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Think Dog! Certificate Part 2 - and intermediate level award in Canine Behaviour & Training. 

Externally accredited programme.

Welcome to the next stage of the Think Dog! programme, designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding and look more deeply into behavioural problems, training and the role of the rehabilitation trainer / behaviour specialist. This course is ideal for those who wish to progress their learning and develop their skills to be able to help others with their dogs. 

Fully accredited by Laser Learning, 12 credits at Level Three.

Please note: this is the fully ACCREDITED version of the Programme - and as such requires you to submit work and pass assessment. You will receive guidance from a personal tutor, and are required to complete the course within six months. 

Successful completion results in gaining a Certificate from both ThinkDog! as a recognised education provider, and Laser Learning - a government recognised externally accrediting body. This level of interaction and assessment is reflected in the course price. If you prefer to take the course but without accreditation, you can opt to do so here: ThinkDog! Certificate, (Self-Assessed), Part Two.

What you will learn:

Module One: Behaviour, Cognition and Emotion. A fascinating look at the recognition and effects of canine emotion on behaviour and learning, examining body language as an expression of emotional states. If you are addicted to dog-watching, you'll love the ideas presented here. 

Module Two: The Role of Reinforcement. Canine behaviour is dependent on rewards, but just how dogs view these will depend on their breed, previous history and their training. It also depends on us - as professionals - realising that sometimes reinforcement comes in the most subtle of forms. This Unit looks at how behavioural problems are affected by reinforcements and how they can be modified with care and skill.

Module ThreeTraining methods. Training attitudes and methods have been transformed in the last decade: they are an integral part of good behavioural management and modification. This Module examines what we can offer pet owners and how it can help change lives! Videos of all the most common exercises and how Sarah trains them are given in this Module. It's truly invaluable. 

Module FourHow to approach behaviour cases. This Module looks in-depth at how clinical issues can affect canine behaviour, how to take an effective case history, how to help your client create achievable goals - and how to reach them! We talk about owner motivation, support, feedback and how to make the 'dreaded' report writing much less painful! 

This Module also encompasses some ideas about different approaches in behaviour work - such as 'done for you' training - and why this might be just the thing for some clients (and some trainers too!)

Unique course features:

  • Externally accredited, 12 credits at Level Three
  • Illustrated, up-to-the-minute course notes for 2021
  • Webinars and audio guides from Sarah
  • Videos of training sessions
  • Video material demonstrating real case histories
  • Downloadable Certificate on pass and completion

Who is this course for?

This course is for those wishing to advance their theoretical and applied knowledge of canine behaviour and training. It is designed to develop ideas presented in the Think Dog! Certificate Part One course, with practical application continuously in mind.

Take the next step in this accredited programme!

“It is rare that a course can change your life – but ‘Think Dog!’ really did change mine! Whether you are looking for a better understanding of your own dog, a way to enhance your career, or ways to improve animal welfare, this course is truly inspirational.” JG, Berkshire.

Think Dog! Certificate Accredited (Part Two)

  • Externally accredited

    Complete your assignments and submit work to gain a recognised award in canine behaviour and training. 12 credits at Level Three

  • Behaviour focus

    Course content guides you through how Sarah approaches common training exercises and behaviour cases, through text, video and audio guides

  • Personal tutor

    Your very own allocated personal tutor to help and guide you through the programme and achieve your goals... we support you throughout

How is the course delivered? 

This course is all online, so you can access it when and wherever you want. You will have 12 months access to the Programme, so you can complete it at your own pace.

The Programme is delivered via webinars from Sarah, including multiple images and video, as well as supporting written materials for you to read.

Sarah has also created useful pdf owner guides for you to download and use with clients… she’s written them, so you don’t have to!


What will you gain from this course?

This course is for those wishing to advance their theoretical and applied knowledge of canine behaviour and training. It is designed to develop ideas presented in the Think Dog! Certificate course, Part One, with practical application continuously in mind.