Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum

October 26- December 4,2021

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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 Saturdays.

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 

October 26- December 4,2021

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

  • TUESDAY OCTOBER 26, 6-8:30 PM Module 1- Lesson 1, Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 28, 6-8:30 PM Module 1 - Lessons 2 & 3, Lecture via Zoom

  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 6-8:30 PM Module 1 - Lesson 4, Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4, 6-8:30 PM Module 2 - Lesson 1, Lecture via Zoom

  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 6-8:30 PM Module 2 - Lesson 2, Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11, 6 - 8:30 PM Module 2 - Lesson 3, Lecture via Zoom

  • SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 11 - 5:30 PM, Module 2 - Lessons 3 & 4, Practical @ Training Centre

  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 6-8:30 PM Module 3 - Lesson 1, Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 6-8:30 PM Module 3 - Lesson 2, Lecture via Zoom

  • SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 11-5:30 Module 3 - Lessons 3 & 4, Practical @ Training Centre

  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 6-8:30 PM Module 4 - Lesson 1, Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25, 6-8:30 PM Module 4 - Lesson 2, Lecture via Zoom

  • SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 11-5:30 PM Module 4 - Lessons 3 & 4, Practical @ Training Centre

  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 6-8:30 PM Review Course, Lecture via Zoom

  • SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 11-1:00 PM, Practical exam @ Training Centre

53.5 Course Hours