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Dog Owners Course

Course CodeSGA1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

20 hour Short Courses from ACS Distance Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Short Course is great for any dog lover!  Understanding your dogs needs will help them to be both happier and healthier.  Learn about the different breeds of dog, their physiology and basic health.  As well as learning which dog breeds are suitable for different owners and situations, the course includes a lesson on working within the canine industry.


LESSON 1: DOGS AND HUMANS
History
Dog Breeds
Pure Breeds or Crossbreeds
A Selection of Common Breeds
Basic Dog Care
The Right Dog for you
Creating a Healthy Home Environment for a Dog
Dogs and Fire Emergencies – How prepared are you?
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 2: BIOLOGY OF DOGS
Physiological Characteristics
Reproductive System
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 3: BASIC HEALTH
Signs of a Healthy Dog
Recognising Poor Health
Common Internal Parasites
Common External Parasites
Common Disease and Illness
Skin Problems in Dogs
Notifiable Diseases
Preventative Health Care & Care for the Sick Dog
Good Nutrition
Reproduction and Breeding
Desexing
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 4: PYSCHOLOGY
Understanding the Dog’s Mind
Evolution and Domestication
Behavioural Development
Common Behaviour and Body Language
Behavioural Problems
General Training Tips
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5: GROOMING
The Need for Grooming
Techniques
Grooming Tools
Pet Clips and Styling
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 6: WORKING IN THE CANINE INDUSTRY
Health Services
Breeding
Grooming
Training
Day Care & Exercise
Long Term Care
Assistance Dogs
Canine Therapy
Professional Dog Handling
Retail
Funeral and Memorial Services
Review what you have been learning


FINAL ASSESSMENT

 

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:

Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.





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