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Continued Professional Development
This course counts for 10 hours CPD
The Dog Behaviour Course explores natural canine behaviours and their purpose.
Canine Behaviour and Body Language
Learn about the domestication of the dog. Gain an understanding about natural canine behaviours and their purpose.
The module also examines canine body language.
Gain an understanding about what a dog needs including environmental enrichment, and how to avoid problem behaviours.
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)
Dogs have been closely connected with humans for many thousands of years. As a result of the close connection, people have wanted dogs to do certain jobs for them. So, a range of breeds have appeared each planned to be good at a particular job. Enrichment is important for all breeds and it means exactly what it says: making their life richer through giving a dog exciting things to do. Giving a dog something to do and to look forward to, could be the most rewarding part of your work caring for dogs. You should see changes in a dog such as more confidence, less unhappiness, less aggression even and that would be your achievement and work.
Dogs most certainly are an intelligent species. However, they do not have the ability to understand human spoken language. If you think about it, people expect an awful lot from their dogs in this respect. Dogs are told they are ‘naughty’, to ‘stop it’, to ‘come in from the garden immediately’ and ‘we will go for a walk in a bit’ etc. etc. Dogs are humanised in this way. This does not mean though, they can understand what is being communicated. Unfortunately, it is common practice to punish a dog when they do not listen to what we tell them verbally. However, TONE of voice can have an enormous influence on how a dog perceives your communication So, what other “signals” should be looked for when a dog is trying to communicate with a human? Canine body language is something we can only learn to understand by observing dogs as much as possible. The signals they use are often very subtle and easy to miss if you do not know what to look for. Behavioural problems are NOT a problem to the dog. Rather, they are unwanted behaviours to humans. This fascinating Level 2 Dog Behaviour Course is an entry level course to the subject of dog behaviour.