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  • 394 guided learning hours

Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF) Level 5

  • Learn how to give dog behaviour consultations
  • Understand the main influences on behaviour
  • Explore the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines
  • Study online, from home
  • Gain a Foundation Degree level qualification
  • Progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management

 

About your diploma

The canine behaviour practitioner level 5 diploma expands on your understanding of canine behaviour. Furthering your knowledge on how to identify the triggers of unwanted behaviour. Allowing you to establish where the issues lie whether that’s with the dog, the family or elsewhere.

You’ll learn how to effectively assess dog/family dynamics and draw up behaviour modification plans. Improving the quality of life of the pet and their caregivers through professional intervention.

As well as modules covering the origins of canines. Exploring the core components of their evolution and the process of domestication. Deepening your understanding of dogs and giving you further insight into their behaviours.

The knowledge you gain from this course is a necessary step to progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Which upon completion allows you to apply for membership of the Association of INTO Dogs and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). After which you gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status and can work as a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

You’ll gain essential knowledge in canine behaviour. As well as an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Canine Behaviour Practitioners.

What’s more, there are no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

In addition to this, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as flexible payment options and the material being readily available as soon as you enrol.

The knowledge you gain from this course is a required step to progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Which upon completion allows you to apply for membership of the Association of INTO Dogs and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). After which you gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status and can work as a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

Qualification: Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF) Level 5

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Behaviour Practitioner Level 5 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4965/7).

Requirements for Entry

All students must be at least 18 years of age to enrol onto this course. They will also need to have completed a Level 4 Ofqual regulated qualification in Canine Behaviour or another animal related Ofqual regulated qualification. A good level of English and Maths will also be required.

The approximate time it takes to complete this course is 394 hours.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

All students must be at least 18 years of age to enrol onto this course. They will also need to have completed a Level 4 Ofqual regulated qualification in Canine Behaviour or another animal related Ofqual regulated qualification. A good level of English and Maths will also be required.

The approximate time it takes to complete this course is 394 hours.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of evolution
  • Understand the origin of Canis Familiaris
  • Understand the process of domestication
  • Understand the science of Ethology and behaviourism and their relevance to the domestic dog

Unit 2: Canine needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the emotional and physical needs of dogs
  • Understand the role humans play in the development of unwanted behaviour
  • Understand appropriate play and exercise
  • Understand positive socialisation

Unit 3: The internal environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of the brain in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of various body systems in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of emotions in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of medical conditions in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the biology of aggression

Unit 4: The external environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of genetics in the development of canine behaviour
  • Understand the implications of the dominance myth
  • Understand the difference between instinctive and learned behaviour

Unit 5: Multiple canine management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of managing multiple canines
  • Understand some of the problems that may be experienced in a home environment

Unit 6: Working canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles of dogs working in animal assisted intervention, assistance dogs and other roles in a human society

Unit 7: Reducing canine stress and anxiety

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of stress and anxiety in unwanted behaviour problems
  • Understand strategies to manage and improve welfare

Unit 8: Normal and maladaptive aggression

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand bite inhibition
  • Understand the risk factors associated with human-dog aggression
  • Understand the various categories of aggression, functionality and canine communication

Unit 9: Measuring behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use essential tools for data collection
  • Understand how to use a functional analysis
  • Understand how to create a learning environment for dogs

Unit 10: Working with aggression cases

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines
  • Understand the role of the behaviour practitioner

Unit 11: Canine behaviour change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principle components of a behaviour change programme
  • Understand the application of learning theory in behaviour cases
  • Understand how behaviourists can ensure a successful behaviour modification plan

Unit 12: Online live lectures/webinars

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to recognise potential gait problems by analysing canine movement
  • Understand how to create a connection with an individual dog
  • Understand handling using force and fear free methods
  • Understand how to assess the correct method of training for an individual dog
  • Understand how to use force and fear free methods at all times
  • Understand how to use loose lead using force and fear free methods
  • Understand how to recognise the emotional state of canines

As this course is provided through an online distance learning platform, you will complete all work and assessments from home.

There will be no exams to sit. Instead, your work will be assessed by your personal tutor through a combination of essays, long and short answer questions and research projects.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF) Level 5
  • Learn how to give dog behaviour consultations
  • Understand the main influences on behaviour
  • Explore the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines
  • Study online, from home
  • Gain a Foundation Degree level qualification
  • Progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management

 

About your diploma

The canine behaviour practitioner level 5 diploma expands on your understanding of canine behaviour. Furthering your knowledge on how to identify the triggers of unwanted behaviour. Allowing you to establish where the issues lie whether that’s with the dog, the family or elsewhere.

You’ll learn how to effectively assess dog/family dynamics and draw up behaviour modification plans. Improving the quality of life of the pet and their caregivers through professional intervention.

As well as modules covering the origins of canines. Exploring the core components of their evolution and the process of domestication. Deepening your understanding of dogs and giving you further insight into their behaviours.

The knowledge you gain from this course is a necessary step to progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Which upon completion allows you to apply for membership of the Association of INTO Dogs and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). After which you gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status and can work as a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

You’ll gain essential knowledge in canine behaviour. As well as an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Canine Behaviour Practitioners.

What’s more, there are no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

In addition to this, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as flexible payment options and the material being readily available as soon as you enrol.

The knowledge you gain from this course is a required step to progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Which upon completion allows you to apply for membership of the Association of INTO Dogs and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). After which you gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status and can work as a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

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

Qualification: Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF) Level 5

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Behaviour Practitioner Level 5 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4965/7).

Requirements for Entry

All students must be at least 18 years of age to enrol onto this course. They will also need to have completed a Level 4 Ofqual regulated qualification in Canine Behaviour or another animal related Ofqual regulated qualification. A good level of English and Maths will also be required.

The approximate time it takes to complete this course is 394 hours.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of evolution
  • Understand the origin of Canis Familiaris
  • Understand the process of domestication
  • Understand the science of Ethology and behaviourism and their relevance to the domestic dog

Unit 2: Canine needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the emotional and physical needs of dogs
  • Understand the role humans play in the development of unwanted behaviour
  • Understand appropriate play and exercise
  • Understand positive socialisation

Unit 3: The internal environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of the brain in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of various body systems in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of emotions in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of medical conditions in relation to canine behaviour
  • Understand the biology of aggression

Unit 4: The external environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of genetics in the development of canine behaviour
  • Understand the implications of the dominance myth
  • Understand the difference between instinctive and learned behaviour

Unit 5: Multiple canine management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of managing multiple canines
  • Understand some of the problems that may be experienced in a home environment

Unit 6: Working canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles of dogs working in animal assisted intervention, assistance dogs and other roles in a human society

Unit 7: Reducing canine stress and anxiety

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of stress and anxiety in unwanted behaviour problems
  • Understand strategies to manage and improve welfare

Unit 8: Normal and maladaptive aggression

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand bite inhibition
  • Understand the risk factors associated with human-dog aggression
  • Understand the various categories of aggression, functionality and canine communication

Unit 9: Measuring behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use essential tools for data collection
  • Understand how to use a functional analysis
  • Understand how to create a learning environment for dogs

Unit 10: Working with aggression cases

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines
  • Understand the role of the behaviour practitioner

Unit 11: Canine behaviour change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principle components of a behaviour change programme
  • Understand the application of learning theory in behaviour cases
  • Understand how behaviourists can ensure a successful behaviour modification plan

Unit 12: Online live lectures/webinars

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to recognise potential gait problems by analysing canine movement
  • Understand how to create a connection with an individual dog
  • Understand handling using force and fear free methods
  • Understand how to assess the correct method of training for an individual dog
  • Understand how to use force and fear free methods at all times
  • Understand how to use loose lead using force and fear free methods
  • Understand how to recognise the emotional state of canines

As this course is provided through an online distance learning platform, you will complete all work and assessments from home.

There will be no exams to sit. Instead, your work will be assessed by your personal tutor through a combination of essays, long and short answer questions and research projects.

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