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Dog Bite Prevention Course
This is a standard dog bite prevention and avoidance course that will focus on the way dogs react and what they react to, how to avoid aggravating the situation and how to defend yourself from a dog that has already been aggravated. The Level 3 course provides knowledge and skills in how to avoid bites.
This is the optimal course for dog specialists like workers at kennels, animal rescue officers, charity staff members, officials from environmental health teams, dog wardens and officers from the police. This course will teach you how to handle stressed, frightened and potentially aggressive dogs. You will learn how to communicate with them in an efficient, calm and humane way.
This course is accredited and it counts for 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD). In addition, this dog bite avoidance course is licensed under number QLS-01966 in the Quality License Scheme of ABC awards. ABC awards is an acknowledged awarding organisation in the educational certification sector that was founded in 1998. Based on the credits to which the current course equals, the Level 3 dog bite avoidance training is a certificate-level course.
The first module will focus on understanding canine aggression and learning to recognise it. Students will learn how to respond successfully to dog aggression.
Does our society really have a problem with canine aggression and if so, how big is the problem? If the problem is, in reality, not as frequent or severe as it is commonly believed, why is it perceived otherwise? Is the perspective different for society, owners, and dog professionals?
Module 1 takes a close look at aggression and aggressive behaviour. It covers why some dogs are more likely to aggressive and the various approaches to describing aggression. The so called dominance theory is examined, along with the origins and causes of aggression. The role that stress plays in the development of aggression is examined in depth and covers questions such as whether some breeds are more prone to aggression than others.
Module 2 looks at the various categories of aggression, causes and predictors. A sound knowledge and recognition of canine body language and signaling in relation to aggression is essential to prevent bites. A number of safety measures and precautions can be put into place to avoid pushing a dog over threshold, causing him to use aggression. The course takes a close look at what can push a dog to escalate to biting.
Course Price: £165
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)