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Applied Canine Behaviour Management Diploma (RQF) Level 6

  • Learn advanced understanding canine development theory
  • Gain essential knowledge to become a fully qualified canine behaviourist
  • Study key canine legislation to practice safely and legally
  • Test your skills through practical training
  • Degree-level learning
  • Immediate access to your online learning material, any time

About your Course

In the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you will study everything from the language of dogs to their cognition and consciousness. It will equip you with advanced level knowledge to prepare you for a career in canine behaviour management.

As a Canine Behaviourist you will get the opportunity to work with dogs and their families to ensure the animal’s health and wellbeing. You’ll apply specialist knowledge to work in partnership with other animal care professionals and caregivers to resolve behavioural issues and educate families on how to best care for their dog.

The course covers a comprehensive range of topics that will further your understanding of canine behaviour. This includes canine development, how they learn, and key behavioural theories such as nature versus nurture.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to pick up on canine non-verbal communication, body language and vocalisation. This will help you to identify challenging behaviours and work with the dog and their family to overcome those issues.

There is also practical training involved in this course that allows you to put the theory elements into practice. They’re interspersed throughout the year and allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of dogs. This is an essential component of your course.

Once you’ve completed the course you’re able to apply for membership at the Association of INTOdogs as a certified Canine Behaviourist. As well as gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status at the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).

Getting Started

Enrolling on an online course gives you the flexibility to progress with your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to become a fully qualified Canine Behaviourist no matter what your schedule is like.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

This online course allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. You’ll have two years to complete the course, but with the ability to finish as quickly as you like, most students qualify within a year.

A dedicated tutor will be assigned to you to advise and guide you throughout. They will also provide constructive feedback on assignments, so you know how well you are performing.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start the minute you enrol.

The qualification will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Cognition and Consciousness

  • Understand how human beings learn
  • Understand how animals learn
  • Discover how early learning can affect canine development
  • Learn the theory of the canine mind

Unit 2: Canine Development

  • Identify the behavioural implications of puppy development
  • Explore the behavioural implications of life stages on the development and behaviour of canines

Unit 3: Canine Health and Behaviour Patterns

  • Learn veterinary terminology associated with health and behaviour in canines
  • Understand the signs of ill health and common conditions that influence canine behaviour
  • Discover the impact of physiology on canine behaviour
  • Explore the consequences of medical disorders on canine behaviour
  • Gain an understanding of the role of nutrition on canine health and behaviour

Unit 4: Consulting and Canine Behaviour Management

  • Implement behaviour change programmes for canines
  • Understand a range of principal professional roles of working with dogs
  • Apply a range of professional skills, techniques and practices of working with dogs
  • Use effective coaching skills in canine behaviour management
  • Manage investigations and interventions to safeguard the welfare of canines

Unit 5: Human Canine Bond

  • Identify canine behaviour problems as viewed by society
  • Understand the impact of legislation on public perceptions of canine behaviour problems
  • Know the categories of canine ownership and their purposes
  • Cover legislation related to the human-canine bond
  • Know the impact of the human factor on the human-canine bond

Unit 6: Nature Versus Nurture

  • Learn the nature versus nurture debate in respect of genetic predisposition in canines
  • Understand the influence of nature versus nurture on behaviour management of canines
  • Know the role socialisation plays in canine learning
  • Explore other influences on canine behaviour

Unit 7: Practical Canine Behaviour Training

  • Identify the behaviour and body language of dogs
  • Demonstrate teaching skills for training dogs
  • Teach resilience in rescue dogs
  • Understand the individual learning needs of a dog
  • Implement a tailored training plan for an individual dog

Unit 8: Research Methods in Canine Behaviour Management

  • Know the principles of design in data collection and analysis
  • Understand qualitative research for different types of research questions
  • Explore the role of single-subject studies and case studies on the advancement of science
  • Conduct in-depth case studies
  • Use qualitative data methods in research

Unit 9: The Language of Dogs

  • Identify canine social structures
  • Explore canine body language
  • Understand the role of canine non-verbal communication
  • Know both canine verbal communication and vocalisation

When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

Applied Canine Behaviour Management Diploma (RQF) Level 6

  • Learn advanced understanding canine development theory
  • Gain essential knowledge to become a fully qualified canine behaviourist
  • Study key canine legislation to practice safely and legally
  • Test your skills through practical training
  • Degree-level learning
  • Immediate access to your online learning material, any time

About your Course

In the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you will study everything from the language of dogs to their cognition and consciousness. It will equip you with advanced level knowledge to prepare you for a career in canine behaviour management.

As a Canine Behaviourist you will get the opportunity to work with dogs and their families to ensure the animal’s health and wellbeing. You’ll apply specialist knowledge to work in partnership with other animal care professionals and caregivers to resolve behavioural issues and educate families on how to best care for their dog.

The course covers a comprehensive range of topics that will further your understanding of canine behaviour. This includes canine development, how they learn, and key behavioural theories such as nature versus nurture.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to pick up on canine non-verbal communication, body language and vocalisation. This will help you to identify challenging behaviours and work with the dog and their family to overcome those issues.

There is also practical training involved in this course that allows you to put the theory elements into practice. They’re interspersed throughout the year and allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of dogs. This is an essential component of your course.

Once you’ve completed the course you’re able to apply for membership at the Association of INTOdogs as a certified Canine Behaviourist. As well as gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status at the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).

Getting Started

Enrolling on an online course gives you the flexibility to progress with your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to become a fully qualified Canine Behaviourist no matter what your schedule is like.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

This online course allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. You’ll have two years to complete the course, but with the ability to finish as quickly as you like, most students qualify within a year.

A dedicated tutor will be assigned to you to advise and guide you throughout. They will also provide constructive feedback on assignments, so you know how well you are performing.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start the minute you enrol.

Animal Care and Veterinary Science
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

The qualification will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Cognition and Consciousness

  • Understand how human beings learn
  • Understand how animals learn
  • Discover how early learning can affect canine development
  • Learn the theory of the canine mind

Unit 2: Canine Development

  • Identify the behavioural implications of puppy development
  • Explore the behavioural implications of life stages on the development and behaviour of canines

Unit 3: Canine Health and Behaviour Patterns

  • Learn veterinary terminology associated with health and behaviour in canines
  • Understand the signs of ill health and common conditions that influence canine behaviour
  • Discover the impact of physiology on canine behaviour
  • Explore the consequences of medical disorders on canine behaviour
  • Gain an understanding of the role of nutrition on canine health and behaviour

Unit 4: Consulting and Canine Behaviour Management

  • Implement behaviour change programmes for canines
  • Understand a range of principal professional roles of working with dogs
  • Apply a range of professional skills, techniques and practices of working with dogs
  • Use effective coaching skills in canine behaviour management
  • Manage investigations and interventions to safeguard the welfare of canines

Unit 5: Human Canine Bond

  • Identify canine behaviour problems as viewed by society
  • Understand the impact of legislation on public perceptions of canine behaviour problems
  • Know the categories of canine ownership and their purposes
  • Cover legislation related to the human-canine bond
  • Know the impact of the human factor on the human-canine bond

Unit 6: Nature Versus Nurture

  • Learn the nature versus nurture debate in respect of genetic predisposition in canines
  • Understand the influence of nature versus nurture on behaviour management of canines
  • Know the role socialisation plays in canine learning
  • Explore other influences on canine behaviour

Unit 7: Practical Canine Behaviour Training

  • Identify the behaviour and body language of dogs
  • Demonstrate teaching skills for training dogs
  • Teach resilience in rescue dogs
  • Understand the individual learning needs of a dog
  • Implement a tailored training plan for an individual dog

Unit 8: Research Methods in Canine Behaviour Management

  • Know the principles of design in data collection and analysis
  • Understand qualitative research for different types of research questions
  • Explore the role of single-subject studies and case studies on the advancement of science
  • Conduct in-depth case studies
  • Use qualitative data methods in research

Unit 9: The Language of Dogs

  • Identify canine social structures
  • Explore canine body language
  • Understand the role of canine non-verbal communication
  • Know both canine verbal communication and vocalisation

When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

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