This course 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.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Jennie Willis Marko
Dr. Jennie Willis Marko grew up in Colorado as a child and then returned for graduate school later in her life. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a Ph.D. in zoology, with an emphasis in animal behavior.
Dr. Willis teaches undergraduate courses in dog behavior and instructs veterinary students in applied companion animal behavior at CSU. She also teaches veterinary technician students at Front Range Community College. She is an instructor of veterinary continuing education modules offered online through CSU.
Dr. Willis owns a private consulting business, Animal Behavior Insights, that helps dog and cat owners improve their pet's behavior. She has given numerous scientific and invited presentations, and is an active speaker for professional groups and organizations. She co-advises the veterinary student behavior club, which won the 2010 AVSAB Student Chapter Award.
Dr. Willis is a member of the Animal Behavior Society and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
In her spare time, Dr. Willis enjoys spending time with her family hiking, swimming and adventuring in the Colorado mountains.
Learn more at: http://www.AnimalBehaviorInsights.com