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The ASPCA Dog Care Course - For a Happier and Healthier Dog


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Do you want to learn early warning signs about your dog’s health, or how to properly groom your dog? Wonder what vaccinations are required and how best to manage a budget for pet expenses? If so, then this dog course is certainly right for you.  Houlton Institute has partnered with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to launch the first, fully online courses in dog care.  Even if you’ve had dogs your whole life, this course is still for you.  The curriculum teaches very important skills that will benefit every dog lover; both first-time dog owners as well as experienced dog owners.


Learn the Fundamentals of Dog Care

The online ASPCA Fundamentals of Dog Care course focuses on all of the basics that a new dog parent should know, including proper grooming, basic dog anatomy, the complexity of dog nutrition, surprising information specific to certain breeds, how to make sure that your dog gets enough exercise -- all with the end goal of ensuring that newly adopted (and currently owned and loved) dogs live a long, healthy and rewarding life.



You'll learn how to help your dog live a healthier and longer life by learning:

  • Early warning signs for health concerns, and what your dog may be genetically prone to.
  • Household foods and items that are harmful to dogs
  • Hygiene and grooming tips from expert trainers that can save pet owners hundreds of dollars each year
  • House training skills that work
  • Interesting facts specific to certain breeds
  • Understanding pet nutrition and how best to nourish your dog.
  • Much more!


You'd be surprised to learn what you don’t know about taking care of a dog.   Even for those who have been dog owners all of their lives. 


The ASPCA Dog Course makes learning easy through interaction with instructors and other course participants. It is completely  FLEXIBLE, it’s FULLY online.  

For just $49 (Limited time promotional price) you can learn to improve your dogs health, and how to make yours and your pet’s time together more enjoyable, by knowing the proper way to care.  

Register today and become a better dog owner tomorrow. 


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And there are even more topics covered not listed here!  And only $49



Houlton Institute, an online higher-ed. company with a mission to provide real-life learning and social good to the world, announced a new partnership with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to launch one of the world’s first fully on-line, expert-led, expert-developed, interactive courses on dog care.

Houlton partners with the world’s top knowledge centers to create interactive on-line courses that offer both professionals and non-professionals a quality professor-led education, in current subjects, providing skills and tools that are useful and actionable for learners.  The Houlton model differs from MOOCS and other on-line universities; it provides the “learn when and where it works for you” environment and the newest digital learning tools, while maintaining the benefits of having small class sizes, an expert-instructor available to field questions and guide learning, and the benefits of learning through interaction with other course participants.

ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty towards animals.the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.


Are you still wondering if this course is for you?  For more information about dog help tips from our expert trainers; go to our website at:   http://houltoninstitute.com/aspca_v2.



“This course really CHANGED things for me. I realize that I had been doing many things incorrectly and not taking care of my dog the way that I should have. I feel like this course gave me a new set of eyes, a new set of skills and a really sense of responsibility! I am always sharing things that I learned from this class. I have already told everyone I know about it! In other words this course basically blew my mind! lol.”  - Elizabeth

"It made me think about some important issues that I otherwise wouldn't have, specifically emergency/disaster preparation and arrangements for our dog should ever anything ever happen to me and my boyfriend."   -Katherine

“I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course.  Like so many of the others, I learned many new things (the anatomy of a dog, dangerous plants for dogs, plus much more), was able to rethink some things I am doing and learned how to do them better (ways to better take care of Sage's teeth - this has always been an area I have been weak in), was reminded to do some things more regularly and just some fun suggestions of different ways to take care of her (help in keeping your dog mentally challenged)." -Jeanne



My side note:  I am certainly looking forward to learning all that I can through this on-line course.   And with interactive learning, I will be absorbing far more than I would by reading a book on the same material.  Thank you creating and launching the ASPCA Dog Care Course!


Disclosure: (as required by the FTC) This is a paid sponsored post by Houlton Institute