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Understanding the Family Dog (Level 1)
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Course Summary:

This course has been designed to help dog owners develop a deeper understanding of their dog. Whether you’re a first-time owner looking to learn, or you’ve had dogs before and want to build a deeper connection, this course is for you.

Over four units, students will cover all bases when it comes to caring for their dog, including diet, dominance and training.

We send your first unit upon enrolment, 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

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 

  • Returning to learning
  • Evolution of the dog
  • Dominance theory explained

Unit 2 

  • Natural behaviours
  • The dog’s sense, communication
  • Man’s use of the dog

Unit 3

  • Basic training
  • Training exercises
  • What a dog needs to be taught and why
  • A brief explanation of lure and reward
  • Clicker training

Unit 4

  • Health checks
  • Promoting good health
  • Food and a basic understanding of the contents
  • How diet affects behaviour