Canine Behaviour 105 – Canine Assessments (GINT 0240)

Lecture Hours: 4
Hands-on Hours: 3

A temperament assessment is an excellent tool to flush out hidden issues that may pose as problematic in placing a dog. Using an exam process as the sole means of assessing adopt-ability, leaves you with only a partial picture of the dog’s emotional state at the time of the exam.  Behaviour 105 – Canine Assessment is designed to teach participants how to compose a more complete picture of a dog’s general disposition and areas of special needs, using a combination of assessment styles.  During this course, participants learn how to perform a temperament assessment from beginning to end, using history and observational skills in conjunction with an assessment exam.

The goal of this program is to educate participants on how to identify areas in which a dog may require further assistance prior to adoption, to increase their prospect of being placed successfully in the most ideal home environment.  During the practical portion of the course, each students are provided the opportunity to participate during the video assessments with the guidance and assistance of a Behaviour Consultant.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Assessment styles; history, observational and exam
  • Environmental factors to consider
  • Recognizing signs of social affiliation
  • Testing drives and motivators
  • Flushing out areas of sensitivity
  • Identifying areas of low tolerance
  • Safe exam handling practices
  • Evaluating potential risks

This course will teach participants how to assess a dog’s genetic predisposition and learned characteristics in order to gain pertinent information regarding their overall temperament.  The information in this course is geared towards; Shelter workers, Dog Trainers, Behavioural Consultants, Canine Handlers, Veterinarian Technicians, Doggy Daycare Attendants and foster parents for canine rescue groups.

Canine Foundations is proud to offer 5 OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians), 8.75 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and 8.5 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) Continuing Education Credits for Behaviour 105.


Private bookings available for groups of 10 or more – call (705) 835-3177

When: To be Announced

Where: Georgian College – Barrie Campus, located at 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON, L4M 3X9

Cost: $260.00

Registration: Online through Georgian College, OR email Carrie-Ann of Georgian College at, or call our office at 705-835-3177