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Introduction to Canine Psychology (Level 1)
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Course Summary:

This course is the perfect starting point for the dog lover and aspiring canine care professional, giving students the opportunity to better understand their companion, or lay the groundwork for a career in canine care.

Over four units, you’ll study everything from puppyhood, to the relationships of adult dogs, forming a basis for improved interactions with and understanding of 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.

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 will Learn

Unit 1 

Relationships:

  • Natural behaviours
  • Pack rules – the modern view
  • Early learning
  • Fun and games

Unit 2 

Food and exercise:

  • What the dog needs
  • Different feeding methods
  • A little about labels
  • When and how to make changes in the diet
  • The value of exercise

Unit 3

Building the bond:

  • Early influences
  • The stages of puppyhood
  • Coping with the juvenile and adolescent dog
  • Training for everyday life
  • The special needs of the rescue dog

Unit 4

Problem behaviour:

  • What is problem behaviour?
  • Health effects on behaviour
  • Owner error
  • The question of punishment
  • Some ways of putting things right