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1Course Overview

Canine Science and Dog Training Level 3

Course code: ABC1144

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Are you a dog lover? Maybe you want to learn about the science and how to train man’s best friend? Well with this bundle you can do just that, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
  • Know what the correct nutrition is for a canine
  • Explore canines in society
  • Recognise common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
  • Learn the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
  • Understand the evolution and domestication of the canine
  • Investigate the history of dog training
  • Explain the learning theory and communication for canines
  • Know the mechanisms of learning and behaviour, body language and bond building
  • Understand how to train a puppy
  • Learn how to teach basic exercises, praise and reward and recognising stress in dogs and owners
  • Discover rally, fly ball, agility and other dog sports

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

  Canine Science

  Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the canine
  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog
Unit 2: Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
  • Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
  • The major similarities between dogs and wolves
  • The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
  • The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding
Unit 3: Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
  • Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
  • The importance of canine communication
  • How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
  • The history of dog training
Unit 4: Canines in society
  • The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
  • The changing role of the dog in society
  • The importance of dogs as pets
  • The importance of working dogs
Unit 5: Correct nutrition
  • The purpose of good nutrition
  • The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
  • The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
  • The importance of correct life-stage nutrition
Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
  • The function and role of the special senses
  • The adaptation of the special senses
  • The differences between sight and scent hounds
  • Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses

  Dog Training

  Level 3:

 

Unit 1: The history of dog training
  • Development of dog training
  • Problems with dog training methods
  • Principles and objectives
  • Legislation
Unit 2: Learning theory and communication
  • Learning theories
  • Assumptions and unconscious beliefs
  • Dynamics of communication
  • Communication
Unit 3: Dog; mechanisms of learning and behaviour, body language and bond building
  • Mechanisms
  • Learn to earn
  • Dogs body language
  • Building bonds
Unit 4: puppy training and beyond
  • Welcoming a new puppy
  • Socialisation and habitulisation
  • Developmental deadlines
  • Canine adolescence
  • Housetraining
Unit 5: Teaching basic exercises, praise and reward and recognising stress in dogs and owners
  • Teaching tricks
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Clicker training works
  • Stress
Unit 6: UK Rally, fly ball, agility and other dog sports
  • UK Rally
  • Obedience
  • Agility
  • Tracking and training
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier. 

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

Both course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.  Although we do recommend a Level 2 in Animal Care would be beneficial.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your two certificates in Canine Science Level 3 and Dog Training Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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