Think Dog! Foundation Course
Sarah's seminal Foundation Canine Behaviour & Training Course - the perfect place to start if you are new to canine behavour. Assignment coursework required. Perfect for a first step into this fascinating arena.
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This unique and applied canine behaviour course provides a sound foundation on the subject of dog behaviour and training. The course is home-study based, illustrated throughout, with accompanying video material and assessment, help and guidance from a personal tutor.
The course represents the cutting edge of modern behaviour theories and practice with Sarah Whitehead, CCAB and full APBC member, and highly regarded leader and practitioner in this field.
Successful completion results in gaining a certificate from ThinkDog!
Looking for the next level? Check out the ThinkDog! Certificate, (Self-Assessed), Part One.
What you will learn:
Module One: The Dog By Your Side
Module Two: From puppy to dog
Module Three: Inside the Dog's Mind
Unique course features:
Who is this course for?
This canine behaviour course is for anyone who is taking their first steps in understanding dog behaviour. It focuses on experience and understanding, not simply academic theory.
It really is life-changing education!
If you want to become proficient in understanding canine behaviour and training, there’s no better place to start.
Welcome! From Sarah Whitehead
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ThinkDog! Foundation Course, Recommended Reading List
1.1 Canine behavioural evolution
1.2 Basic care - a heirarchy of needs
1.3 The emotional life of dogs
ThinkDog! Foundation. Module One Assignment
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2.1 Learning to be a dog – critical phases and the importance of socialisation
2.2 The effects of a lack of socialisation in the critical period
The importance of socialisation: Otterhound puppies in rescue
2.4 How Dogs See Each Other
2.5 How Dogs Communicate
ThinkDog! Foundation. Module Two Assignment
3.1 Different breeds – different needs
3.2 How Dogs Learn
3.3 Some training and behaviour myths explored
3.4 Building a relationship that lasts
Puppy biting - advice for new owners
ThinkDog! Foundation. Module Three Assignment
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 online via written materials, images and video.
Sarah has also created useful pdf owner guides for you to download and use with clients too… she’s written them, so you don’t have to!
What will you gain from this course?
This Programme is not intended to make you into a canine behaviour specialist in just three online foundation Modules (!). However, it is designed to give you useful skills and confidence and as a launch pad into further study if you choose.