificates focusing on fascial work and organ mobility.  

Rita Shpilt

BSc., RMT, OMT / President

As president of the London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences (LCO) and London College of Animal Osteopathy (LCOA), Ms. Shpilt leads a talented group of osteopathic professionals passionate about teaching manual osteopathy. Together, Rita and her team have developed dynamic and comprehensive educational programs in both human and animal osteopathy accessible worldwide. She looks forward to continuing to offer efficient, accessible and affordable osteopathic training.

Maria Rondon

Head Instructor, Animal Health Sciences

With her considerable academic background in veterinary anatomy, Maria has channeled her knowledge to online learning. She is a skilled course contributor and
lecturer currently pursuing her veterinary career in Mexico City.

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Tuition Fee

$ 160.00 USD

What our students say...

Maggie P.
Holistic Vet
Montana USA

I’m loving the neurophysiology lectures. In fact the 3D modules used to show the nerves as they come down the limbs and the path of the cranial nn in the skull are Great Visuals for an osteopath. The description of a nerve action potential/conduction is explained better in this course than it was in my college.

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CANINE BEHAVIOUR & PSYCHOLOGY

Understand instinctual and learned behaviours of a dog and how to manage it in a health care practice.
40 hours
$ 160.00 USD

Prof. Stuart McGregor explains the physiological principles of the Osteopathic Articular Balancing method used by animal osteopaths in the treatment of canines and equines alike.

Step inside the Canine Neurophysiology course at LCAO and explore an eLearning platform that is interactive, comprehensive and easy-to-use.

"In our treatment, there is something we call ‘intent'. This is where we apply the techniques intending to enable healing. We imagine ourselves inside the tissues being treated and then bring about positive change."

- Prof. Stuart McGregor, DO, Animal Osteopath, UK

Program structure

MODULE I

Preclinical studies / Core knowledge
Eight-course curriculum / 400 hours

MODULE II

Clinical studies/ Led by Prof. McGregor / 600 hours
Osteopathic thesis  / 200 hours

Admission to the program is via an application process.  We invite you to download the Program Prospectus where you will find detailed information about admissions criteria, program structure and curriculum, as well as tuition fees and application procedure. For further inquiries, please email  admissions@aosteocollege.com or call us directly.

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Program outline

Preclinical module: 240 hours
All students must complete the following four courses: 1)Philosophy & History of Osteopathy, 2) Osteopathic Models of Health & Disease, 3) Canine Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics, 4) Canine Clinical Assessment.

Clinical training module: 500 hours
Osteopathic manual skills are taught by Prof. Stuart McGregor over six units which include recorded lectures, video tutorials w/closed captions; 3D visual anatomy review; video transcripts; textbooks and additional readings/handouts; practical exercises and self-directed learning activities.

Admission to the program is via an application process.  We invite you to download the Program Outline for information about  program structure and curriculum, as well as tuition fees and application procedure. For further inquiries, email  admissions@aosteocollege.com or call us directly.

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Prof. Stuart McGregor , considered by many to be one of the founders of modern animal osteopathy is the Head Instructor for London College of Animal Osteopathy, a leading institute for studies in canine and equine osteopathy.

Learning outcomes

Define canine psychology.

Understand the dog's senses and personality development.

Understand canine social behaviours, i.e. separation anxiety, pack mentality, establishing dominance and more.

Identify canine instinctual and learned behaviours.

Develop a basic understanding of canine body language.

Identify signs of aggression. Learn how to prevent and manage aggression in dogs to maintain safety in osteopathic practice.

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Key program features

Self-paced learning with no deadlines .
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Verified Certificate of Completion
Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials
Continiung education credits
Flexible payment plan
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Self-paced learning
with no deadlines
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Verified Certificate of Completion

Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials

Continuing education credits

Flexible payment plan

Developed and taught by leading experts in Animal Osteopathy

Stuart McGregor

DO, Animal Osteopath / Director of Studies

Stuart is acknowledged as a leading world expert on animal osteopathy. Having graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1984, Stuart has 35 years of practical and teaching experience and trained hundreds of animal osteopaths working today all around the world.

Rachel Pechek

BSc.Biology, M.Sc.OST, Equine Osteopath / Head Instructor

Rachel Pechek is an equine osteopath living and working in Canada.  After graduating from Windsor University with a degree in biology and chemistry, she came to London College of Osteopathy to complete her M.Sc.OST.  Her passion for horse training and osteopathy led to a fulfilling career in animal osteopathy. She finds educating owners in osteopathic care for themselves and their equine athletes equally important.

Vicki Keam

DO,  Animal Therapist / Course Contributor & Hands-On Clinical Instructor

Vickie Keam is an Animal Therapist located in southern Alberta focused on building knowledge and helping animals and people. Vickie has attended international studies for multiple species and boasts 11 years of continuing education and 18 certifications which include a Diploma in Equine Osteotherapy, Associate Certificate in Osteopathy, Craniosacral therapy Levels 1&2, and Animal Normalization Technique certificates focusing on fascial work and organ mobility.  

Rita Shpilt

BSc., RMT, OMT / President

As president of the London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences (LCO) and London College of Animal Osteopathy (LCOA), Ms. Shpilt leads a talented group of osteopathic professionals passionate about teaching manual osteopathy. Together, Rita and her team have developed dynamic and comprehensive educational programs in both human and animal osteopathy accessible worldwide. She looks forward to continuing to offer efficient, accessible and affordable osteopathic training.

Maria Rondon

Head Instructor, Animal Health Sciences

With her considerable academic background in veterinary anatomy, Maria has channeled her knowledge to online learning. She is a skilled course contributor and
lecturer currently pursuing her veterinary career in Mexico City.

What our students say...

Nigel Hole BSc (Hons)
DO (Hons) MRO
Animal Osteopath and student of Prof.McGregor
United Kingdom

Stuart’s expertise and passion for the subject of animal osteopathy is indisputable and his ability to impart his knowledge to the dedicated learner is second to none. I have been using his techniques to treat animals with great success for 16 years and have built a highly successful practice.

What our students say...

Danielle G.
Osteopath
Newbury UK

Stuart McGregor has given me all the tools I needed to go out and effectively assess and treat animals. The long lever articulation and mobilisation techniques taught by Stuart allow for animals to receive effective treatment. Animals respond fantastically to this form of treatment as it can be done in less time and is less invasive, making it an effective form of treatment for animals. The long lever technique is the basis of most of my treatments today!

Erik M.
Vet tech
Quebec Canada

I have just completed the preclinical module for the Canine stream of the Diploma in Animal Osteopathy program. The content of each course is deep, thorough and engaging. Each module takes you on an investigative journey that inspires and educates. I very much look forward to the Equine segment.

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40 hours
$ 160.00 USD

“ An intimate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and musculoskeletal pathology is essential.  Once learned, we don’t forget it because we keep it in mind every time we touch a dog or pick up a horse’s foot.“

- Prof. Stuart McGregor, DO, Animal Osteopath, UK

Overview

Understand instinctual and learned behaviours of a dog and how to manage it in a health care practice.

You will begin with learning the systemic anatomy and physiology of all body systems.  In the course on functional anatomy, you will examine structures of axial and appendicular skeletons, biomechanics of canine locomotion, functions of muscles, joints and spinal segments as they relate to movements. The third CHSE course reviews over a hundred health conditions: infectious diseases, systemic diseases and neoplasia (tumors), including their causes, diagnoses, signs, symptoms, and available treatments. To read more, please download the Program Outline below.

Prof. Stuart McGregor , considered by many to be one of the founders of modern animal osteopathy is the Head Instructor for London College of Animal Osteopathy, a leading institute for studies in canine and equine osteopathy.

Define canine psychology.

Learning Outcomes

Define canine psychology.

Understand the dog's senses and personality development.

Understand canine social behaviours, i.e. separation anxiety, pack mentality, establishing dominance and more.

Identify canine instinctual and learned behaviours.

Develop a basic understanding of canine body language.

Recognize signs of anxiety, fear or pain. Learn how to calm the animal down.

Identify signs of aggression. Learn how to prevent and manage aggression in dogs to maintain safety in osteopathic practice.

Key features

Self-paced learning
with no deadlines
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Verified Certificate of Completion

Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials

Continiung education credits

Flexible payment plan

Self-paced learning with no deadlines
Instructor support and guidance
Lifetime access to course updates
Verified Certificate of Completion
Recorded lectures & video tutorials
Free online textbooks & reading materials
Continuing education credits
Flexible payment plan
Download
Program Outline
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Developed and taught by leading experts in Animal Osteopathy

Stuart McGregor

DO, Animal Osteopath / Director of Studies

Stuart is acknowledged as a leading world expert on animal osteopathy. Having graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1984, Stuart has 35 years of practical and teaching experience and trained hundreds of animal osteopaths working today all around the world.

Rachel Pechek

BSc.Biology, M.Sc.OST, Equine Osteopath / Head Instructor

Rachel Pechek is an equine osteopath living and working in Canada.  After graduating from Windsor University with a degree in biology and chemistry, she came to London College of Osteopathy to complete her M.Sc.OST.  Her passion for horse training and osteopathy led to a fulfilling career in animal osteopathy. She finds educating owners in osteopathic care for themselves and their equine athletes equally important.

Vicki Keam

DO,  Animal Therapist / Course Contributor & Hands-On Clinical Instructor

Vickie Keam is an Animal Therapist located in southern Alberta focused on building knowledge and helping animals and people. Vickie has attended international studies for multiple species and boasts 11 years of continuing education and 18 certifications which include a Diploma in Equine Osteotherapy, Associate Certificate in Osteopathy, Craniosacral therapy Levels 1&2, and Animal Normalization Technique certificates focusing on fascial work and organ mobility.  

Rita Shpilt

BSc., RMT, OMT / President

As president of the London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences (LCO) and London College of Animal Osteopathy (LCOA), Ms. Shpilt leads a talented group of osteopathic professionals passionate about teaching manual osteopathy. Together, Rita and her team have developed dynamic and comprehensive educational programs in both human and animal osteopathy accessible worldwide. She looks forward to continuing to offer efficient, accessible and affordable osteopathic training.

Maria Rondon

Head Instructor, Animal Health Sciences

With her considerable academic background in veterinary anatomy, Maria has channeled her knowledge to online learning. She is a skilled course contributor and
lecturer currently pursuing her veterinary career in Mexico City.

What our students say...

Angela S.
kennel owner and breeder
MN, USA

I am a physiotherapist and a kennel owner who took the Canine Health Science Essentials course in order to renew my professional certification. I was worried that I would be bored with the material because of my anatomy background, and I teach dog anatomy as well. That was not the case! I loved the course. I thought it was well organized and had wonderful video resources. I thought that the staff from LCAO was very responsive and helpful. I think this course was better than many continuing education courses that I take for my PT license renewal. I was so impressed with LCAO that I am now thinking of doing their diploma certification in canine osteopathy. I would highly recommend LCAO and the CHSE course.

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