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Professional Certificate in Dog Care and Training

Gain the Foundational Skills to Start Your Dream Career as a Professional Dog Trainer

Do you find yourself captivated by the world of dogs and their unique behaviours? Are you looking to enhance your skills in dog care, whether for your pet or as a professional? Have you ever wondered how to effectively train dogs by understanding their psychology? If these questions resonate with you, the Professional Certificate in Dog Care and Training is your gateway to becoming a canine expert.

Illustration of two people training a happy dog, demonstrating dog care and training techniques.
Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Self-paced. Approximately 500 hours to complete the course, which has five key modules made up of 49 lessons.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Dog Care
  • Dog Grooming
  • Dog Training
  • Pet Sitting
  • Dog Daycare
  • Dog Walking
  • Dog Boarding or Kennels
  • Pet Shops
  • Canine Behaviour
  • Dog Services and Products

Course Fees Include

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Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.

Assessments

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

About The Course

Unlock the Secrets of Dog Care and Training: Transform Your Passion into Expertise

Do you find yourself captivated by the world of dogs and their unique behaviours? Are you looking to enhance your skills in dog care, whether for your pet or as a professional? Have you ever wondered how to effectively train dogs by understanding their psychology? If these questions resonate with you, the Professional Certificate in Dog Care and Training is your gateway to becoming a canine expert.

This course encompasses five comprehensive modules. Module1: Dog Care, covers a wide spectrum of canine knowledge, from an introduction to dog care to in-depth insights into canine biology, health, and grooming. It delves into dog breeds, breeding techniques, and various dog services, providing a solid foundation in all aspects of dog care. Module 2: Dog Psychology and Training, takes you deeper into understanding the canine mind. Here, you'll explore the nature and scope of canine psychology, canine senses, natural behaviour, behavioural disorders, and effective training techniques. This module is crucial for anyone aspiring to train dogs, control their movement, or work with working dogs, offering both theoretical understanding and practical skills.

Then the Module 3: Animal Healthcare delves into the essentials of diagnosing, treating, and preventing health issues in pets and farm animals, equipping students with the knowledge to support veterinary practices and animal care facilities. Following this, the Module 4: Animal Grooming shifts focus to the aesthetic and hygienic care of animals, teaching techniques for maintaining the coat and skin, alongside grooming safety and business practices, preparing students for careers in pet grooming salons or entrepreneurial ventures. Lastly, the Module 5: Pet Food Business explores the intricacies of animal nutrition and the pet food industry, from production to regulation, offering insights into creating nutritious, safe, and marketable pet food products. Together, these modules provide a well-rounded education for those aiming to make a significant impact in various sectors of the animal care industry, from healthcare and grooming to nutrition and business management.

Upon completing this course, a range of career opportunities awaits. You'll be well-equipped for roles in dog care, grooming, training, pet sitting, dog daycare, walking and boarding. Opportunities in pet shops, canine behaviour, and dog services and products also become attainable. Are you ready to take the first step towards a career that combines your love for dogs with professional skills? Enquire today and turn your canine passion into a rewarding profession.

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