This veterinary approved and externally accredited online course has been written and designed by a qualified registered veterinary nurse and clinical animal behaviourist. Easy-to-digest lessons give you the flexibility to learn at home at your own pace.
The course aims to help you develop your canine handling skills and will provide you with greater confidence in recognising and reading canine communication signals.
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What you'll learn
This course has been written to help those who work with, or are interested in working with dogs:
It is also a suitable foundation for anyone who wants to understand handling techniques and wishes to have a better understanding of canine body language.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caroline is a qualified member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and a registered clinical animal behaviourist with the Association of Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling and is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Caroline holds a professional teaching qualification.
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I found the course very interesting and did not realise that a dog has alot of body signals aswell as humans. The course has given me loads of confidence and learnt alot so i can put all that i have learnt into practice.
Very well run and written. Great use of diagrams, seminars and videos to help break up the text. All text is clear and easy to understand. Would highly recommend to anyone else interested in building up their knowledge or anyone in an animal field to help build up their confidence in handling/interacting with dogs.
The course was very informative and enjoyable would definitely recommend it.
Another fantastic course with a variety of elements from reading to videos, webinar and additional website links. The variety of learning strategies makes the course interesting and although available to complete in small modules, is quite moreish so I completed it in one go. Thank you again the petcourses.co.uk
Great refresher or introduction for anyone in the veterinary field. Anyone could complete this from receptionists, kennel assistants, VNs and VS s. Helps to educate on signals displayed by dogs and will help a practice run more fear free by adapting to using some of the key tips and tricks learnt in this course. Am recommending to my head nurse and practice manager that all staff should complete as a basic introduction and for better welfare to our canines coming into practice
This is an excellent course for anybody who works with or walks/cares for dogs. Lots of very good information to deal with any situations that may arise by observing a dogs body language.
Myself and several colleagues took this training and it was extremely useful. The initial plan was to undertake the training in person, but the coronavirus pandemic made this impossible. However, this was not to the detriment of the training package, which was undertaken digitally and provided lots of brilliant material that will aid us as officers often working with dogs. The online seminars were engaging and interesting, and Caroline provided us with further assistance by spending an hour’s live Q&A session afterwards to provide further tips and advice. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find out more about canine communication and behaviour, and how to act around dogs, particularly in a professional environment.