Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum

March 7- April 12,2022

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Due to COVID, all lectures will take place via ZOOM. Practical handling will take place at the Training Centre in Delta on Sundays.

See the Course Curriculum information below!

Module 1: Canine Learning Theory

What you will learn:

•   History and Evolution of dog training

•   Dog breeds and genetic behaviours

•   Classical Conditioning

•   Counter Conditioning

•   Operant Conditioning

•   Desensitization

•   Socialization, habituation

•   Luring, Extinction, Schedules of reinforcement

•   Clicker training techniques

•   Understanding dog body language

Module length: 10 hours

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Module 2: Canine Handling and Obedience (Practical)

What you will learn:

•   Training equipment

•   Common faults in dog training

•   Basic obedience commands

•   Reactive dog rehabilitation theory and practical 

•   Behaviour thresholds

•   Long leash training

•   Intermediate obedience training techniques

Module length: 21 hours 

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Module 3: Dog Behaviour Assessment and Training (Theory and Practical)

What you will learn:

•   Behaviour and training evaluation and assessment

•   How to create a training or behaviour modification plan

•   Preventing and correcting behaviour problems

•   Diet, health, vaccinations

•   Exercise and the effects on behaviour

•   Play socialization in puppies

•   Dog to dog assessments

•   Working with clients in real life training scenarios

Module length: 10 hours

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Module 4: Developing a Business and Designing Classes ( Theory)

What you will learn:

•   Designing group puppy classes

•   Designing group obedience classes

•   Designing private behavioural consultations

•   Designing workshops

•   How to start a business

•   Image and marketing techniques

•   Liability and protection

•   Business insurance

•   Training scenarios

Module length: 10 hours

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“Once again, thank you for putting this course together and teaching it. I really enjoyed it and learned a great deal from it and from observing your approach.”
Guy, Level 1 graduate, April 2020

Guy Duperreault

Course Schedule

Classes take place at the Academy's main campus:
102-7562 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G 1E9

 Please contact Amber to find out future dates.

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Class Schedule 

March 7- April 12, 2022

All lectures will take place via ZOOM.  Practical handling will take place at the Training Centre in Delta  on Sundays.

  • Monday March 7, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Tuesday March 8, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Monday March 14, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  •  Tuesday March 15, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Monday March 21, 6-8:30, lecture via Zoom

  • Tuesday March 22, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Sunday March 27, 11-6:00, practical at training training centre

  •  Monday March 27, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  •  Tuesday March 28, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Sunday April 3, 11-6:00, practical at training centre


  • Monday April 4, 6-8:30, lecture via Zoom

  •  Tuesday April 5, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  •   Sunday April 10 , 11-6:00, Practical at  training centre


  •   Monday April 11, 6-8:30, lecture via Zoom

  •   Tuesday April 12, 6-8:30, lecture via Zoom

51 Course Hours