Unit # 1
This unit explores the fundamental principles of evolution, the origin of Canis Familiaris and the process of domestication. Gain an understanding of the science of Ethology and behaviourism and their relevance to the domestic dog
Unit # 2
Learn about the emotional and physical need of dogs and the role humans play in the development of unwanted behaviour. This unit also explores the subjects of appropriate play and exercise and positive socialisation.
Unit # 3
The internal environment
This unit takes in depth look at the role of the brain, various body systems, emotions and medical conditions in relation to canine behaviour. The biology of aggression is also covered in this unit.
Unit # 4
The external environment
This unit considers the role of genetics in the development of canine behaviour. Learn about the implications of the dominance myth and the difference between instinctive and learned behaviour.
Unit # 5
Multiple canine management
This unit considers ways of managing multiple canines and looks at some of the problems that may be experienced in a home environment.
Unit # 6
Many dogs have working roles; this unit considers those working in animal assisted intervention, assistance dogs and other roles in a human society.
Unit # 7
Reducing canine stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety often underpin many unwanted behaviour problems. This unit takes an in depth look at the role of stress and anxiety and strategies to manage and improve welfare.
Unit # 8
Normal and maladaptive aggression
Learn about bite inhibition and understand the risk factors associated with human-dog aggression.
This unit explores the various categories of aggression, functionality and canine communication.
Unit # 9
This unit explores how to use essential tools for data collection. Learn how to use a functional analysis and create a learning environment for dogs.
Unit # 10
Working with aggression cases
This unit considers the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines and the role of the behaviour practitioner.
Unit # 11
Canine behaviour change
Learn about the principle components of a behaviour change programme. The unit also explores the application of learning theory in behaviour cases and how behaviourists can ensure a successful behaviour modification plan.
Unit # 12
Online live lectures/webinars
As part of this qualification, we include online live lectures/webinars that are interactive, informative and participatory.
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 potential gait problems by analysing canine movement
- learn how to create a connection with an individual dog
- learn handling using force and fear free methods
- assess the correct method of training for an individual dog
- use force and fear free methods at all times
- use loose lead using force and fear free methods
- recognise the emotional state of canines
Canine Behaviour Practitioner Course
This qualification has been designed to provide learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of canine welfare, behaviour and training. It provides the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to develop a career as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.
This course explores the practical side of behaviour consultations, working with dogs and owners, as well as the main influences on behaviour. The Level 5 qualification forms part of the career path in the dog behaviour field and is essential for those wanting to work with clients and their dogs.
We advise completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training Management before enrolment on this Level 5 qualification.
Successful completion of this Level 5 Dog Behaviourist course will ensure acceptance onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management.
The Level 5 Dog Behaviour Practitioner Diploma is an Ofqual regulated qualification. It is progression from the Level 4 Dog Behaviour, Psychology and Training Diploma course. This level 5 qualification is aimed at those who wish to work as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner and is the required entry for our Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Additional learning, discussion and peer support is provided through our active private Facebook group and bi-annual group study days.
This qualification is set at Foundation Degree level.
As well as a level 4 qualification, you will also need a good level of English and Maths for entry.
Students will be able to progress into employment within the animal care sector. They will also be able to progress onto a Level 6 Applied Canine Behaviour Management qualification or other relevant, higher study.
Entrance Criteria: Learners will have completed an industry recognised Level 4 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an animal related qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age. Please note that if Learners are unable to provide this evidence within 6 weeks of enrolment, they will not be able to continue their studies and there will be no entitlement to refund.
This Dog Behaviourist Diploma course has been designed for those who want to work with dogs in the areas of behaviour and training. This course looks at the practical side of behaviour consultations, working with dogs and owners, as well as the main influences on behaviour.
Successful completion of this Level 5 qualification will ensure acceptance onto our highly sought after Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Students will learn about the emotional and physical needs of dogs and how to apply learning theories in behaviour modification. Genetics and evolution are looked at in depth, and how physiology can influence and affect behaviour. The course includes a look at the latest research and developing techniques that can be incorporated into a behaviour modification plan and various case studies.
Why do we have entry requirements?
Entry requirements are set by the Awarding Organisation, and ensure that anyone enrolling onto a qualification has the foundations of knowledge and academic study requirements to enable them to progress onto the appropriate level of study.
What happens if I don’t meet the entry criteria?
Don’t worry! We offer the qualification that you need to meet the entry requirements, you can take the levels as a package.
What can be used as acceptable evidence of entry requirements?
Acceptable evidence that can be taken by us are:
- Qualification certificates with transcripts (lists of units taken)
- Confirmation from college/ university of achievement (including Awarding Organisation, qualification title, level and units) if certificates are not yet processed.