Training for the Future™
- Written by Sarah Whitehead.
- Tutored by Sarah Whitehead and colleagues
- Four-month home study (correspondence) course
- Begins: 1st of any month
- OCN accreditation – 15 credits at Level Four
- Investment: £714 (inc.VAT) or £95 deposit plus 4 x instalments of £160.75 (inc. VAT)
An intermediate award in puppy class instruction
Four Units (one unit per month) by home-study (including video/DVD material) plus the opportunity to attend to watch one of Sarah’s puppy classes in action. Fully accredited by Laser Learning (Open College Network South East Region). This course covers all the joys and challenges of running puppy parties and puppy classes by those in the know! Structure, content, behavioural assessment, clicker training and off-lead management are all covered in this exceptional practically-applied course.
What you will learn:
Why run puppy classes? Aims and objectives. Structure and content.
Practical applications of learning theory. Methodology. Reinforcers. Teaching the seven basic exercises. Use of equipment.
Recognising and evaluating punishments.
The human end of the lead. Transferring knowledge – presentation skills. Qualities of a puppy class instructor and class evaluation.
Solutions to common problems.
Goal setting and reinforcing for success. Practical shaping skills – clicker training. Group dynamics, trouble shooting – difficult dogs and challenging people.
Promotional and business ideas.
Managing off-lead sessions safely and for maximum benefit
Who is this course for?
Those who are already running puppy classes/puppy parties, assisting at a class, or those who aspire to do so in the future.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.