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Rescue Dog Rehabilitation & Cognition – Accredited Diploma Course

£495 £149

 

UK Rural Skills AccreditedNUS Extra

This course is designed for canine professionals, inclusive of canine coaches, dog trainers and people that work in a rescue setting.

The course focuses on dogs that have been treated badly, stressed, abandoned or suffered trauma. This can include rescue dogs from abroad, puppy farm rescues, abused dogs and those that have been raised in stressful conditions then abandoned.

We look at all aspects of caring for dogs in limbo, inclusive of; how they think, feel, communicate, and learn. With the knowledge from this course, you will achieve clarity on the reality of working with stressed dogs. You will also learn about yourself, along with coping strategies for the human aspects of canine rescue.

Course Syllabus

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One: Rescue Dogs

Module one explores the term Rescue Dog and why dogs go to rescue.
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  • What is a Rescue Dog?
  • Common Breeds in Rescue
  • Dog Breeding
  • Unethical Breeding
  • Ethical Breeding
  • Puppy Farms
  • Designer Dogs
  • Unknown History
  • Rescue Centres

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Two: People

The human aspect of dog rescue, including the laws governing dog guardianship and control.
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  • Common Misconceptions
  • Self Compassion
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Mind Management
  • Potential Adopters
  • The Rehoming Process
  • The Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA)
  • Rescue Organisation Case Study

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Three: Nature or Nurture

Module three explores the ongoing nature vs. nurture debate and which areas affect specific types of behaviour.
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  • Genetic Diversity
  • Nature Vs. Nurture Debate
  • Maiosis
  • Biological Factors
  • Environmental Factors
  • Canine Memory
  • Abused Dogs
  • Shut Down Syndrome
  • Case Studies

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Four: Rescue Dog Psychological Health

During the fourth module of the course, we consider the dog’s nervous system, inclusive of the brain.
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  • The Nervous System
  • Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • The Voluntary Response
  • The Involuntary Reflex
  • Stress
  • Fight, Flight and Freeze
  • Trigger Stacking
  • The Dog’s Brain
  • Neurotransmitters
  • What Causes Stress
  • Medication and Remedies
  • Calming Alternatives

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Five: Communication

Canine Communication explored in detail for the Rescue Dog professional.
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  • Calming Signals
  • Eye Shapes
  • Mouth Shapes
  • Ear Positions
  • Behaviour
  • Body Language
  • Vocalisation
  • Communication and Canine Emotion
  • Oxytocin
  • Left Gaze Bias
  • Greeting a new Dog

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Six: Rescue Dog Behaviour

Module Six introduces dog behaviour and behaviours commonly found in rescue dogs.
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  • Dominance in Dogs
  • Individuality
  • The Roots of Behaviour
  • Nature
  • Nurture
  • Physiology
  • Drugs
  • Socialisation
  • The Social Dog
  • Fear and Behaviour
  • Signs of Fear
  • Aggression
  • Fear Aggression
  • Confrontational Aggression
  • Canine Ladder of Aggression

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Seven: Learning Theory

During module seven we consider how dogs learn and utilise learning theory to assist the rehabilitation of rescue dogs.
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  • Dog Training History
  • Aversive Equipment
  • The Effect of Force Based Training
  • Coaching
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Reinforcement
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • Reinforcement Scheduling

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Eight: Practical Coaching

During module eight we look at canine coaching, specifically with rescue dogs in mind. This module offers tips and understanding on how you can start to build trust and a mutual relationship with dogs in your care.
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  • Is the Dog ready?
  • Equipment Overview
  • Clicker Training
  • Tuning In
  • Luring
  • Capture
  • Shaping
  • Verbal Cues
  • Common mistakes and How to Fix them
  • Trust Games
  • Hand Touch
  • Target Stick
  • Timid or Worried Dogs
  • Collar Trust
  • Recall

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Nine: Rescue Dog Aftercare

Module nine considers the rescue dog in a home and some of the problems that may occur.
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  • Early Days
  • Advice for Adopters
  • Safe Spaces and Recovery Time
  • Settling In
  • The Honeymoon Period
  • Building a Bond
  • Specific Problems
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Rescue Dog Insecurity
  • Coprophagia
  • Resource Guarding
  • Long Term Needs
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Positive Learning

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Studying with Canine Principles

The Puppy Care, Health & Coaching Certificate Course is online study with access to a positive, active study group and tutor support. It is assessed at the end of each module with a set of questions and an essay, for certification. Certification includes a digital certificate, a badge for your website or Facebook page and the option to be added to the Canine Principles graduates page.

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Support

Throughout the course, you will be supported in your learning by qualified Canine Behaviourist Practitioner. The course also offers entry to a private study group where you can discuss topics with other Canine Principles students.

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FAQ

Have a question about your course? Click here for answers to our frequently asked questions.

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Refund Policy

Refunds for emailed course documents are not available as standard as the product is shipped and nonreturnable. Individual emergency cases can be considered at the discretion of Canine Principles.

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