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Dog Behavior & Training

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Live with a happy dog and build a strong bond with him by training with rewards, not punishment. Your furry friend will love you instead of fear you


Learn practical training skills, how to correct bad behaviors, and advanced training techniques for making you and your dog happy

Get inside your dog’s mind to reap the results of reward-based dog training. Through an understanding of dog psychology you move onto motivating your best buddy using rewards and how to cope with bad behavior, as well as learning a lexicon of basic commands.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Included in the course is how to crate train and how to clicker train. In addition you’ll understand the motivation behind problem behaviors such as barking and digging, and learn how to correct them. And finally, the ‘Advanced commands’ teaches you vital training cues that give you control in tricky situations.

This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to better understand the behaviour of dogs, how to properly care for and train dogs, and to any learner who is interested in pet care as a future industry to work in.

This is also a great resource for those who would like to own dogs and want to provide the highest level of care for their pets.

Candidates with an interest in working with dogs
Anyone interested in a career in dog rescue, pet sitting, dog walking, or dog training
Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals
Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Module 1: Dog Psychology
  • 1.1 Debunking dominance theory
  • 1.2 How a dog really thinks
  • 1.3 Brain power
  • 1.4 What every dog secretly craves
Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
  • 2.1 Learning objectives
  • 2.2 Preventing conflict and anxiety
  • 2.3 How dogs learn
  • 2.4 Principles of reward-based training
Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Clicker training
  • 3.3 Crate training
  • 3.4 House training
  • 3.5 Sit
  • 3.6 Lead walking
  • 3.7 Recall
  • 3.8 How to react to bad behavior
Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
  • 4.1 Anxiety and fear (See also: Separation anxiety)
  • 4.2 Aggression
  • 4.3 Bad manners
  • 4.4 Barking
  • 4.5 Begging
  • 4.6 Digging
  • 4.7 Food guarding
  • 4.8 House soiling
  • 4.9 Inter-dog tension
  • 4.10 Jumping up
  • 4.11 Leaving objects
  • 4.12 Over excited dogs
  • 4.13 Poor recall
  • 4.14 Possessiveness
  • 4.15 Pulling on the leash
  • 4.16 Separation anxiety
  • 4.17 Small dog syndrome
Module 5: Advanced Training
  • 5.1 Bark/Quiet
  • 5.2 Down/Drop
  • 5.3 Come Away
  • 5.4 Leave
  • 5.5 Give/Drop
  • 5.6 Look
  • 5.7 NO (vs attention seeking behavior)
Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
  • 6.1 Training
  • 6.2 Guidance
  • 6.3 Play
  • 6.4 Relaxation
  • 6.5 Praise

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

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Step 2

Study

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Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

Module 1: Dog Psychology
  • 1.1 Debunking dominance theory
  • 1.2 How a dog really thinks
  • 1.3 Brain power
  • 1.4 What every dog secretly craves
Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
  • 2.1 Learning objectives
  • 2.2 Preventing conflict and anxiety
  • 2.3 How dogs learn
  • 2.4 Principles of reward-based training
Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Clicker training
  • 3.3 Crate training
  • 3.4 House training
  • 3.5 Sit
  • 3.6 Lead walking
  • 3.7 Recall
  • 3.8 How to react to bad behavior
Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
  • 4.1 Anxiety and fear (See also: Separation anxiety)
  • 4.2 Aggression
  • 4.3 Bad manners
  • 4.4 Barking
  • 4.5 Begging
  • 4.6 Digging
  • 4.7 Food guarding
  • 4.8 House soiling
  • 4.9 Inter-dog tension
  • 4.10 Jumping up
  • 4.11 Leaving objects
  • 4.12 Over excited dogs
  • 4.13 Poor recall
  • 4.14 Possessiveness
  • 4.15 Pulling on the leash
  • 4.16 Separation anxiety
  • 4.17 Small dog syndrome
Module 5: Advanced Training
  • 5.1 Bark/Quiet
  • 5.2 Down/Drop
  • 5.3 Come Away
  • 5.4 Leave
  • 5.5 Give/Drop
  • 5.6 Look
  • 5.7 NO (vs attention seeking behavior)
Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
  • 6.1 Training
  • 6.2 Guidance
  • 6.3 Play
  • 6.4 Relaxation
  • 6.5 Praise

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I really enjoyed doing the course. I love learning and love being at home so these courses are ideal. Having several dogs meant it was a no brainer to take the course relating to something I love.  

Christina Louks - Ireland

Spurred me to think outside the box. User-friendly website, easy to access. Clear concise instructions. In-depth subject knowledge. Stephen Jewell - United Kingdom

I am hoping to train and work with dogs and these courses are well put together and easy to follow.

Tracy Sweetman

I thoroughly enjoyed studying this course and my previous course with you. I find the content very good and easy to understand. I also think the way the courses are set out makes studying them enjoyable, and the site easy to navigate. I will definitely be looking for my next course very soon.

Karen Cutsforth - United Kingdom

Happy with the course and feeling more confident. It covered what I wanted for working with dogs.

Janice White - United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was worried l would not complete in the 60 days as required, but this was an incentive to crack on and get it done.

Christine Campbell - United Kingdom

I really enjoyed doing the course. I love learning and love being at home so these courses are ideal. Having several dogs meant it was a no brainer to take the course relating to something I love.  

Christina Louks - Ireland

Spurred me to think outside the box. User-friendly website, easy to access. Clear concise instructions. In-depth subject knowledge. Stephen Jewell - United Kingdom

I am hoping to train and work with dogs and these courses are well put together and easy to follow.

Tracy Sweetman

I thoroughly enjoyed studying this course and my previous course with you. I find the content very good and easy to understand. I also think the way the courses are set out makes studying them enjoyable, and the site easy to navigate. I will definitely be looking for my next course very soon.

Karen Cutsforth - United Kingdom

Happy with the course and feeling more confident. It covered what I wanted for working with dogs.

Janice White - United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was worried l would not complete in the 60 days as required, but this was an incentive to crack on and get it done.

Christine Campbell - United Kingdom

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