Dog Behaviour Course
AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Behaviour
Animal Activity Licensing Regulations 2018 OFQUAL
Do you own or work in Dog Kennels, Boarding Cattery, Dog Day Care or Dog Boarding?
Defra has recently introduced a significant change with the Animal Activity Licensing Regulations 2018.
As from 1st October 2018, staff working for Dog Kennels, Boarding Catteries, Dog Day Care or Dog Boarding must have must have clear evidence of knowledge and experience or a minimum of an OFQUAL regulated level 2 qualification in a relevant subject. The new regulations take effect on renewal or if your business is being brought into the scope of licensing for the first time.
Or, to meet the Higher Standard, a member of staff with a relevant OFQUAL regulated Level 3 qualification must be present during the working day.
The OFQUAL Approved AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Behaviour Qualification meets the new Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements for the basic standard requirements.
The OFQUAL Approved AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements for Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding Businesses.
The AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements for Boarding Catteries. This qualification will be available shortly for enrolments, please contact us to register your interest.
The City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Animal Management within a Pet Store Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements. This qualification will soon be offered by Animal Jobs Direct, please contact us to register your interest.
The AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Behaviour Qualification is aimed at those wishing to expand their knowledge of basic dog behaviour. This OFQUAL regulated qualification covers recognising and avoiding problem behaviour, recognising and interpreting canine body language and understanding the needs of dogs.
This is a Foundation dog behaviour course and suitable for dog owners, dog walkers and sitters, dog daycare operators, those wishing to pursue a career in dog training and behaviour.
On completion of the two components, learners will understand how to provide for a dog’s basic needs and prevent common health problems. They will know about different dog breeds and the importance of relationships with humans and will also carry out a health check on a canine.
Learners will also understand normal canine behaviour and be able to explain how to prevent welfare and behaviour issues through routines and appropriate force-free training. This qualification consists of 20 GLH. Successful completion of this dog behaviour course results in a regulated qualification.
Successful completion of this qualification leads to the AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare.
AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Behaviour Qualification
Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/1252/X
Principles of Canine Health and Welfare
This unit covers various dog breeds and common canine diseases and disorders.
The unit also looks at the minimum needs for dog in respect of welfare and the importance of relationships with humans.
Principles of Canine Behaviour and Training
This unit looks at normal canine behaviour and how to prevent problems.
It also discusses enrichment and force-free training, looking at how we should train dogs.
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 Award in Canine Health, Welfare and Behaviour Qualification is an entry level qualification to the subject of dog behaviour.
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