Dog Psychology Courses

Dog Psychology Course

Course Fees: £1,500

Level 4 Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training Management

Ofqual Qualification Code: 603/3236/0

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Dog Psychology Course

Our Dog PsychologyCourses are perfect for those who want to train dogs beyond the basics.

In this qualification, you will look deeper into their behaviour, their psychology, and the advanced training techniques that are often used. As part of this course section, you will explore typical dog gestures and body language to gain a better understanding of what they are thinking. You will also look at how both internal and external factors impact the behaviour of these animals. Finally, the law and how it pertains to the welfare of animals, particular in training are also explored.

This qualification is ideal for those who want to continue on their career working with dogs. The course is devised to work for those who have a basic understanding of dog training from other courses, while ensuring you understand more complex theories and information that surround these items. As part of this process, you will also look at how dogs learn and how you can use advanced techniques like clicker training to enhance their learning experience.


Level 4

Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training Management Qualification

Unit Summary

Unit 1

Canine Behaviour problems

This unit looks at some of the most common behaviour problems – their causes and solutions. Long term kennelling can also cause a number of difficulties and these are covered, along with solutions.The wellbeing of dogs in rescue is also covered, along with humane training equipment. This unit also looks at various alternative therapies that may be considered in conjunction with behaviour modification

Unit 2

Canine Anatomy and Behaviour

From this unit, students will gain an understanding of the skeletal, muscle and locomotory systems and how these body systems can impact behaviour

Unit 3

Canine Guardians

Unit 3 looks at the human role in behaviour problems and how lifestyle can influence a dogs behaviour


Unit 4

Canine Learning Theory

From this unit, you will gain a thorough understanding of classical and operant conditioning, understand the various rates of reinforcement and when to use them and an understanding of the way dogs learn and how we should be training them.  Clicker training is also covered in this unit. Please note, we only support force free training methods.

Unit 5

Canine Nutrition

This unit covers the major nutrients that dogs require and provides an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the canine digestive system.  Students will learn the value of various dietary plans for various health conditions and how food can impact behaviour

Unit 6

Canine Physiology

Unit 6 looks at physiology – circulatory system, the nervous system, the urinary system, skin, the reproductive system, digestive system and the respiratory system

Unit 7

Canine Play and Exercise

Play and exercise can influence behaviour. This unit looks at the consequences of too much or too little play and exercise and how we can use play to improve unwanted behaviour. An understanding of mental stimulation and environmental enrichment is also covered.

Unit 8

Influences on Canine Behaviour

Unit 8 considers the role of nature versus nurture, along with various medical conditions that can impact behaviour. The role of stress in unwanted behaviour problems is also considered. 

Unit 9

Running a Dog Training Class 

By the end of this unit, you will gain an understanding of the essential business requirements and skills needed to run classes and be able to plan a training class. It also considers the limitations of dog training.


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