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Canine Welfare, Training and Behaviour Diploma (RQF) Level 4

  • Explore common behaviour problems, their causes and solutions
  • Learn how to positively influence behaviour through play and exercise
  • Study canine body systems and how they can impact behaviour
  • Start a new career in canine care or behavioural consulting
  • Study online to fit around your existing commitments
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification within a year

About your Course

This level 4 diploma in canine welfare, training and behaviour management explores in detail what you need to correctly and safely care for canines in various settings.

You’ll learn ways to identify and address problem behaviour, as well as how to maintain the welfare of canines. To do this you’ll be taught to read canine body language and the indicators of stress and anxiety. Spotting the signs early can help you avoid both aggressive and unwanted behaviours.

Throughout the course, you’ll also cover canine anatomy, physiology, nutrition and other topics that provide an in-depth understanding of canine care.

This course is ideal for anyone aiming to work with dogs in a kennel or care setting. You’ll not only understand the requirements for immediate care, but also the impact of long-term kennelling and the importance of play.

You could also start a career in dog training or behavioural consulting with the knowledge you’ll gain. Either career choice provides an excellent opportunity to work with dogs, helping resolve problem behaviours or strengthening the bond between animal and human.

After the course, you can head straight into employment or take your education further with higher level study. Either through a level 5 diploma or by studying an animal behaviour degree at university.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This level 4 canine training and behaviour management diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Therefore, it meets Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) requirements.

You will gain essential skills to pursue careers in kennel management, canine day care, dog training of canine behavioural consulting.

This course is provided completely online, allowing you to learn around your existing job or family commitments. You will be assigned a personal tutor once you enrol, who will support and assist your achievement. Whether you need help with assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement.

What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables. Enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you.

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can get started from the moment you enrol. Start getting the skills you need to work with dogs today! 

This level 4 diploma consists of nine units:

Unit 1: Canine Anatomy and Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the canine skeletal system
  • Understand the canine muscle system
  • Be able to assess canine locomotion
  • Understand how to manage a number of medical conditions affecting canine anatomy
  • Be able to assess changes in a canine’s behaviour that may indicate pain or discomfort
  • Understand the influence of canine anatomy on behaviour problems

Unit 2: Canine Behaviour Problems

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common canine behaviour problems and their outcomes
  • Know how to improve problem behaviours
  • Understand the consequences of long term kennelling
  • Understand the methods of managing rescued canines
  • Understand the role of alternative therapies in behaviour management
  • Know about humane training equipment used in canine training

Unit 3: Canine Guardians

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of canine guardians
  • Understand the influence of compatibility in canine ownership
  • Understand the impact of lifestyle on canine behaviour

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theory

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning canine behaviour
  • Understand classical and operant conditioning
  • Understand the various rates of reinforcement in canine behaviour training
  • Understand the roles of conditioning in canine behaviour modification
  • Understand the various methods of canine training
  • Understand how canines learn

Unit 5: Canine Nutrition

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the sources of major nutrients in the canine diet
  • Understand the functions of major nutrients for canines
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Understand the nutritional value and impact of canine nutrition

Unit 6: Canine Physiology

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the canine circulatory system
  • Understand the canine respiratory system
  • Understand the canine nervous system
  • Be able to assess motor activity
  • Understand the canine urinary system
  • Understand the canine lymphatic system
  • Understand the canine skin system
  • Understand the canine reproductive system

Unit 7: Canine Play and Exercise

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of too much and too little play on canines
  • Understand the impact of too much and too little exercise on canines
  • Understand the role exercise can play in changing problem behaviour
  • Understand the importance of mental stimulation and enrichment in preventing and changing problem behaviour

Unit 8: Influences on Canine Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of external and internal influences on canine behaviour
  • Understand the influence of medical conditions on canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of canine stress on behaviour

Unit 9: Managing a Dog Training Class

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the business requirements for managing dog training classes
  • Understand the necessary skills for delivering dog training classes
  • Be able to plan a dog training class programme

You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence and a practical demonstration/assignment.

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

Canine Welfare, Training and Behaviour Diploma (RQF) Level 4

  • Explore common behaviour problems, their causes and solutions
  • Learn how to positively influence behaviour through play and exercise
  • Study canine body systems and how they can impact behaviour
  • Start a new career in canine care or behavioural consulting
  • Study online to fit around your existing commitments
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification within a year

About your Course

This level 4 diploma in canine welfare, training and behaviour management explores in detail what you need to correctly and safely care for canines in various settings.

You’ll learn ways to identify and address problem behaviour, as well as how to maintain the welfare of canines. To do this you’ll be taught to read canine body language and the indicators of stress and anxiety. Spotting the signs early can help you avoid both aggressive and unwanted behaviours.

Throughout the course, you’ll also cover canine anatomy, physiology, nutrition and other topics that provide an in-depth understanding of canine care.

This course is ideal for anyone aiming to work with dogs in a kennel or care setting. You’ll not only understand the requirements for immediate care, but also the impact of long-term kennelling and the importance of play.

You could also start a career in dog training or behavioural consulting with the knowledge you’ll gain. Either career choice provides an excellent opportunity to work with dogs, helping resolve problem behaviours or strengthening the bond between animal and human.

After the course, you can head straight into employment or take your education further with higher level study. Either through a level 5 diploma or by studying an animal behaviour degree at university.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This level 4 canine training and behaviour management diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Therefore, it meets Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) requirements.

You will gain essential skills to pursue careers in kennel management, canine day care, dog training of canine behavioural consulting.

This course is provided completely online, allowing you to learn around your existing job or family commitments. You will be assigned a personal tutor once you enrol, who will support and assist your achievement. Whether you need help with assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement.

What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables. Enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you.

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can get started from the moment you enrol. Start getting the skills you need to work with dogs today! 

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

This level 4 diploma consists of nine units:

Unit 1: Canine Anatomy and Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the canine skeletal system
  • Understand the canine muscle system
  • Be able to assess canine locomotion
  • Understand how to manage a number of medical conditions affecting canine anatomy
  • Be able to assess changes in a canine’s behaviour that may indicate pain or discomfort
  • Understand the influence of canine anatomy on behaviour problems

Unit 2: Canine Behaviour Problems

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common canine behaviour problems and their outcomes
  • Know how to improve problem behaviours
  • Understand the consequences of long term kennelling
  • Understand the methods of managing rescued canines
  • Understand the role of alternative therapies in behaviour management
  • Know about humane training equipment used in canine training

Unit 3: Canine Guardians

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of canine guardians
  • Understand the influence of compatibility in canine ownership
  • Understand the impact of lifestyle on canine behaviour

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theory

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning canine behaviour
  • Understand classical and operant conditioning
  • Understand the various rates of reinforcement in canine behaviour training
  • Understand the roles of conditioning in canine behaviour modification
  • Understand the various methods of canine training
  • Understand how canines learn

Unit 5: Canine Nutrition

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the sources of major nutrients in the canine diet
  • Understand the functions of major nutrients for canines
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Understand the nutritional value and impact of canine nutrition

Unit 6: Canine Physiology

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the canine circulatory system
  • Understand the canine respiratory system
  • Understand the canine nervous system
  • Be able to assess motor activity
  • Understand the canine urinary system
  • Understand the canine lymphatic system
  • Understand the canine skin system
  • Understand the canine reproductive system

Unit 7: Canine Play and Exercise

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of too much and too little play on canines
  • Understand the impact of too much and too little exercise on canines
  • Understand the role exercise can play in changing problem behaviour
  • Understand the importance of mental stimulation and enrichment in preventing and changing problem behaviour

Unit 8: Influences on Canine Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of external and internal influences on canine behaviour
  • Understand the influence of medical conditions on canine behaviour
  • Understand the role of canine stress on behaviour

Unit 9: Managing a Dog Training Class

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the business requirements for managing dog training classes
  • Understand the necessary skills for delivering dog training classes
  • Be able to plan a dog training class programme

You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence and a practical demonstration/assignment.

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