CIDBT 4110 Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour

Course Info
This course provides all the general background information that someone interested in entering the dog-training and behaviour world will need as a foundation to work from and leading towards practical experience as you are encouraged to observe and participate in training classes and study trainers and their methods as well as the dogs they work with whilst undertaking this course. You will gain an insight into dog psychology, dog training, canine behaviour observation skills, understanding human / canine theoretical & practically based relationships and why dogs do what they do! You will study and learn from our own experts, frontline practitioners of dog behaviour and training. With theory merged with the real-world of practical dog training, in a way that no course material anywhere else achieves, you will learn to understand the domestic dog’s mind. Discover the real truth about the connection between dogs and wolves with experts who work hands-on with both wolves and dogs on a day-to-day basis
  • Study how, where and when domestication occurred
  • Study breed groups and research the origins of your chosen breed
  • Learn the basics of grooming, care & maintenance
  • Study diet & nutrition and how to keep your dog both physically and mentally stimulated
  • Learn how to shape behaviour and nurture a well-balanced dog
  • Learn about equipment – why there are so many options on the market and what their features and benefits are for specific dogs, owners and behaviours
  • Observe approaches to training using different methodologies
  • Study and evaluate training methods
  • Study and observe canine body language
  • Interview dog owners
  • Problem solve unwanted behaviour
  • Analyse the causes and contributing factors to a dog’s behaviour
  • Study Leadership Theory and common leadership practices
  • Learn important people skills, to include how to motivate change
  • Advise dog owners on what breed might best suit them
  • Provide puppy advice to owners
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Breakdown of your studies:

Phase 1 (Home Study)
Will involve research and study of canine domestication, origins, breed groups, and breed study

  • Personal experience with dogs
  • Domestication theories
  • Canine origins
  • Breed group identification
  • Breed specific study

Phase 2 (Home Study)
Will involve research and study of canine physiology, anatomy, grooming, maintenance, diet and general care, and canine communication

  • Canine physiology & anatomy
  • Grooming, maintenance, care, diet and nutrition requirements
  • Pet dog behaviour
  • Canine body language & posturing
  • Observations

Phase 3 (Home Study)
Will involve the research and study of dog training equipment and methods

  • DVD learning systems working with dogs and clients
  • Training equipment
  • Training methods
  • Interviews

Phase 4 (Home Study)
Will involve the research and study of dominance in dogs and leadership theories

  • Leadership theories understanding the dogs mind
  • Interviews and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Owner advice
  • Final essay

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You have the option to pay all in one go or over the course of 2 months.

Total £425.00


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CIDBT 4110 Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour

Helen McGuirl


“I was looking to change career’s and follow my passion into the dog industry.

I looked at many courses then I found CIBDT. I live up in the North East and these courses where down South. It was one of the best decisions I made and the travel just became part of an exciting journey.

I’ve lost count how many courses I took online and participant in classroom environments and practical workshops. I’ve met fellow students that have gone on to be life long friends.

Education has to be informative and reach everyone on a personal level. The environment has to be friendly, inviting and comfortable. These courses met all this criteria and more.

I’ve gone on to work with rescue’s and dog’s with behaviour struggles from traumatic backgrounds and experiences and writing behaviour modification plan’s for rehabilitation. My confidence grew by choosing these courses with CIBDT giving me the tools to choose my own path in the dog industry and giving me the opportunity to learn and enjoy at the same time.”

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