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An ideal learning experience for anyone seeking to start a small business -on any scale, from home or away

  • 20+hour, self paced course;
  • Fully online
  • Optional, very practical set tasks throughout
  • Help Desk
  • Automated self assessment tests
  • Certificate of Completion on achieving a 60% pass rate on a final assessment

Become an Expert on Caring for Dogs

The Dog Owners Short Course is a complete guide for people who own dogs or those who are considering owning a dog. This short course covers all of the essential factors that one would need to consider when caring for and owning a dog.

In every component of life, dogs have accompanied humans. In war, in sport, in hunting, in scientific discoveries, in work, in wealth and in art, dogs have been cooperating with humans.
Nowadays there are many dogs whose lives have meaning and purpose beyond companionship; however the majority of dogs over the world are pets living in homes as much loved family members.
They offer companionship, love and loyalty; the dog remains deeply a part of human life and our best friend.

This 20 hour short course covers 6 lessons that help you understand what essential considerations that you need to think about when you own a dog. The course covers the following topics- dogs and humans, basic dog care, dog breeds, selecting the right dog for you, biology of dogs, basic health, dog psychology, grooming and working with dogs.

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing.  Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass; you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion" with your name and completion date on it.

Course Content

LESSON 1: DOGS AND HUMANS
History
Dog Breeds
Pure Breeds or Crossbreeds
A Selection of Common Breeds
Basic Dog Care
The Right Dog for you
Creating a Healthy Home Environment for a Dog
Dogs and Fire Emergencies – How prepared are you?
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2: BIOLOGY OF DOGS
Physiological Characteristics
Reproductive System
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3: BASIC HEALTH
Signs of a Healthy Dog
Recognising Poor Health
Common Internal Parasites
Common External Parasites
Common Disease and Illness
Skin Problems in Dogs
Notifiable Diseases
Preventative Health Care & Care for the Sick Dog
Good Nutrition
Reproduction and Breeding
De-sexing
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4: PSYCHOLOGY
Understanding the Dog’s Mind
Evolution and Domestication
Behavioural Development
Common Behaviour and Body Language
Behavioural Problems
General Training Tips
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5: GROOMING
The Need for Grooming
Techniques
Grooming Tools
Pet Clips and Styling
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6: WORKING IN THE CANINE INDUSTRY
Health Services
Breeding
Grooming
Training
Day Care & Exercise
Long Term Care
Assistance Dogs
Canine Therapy
Professional Dog Handling
Retail
Funeral and Memorial Services
Review what you have been learning

FINAL ASSESSMENT

 

Support along the Way from Experts

You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).

    If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
    If you want to learn more about something you encounter through these studies, have a conversation with one of our faculty tutors
    If you need direction to find more information, ask
    If you need advice on moving forward with your work, career or studies after the course ask. (Free career and business advice).

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