Caring For Your Dog

Enrolment will be valid for 1 year
Study mode Online theory
Start Date Anytime
Entry Criteria Open to anyone over the age of 8
Assessment Method Short Multiple choice Questions at the end of each unit
Units 2

Course fees £49

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Course Description

This course on Caring For Your Dog will give learners an overview on how to give your pet dog the best quality of life. It is designed for learners aged 8 – 14 but is suitable for anyone wanting basic dog care information.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the behaviour of your dog and how to understand how they might be feeling. This will help you learn how to interact your dog and care for them in a way that keeps them happy and safe.

The course also looks at what a dog needs to be happy. You will explore areas like rest, exercise and playtime! You will learn skills such as how to groom your dog and how to give your dog a health check.

Once you have completed the course you will have the basic understanding needed to feel confident in looking after your dog and giving them a good life.

Unit # 1

Understanding Dog and Owner Behaviour

Learn about:

  • Why people have dogs
  • How to understand what your dog is feeling
  • How to interact with your dog

Unit # 2

How to Care for your Dog

Learn about:

  • What we need to offer dogs
  • How to keep your dog healthy

Some facts about Dogs

Dogs can play many different roles in our lives. Most commonly they are kept as pets and are seen as beloved family members. Studies have found that dog owners keep dogs for a variety of reasons, ranging from:

  • Lower Stress
  • Improved Sociability
  • Enhancing Childhood
  • Encouraging Exercise
  • Supporting Dementia Care
  • Speeding Recovery
  • Lowering Blood Pressure

Dog Breeds

The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. It is the oldest recognised kennel club in the world. Its role is to oversee various canine activities including dog shows, dog agility and working trials. It also operates the national register of pedigree dogs in the United Kingdom and currently recognises 218 different breeds of dogs!

The Kennel Club registration system divides dogs into seven breed groups. The Kennel Club Groups are:

  • Toy
  • Hound
  • Gundog
  • Terrier
  • Utility
  • Working
  • Pastoral

How you choose which breed is right for you and your family will depend on things like where you live, how old the children in your household are, how much time you have to devote to your dog’s needs and your budget. You will want to consider the breed’s temperament, size and energy levels.

The Golden Retriever is often top of the list when choosing a family pet. They are known for being confident, intelligent, kind and loyal. They are not aggressive and are usually extremely patient, which makes them a perfect match for children and families. But whichever breed you choose, a pet dog is sure to enhance your life!

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