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Dog Training Level 3

Course Code: ABC1021
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to become a dog trainer, from home!

The course will give you an insight into:

  • The history of dog training
  •  Learning theory and communication- understanding of human learning as teaching the owner is the hardest part of dog training
  • Mechanisms of learning and behaviour, body language and bond building
  • Puppy training and beyond
  • Teaching basic exercises, praise and reward and recognising stress in dogs and owners UK
  • Discovering rally, flyball, agility and other dog sports

It will give you the chance to develop skills and knowledge in dog training

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be sent to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • 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
    • Ciicker training works
    • Stress
    Unit 6: UK Rally, flyball, agility and other dog sports
    • UK Rally
    • Obedience
    • Agility
    • Tracking and training

Other 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

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • 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 a Certificate 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.

    The 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

No previous qualifications or knowledge is needed to enrol on this course. Although a level 2 in animal care course would be beneficial.

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • 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

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 certification.

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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    - Tracey Picot, Jersey

    This is my 5th course with Open Study College. That just says it all!

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