Submission of final assessment work is optional but you are encouraged to work through assessment and self-evaluation to support knowledge development and skill building.
As this is a self-paced course, the level of participation is up to you. There may be times when you are more available and other times when you have less availability. Obviously, to get the full benefit, we encourage the fullest possible participation.
After successfully submitting completed final assessment work, you will be awarded an AniEd certificate of achievement.
Science & Studying Animals
Part 8 Special Dietary Considerations
This course is for those really really interested in nutrition; we will (hopefully) challenge your current understanding and knowledge, supporting you as your passion for study grows.
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting into before you pay. To help, you can download some course materials samples, selected from across course content, here:
From Part 4 Commercial Diets: Safety & Quality Concerns
From Part 5 Nutrition & Behaviour Section 1 Food related behaviours of concern
If you’re ready to go, we would love to have you!
Once payment has been received, you will be provided with course access. There are no refunds, whole or partial, available for course fees once you have accessed the online course area.
This topic is fraught with difficulties when it comes to discussion and application of evidence. You will have probably seen mere mentions of canine nutrition, especially on social media, descend into all sorts of faulty arguments and polarisation. That is definitely NOT what we will promote, facilitate or allow on this course.
Throughout all discussion, I will be there to guide you so that we can remain on track. We take an R+ (positive reinforcement) approach to learning and teaching, and all advice and guidance will be provided with this in mind. We must feel safe in our discussion so that we can create an environment conducive to learning for all to benefit.
We all have the same goal: to make sure we can maximise the health of our pets through careful feeding. Let’s stick together and learn together!
This course is not supported by or promoted by any feed manufacturer or industry member; we are not selling a book or a dogmatic agenda. AniEd does not sell or recommend specific feeds and we never have.
Anne Rogers will be your tutor on this course.
Anne has worked for a large international feed manufacturer (about 20 years ago) as a nutrition advisor and has worked in pet retail and in veterinary, selling and promoting a range of feeds, too (more than 20 years ago).
Her current dog, Decker (almost 11 year old entire male American Staffordshire Terrier), is fed raw, home-cooked, wet (tinned) and dry food, sometimes all in the same day. Over his life, he has eaten a wide range of brands without loyalty to any one particularly.
We are only interested in doing the very best for our dogs. No matter what you have fed your dog before, or even currently, you are doing your very best for your dog. And no matter, your dog loves you for that.
Each one of our dogs eats a better diet than most of the humans on this planet.
Dogs are incredibly adaptive and most are able to survive on even poor quality feeds. We are, of course, aiming for more than survival, we want our dogs to thrive. But, let’s keep all this in mind, even when discussion becomes intense.
All of this is further discussed during the course.