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Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist Today

Finally, You'll Be Able To Formulate a Complete Raw Diet From Scratch Like Top Industry Experts And Best Of All ...  


[ HINT: Here's what you'll become an expert in ... ]

Let's face it ... most dog owners who feed a raw diet are doing it wrong ...

Raw diets aren't quite as easy to assemble as chat and social media groups claim. Most raw feeders make the same few mistakes ... and it's robbing their dogs of critical nutrients.

Properly constructed, the raw diet is the very best nutrition for dogs. But it's much more expensive and often time-consuming than commercial diets. Since you make such a large investment in raw food, you need to understand the dog's nutrient requirements and the potential pitfalls of the raw diet to protect your investment, not just in the diet but in your dog.

Raw feeding isn't a fad: it's here to stay. But just feeding raw isn't enough ... you need to know what foods to feed, how to avoid the imbalances many foods can cause, and how to make sure your dog gets enough vital minerals in the diet (hint: most dogs don't).

FACT: Foods Have Changed In The Last 40 Years And This Is Creating Holes In Your Dog's Raw Diet.

(Holes That Can Cause Chronic Inflammation And Disease)

Raw feeding is based on giving the dog the diet his ancestors ate. But that diet is no longer available!

Modern farming practices have fundamentally changed the foods we feed our dogs. And if you ignore these changes, your raw diet will not only be incomplete, it can cause chronic inflammation and immune diseases in your dog. Isn't better health the reason you feed raw?

The raw diets most dogs are fed are:

  • Unbalanced in fats and this can cause immune and inflammatory health conditions
  • Too high in fat and this will rob the dog of nutrients and make the diet incomplete
  • Missing important minerals that are only found in parts of the animal we never feed

In other words, a raw diet can be the best investment you can make in your dog. But you need to go the extra mile and make sure you don't make the common mistakes that will rob your dog of the benefits.

That's where DNM University comes in.

We'll break down the raw diet and give you the science behind raw nutrition. And best of all, we'll cut through all of the hype and myths and learn how to design a scientifically sound raw diet with the guidance of Marion Smart DVM PhD, one of North America's most respected nutrition experts. 

You asked for a science-based raw food certification course and we delivered!

You can use the Raw Dog Nutrition Certification Course to train and certify your staff, you can use your certification to help you land a job that recognizes your investment in a certification that's both respected and ready to apply ... or best of all, you can use the course to give your own dog the healthiest and most nutritionally complete raw diet possible.

As a certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist, you'll have the skills you need to help change the quality of nutrition - and the quality of life - of dogs everywhere.

More specifically, in this master class, you'll learn:​

  • How to build a complete raw diet, from the ground up.
  • Why AAFCO requirements for some vitamins and minerals are exaggerated (and sometimes just wrong) and what this means when building the raw diet.
  • How modern farming practices have changed the animals you feed your dog and the steps you have to take to replace the missing nutrients.
  • Why the foods we give our feed animals matter and how they can cause inflammatory diseases in the dog eating these meats.
  • The nutritional deficiencies that can be caused when important organs and glands are missing (and how to fill those gaps with common foods). 
  • How to find the exact amount of calcium in meaty bones so you don't have to worry about excess or deficiency (especially in puppies).
  • Why knowing the amount of fat in the diet is critical for preventing nutrient deficiencies.
  • How to expertly balance the fatty acids in all protein sources to prevent inflammation.
  • How to feed raw to puppies and expecting moms the right way
  • The common raw foods that can rob your dog of minerals.
  • How to analyze raw diet recipes for deficiencies.
  • Why the missing organs and glands can present health problems for raw fed dogs. 
  • The number #1 mistake most raw food manufacturers make (and how to spot it).
  • The best (and worst) examples of raw diets and why they work (or don't work).
  • Why transitioning to the raw diet can cause bone obstructions in your dog (and how to avoid this as well as digestive upset).
  • How to customize the raw diet based on the foods you feed. Different foods have different nutrients and balancing these is the key to success in the raw diet. 

In short, Certified Raw Food Nutrition Specialists are able to fully analyze commercial raw diets and build complete diets from the ground up that are fully customized not just for the dog, but for the foods the diet is build on. The Raw Dog Food Nutrition Certification Course is the next best thing to feeding the whole, ancestral wild prey your dog was designed to eat. 

LIMITED TIME  BONUS ($500 value)

Raw Dog Food Calculator

The calculator is a huge database of all of the common raw foods. All you need to do it plug in the foods you want to feed and the calculator will give you all of your nutrient totals (and it will tell you if they meet AAFCO or NRC requirements). This tool is yours, as part of the Raw Dog Food Certification Course (but only for a limited time).

Getting Certified Is Easy!

There Are Only 3 Simple Steps ...

Step 1: Take The Course

The Certification Course is 9 hours of video training and contains downloadable handouts and exercises. Most classes can be completed in a weekend if you're working on them full-time, but 7 to 14 days is the recommended time to complete the course.

Step 2: Pass The Test

Once you complete the course, you'll be able to sit for the final exam (which is taken online). The exam isn't tricky, but you'll need a passing grade of 75% to get certified and you can take the test up to three times. If you don't receive a passing grade after the third attempt, you'll be required to go back through the course again. The exam should take from 30 to 60 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple choice questions.

Step 3: Get Your Certificate And Badge

Upon successful completion of the course and exam, you'll receive a personalized badge and certificate. Your badge works with Mozilla's Open Badges Project, so it can be displayed in places that matter, including your website, email signature or LinkedIn profile. Plus you'll receive a full color certificate that's suitable for framing so you can display your achievement.

Become A Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist Today!  

Become the best by learning from the BEST. Enroll and start now.

Should You Get Certified?

It's not for everyone, but the Raw Food Nutrition Specialist Certification is for ...

Business Owners

Your staff and sales reps should be DNM University certified so they can give more value to your customers and help grow your client base and trust.


Help pets in your care get off to the best possible start by giving adoptors valuable tools and insights so you can feel good knowing they will feed their new family member a healthy diet.


Vet Techs

If you're a vet tech or you want to be a vet techs - you can trust DNM University certification to deliver advanced nutrition concepts you can use to give your patients extra special care.


You're in a position to reach thousands of pet owners - so why not invest in advanced industry and nutrition education so you can build a large, engaged audience that will love your high quality blog content.

Pet Owners

You can feel good knowing you've gone the extra mile to understand the foods that go into your pet and learn how to build your own fresh food diets, even for pets with illness.

Students/Start Ups

If you're looking to land a great job or start your own business in a fun, in-demand field, you'll earn the skills and certifications you need to ace your interview or attract customers looking for certified partners they can trust.

Choose The Plan That's Right For You ...

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1 User

  • Testing & Certification
  • Sharable Badges
  • Raw Food Calculator
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates


$524 Primary

+ $178 Per Additional User

+ Raw Food Calculator for every user

2 - 5 Users

  • Testing & Certification
  • Certify your own staff
  • Sharable Badges
  • Raw Food Calculator
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates

5+ Users

  • Testing & Certification
  • Certify your own staff
  • Sharable Badges
  • Raw Food Calculator
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates

*Please Note: Payment plans are available!

DNM University Has The Pet World Talking ...

After reading some of the comments above I just wanted to say that I am aware that this Certification Program is new and we are the first students to get this off and running and while there may be a few kinks to work out, I greatly appreciate all the effort, knowledge and professionalism that went in to designing this program. I am so grateful that you are offering this program and find the content therein to be extremely accurate and well researched, supported and all the detail and content to be of great value and importance.
Kim Konani                 

What an excellent course!!!!!!!! I learned so much. I can’t wait until the Advanced course is offered. I hope you develop an app with the calculations and requirements for dogs/cats on key macronutrients for PFNS.THANK YOU for all your thoughtfulness and quality in putting this course together.
Barbara Randolph

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the course, it was so full of information , my mouth was hanging open through most of Dana's videos I had to stop and rewind to get it all in my brain :) I cant wait for the rest of them. Thank you again
Susan Barwell

I really LOVED taking the course. The information was extremely well presented. In fact, I plan to listen to it again in the future because even though I succeded, it's practically impossible to assimilate all of the information in just one listen. Dana did a wonderful job explaining all of the different subjects in a way that keeps it interesting at all times.
Martin Letendre

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Become A Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist Today!  

Become the best by learning from the BEST. Enroll and start now.

What You'll Get:

When you enroll today, you'll receive instant access to:

  • The Raw Dog Food Nutrition Course
  • 6 Core Modules
  • 44 Video Lessons
  • Raw Food Analyzer ($500 value)
  • 13 Handouts
  • 6 Quizzes

Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will also receive:

  • A badge designating you as a Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist that can be hosted on your website, email signature and LinkedIn profile
  • A beautiful printed certificate, suitable for framing
  • Status and recognition as a Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist

Course Details:

Tuition: Course + Certification: $345

Level: Intermediate

Setting: Online/Virtual

Course Length: 9 Hours

Expected Completion Time: 3 to 7 Days

Course Description And Details

Course Breakdown:

Introduction: Start Here

Introduction: Welcome

Introduction: Using The Raw Food Calculator

Module 1: The Ecosystem

Module 1 Overview

Lesson 1: The Origin Of Dogs

Lesson 2: Taxonomy

Lesson 3: The Domestication Of Dogs

Lesson 4: The Ecosystem

Module 2: Nutritional Components  

Module 2 Overview

Lesson 1: Protein

Lesson 2: Fat

Lesson 3: Carbohydrate

Lesson 4: Vitamins

Lesson 5: Minerals

Lesson 6: Microminerals

Lesson 7: Nutraceuticals

Module 3: The Digestive System

Module 3 Overview

Lesson 1: The Mouth And Stomach

Lesson 2: The Small And Large Intestine

Lesson 3: About Carbohydrates

Lesson 4: The Microbiome

Module 4: The Modern Primordial Diet    

Module 4 Overview

Lesson 1: Modern Agriculture

Lesson 2: AAFCO And The Raw Diet

Lesson 3: The Primordial Diet

Module 5: Building The Raw Diet

Module 5 Overview

Lesson 1: The USDA Database

Lesson 2: Nutrition Math

Lesson 3: Calcium Requirements And AAFCO

Lesson 4: Calcium And The Primordial Diet

Lesson 5: Fats In The Raw Diet

Lesson 6: Balancing Fats (Ruminant Fats)

Lesson 7: Balancing Poultry Fats

Lesson 8: Vitamins And Minerals In The Raw Diet

Lesson 9: Organs In The Raw Diet

Lesson 10: Carbohydrate In The Raw Diet

Lesson 11: Vitamins And Minerals​ - Food Sources

Module 6: Feeding The Raw Diet    

Module 6 Overview

Lesson 1: ​The Frankenprey Diet

Lesson 2: Supplemental Oils

Lesson 3: How Much To Feed

Lesson 4: Transitioning To The Raw Diet

Lesson 5: Bacteria And The Raw Diet

Lesson 6: Commercial Raw Diets

  • How to use the USDA Nutrient Database to build and analyze raw diets.
  • The top sources of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
  • How carbohydrate is different from fat and protein in its function.
  • The single food item that can balance the fats and add missing minerals to most raw diets.
  • How modern farming practices make the foods your dog eats less nutritious.
  • The importance of your dog's intestinal bacteria and how to maintain them.
  • How starch alters the digestive process and puts dogs at risk.
  • The nutritional demands of different life stages and how to avoid critical deficiencies in puppies.
  • How the dog's diet can affect his hormones and even his immune system.
  • Why some commercial raw diets have deficiencies (and how to spot them).
  • Why fat is the most important ingredient in the diet and how fat can either make or break your recipes.
  • How to calculate the nutritional components in food like an expert.
  • When AAFCO requirements are useful and when they're not.
  • The rules you should apply to every diet.
  • How (and if) you should use plants to supplement the raw diet
  • Why raw food diets are held to a higher standard than human foods when it comes to bacteria.
  • Which organs should never be missing in the raw diet (and why).
  • Why chicken backs and ground beef can't supply dogs with the nutrients they need.
  • How to apply science-based research and principles to the raw diet, while staying true to holistic principles.

We Deliver The Ultimate  Dream Team 

DNM University Certification Courses are unique. Our course instructors aren't just vets or bloggers - they're in the trenches and they're sought-after pet food formulators and top industry experts. These are the people with PhDs who teach veterinarians about pet nutrition - but they're also advocates of whole, natural foods and holistic medicine.  

The Course Is Presented By ...

Marion Smart DVM PhD

Meg Smart DVM PhD received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, in 1968; she earned her PhD in trace mineral metabolism and the effect of water quality in beef cattle at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1984, ten thousand liver biopsies later, and with her thesis completed, she returned to her faculty position.

Dr Smart is co-author (with Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM and Michael Fox DVM PhD) of the book Not Fit For A Dog: The Truth About Manufactured Cat And Dog Food. She appeared as a nutrition expert in the Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation documentary Pet Food A Dog’s Breakfast.

Online, Dr. Smart can be found blogging at The Amazing Goat Blog, and Pet Nutrition by Smart. She has given nutrition workshops and rounds by invitation on the Veterinary Information Network.

She has taught Veterinary Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Large Animal Medicine, with each path she took always leading her back to nutrition and its critical role in wellness. Her teaching philosophy is to make the students think critically about Nutrition and to encourage them to make informed decisions about Nutrition, whether investigating conventional or alternative options.

Dana Scott BSc

Dana Scott earned her honors degree in Physiology and her minor in Animal Behavior from McMaster and Brock University.

Dana is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Dogs Naturally Magazine and is a sought-after speaker and author.

Dana breeds and shows Labrador Retrievers under the Fallriver prefix and all of her dogs are specialty winners that have been naturally reared since the 1990s.

In her time with Dogs Naturally Magazine, Dana has been privileged to work with the top people in the pet industry and that experience, coupled with her education and experience raising multiple naturally reared dogs, gives her a unique perspective on pet food nutrition and health care. 

Become A Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist  Today!  

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