Get Qualified with a Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training!

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Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training

Teach your dog good behaviour habits that will last a lifetime!

Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs. Our 100 hour online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques.

 

This course will provide invaluable information for anyone who owns dogs, works with dogs currently, or plans to work with dogs in the future.

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Key Benefits

  • Understand how canine animals think and communicate
  • Explore the behavioural development of puppies
  • Learn the basic concepts behind dog training, and how they can apply to different situations.
  • Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
  • Discover the roles of working dogs, and the outline of how they can be trained.

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Course Summary

Investment: $595 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

 

Assessments: 9 modules / 9 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support via email or phone.

 

Duration: 90 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week. Enrol today and start when you are ready.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

This course is designed for

  • People who want to work in dog training or animal daycare
  • Responsible dog owners
  • People who want to work in the dog care industry

Covering Nine Modules

  1. Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
  2. Canine Senses and Communication
  3. Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
  4. Canine Behavioural Development
  5. Canine Behavioural Disorders
  6. Basic Dog Training Principles
  7. Dog Obedience Training
  8. Controlling a Dog’s Movement
  9. Training Working Dogs

Our students say

★★★★★ “I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to follow. The content was extremely interesting and it was well set out. I have recommended this course to other people. I would love to move on to do something more in dog psychology.” Donna Mackinnon

 

★★★★★ “I was referred by my sister and i am grateful she told me about it totally loved it i am also going to dog grooming. excellent. I loved every bit of the course it has given me the knowledge I needed to learn.” Dayna Brady

Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Discuss the evolution of wolves to dogs.
  • Identify why early humans domesticated wolves.
  • List roles that dogs now fulfil in society.
  • Describe the social behaviour of wolves.
  • Identify key facts regarding the evolution of wolves to dogs.

Canine Senses and Communication

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Describe and interpret canine body language.
  • Match canine body language to its appropriate emotional state.
  • Select which type of vocalisation would be likely in various situations.
  • Identify key facts in regard to a dog’s sense of smell.
  • Interpret the meaning of a dog’s urination behaviour.

Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Outline the importance of the main components of food.
  • List instances when a special diet would be required.
  • Develop an exercise plan for a dog.
  • List and describe behaviours common to wolves and dogs.
  • Describe how parasites can be prevented.
  • Select key facts regarding aggression.
  • Recognise key facts regarding health issues in dogs.
  • Recognise key facts regarding sexual behaviour of dogs.

Canine Behavioural Development

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recommend and justify appropriate dog breeds.
  • Describe the importance of play.
  • Describe and explain the importance of developmental periods.
  • Give examples of ways a puppy can be socialised.
  • Match descriptions with their appropriate developmental periods.
  • Select key facts regarding sleep in puppies.
  • Match given characteristics to the correct dog breeds.

Canine Behavioural Disorders

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the importance of physical and mental stimulation.
  • Give examples of ways to provide mental and physical stimulation.
  • Describe the management of a nuisance behaviour.
  • List different types of aggression.
  • Select appropriate treatments for behavioural disorders.
  • Identify key facts regarding canine aggression.

Basic Dog Training Principles

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain how conditioning works.
  • Compare and contrast operant and classical conditioning.
  • Choose what type of reinforcement or punishment an example is showing.
  • Identify key facts in regard to socialisation and basic training.
  • Formulate a behavioural modification plan.

Dog Obedience Training

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the importance of obedience training.
  • Identify which command would be most beneficial in a particular situation.
  • Describe how commands can be taught to a dog.
  • Match commands with how they would be taught.
  • Identify key facts regarding the basic concepts behind obedience training.

Controlling a Dog’s Movement

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • List and explain reasons why a dog may escape.
  • Outline changes that can be made to prevent a dog from escaping.
  • Explain to an owner what training and lifestyle changes they can make to prevent escape.
  • Identify key facts in regard to options for controlling a dog’s movement.

Training Working Dogs

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the importance of working dogs.
  • Describe how a working dog could be trained, using psychological terms.
  • Identify key facts regarding the training of working dogs.

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