Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum
September 17-October 29,2020

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Due to Covid 19 requirements, this course is limited to a maximum of 3 students to ensure physical distance.

Lectures will take place via Zoom and all hands-on practical classes will be at the training center.  Please refer to the schedule to get exact dates.

Module 1: Canine Learning Theory

Learn about the history of dog training, the evolution of dog training and breeds, learning theory, luring, extinction, timing, schedules of reinforcement, habituation, counter conditioning, socialization, temperament evaluation and assessment, training approach and the common mistakes in dog training. We also cover clicker training and behaviour modification techniques.
Module length: 10 hours

Module 2: Canine Handling and Obedience

The focus of this module is to improve your confidence in training and handling of unfamiliar dogs. You will learn about non-aversive training equipment and how to use it properly. Students will learn and perform basic obedience commands and how to correct common faults in dog handling. You learn long line training and how to walk a dog with a loose leash. Additionally, we learn to manage and rehabilitate reactive dogs. 

Module length: 21 hours (includes 11 hours of group classes at the Training Center)

Module 3: Dog Behaviour Assessment and Training

This next module you will learn how to read body language, understand canine communication, the importance of play in canine communication, the development of social skills during play, exercise and its effect on behavior, safe handling techniques, hormones and their effect on behavior, genetic influences on behavior, how to establish leadership without dominance and preventing and correcting common behavior problems in dogs.
Module length: 10 hours

Module 4: Designing and Marketing Classes

This last module teaches you how to design and conduct private obedience classes, group obedience and puppy socializing classes, intermediate obedience and agility classes and workshops. You learn how to conduct a behaviour evaluation, complete all client information forms including waivers and liability release forms.  We cover how to review client goals and creating appropriate training plans. 
We also cover business strategies like marketing techniques and how to start a dog training business.
Students attend at least two hours of private consultations with dog owners.
You must successfully pass a written exam at the end of this module.
Module length: 10 hours

 
 

“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

This course is offered twice yearly - January and September. Please contact Amber to find out future dates.

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Class Schedule Revised

Sept 17- Oct 29,2020

All Lectures will take place on Zoom.

Practical handling will be on Thursdays evenings at the Training Center. Saturday Group Class attendance will be required and is noted below.

Thursday Sept 17 Module 1 Lesson 1​

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Tuesday Sept 22 Module 1 Lesson 2

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thursday Sept 24 Module 1 Lesson 3

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Tuesday Sept 29 Module 1 Lesson 4

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thursday Oct 1 Module 2 Lesson 1

6-8:30 PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Saturday Oct 3 Attend Group Classes

10-4 pm PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Tues Oct 6 Module 3 Lesson 1

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thurs Oct 8 Module 2 Lesson 2

6-8:30 PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Tues Oct 13 Module 3 Lesson 2

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thurs Oct 15 Module 2 Lesson 3

6-8:30 PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Sat Oct 17 Attend Group Classes

10-3 pm PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

3-5:30 pm Module 2 Lesson 4 PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Tues Oct 20 Module 3 Lesson 3 & 4

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thurs Oct 22 Module 4 Lesson 1 & 2

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Sat Oct 24 Attend Group Class

12- 3 pm PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

3-5:30 PRACTICAL @ TRAINING CENTER

Tues Oct 27 Module 4 Lesson 3 & 4

6-8:30 LECTURE VIA ZOOM

Thurs Oct 29 LAST CLASS 

6-8:30 PRACTIAL EXAM @ TRAINING CENTER

51 course hours

 

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