Course syllabus CHPS - Biological Basics of Dog Breeding (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: CHPS
Course title in language of instruction: Biologické základy chovu psů
Course title in Czech: Biological Basics of Dog Breeding
Course title in English: Biological Basics of Dog Breeding
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Petr Řezáč, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim of the subject is to introduce students to the dog ethology.
Course contents:
1.Innate and learning behavior (allowance 2/2)
2.Visual, voice and odor signals (allowance 2/2)
3.Perception of visual, vocal and odor signals transmitted by man and dog (allowance 2/2)
4.Dog pack behavior (allowance 2/2)
5.Dog territorial behavior (allowance 2/2)
6.Food behavior (allowance 2/2)
7.Dog bites (allowance 4/4)
8.House soiling (allowance 1/1)
9.Dog fear (allowance 1/1)
10.Dog jumping, chewing, barking and rolling (allowance 2/2)
11.Dog training (allowance 4/4)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work independently
-general knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-A capability to apply basic biological knowledge concerning cynology in practice
-Competences to solve behavioural problems in dogs
-Knowledge on the biology of nutrition and reproduction in dogs
-Knowledge on visual, vocal and odour communication in dogs
-Skills in the detection of the signs of oestrus and parturition in bitches
-Skills to search and process scientific studies on dog biology from licensed databases of Mendel University

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice4 h
     seminar20 h
     field work12 h
     consultation30 h
     preparation for exam25 h
     writing of seminar paper25 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Evaluation of participation in seminars; preparation and defence of a seminar work on the biology of dogs are compulsory for credit. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. The course is finished with 30 minutes oral exam (100% of the total mark).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQŘEZÁČ, P.Chov zájmových zvířatV BrněMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200480-7157-744-8
RQMIKULICA, V.Poznej svého psa. Etologie a psychologie psaB.mDialog199280-85194-26-0
REABRANTES, R. -- COUFALOVÁ, Z. -- RASMUSSEN, A. Řeč psů : encyklopedie psího chování. České Budějovice: DONA, 1999. 230 s. ISBN 80-86136-56-6.
REEICHLER, I. Problémové chování psů. 1. vyd. Praha: Plot, 2000. 133 s. Edukace. ISBN 80-902603-6-5.
REJENSEN, P. The Behavioral Biology of Dogs. Cambridge: CABI, 2007. 288 pp. ISBN 9781845931872.


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 06/26/2017.

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