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Canine Learning and Behavior


  • Old dogs, new tricks

    Saint Francis University’s Canine Learning and Behavior class is a semester-long Psychology course.  The class involves analyzing events and consequences that contribute to specific behaviors.  Selected dogs from the Central PA Humane Society provide a “hands-on” tool for students to apply concepts of conditioning, reinforcement and behavioral analysis. Started in 2015, eight dogs have successfully completed the class, received a diploma and SFU graduate collar tag.  All eight have been adopted and are working toward their American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certification.

  • Saint Francis Canine Graduation 2017