Program Details

Course Content: INTRODUCTION UNIT ONE - The History of Dogs UNIT TWO - Genetics of the Dog’s Mind, Nature or Nurture? The Brain, The Senses UNIT THREE - Breed Difference - Are all dogs the same? UNIT FOUR – Hormones, Health & Diet – Their Influence on B
Location:
Leicester, United Kingdom; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Animals
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
It doesn't matter if you're a fan of Victoria Stilwell or Cesar Millan, the Dog Behaviour Diploma courses are written from a neutral standpoint, offering the latest info and studies, the newest understanding of social structure in dogs, and debating hot topics such as dominance in dogs. With thorough chapters on everything from Operant conditioning, including clicker training, to the principles and techniques of Cesar Millan, there is something for everyone. This course will get you thinking about dogs and dog behaviour like never before. This course is unique for many reasons. It is the first course to study and consider both Positive Reward Training and its application in the human-dog relationship, and the more physical world of dog behaviour between dogs. Find yourself immersed in the debate of topics such as pack structure, appeasement gestures, the need for an authority figure, and the relevant scientific studies. Do dogs act? Is dominance actually insecurity? Is all aggression fear based? Does dominance even exist? Who's right; Cesar Millan? Coppinger? Dunbar? Far from a course that exists to merely educate from one perspective, this course will challenge everything you thought you knew about dogs and dog psychology, calling on the work of Fisher, Scott and Fuller, Bruce Fogle, Cesar Millan, Ray and Lorna Coppinger, Stephen Budiansky, Ian Dunbar and many more leading experts.

Course Content: INTRODUCTION UNIT ONE - The History of Dogs UNIT TWO - Genetics of the Dog’s Mind, Nature or Nurture? The Brain, The Senses UNIT THREE - Breed Difference - Are all dogs the same? UNIT FOUR – Hormones, Health & Diet – Their Influence on Behaviour UNIT FIVE - Communication, Pheromones, Body Language UNIT SIX - Early Learning, Mum and Pack’s Influence, Socialisation, Habituation UNIT SEVEN - How Dogs Learn, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Discipline etc. UNIT EIGHT - Social Structure of the Dog, New Understandings Examined - Dominance & Pack Structure UNIT NINE – Natural Punishment & Discipline In Dogs UNIT TEN - Aggression In All Its Forms UNIT ELEVEN - Fears, Phobias & Anxiety UNIT TWELVE - The Owner Influence, Energy, Personality

Q. Are the courses accredited or credit bearing? What's the difference? A. BCCS Dog Behaviour Diploma courses are in the process of accreditation but are non-credit bearing. Accreditation assures the quality of the course provider. Non-credit bearing courses are delivered outside the QCF (Qualifications and Credits Framework), enabling students to learn for personal and professional development rather than for academic credit. The dog training and behaviour industry is sadly not regulated. This means there is no official qualification required. Nor is there an official organisation to recognise your qualifications, even if you've studied to Degree level. Various organisations have their own membership requirements. The BCCS is not affiliated with any such organisation.
Setting Description:
Distance Learning - Home Study
Cost:
£289 Stirling, $462 at time of publishing.

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