About

Master how to train your dog in a friendly and positive environment using reward-based principles. Receive the practical skills you need to correct bad habits and encourage good behavior, all while keeping your dog happy and stress free. 

Through this online dog training course based in animal psychology, you will understand what your dog is really thinking and become confident in both basic and advanced discipline techniques. 

This course includes basic dog obedience training, including clicker, crate, house and leash training as well as advanced training methods that will put you in command of any tough or awkward situations.

Requirements

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.

Lessons

Module 1: Dog Psychology

  • Debunking dominance theory
  • How a dog really thinks
  • Brain power
  • What every dog secretly craves 

Module 2: Basic Training - Theory

  • Learning objectives
  • Preventing conflict and anxiety
  • How dogs learn
  • Principles of reward-based training

Module 3: Basic Training - Practical

  • Introduction
  • Clicker training
  • House training
  • Sit
  • Lead walking
  • Recall
  • How to react to bad behavior

Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors

  • Anxiety and fear (See also: Separation anxiety)
  • Aggression
  • Bad manners
  • Barking
  • Begging
  • Digging
  • Food guarding
  • House soiling
  • Inter-dog tension
  • Jumping up
  • Leaving objects
  • Over excited dogs
  • Poor recall
  • Possessiveness
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Separation anxiety
  • Small dog syndrome

Module 5: Advanced Training

  • Bark/Quiet
  • Down/Drop
  • Come Away
  • Leave
  • Give/Drop
  • Look
  • No (vs attention seeking behavior)

Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy

  • Training
  • Guidance
  • Play
  • Relaxation
  • Praise

Career

Who is this course for

  • All pet owners who want to take better care of their dogs
  • Anyone who works with or volunteers with animals
  • Everyone who is interested in adopting a dog but is nervous they don’t have adequate dog behavior training skills

Career path

The knowledge in this course will prepare you for a career working with animals as a dog walker, pet sitter, dog trainer or animal rescue worker.

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognise your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognises the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Master how to train your dog in a friendly and positive environment using reward-based principles. Receive the practical skills you need to correct bad habits and encourage good behavior, all while keeping your dog happy and stress free. 

    Through this online dog training course based in animal psychology, you will understand what your dog is really thinking and become confident in both basic and advanced discipline techniques. 

    This course includes basic dog obedience training, including clicker, crate, house and leash training as well as advanced training methods that will put you in command of any tough or awkward situations.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Dog Psychology

    • Debunking dominance theory
    • How a dog really thinks
    • Brain power
    • What every dog secretly craves 

    Module 2: Basic Training - Theory

    • Learning objectives
    • Preventing conflict and anxiety
    • How dogs learn
    • Principles of reward-based training

    Module 3: Basic Training - Practical

    • Introduction
    • Clicker training
    • House training
    • Sit
    • Lead walking
    • Recall
    • How to react to bad behavior

    Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors

    • Anxiety and fear (See also: Separation anxiety)
    • Aggression
    • Bad manners
    • Barking
    • Begging
    • Digging
    • Food guarding
    • House soiling
    • Inter-dog tension
    • Jumping up
    • Leaving objects
    • Over excited dogs
    • Poor recall
    • Possessiveness
    • Pulling on the leash
    • Separation anxiety
    • Small dog syndrome

    Module 5: Advanced Training

    • Bark/Quiet
    • Down/Drop
    • Come Away
    • Leave
    • Give/Drop
    • Look
    • No (vs attention seeking behavior)

    Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy

    • Training
    • Guidance
    • Play
    • Relaxation
    • Praise

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • All pet owners who want to take better care of their dogs
    • Anyone who works with or volunteers with animals
    • Everyone who is interested in adopting a dog but is nervous they don’t have adequate dog behavior training skills

    Career path

    The knowledge in this course will prepare you for a career working with animals as a dog walker, pet sitter, dog trainer or animal rescue worker.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognise your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognises the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    13561 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited