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Professional Dog Handler – Essentials
Full e-Course (by email)
Full Published and Posted Course (UK only) [Add £56.00]
Pay-per-module (e-course only) [Subtract -£194.00]
Pay-per-module Posted Course (UK only) [Add £180.50]
This course is designed for anybody considering a career as a service dog handler or those currently working as a service dog handler that have not studied the subjects covered. The content is equally relevant to handlers of Police dogs, detection dogs, search dogs, security dogs, assistance dogs or any others that provide a service.
Legal Responsibilities of the Dog Handler There are many laws surrounding dogs and although it could be argued that every dog owner should be aware of them all it is crucial that professional dog handlers have a sound understanding of their legal responsibilities.
Canine First Aid Canine first aid is an essential part of the skills of any professional dog handler. This module covers a wide range of scenarios and actions to be taken along with checking vital signs, compiling a dog’s first aid kit and much more.
Maintaining a Healthy Dog Routine daily, weekly and longer term health checks, vaccinations, parasite control, toys, diet and needs that change with age are all covered in this comprehensive module.
Canine Learning This module covers the psychological principles behind all dog training, some of the language is technical but each dog handler must be fully conversant with the subject if they are to make the most of training their dog.
Study Level 2 / 3
The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
4 Module Course
This course is delivered in 4 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.
Wolf Studies and Conservation - Diploma
Canine Nutrition - Certificate
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 1
Canine Anatomy and Physiology - Diploma
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 2
Canine Aggression - Diploma
Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry - Diploma
Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management
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