CIDBT 6005 The Advanced Dog Training Instructor
This module is a natural progression from CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills and Management. This module is designed to enhance knowledge gained so far.
To become an advanced dog training instructor you would have to be an experienced dog trainer-instructor and have had the experience in instructing other trainers how to train.
The Advanced Dog Training Instructor will need to learn and have an understanding in people skills, people psychology skills and body language awareness as well as many varied and diverse training skills. The Dog Training Instructor will have been formally trained in training the trainer (the person training the dog) (both puppy and dog) as well as having been themselves a training assistant /instructor working with or alongside a more experienced instructor as part of their mentoring process.
As an Advanced Instructor, administration and planning skills will be essential as part of the role of the advanced Instructor, which will involve session planning, administrative duties, along with mentoring and coaching skills.
As such, as an absolute minimum to complete this module, you must have at least one year’s training experience and have completed the CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills and Management module (or equivalent) along with further year’s practical hands on experience in giving instruction within the arena of dog training.
Comprising of Four phases you will learn about things such as; mentoring and coaching, people learning styles, de-brief skills, how best to communicate with other instructors to enhance their skills and abilities, and how to increase the dog’s learning ability for effective results.
Phase 1 (Home Study)
As part of your learning journey for phase one you’re required to conduct secondary research via the Internet, library and other sources such as books and journals on specific methods used for instruction and the control of multiple trainers and their dogs.
This phase will provide you with an opportunity to research teaching styles. Provide a detailed analysis of your existing experience in the professional dog training environment. Provide a detailed breakdown of your basic training; experience and appraisé of your learnt skills in your role as an Instructor thus far, describe your understanding about how dogs learn v, human learning process. Explain your understanding of the role of an Instructor within the Dog Training & Behaviour profession.
Phase 2 (Home Study)
This phase will look at understanding more about communication skills between humans in relation to how we train dog’s and in particular the Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) and how this form of learning helps the Advanced Dog Training Instructor. Researching about Listening skills, Transitional Analysis (TA) and its relevance for effective communication with the dog trainer, better understanding the human aspect of dog training instruction, including the importance of good and effective interpersonal skills, listening skills, and understanding empathy with dog owners and clients alike.
Phase 3 (Workshop)
Two day practical workshop will be an intensive, but fun two days covering teaching techniques which will include some class room input.
Students are expected to bring a dog with them and will be sent a form to complete about their dog. The workshop is held at the Kennel Club Building. Practical dog training and instructional skills and advancing training instruction, this will be primarily outdoors with a small amount of classroom time.
Putting into practice your understanding of giving and receiving instruction, giving and receiving feedback from your peers (hands on practical exercise in the presence of students and dogs).
Phase 4 (Home Study)
As part of your learning journey and having completed your three phases of the Advanced Instructors course you will be required to do a reflective essay on the course in its entirety, covering its content and the skills that you have learnt throughout, including the two day workshop experience with in which you will have participated in. This reflective essay should include the research and practical elements of all three phases. You will then submit your completed learning outcomes journal at conclusion of all four modules.