A couple of weeks ago I started to create a quadruped rigging course for beginners. You need NO scripting or scripting experience for this course
The course starts here:
Quadruped Rigging 101
Also if you hit the Join community link on my site I can keep you updated when ever I am creating new lectures.
Next Lectures in the making are skinning tutorial and introduction to Basic Python in maya. Enjoy! Kasper
Credit Note and thank you to: Flipped Normals, who provided the model for the course its a super stellar model Henning Sanden put together so be sure to check out their tutorials on modelling/texturing/lighting over at FlippedNormals