Modern Theories of Canine Behaviour, Psychology and Training

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Accredited by LASER Learning Awards (formally known as the Open College Network)

(6 Credits at Level 3)  

A two Unit Professional Development Course which explores the modern theories and development across three decades in our understanding of how the dog evolved, how he learns, the realities of dominance and why some behaviours develop which are unacceptable to owners. It also considers the effects of diet and health on behaviour and gives an overview of some of the drug therapy now available to support dog and owner through modification of unwanted behaviours. The course will provide evidence for portfolios required by the Kennel Club and other professional bodies concerned with those offering behavioural advice and providing training for dogs and their owners. The course will be of benefit to those already providing behavioural advice to owners and for those training dogs who are finding more and more that they are being asked for assistance with problem behaviours. Experience in dog training and/or prior study of canine behaviour and training is essential if one is to benefit fully from this advanced level course. Ideally a student should already be working as a behaviourist/trainer.

A special study must be completed during this course.

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