Companion Animal Management-Fall 2023
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Required Reading/Video Material

For the Week of August 21, 2023
1) Go to BS and watch "Mine" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q1
(upload your summary into the Q1 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 8/27/2023).

How to find "Mine". Click on "Course Tools". Then click on "Kaltura Media Gallery". You should see "Mine"
on this screen (among other titles).


2) Read this article (opinion piece) about Dog Parks--it will be discussed in lecture this week--HERE

Here is a txt file that contains more than 1,600 comments left by people
in the NYTs after they read the Dog Park article--------HERE

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For the Week of August 28, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Pet_Fooled" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q2
(upload your summary into the Q2 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 9/3/2023).

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For the Week of September 4, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Through a Dog's Eyes" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q3
(upload your summary into the Q3 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 9/10/2023). The documentary is displayed
as Eyes1 and Eyes2 within BS-------make sure you watch both parts........

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For the Week of September 11, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "American Pitbull" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q4
(upload your summary into the Q4 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 9/17/2023).

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For the Week of September 18, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Elephant in the Living Room" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q5
(upload your summary into the Q5 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 9/24/2023).

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Information on Business Plan

Body of paper is 12 pages of text (pictures etc. go into Appendix)
12 font, Times Roman, 1 inch margins, double spaced
Use Appendix for photos, drawings, lists, illustrations, etc.
Start paper with Executive Summary
Papers will be scanned by TURNITIN.

All papers must be in pdf files.

Plans due in BS by 12-1-2023

See this Website for suggested sections-in class we have stated many others

Here are 2 pages pulled from a business plan from 2 years ago. It shows how section headings
should be located at the beginning of paragraphs and one page from the Appendix--HERE

If you missed 11/14


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For the Week of September 25, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "In The Womb" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q6
(upload your summary into the Q6 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 10/1/2023).

I am very sorry that my reaction to poison ivy has not allowed me to see you in class.

Remember, no class on 9/28---my eyeballs are beyond itchy. And it makes me look like a monster....

The summary for "In the Womb" is due on Oct. 1


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For the Week of October 2, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "The Dog Doc" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q7
(upload your summary into the Q7 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 10/8/2023).

The Ag Career Fair in Oct. 3, and since more than half the class will be gone attending it, no class on Oct. 3.

Yes-----Class will be held on 10/5 at 2:30pm


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For the Week of October 9, 2023

October 9 and 10 is October Break----no classes.

We will meet on October 12 for lecture, but no lab.

So there is no lab this week.

reptile




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Behavioral Genetics

Many times this semester, I have indicated how genetics can influence animal behavior--hence Behavioral Genetics.
I plan on listing some texts available at the PU Libraries here during the semester:

**Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals (2022)---free download for PU students



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For the Week of October 16, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Dealing Dogs" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q8
(upload your summary into the "Q8" assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 10/29/2023).
Beware of "F" words every now and then. Sorry......

If the documantary is too much for you.......I understand completely.

As an alternate assignment, view the following videos and article, and make one overall summary that is 1+ pages.

Upload into Q8 spot in BS by 11:59p, 10/29/2023. This material is not in BS, it is below......

Rabies1---Video

Rabies2--Video

Rabies3--Reading

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Guess Anna's Breed Composition.............It is a contest with prizes..........

The sellers "said" Anna was 100% Border Collie (your guess may or may not reflect this statement).

Now your job is to examine the below 2 images, and determine her breed makeup, and submit your guess.
We will soon do a DNA swab on Anna and send the swab to the Wisdom Panel Company for analysis.
We will take guesses through the end of class time on 10/26/2023.

Your submission should state breed and per cent. For example:

Great Dane   20%
Akita   50%
Irish Wolfhound   30%

Here are 2 pictures of Anna:

dog

dog2

What are the prizes??????

First Prize is a Dog Pooping Puzzle:

dog

Second prize is a bag of dog cocaine:

dog

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For the Week of October 23, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Dogs and More Dogs" and write a two-page summary of the documentary--this will be Q9
(upload your summary into the Q9 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 10/29/2023).

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For the Week of October 30, 2023

1) Go to BS and watch "Hachi" and write a two-page summary of the documentary/movie.....--this will be Q10
(upload your summary into the Q10 assignment space (in BS) by 11:59 p, 11/05/2023).*

For this "Based upon a True Story" movie:

1) Discuss issues of dog ownership that appear in the movie.........for example.....Housing/Fencing..........Lost dogs, etc.........and.....

2) Develop a recommendation that helps parents decide if their children are too young to view this movie. Yes-it is sad, but it is
not the only sad dog movie out there.....think of  "Old Yeller"  and "Where the Red Fern Grows".

Links you may enjoy:

Where the Red Fern Grows

Hachiko

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