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Introduction to Canine Nutrition

There's more to feeding your dog than just opening a tin...

Learn to understand the nutritional requirements of dogs.

This short course is designed for pet owners and pet care professionals who have an interest in developing an in-depth understanding of canine nutrition.

"Introduction to Canine Nutrition" will help the learner to understand the nutritional requirements of dogs in different conditions and at different life stages, to be able to critically evaluate canine diets, to develop a knowledge of the canine digestive system and to understand how nutrition impacts canine behaviour and other aspects of canine health.

Course contents:
  • Unit 1- Canine Digestive System
  • Unit 2 - Nutrients
  • Unit 3 - Feeding Dogs (evaluating and developing different diets)
  • Unit 4 - Foods Dangerous to Dogs
  • Unit 5 - Food and Canine Behaviour
  • Unit 6 - Nutrition for Special Dietary Considerations

This course will run over 20 hours and there are three optional assignments covering aspects of course content.

Unlike many other canine nutrition courses, this one is not connected with any commercial dog food company and as such is unbiased and independent.

CVE Credits

This course attracts 20 CVE credits from Veterinary Ireland. Find out more.

Access to a dog or dogs is not necessary.

Other Information

The classroom is an adult learning environment therefore we cannot accept minors under the age of 18. The minimum entry requirement for our career courses is Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Life and work experience will be considered.

All courses require you to have access to and use the internet. You must have a working email account and be able to read, send and reply to emails. You will also need to be able to use basic computer programs such as Windows and Microsoft word/word processing applications or Apple Mac equivalent. For some courses you will be required to submit video evidence therefore you will need to be able to record yourself and share the video file using email or by providing a USB key, CD or other file storage method.

Directions to our training centre are available here. For courses that are not running in our centre, please contact us for directions.

Should you need any extra information, please email us at info@dogtrainingireland.ie or 01 866 5088.


Course Schedules & Online Booking
To book your place on this course now, simply click the "Book Online" button. The booking process takes just a few minutes. Please have your Debit/Credit card ready.

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