Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum

October 17 - November 28,2022

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All lectures will take place via ZOOM. Practical handling will take place at the Delta Community Animal Shelter ( DCAS).

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

Lecture is via ZOOM.
Practical Handling is at:
Delta Community Animal Shelter (DCAS), 
7505 Hopcott Rd, Delta, BC. V4G 1B6

Class Schedule 

October 17 - November 28, 2022

  • Monday October 17, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Tuesday October 18, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Monday October 24 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom             

  •  Tuesday October 25, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  • Monday October 31, 6-8:30, lecture via Zoom

  • Tuesday November 1, 6-8:30pm, lecture via Zoom

  •  Monday November 7- NO CLASS 

  • Tuesday November 8- NO CLASS

  • Saturday November 12, 11-5:00, practical handling at DCAS

  • Sunday November 13, 10-4:30, practical handling at DCAS

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

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

  • Saturday November 19, 11-5:00, practical handling at DCAS

  • Sunday November 20, 10-4:30, practical handling at DCAS

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

  •  Tuesday November 22, 6-8:30, lecture via zoom

  •  Monday November 28, 6-8:30, lecture via zoom, review course, LAST CLASS

52 Course Hours