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Have you ever wondered why your dog behaves a certain way? Here’s a chance to learn the science behind a dog’s behavior and how to critically evaluate different techniques of dog training.

“Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions” will be the first topic offered in a series of free month-long courses to be held Thursdays at the Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). The new, informative seminar series, SWOCC & Beyond will cover a variety of topics of interest to the community.

The classes meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Thursday. The dog behavior class started Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 26. Each week, different people from within the community, from the shelter to veterinarians, will participate in the presentations. This seminar will discuss behavioral science and help you train your dog based on its temperament and behavior.

“This course is for dog trainers, behaviorists and anyone who wants to learn about dogs and their behavior,” according to the course description.

“After hearing concerns from the community about lack of programming relevant to the community, the college decided to take action,” Doug Bunn, Executive Dean at the SWOCC Curry Campus said. “We can do things to bring more programs to the college.”

The new Thursday series of community classes will introduce people to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) by holding a new series of presentations each month. In October, the classes will switch to the topic of Ecosystems.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

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