Canine Communication Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Designed for those who live with, work with or want to understand more about dogs, the Canine Communication Course aims to further strengthen the bond between humans and dogs through improved mutual understanding and better communication.

To understand dog behaviour and how they communicate, you need first to put yourself in their shoes/paws.

The course does this through up-to-date studies and scientific findings, which inform us of exactly what dogs are saying to us through a variety of signals, facial expressions, body movements and vocal communications, and teaches us how we can alter our own behaviour to act and react to this input in ways that are meaningful to the dog.

Canine Communication Diploma Course dives straight into the core of the subject: communication, and how we can improve our ability to communicate cross-species. Differences in breed can also affect the way in which we communicate with dogs.

As with non-verbal human communication, you can tell a lot about what a dog wants or is feeling through their facial expressions, though these can be misinterpreted we will look in detail at what these expressions mean. We will also look at ‘calming signals' which dogs display when stressed or anxious.

Again, just as in human relationships, body language is an important tool for non-verbal communication between man and dog and, just as in human relationships, these can often be misunderstood. Students will learn how to read and understand canine body language and how to respond with our own body language, for effective communication.

Through study and observation, you should now have a much-improved understanding of dogs. Students will be shown how to show specific signs to approach and communicate with individual dogs in a meaningful way. Dogs have certain needs you will learn how to recognise if a dog is suffering with a problem and how to recognise if he/she is trying to tell you about it.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Man’s Best Friend
  • Part 2: Dogs and Wolves
  • Part 3: Senses of the Dog
  • Part 4: Scent Based Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Communication?
  • Part 2: Breed Differences
  • Part 3: Dognition
  • Part 4: Canine Intelligence
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Facial Expression
  • Part 2: Puppy Dog Eyes
  • Part 3: Warning Eyes
  • Part 4: Happy Smiles
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Are Calming Signals?
  • Part 2: More Calming Signals
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Body Language
  • Part 2: Submissive Fear
  • Part 3: Tail Position
  • Part 4: Defensive Fear
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Emotion and Communication
  • Part 2: Voice Areas in the Brain
  • Part 3: Prosocial Behaviour
  • Part 4: Vocal Communication
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Happy Dogs
  • Part 2: The Anxious Dog
  • Part 3: The ‘Teenage’ Dog
  • Part 4: The Aggressive Dog
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: A Dog’s Needs
  • Part 2: Recognising Stress
  • Part 3: The Dangers of Long-Term Stress
  • Module 8 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Canine Communication Course is of benefit to anyone who has regular contact with dogs. This could be as an owner, who would like to understand their pet better, and vice versa or in a dog/animal-related profession where this information could prove invaluable, such as for vets and dog trainers.

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The Canine Communication Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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