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Canine Science and Dog Training Level 3

Open Study College
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649 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

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Canine Science

Level 3:

Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the canine

  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog

Unit 2: Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves

  • Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
  • The major similarities between dogs and wolves
  • The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
  • The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding

Unit 3: Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn

  • Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
  • The importance of canine communication
  • How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
  • The history of dog training

Unit 4: Canines in society

  • The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
  • The changing role of the dog in society
  • The importance of dogs as pets
  • The importance of working dogs

Unit 5: Correct nutrition

  • The purpose of good nutrition
  • The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
  • The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
  • The importance of correct life-stage nutrition

Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses

  • The function and role of the special senses
  • The adaptation of the special senses
  • The differences between sight and scent hounds
  • Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses

Dog Training

Level 3:

Unit 1: The history of dog training

  • Development of dog training
  • Problems with dog training methods
  • Principles and objectives
  • Legislation

Unit 2: Learning theory and communication

  • Learning theories
  • Assumptions and unconscious beliefs
  • Dynamics of communication
  • Communication

Unit 3: Dog; mechanisms of learning and behaviour, body language and bond building

  • Mechanisms
  • Learn to earn
  • Dogs body language
  • Building bonds

Unit 4: puppy training and beyond

  • Welcoming a new puppy
  • Socialisation and habitulisation
  • Developmental deadlines
  • Canine adolescence
  • Housetraining

Unit 5: Teaching basic exercises, praise and reward and recognising stress in dogs and owners

  • Teaching tricks
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Clicker training works
  • Stress

Unit 6: UK Rally, fly ball, agility and other dog sports

  • UK Rally
  • Obedience
  • Agility
  • Tracking and training

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74.90 totalling 749

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