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Think Dog!™ Intermediate

Course details:

  • Written by Sarah Whitehead
  • Tutored by Sarah Whitehead and colleagues
  • Six-month home study (correspondence) course, with practical applications
  • Begins: 1st of any month
  • OCN accreditation – 12 credits at Level Three
  • Investment: £672 (inc. VAT) or £95 deposit plus 4 x instalments of £150.25 (inc.VAT)

An Intermediate level award in canine behaviour and training

This is the next stage of the Think Dog! programme, designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding and look more deeply into behavioural problems, training and the role of the behaviour counsellor. This course is ideal for those who wish to continue their learning and develop their skills as a practitioner.

What you will learn:

Unit One: Behaviour, Cognition and Emotion. A fascinating look at the recognition and effects of canine emotion on behaviour and learning, examining body language as an expression of emotional states.

Unit Two: The Role of Reinforcement. Canine behaviour is dependent on rewards, but just how dogs view these will depend on their breed, previous history and their training. This Unit looks at how behavioural problems are affected by reinforcements and how they can be modified with care and skill.

Unit Three: Training methods. Training attitudes and methods have been transformed in the last decade: they are an integral part of good behavioural management and modification. This Unit examines what we can offer pet owners and how it can help change lives!

Unit Four: Common behaviour problems in dogs. This Unit looks at the most common behavioural and training issues presented by pet owners and examines possible causes, impact and the methods which experienced behaviour specialists employ to help resolve them.

Unit Five: Case histories. Probably the most important way of gaining insight and experience, this Unit examines real-life behavioural cases demonstrating a range of issues and techniques to inform and inspire.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those wishing to advance their theoretical and applied knowledge of canine behaviour and training. It is designed to develop ideas presented in the Think Dog! Certificate course, with practical application continuously in mind.

Instalment option:
For your convenience, we accept payment in four easy instalments. Please note that the deposit and first instalment need to be paid before course notes and resources are shipped to you. There is a small admin fee of £24 for paying by instalments – so you can save money by paying in full.  


Pay in Full £672 Save £24!

Pay in instalments £95 Deposit + 4 x payments £150.25

(Deposit and first instalment are taken together on booking, then remaining instalments at 30 day intervals)

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