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.
Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training Management Qualification
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
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 looks at the human role in behaviour problems and how lifestyle can influence a dogs behaviour
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.
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 looks at physiology – circulatory system, the nervous system, the urinary system, skin, the reproductive system, digestive system and the respiratory system
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.
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.
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.