About the course
Accredited by LASER (formally known as the Open College Network South East Region) (12 credits at Level 2)
This course is primarily for people who have limited experience with dogs, and who have undertaken no previous study in canine psychology. The Introductory course will provide newcomers to canine psychology with sound basic concepts, and equip the student for entry into the higher level courses.
There is a discount of 10% of the course fee if the student has successfully completed the Fit For Life course
UNIT 1 - RELATIONSHIPS Natural behaviours, pack rules - the modern view, early learning, fun and games
UNIT 2 - FOOD AND EXERCISE What the dog needs, different feeding methods, a little about labels, when and how to make changes in the diet, the value of exercise
UNIT 3 - BUILDING THE BOND Early influences, the stages of puppyhood, coping with the juvenile and adolescent dog, training for everyday life, the special needs of the rescue dog
UNIT 4 - PROBLEM BEHAVIOUR What is problem behaviour? health effects on behaviour, owner error, the question of punishment, some ways of putting things right A special study is required for this course.