In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore careers and volunteer opportunities related to working with dogs. The course will also focus on how to be a responsible dog owner, and the costs and responsibility of owning a pet. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to do research based on characteristics and personality of different breeds of dogs.

The course will include field trips to the following settings:
  • A veterinary clinic
  • A privately-owned kennel
  • A grooming business
  • One of the local humane societies
  • Local pet store

In addition, there may be class presentations by individuals involved in raising and training guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, as well as a possible visit from the local or state police K-9 unit.