Bergin University of Canine Studies is the first accredited school focused on dog training and canine science studies. The curriculum includes classes on human-canine cognition and communication compared, the history of dog law and more. "Dogs are seen as a backyard pet," said university founder Bonnie Bergin. "They're not given a scholarly treatment. And they ought to be. Trainers know how much dogs can do." The dogs used in training are donated to people with disabilities, and students go on to open training schools for dogs.