Care of the Elderly Dog Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

As your canine companion steps into their golden years, don't let uncertainty cloud the love-filled journey you share. Embrace the change with confidence and celebrate each moment. Take our comprehensive Care of the Elderly Dog Diploma Course.

Understand the unique needs of older dogs and learn techniques to provide optimal care. This is your chance to fill their twilight years with comfort and joy, health and happiness. Are you ready to make a difference?

Identify signs of canine ageing and shatter common myths. Understand how to balance nutrition and exercise for older dogs. Discover the effective management of age-related health conditions. Learn how to adapt your home environment to accommodate your dog's needs. Receive guidance on the sensitive subject of end-of-life care.

Don't let uncertainty cloud the golden years of your canine companion. Become informed and compassionate about caregiving for older dogs. Give your dog the comfort and well-being they deserve during their most cherished years.

By studying this course, you will learn about the following:

  • Signs of canine ageing.
  • Balancing nutrition and exercise for older dogs.
  • Managing common age-related health conditions.
  • Behavioural changes in older dogs.
  • Common myths about canine ageing.
  • Home adaptations for an elderly dog's needs.
  • Navigating the sensitive subject of end-of-life care.
  • Enhancing the comfort and well-being of your ageing pet.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Life Stages
  • Part 3: Routine Dog Care Considerations
  • Part 4: Socialising and Training
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Importance of Nutrition
  • Part 2: Life Stage Diets
  • Part 3: Types of Feeding
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Assessing Weight and Body Condition
  • Part 2: Obesity Concerns in Elderly Dogs
  • Part 3: Underweight Concerns in Elderly Dogs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Exercise Requirements
  • Part 2: Implications of Inadequate or Excessive Exercise
  • Part 3: Welfare Considerations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Osteoarthritis?
  • Part 2: Treatment Options
  • Part 3: Rehabilitation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Health Conditions in Older Animals
  • Part 2: Diabetes
  • Part 3: Cataracts
  • Part 4: Urinary Incontinence
  • Part 5: Heart Disease
  • Part 6: Cancer
  • Part 7: Dental Disease
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Behavioural Changes
  • Part 2: Causes of Behavioural Changes
  • Part 3: Treatment of Behavioural Changes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: How Does Owner Perception Impact Care?
  • Part 2: Different Perception Considerations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Improving Safety
  • Part 2: Improving Comfort
  • Part 3: Post-Surgical Care and Adaptations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Care Considerations
  • Part 2: What is Euthanasia?
  • Part 3: Making the Decision
  • Part 4: Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Care of the Elderly Dog Diploma Course will benefit anyone working in animal care with elderly dogs. It's also an excellent fit for pet owners eager to provide their ageing dogs with the best care. Anyone who shares a deep bond with an ageing dog and wishes to enrich these golden years will find this course highly beneficial. 

If you're caring for older dogs, this course provides the critical skills to navigate this heartwarming journey.

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Accreditations

The Care of the Elderly Dog Diploma Course will take 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 £25).

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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