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Understanding Canine Anxiety Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Learn the emotional, physiological, genetic and behavioural components of canine anxiety and how to apply this knowledge in recognising and treating canine anxiety.

For years, scientists debated whether animals experience emotions at all. Now it is widely accepted amongst ethologists that emotions are a biological phenomenon that animals experience and that they play a vital role in survival. You will learn the biology behind animal emotions...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Animal Emotions
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Do Animals Have Emotions?
  • Part 2: Why Do Animals Have Emotions? The Biology of Emotions
  • Part 3: What Emotions Do Animals Have?
  • Part 4: What Factors Influence Emotions?
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Anxiety
  • Part 1: What is Anxiety?
  • Part 2: What Types of Anxiety Exist?
  • Part 3: What is the Difference Between General Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders?
  • Part 4: What Factors Influence Anxiety?
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Physiology of Stress Systems
  • Part 1: What is Stress?
  • Part 2: What is Physiology and Why is it Important?
  • Part 3: The Sensory and Motor Systems
  • Part 4: How Do We Measure Stress in Animals?
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Neurobiology of Stress and Emotion
  • Part 1: What is Neurobiology and Why is it Important to Understanding Anxiety?
  • Part 2: What is Neuroendocrinology and Why is it Important to Anxiety?
  • Part 3: How is Anxiety Controlled by the Brain and Hormones?
  • Part 4: Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Social Attachments
  • Part 5: How Do These Systems Contribute to Anxiety Disorders?
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Part 1: What is Genetics and How is it Related to Anxiety?
  • Part 2: Domestication
  • Part 3: What is Epigenetics and How is it Related to Anxiety?
  • Part 4: How Do Genetics and Epigenetics Contribute to Anxiety Disorders?
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Personality
  • Part 1: What is Animal Personality?
  • Part 2: How Do You Measure Animal Personality?
  • Part 3: C-BARQ
  • Part 4: How is Personality Related to Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders?
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Dog Perception
  • Part 1: How Do Dogs See?
  • Part 2: How Do Dogs Hear?
  • Part 3: How Do Dogs Smell?
  • Part 4: How Do Dogs Experience Taste?
  • Part 5: How Do Dogs Experience Touch?
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Dog Behaviour
  • Part 1: What is Body Language?
  • Part 2: How Do We Decode the Body Language of Dogs?
  • Part 3: How Does a Dog Communicate Fear or Anxiety?
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Anxiety in Dogs
  • Part 1: What Types of Anxiety Do Dogs Experience?
  • Part 2: General Fearfulness or Anxiety
  • Part 3: Separation Anxiety
  • Part 4: Consequences of Anxiety in Dogs
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Treatment and Management of Anxiety in Dogs
  • Part 1: What is Behavioural Management and How Can it Treat Anxiety?
  • Part 2: Environmental Enrichment
  • Part 3: What Medications Treat Anxiety?
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Understanding Canine Anxiety Diploma Course has been designed to provide dog owners and caretakers with the tools to recognise, understand and address canine anxiety.

Canine anxiety is highly prevalent in domestic dog populations and can result in negative consequences such as problem behaviours, illness and injury, and possibly premature death. Understanding the science behind canine behaviour and anxiety is important for anyone interacting with dogs.

Accreditations

The Understanding Canine Anxiety 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 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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