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Dog Training Diploma Course

8 Modules , 8 Videos

  • Certified Course
  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

The comprehensive and insightful Dog Training Diploma Course will provide you with a good academic base in the way that dogs think, learn and act. Based only on the most up-to-date research, kindest methods, and training advice that has been scientifically proven time and time again, the course will provide you with a good grounding for training your own dog or offering dog training advice to others.

This is an eight-unit course, packed full of essential information that talks of dog training and behaviour in a holistic style. We teach you how to communicate with, work with, and understand dogs and what exactly they are trying to say, at all times.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 Dog Training
  • Part 1: Why Educate?
  • Part 2: The Wolf Pack Theory
  • Part 3: Modern Dog Training and Research
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 How Dogs Learn
  • Part 1: Variations in Learning Speed
  • Part 2: Types of Learning (Conditioning)
  • Part 3: Reinforcement and Punishment
  • Part 4: Escape and Avoidance Learning
  • Part 5: Vicarious Learning and Latent Learning
  • Part 6: Generalisation, Discrimination and Extinction
  • Part 7: Biological Factors
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 Observation and Communication
  • Part 1: Why is Observation So Important?
  • Part 2: Canine Communication
  • Part 3: Calming Signals
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 Reward and Reinforcement
  • Part 1: Positive Reinforcement
  • Part 2: Negative Reinforcement and Positive Punishment
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 Puppy Development & Training Classes
  • Part 1: Nature and Nurture
  • Part 2: Puppy Classes
  • Part 3: Puppy Farm Dogs
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 Training Skills
  • Part 1: Training Skills
  • Part 2: Learning in Context
  • Part 3: Basic Handling Video
  • Part 4: Clicker Training Video
  • Part 5: Lure and Capture Video
  • Part 6: Shaping Behaviour Video
  • Part 7: Wait Command Video
  • Part 8: Target Stick Command Video
  • Part 9: Loose Leash Video
  • Part 10: Come Back Command Video
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 Individual Consultations
  • Part 1: Separation Anxiety
  • Part 2: Behaviour Adjustment Therapy
  • Part 3: Aggression
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 Your Dog Training Future
  • Part 1: Your Dog Training Future
  • Part 2: Small Business Management
  • Part 3: Registering as a Sole Trader
  • Module 8 Assessment

Become a Professional Dog Trainer

The Dog Training Diploma Course also teaches you how you can use your new skills to help others, on a personal and professional basis, what you need to do in order to become a dog trainer and how to become as knowledgeable and professional as you possibly can be.

Whilst dog training is a self-regulated profession at the moment it’s important that you use this course as a base of knowledge then continue to study, all of the recommendations for further study will be described within the course and the information described within will certainly be a good start in a dog training career if that’s a route you wish to pursue.

This course will also work perfectly with our other related courses on canine nutrition, behaviour and holistic therapy.

Accreditations

The Dog Training 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.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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