This unit explores the body language of both dogs and humans involved in training. Learn about the stress in canines and how to spot the signs of stress.
Learn about the basic care of dogs, including health, handling, nutrition and care of dogs in kennels.
This unit explores care routines, appropriate canine handling methods, how to ensure good canine welfare and canine nutrition. Students will also learn how to reduce and manage stress for dogs in kennels and foster homes.
Learn how to carry out emergency aid and basic first aid. This unit also includes information about how to carry out health checks on dogs.
Learn about the causes of the most common canine behaviour problems and how to solve them. Students will explore recent research and development in dog behaviour and expected behaviours for breeds.
Students will investigate the laws surrounding dogs and disabilities. This unit includes information about disability and accessibility law as well as custodianship as opposed to ownership in legal terms.
Students undertaking this unit will look at different types of disabilities that they could encounter when working as an Assistance Dog Trainer.
Learn how disability affects training and how to train from the point of view of the individual
Students will also gain an understanding of the human-animal bond.
Students will look at how dogs learn, and how to motivate dogs to learn. Learn about adaptability including multiple handlers and environmental changes.
Gain an understanding of the importance of enrichment and off lead exercise. Learn about marker training and recall, natural dog behaviours, play styles and positive reinforcement.
Students completing this unit will learn how to manage volunteers as an integral part of the Assistance Dog Training process.
Learn how to train volunteers when fostering dogs. Gain an understanding of the client matching process.
Students will investigate the behaviour of puppies including how to manage behaviour and training from a young age.
Learn how to rectify behaviour issues and how to habituate puppies to prevent problems.
Students will explore how to assess the needs of the dog, including how to provide support.
Learn how to assess dogs’ support needs and how to interpret formal reports concerning clients and dogs.
Online training negates the need for travel or overnight accommodation in many cases and also allows access to overseas students.
The teaching for this unit ensures your learning meets the assessment criteria for the qualification
You will still learn skills that will enable you to:
recognise the emotional state of canines
prepare a dog for Assistant Dog Trainer work
apply a harness and lead using force and fear free methods
use clicker/marker training with dogs
use force and fear free methods at all times
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.
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