About the course
This course looks at dog training essentials (the core exercises that owners need to teach) to the more refined, fun and useful exercises that can enhance ones’ life and relationship with a dog.
Spread over three phases you’ll learn about things such as; classical and operant conditioning, real-world versus competition, fun and non-essential training, dog training myths and reality, how to successfully train a dog, breed specific training needs, training obstacles, shaping, proofing, chaining, marking and a whole host of other important dog training terminology.
The module can be undertaken at any time and over any reasonable period within a maximum of six months from the date of registration.
Phase 1 (Distance Learning)
This includes initial work based analysis and research providing you with an opportunity to research training methods, theories and general dog training and behaviour. As part of your learning journey for phase one you will be required to conduct secondary research via the Internet, library and other sources such as books, DVD’s and journals on specific methods used for dog training and the control of dogs. This includes the identification of potential or current problems and the relevance of an array of training techniques.
Phase 2 (also Distance Learning)
This phase discusses the various skills required to successfully train a dog in domestic obedience and essential dog training versus the amazing and useful things that we can teach our dogs. We look at breed and types of dog and the assessment of temperaments of the dog that we are training to establish realistic goals.
Phase 3 (Workshop)
An intensive, but relaxed, fun and informative day covering all aspects of level 4 dog training. Looking at both ends of the lead, and most importantly, you get a chance to put into practice the theory from phase 1 and 2. Students are expected to bring a dog with them and will be sent a form to complete about their dog. The workshop is held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.