Dog Behaviour Training Practical Course

4 Day Dog Behaviour and Training Course

4 Day Dog Behaviour and Training Course

Course Price:  £850

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

Course Learning Outcomes:

1.  Understand roles and responsibilities

2.  Demonstrate ability to assess training needs

3.  Recognise behaviour problems, understand how to change them and apply correct learning principles, using force free methods.

4.  Understand and demonstrate how to provide behaviour advice to clients

5.  Understand how to teach dogs new  cues, using force free, relationship based methods

6.  Understand welfare and the importance of keeping everyone safe during behaviour modification

7.  Demonstrate how to provide mental, physical and environmental stimulation

8.  Demonstrate handling techniques for various behaviour problems and how to teach alternative, incompatible behaviours

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4 Day Practical Dog Course

Behaviour Training Practical  Course

This unique 4 day practical behaviour training practical course has been developed to enable those seeking a career with dogs to gain intensive hands on training and behaviour experience with a variety of dogs.

You will spend 4 intensive days with a practising Dog Behaviourist and Trainer who also has a special interest in working with Rescue dogs. This course is run on a one to one training basis with real behavioural consultations, providing the very best way to gain dog behavioural knowledge and hands-on training and experience with dogs.

This is an essential course for anyone wanting to train as a canine behaviour practitioner.  You will gain hands on experience while shadowing a qualified practitioner and learn force free handling skills and techniques.

You will spend one day working with rescue dogs assessing their training needs and providing foundation exercises to build connection with the handler and how to provide mental stimulation.  The remaining three days will be spent shadowing a qualified and experienced canine behaviour practitioner on behaviour consultations and helping to prepare behaviour plans.

We only promote ethical, welfare orientated force free methods.

You will gain a wealth of experience from this course from assessing dog behaviour, preparing training plans and behaviour plans as well as hands on experience of training dogs.

Location: Holbeach, Lincs or Edinburgh

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      This course counts for 32 hours CPD

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Day 1  

This first day covers the following:

  • Setting up dog training classes, what to include etc
  • How to set up a hall for classes
  • Two hour practical dog training, working with 4 different dogs, teaching basic obedience
  • Critical observation on training techniques

Day 2

The day includes a minimum of a 3 hour live behaviour consultation.

Learn how to prepare a behaviour modification plan that clients will be able to use.

You will also learn more about canine body language, calming signals and functional reward training as well as how to deal with dog to dog aggression. 

Day 3

Shadow a 3 hour behaviour consultation.  Help prepare a behaviour modification plan for the clients to follow.

Day 4

The fourth day of this dog behaviour and training course involves a dog training session and behaviour consultation.

You will also learn more about canine body language, calming signals and functional reward training as well as how to deal with dog to dog aggression. 

Finally, observe a practical BAT set up session with a rescue dog.

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How do dogs learn?

Very easily if we teach them properly!

 If dogs do something that brings a positive reward (positive consequence), it increases the possibility that they will do it again.  If they do something that doesn't bring a reward, it increases the possibility that they will not do it again. 

All animals learn through, or perform for rewards - including humans!

 Dog training has changed enormously in recent decades, the early trainers played a critical role in developing the world of dog training.  Understanding these trainers and the scientific principles they were learning from has brought us where we are today.

For decades operant conditioning researchers developed and tested their theories.  At the same time trainers were busy teaching animals new skills.  These trainers were often completely unaware that there was a science related to what they were doing.

The science is called operant conditioning.  Understanding reinforcement is key to understanding how learning takes place.  Each day is made up of a series of behaviours that are either reinforced or not reinforced.

Dogs communicate with us all the time.  Many problems occur when we miss their communications or simply do not understand what they are saying.  People often misunderstand the language of the dog or apply our own interpretations. In order to work with dogs and their owners we need to be fluent in our understanding. Throughout this course great attention to body language is promoted and observed – orientation, any muscular tension, is the body curving or straight?  How flexible is the movement, angle of the body/head?  Has their breathing rate increased or blink rate?  Does the dog move slowly, with rhythm?