Canine Behavior & Training Diploma Course
19:00 - 23:59
Course Overview This course provides a twelve week introduction to animal behaviors and dog training techniques. Students then will use the practical knowledge they have learned and put it in place during practical sessions. The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the Domestic Dog; their domestication, breed varieties, methods of communication, ways of learning and potential behavioural issues as well as exploring training history, training terminology, equipment, developing training skills and investigating specific training methods used in dog training organisations. Here at the DSPCA we use our Train With Kindness method which will be used throughout all practical sessions. You will recieve weekly homework & assignments which must be completed & submitted by the date given by your teacher. MORE INFO ABOUT CANINE BEHAVIOR & TRAINING COURSE Fee: €650 Early Bird: €600.00 Book before 31st May 2018 Duration: 12 weeks, 2 hour per week Assessment: Combination of theoretical and practical Prerequisites: None Award: DSPCA Advanced Diploma Start Date: Thursday, 6th September 2018 End Date: Thursday, 22nd November 2018 Graduation: TBC Topics: Study Skills Evolution/History Physiology Canine Communication Canine Learning Training Methods Increasing Interaction Equipment Health Nature vs Nurture Location: DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 Content This course aims to give a full introductory overview of the modern canine, looking at such topics as core physiology, evolution and canine learning theory. Once we have a clearer picture of what makes our dogs, we move into covering topics such as canine communication and models of behaviour. We will use the theory knowledge you have learned and put it in place during practical sessions. Assessment This course consists of severel assignments. Each module will be assessed via one of the following: Multiple Choice Quizzes (MCQs); short written discussion; short-answer exam and practical examinations. Each component of assessment must be passed to complete the course. The specific requirements for each piece of assessment will be clearly marked on the module descriptor. There will always be an instructor available to help with any questions or worries you have as you go through this course and the material has been designed to be as clear and thorough as possible. Career Opportunities & Progression This programme is designed as a short introduction with only a small practical component. It does not qualify you to become a dog trainer or behaviourist. It does, however provide a solid grounding to allow the learner to make decisions on whether or not to pursue such a career. You can progress onto our Pet Boarding & Dog Training Internship Programme where you will assist in dog training classes with our Senior Trainers & gain hands on experience working in our boarding facility. Majority off our staff are all past internship students. Class Policies Courses are non-refundable.