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OFQUAL Regulated Dog Training Course
The Level 4 Diploma in Canine Training and Behaviour Management course is an OFQUAL regulated qualification. It is progression from the Level 3 Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification.
This qualification is aimed at those wishing to expand their knowledge of canine anatomy and physiology, training and behaviour, the role of exercise and nutrition and how to run dog training classes.
The subject of dog training is of great interest to many dog owners and those working or volunteering hands-on with dogs. Understanding dog body language, influences on behaviour and how dogs think is of great benefit to anyone dealing with dogs.
All careers working with dogs require an understanding of canine behaviour, including being able to interpret canine body language, recognising and dealing with unwanted behaviour and preventing problems from occurring. This understanding is appropriate for everyone in contact with dogs including dog owners, dog walkers, kennel workers, dog sitters, dog re-homers, animal welfare officers and of course dog behaviour practitioners.
This Level 4 qualification is for those wanting to embark on a career as a dog behaviour practitioner. If you only have limited understanding of how dogs learn this is the course to begin with. If you have no prior knowledge we would advise you begin with the level 3 course.
As with all of our theory courses, you are assigned your own personal tutor who will support and guide you throughout the course. All of our dog courses are written in consultation with behaviour experts, rescue workers and experienced tutors who all support force free training. We do not support aversive techniques or “tools” in any form and only use those techniques that are force free and are supported by science.
Human-animal interactions cause conflicts on an individual, local, national and international level and are increasingly subject to legal regulation.
The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has been man’s best friend and most loyal companion since antiquity. With a population spanning more than 500 million worldwide, dogs are the second most popular companion animal (after cats) on a global scale.
Dogs play multiple roles in our society; they are our beloved pets and companions and guard our homes from intruders; they provide their valuable services to the police and the military; they are used for guarding livestock; they are displayed in shows and take part in sports. Not all dogs are owned however; many dogs are stray, abandoned or in shelters. Others are used in experiments or illegal sports such as fighting. Since dogs are so deeply integrated into our human society, the need for a set of laws that will not only protect them from harm, but also promote their welfare, is imperative. At the same time, legislation needs to provide a framework that will protect people from dogs. This module of the Dog Training Course has the aim of providing information about the most up to date legislation relating to dogs in the UK. The learning material assumes little or no knowledge of dog law.