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2 months
146 GBP
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Solihull
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Course description

This course is for dog enthusiasts who want to learn more about our canine companions - for personal interest or for work. It provides opportunities for you and your dog to learn together in and out of the classroom. The course supports the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour.

There are three units - you can complete one, two or all three units. Each unit runs for 9 weeks. Unit 1: Canine Behaviour - Origins and history of the dog and the effects of human selection, The role of dogs in society. Drives and breed differences, Canine social structure and communication and Understanding mental health and stress; Unit 2: Canine Health and Welfare - Health and illness, First aid, Preventative health care and Grooming and nutrition; Unit 3 Teaching Dogs - How dogs learn, Planning reward-based training sessions, Evaluating teaching and learning and Practical training.

This is a vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Science and Mathematics (SSA 2). There are a variety of written and practical assignments to be completed each term. There are no exams. Past students of this course have used the skills acquired to help them run dog training classes, grooming businesses and to help at local dog training clubs. Further courses include higher education courses in canine behaviour or specialisms such as grooming.

Suitability - Who should attend?

You must own a dog or have access to another dog to train on a regular basis.

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Solihull College & University Centre

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Solihull College and University Centre

Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB Solihull

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