Unit 1 – The Dog World

Shows, Competitions, Canine good citizen tests, Historical facts, The dog industry and associated services

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Unit 10 – Dog Training (Instructors)

Running Classes, One to One Training, Teaching the Owner, Methods of Instructing, Setting Goals and Standards.

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Hard

Unit 11 – Attention Seeking

Manipulative behaviours, barking, digging, chewing, Causes and strategies for modifying behaviour.

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Moderate

Unit 12 – Fears and Phobias

The physiological effects of fear, Flooding, Desensitising, Counter conditioning, Learning to be less afraid, Avoidance/avoidance conflict

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Unit 13 – Dog Behaviour Problems

Devising programmes for owners, measuring behaviour, Environmental influences, Owner capabilities, Owner expectations, setting goals and working within a time frame.

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Unit 14 – Behaviour Counselling

Counsellor/owner relationship, Dog/owner relationship, Learning to listen, Giving advice, Strategies related to managing and modifying behaviour, Legal responsibilities.

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Moderate

Unit 15 – Aggression To People

Territorial, fear based, possessive, protective.  Why dogs exhibit aggression, aggressive displays vs. intent to do harm.  Socialising the anti-social dog.

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Hard

Unit 16 – Aggression Towards Other Dogs

Fear based, leash aggression, why dog like to fight, strategies to reduce aggression, socialisation, aggression programmes.

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Moderate

Unit 17 – Service And Therapy Dogs

Police dogs, Search and rescue dogs, Hearing dogs, guide dogs Service dogs for people with disabilities.  Selection and training for specific tasks.

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Unit 18 – Dog assessment tests

Testing temperament and behaviour patterns, devising tests for temperament, puppy testing, testing problem dogs, tests for rescue organisations.

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