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 behind canines and how to train man’s best friend? Well, with this bundle you can do just that, from home!

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
  • Explore the role of 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 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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Science Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Dog Training Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments

Course Content

Canine Science Level 3

  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Development of dog training
  • Problems with dog training methods
  • Principles and objectives
  • Legislation
  • Learning theories
  • Assumptions and unconscious beliefs
  • Dynamics of communication
  • Communication
  • Mechanisms
  • Learn to earn
  • Dogs body language
  • Building bonds
  • Welcoming a new puppy
  • Socialisation and habitualisation
  • Developmental deadlines
  • Canine adolescence
  • House training
  • Teaching tricks
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Clicker training works
  • Stress
  • UK Rally
  • Obedience
  • Agility
  • Tracking and training
Extra Info

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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

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

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.

Dedicated personal tutor support

Dedicated student support

Assignment marking and feedback

FREE CV writing service

FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

FREE TOTUM card (formerly NUS)

* Comprehensive study guide

* Open Study College pen and highlighter

* Student study planner

* Student notebook

* Document wallet

 

*Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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 achieve a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Science Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Dog Training Level 3.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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