This short course is designed for those who want an insight into the psychology of learning in dogs. It provides a useful starting point for people with some experience but no studies to support that knowledge. Understanding how dogs are able to learn is the basis of becoming a trainer or behaviourist.
1. Psychological Principles
- What is learning?
- The canine brain and learning
- Mid Brain
- Inherited behaviours
- Social learning
- Factors that affect learning
- Classical conditioning
- Trial and error learning
- One trial learning
2. Principles into Practice
- Operant conditioning
- Reinforcers and reinforcing behaviour
- Positive and Negative Reinforcement
- Positive and Negative Punishment
- Extinction or extinguishing a behaviour
- Behaviour Shaping and Chaining - The Ultimate Tools in Canine Training
- Problems with training a deaf dog
Study Level 2The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
2 Module CourseThis course is delivered in 2 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.
All Compass Education Ltd courses are written by industry experts and provided exclusively in the UK by Compass, they are not available anywhere else. Courses are unique to Compass and accredited by Ofqual regulated Awarding Bodies and/or Industry Professional Bodies as indicated in each course description. In common with the overwhelming majority of private educational provision in this sector they are not a part of the RQF or SCQF and they do not appear on Ofqual's register of qualifications.
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