Do you love dogs, or dream of working as a dog trainer? If so, then our 100-hr dog psychology course is perfect for you. You will learn about canine psychology, senses, dog training, dog obedience, solving behavioral disorders, and much more in this online course. If you are interested in more dog training courses, you may browse through our Dog Care course or our Advanced Certificate in Animal Behaviour if you are passionate about other animals as well.
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There are 9 lessons in this course:
1. Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
A brief history of the canine evolution
2. Canine Senses
Understanding canine communication
3. Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
Suckling and Weaning
Eating and Drinking
4. Canine Behavioural Development
Nature or Nuture
Canine Temperament Testing
How Breeds Differ
5. Canine Behavioural Disorders
Attention Seeking Behaviour
Chasing moving objects
Excessive compulsive disorders
Calming a dog
6. Basic Dog Training
The use of visual signals
The use of voice commands
The use of training aids
7. Dog Obedience Training
Practical Training Techniques
Bark on Signal
8. Controlling a Dogs Movement
Territorial nature of dogs
Walking on a lead/leash
Pet Registration and Licensing
Controlling Killing Wildlife
9. Training Working Dogs
Training for scent discrimination or substance detection
Training for retrieving
Controlling attacks on animals and people
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe how canine animals think and discuss the relevance of understanding canine psychology to people.
- Explain how canine animals communicate and formulate an understanding of possible ways that a human may communicate with a dog.
- Understand behaviours that are natural and predictable in canines and learn to recognise and understand signals that dogs give.
- Explain how dogs develop behavioural characteristics throughout stages of their life.
- Describe commonly occurring behavioural problems in dogs.
- Develop a program for training a new pet dog when it is brought into a household. • Explain how to train a dog to perform predetermined actions upon command.
- Describe how the movement of dogs can be controlled, both through training and other methods.
- Describe how dogs can be trained to perform tasks required as a working dog, including a sheep dog, tracking dog, blind dog or substance detection dog.