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Saint Francis University classes will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Friday, November 16, 2018.  View the compressed class schedule.

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Canine Learning and Behavior

Saint Francis University’s Canine Learning and Behavior class is a semester-long Psychology course. The class studies and trains rescue dogs in order to analyze events and consequences that contribute to their specific behaviors. 

    • Canine Graduation 2017
    • Canine 02
    • Canine 03
    • Canine 04
    • Canine 05
    • Canine 06
  • Old dogs, new tricks

    • Hands-on learning. The class provides beyond-the-classroom experience for Psychology students to apply concepts of conditioning, reinforcement and behavioral analysis.
    • Keeping it local. Dogs are selected from the Central PA Humane Society.
    • Big rewards. Students train their dogs to receive their American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certification.
    • 100% Graduation rate. Since the class started in 2015, eight dogs have successfully completed the class, receiving a diploma and SFU graduate collar tag.
    • Happy endings! After Puppy Graduation, all dogs are adopted to vetted, "furever" families.