Dog Psychology and Training Course (Distance Learning)

By: ACS Distance Education  14/07/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

DOG TRAINING AND PSYCHOLOGY COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING Discover how dogs think and apply that to training and managing the behaviour of dogs. Lesson Structure There are 9 lessons in this course: 1. Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology o A brief history of the canine evolution o Self-domestication o Canine industries 2. Canine Senses o Understanding canine communication o Sight o Body Language o Smell o Sound o Elimination Postures 3. Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour o Social Structure o Social Behaviour o Aggression o Clinical Problems o Biological Rhythms o Sleep o Sexual Behaviour o Maternal Behaviour o Parturition o Suckling and Weaning o Eating and Drinking 4. Canine Behavioural Development o Nurture o Sensitive Periods o Neurological Development o Canine Temperament Testing o How Breeds Differ 5. Canine Behavioural Disorders o Attention Seeking Behaviour o Excessive barking o Chewing o Running away o Chasing moving objects o Begging o Digging o Separation anxiety o Aggression o Phobias o Excessive compulsive disorders o Cognitive Dysfunction o Calming a dog 6. Basic Dog Training o Forming habits o Conditioning o Classical Conditioning o Operant Conditioning o Socialisation o House training o The use of visual signals o The use of voice commands o The use of training aids 7. Dog Obedience Training o Practical Training Techniques o Recall o Sit o Stand o Drop o Leave o Down o Stay o Heel o Seek o Retrieve o Bark on Signal 8. Controlling a Dogs Movement o Territorial nature of dogs o Fencing o Dog doors o Kennels o Exercise requirements o Socialisation requirements o Walking on a lead/leash o Electronic barriers o Microchips o Pet Registration and Licensing o Controlling Killing Wildlife 9. Training Working Dogs o Training for scent discrimination or substance detection o Training for retrieving o Guarding o Hearing dogs o Herding o Tracking o Controlling attacks on animals and people Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Pet-Care/DOG-PSYCHOLOGY-AND-TRAINING-BAG221-721.aspx

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