Dog Behaviour and Training

Course code: EPCR206P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday

22nd Sep 2020 - 13th Oct 2020

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

The short course is designed for dog lovers and owners. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have access to both classrooms and the practical facilities. These include a commercial dog grooming room and a dog agility arena.
The course aims to give you a better understanding of dog behaviour; from innate behaviours that have come from evolution and selective breeding to those behaviours that our four legged friends have picked up from conscious training or as a side effect of living with humans. The course will be a mixture of practical and theory sessions. The practical sessions will involve dog training demonstrations with the opportunity for you to have a go.
If you own a dog, there may be the opportunity to bring them along to a session to put some of the techniques you have learnt into practice.

The course will start by looking at dog behaviour, body language and how to understand the signals your dog is giving you. Then you will study how dogs learn and how to transfer this to successful training programmes. The specialist lecturers will be on hand to answer any dog behavioural and handling questions you may have.

Innate and learnt behaviours
Canine body language and how it can be influenced by human body language.
Training methods and theories.
Behavioural problems.
Practical Training
Further qualifcations in animal behaviour or training. City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Professional Dog Walking.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £60.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £60.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

You will gain a CPD certificate as proof of attendance.