Dog Behavior and Training Level 1 Curriculum
March 16 - May 4,2021

School Was Never so Much Fun

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Due to PHO requirements, this course is limited to a maximum of 4 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.

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

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)

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

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

 
 

“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. Please contact Amber to find out future dates.

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Class Schedule Revised

March 16- May 4,2021

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 MARCH 16, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • THURSDAY MARCH 18, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • TUESDAY MARCH 23, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • FRIDAY MARCH 26, 6-8:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • SATURDAY MARCH 27, 10-4:00 PM Attend group classes at Training Centre

  • TUESDAY MARCH 30, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • FRIDAY APRIL 2, 6-8:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • SATURDAY APRIL 3, 10-2:00 PM Attend group classes at Training Centre

  • TUESDAY APRIL 6, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • FRIDAY APRIL 9, 6-8:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • FRIDAY APRIL 16, 6-8:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • SATURDAY APRIL 17, 1-5:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • TUESDAY APRIL 20, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • FRIDAY APRIL 23, 6-8:30 PM Practical at Training Centre

  • SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2-5:30 Practical at Training Centre

  • TUESDAY APRIL 27, 6-8:30 PM Lecture via Zoom

  • FRIDAY APRIL 30, 6-8:30 PM Practical Exam at Training Centre

  • TUESDAY MAY 4, 6-8:30 PM Last class via Zoom - Review for Written Exam

51 course hours

 

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