Canine Behaviour (Counselling)

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This course focuses in-depth on the psychological processes that might cause a dog’s behaviour to become problematic. Alongside the causes for these changes in behaviour, students will be taught a series of remedial techniques, and how they might go about giving the appropriate advice to owners experiencing problems with the behaviour of their dogs.

You’ll receive your first unit as soon as you enrol, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Category: Canine Level: Advanced Subject: Psychology

Our Support Promise

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course –
to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What You’ll Learn

Unit 1 

  • The work of the Behaviour Counsellor
  • The needs of the owner
  • Popular owner misconceptions
  • Dogs and their natural behaviours
  • What is ‘normal’?
  • Modern lifestyles and their effects on behaviour

Unit 2 

  • Canine communication methods
  • Breakdowns in communication between owner and dog
  • Stress and its effects
  • How neutering affects behaviour

Unit 3

  • The nutritional needs of the dog
  • Does diet affect behaviour?
  • Making changes and monitoring effects
  • Health and behavioural changes

Unit 4

  • Common behavioural problems – their causes, treatments and resolution
  • Continuing support for the owner
  • The need for confidentiality
  • Telephone advice

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this course. Simply study in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

Distance learning is designed to be flexible, but as a guide, students who can spend 4-6 hours a week studying tend to complete a single unit within a month.

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in Canine Behaviour: Counselling (Theory), graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.

You will also receive the Certificate of Achievement at Level 3 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards when you complete this course**.

This confirms that you have completed a validated training course at a recognised level of study.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise.

* The Animal Care College Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.

**ABC registration fees included.

What's Next

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress your career in the animal care sector, or better understand your own pet.

Once it’s completed, you may wish to further your study. If that’s the case, we’d suggest:

Advanced Canine/Feline Care

If you’d like to turn what you’ve learned into a career, or you’re wondering how best to apply it to your existing role, get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support team from 9am - 5pm.

Entry Requirements

You will need to complete the Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues short course.

You must have completed the Advanced Canine Psychology course or Diploma in Dog Training Class Instruction (Part 2) course or a similar level of study before undertaking this course.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are two ways you can enrol

Pay the total course fee of £395 in one sum and receive a voucher towards the cost of your next course

or

Pay a deposit of just £75, followed by 8 instalments of £40