Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum

June 8- July 27,2021

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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 Friday nights and Saturdays as scheduled below. Saturday group class attendance will be required as outlined.  You are welcome to attend additional group class.

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 (includes 11 hours of group classes at the Training Center)

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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 

JUNE 8- JULY 27,2021

Some lectures will take place via ZOOM.  Practical handling will take place at the Training Centre in Delta ( with appropriate restrictions) on Friday nights and Saturdays. Saturday group class attendance will be required as outlined below.

  •  ​TUESDAY JUNE 8, 6-8:30 PM Mod 1 Lesson 1, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • THURSDAY JUNE 10, 6-8:30 PM Mod 1 Lesson 2 & 3, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • TUESDAY JUNE 15, 6-8:30 PM Mod 1 Lesson 4 & Mod 3 Lesson 1, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • FRIDAY JUNE 18, 6-8:30 PM Mod 2 Lesson 1, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • SATURDAY JUNE 19, 10-2:00 PM, ATTEND GROUP CLASSES AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • TUESDAY JUNE 22, 6-8:30 PM Mod 3, Lesson 2, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • FRIDAY JUNE 25, 6-8:30 Mod 2 Lesson 2, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • SATURDAY JUNE 26, 1-3:00 PM, ATTEND GROUP CLASSES, PRACTICAL TRAINING 3-5:00 PM

  • TUESDAY JUNE 29, 6-8:30 PM, Mod 3, Lessons 3 & 4, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • FRIDAY JULY 9, 6-8:30 PM, Mod 2, Lesson 3, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • SATURDAY JULY 10, 1- 3:00 PM ATTEND GROUP CLASSES, PRACTICAL TRAINING 3-5:00 PM

  • FRIDAY JULY 16, 6-8:30 PM, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE & CLIENT CONSULTATIONS

  • SATURDAY JULY 17, 1- 3:00 PM, Mod 2, Lesson 4, ATTEND GROUP CLASSES AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • TUESDAY JULY 20, 6-8:30 PM, Mod 4, Lesson 1, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • THURSDAY JULY 22, 6-8:30 PM, Mod 4, Lesson 2 & 3, LECTURE VIA ZOOM

  • FRIDAY JULY 23, 6-8:30 PM, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • SATURDAY JULY 24, 3-5:30, PRACTICAL AT TRAINING CENTRE

  • TUESDAY JULY 27, 6-8:30 PM, Mod 4 Lesson 4, Review for written exam, LAST CLASS VIA ZOOM

51 course hours ( required)