Senior Dog Care – Accredited Certificate Course

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£99 £49


UK Rural Skills AccreditedNUS Extra

Study Type:               Home Study, Distance Learning

Duration:                  50 Hours, Self-paced

Course Materials:   85 Page PDF Course Book
Course Materials:   1 Module Assessment
Course Materials:   Student Guidelines
Course Materials:   Learning Objectives
Course Materials:   Access to Private Study Group.

Full Lifetime Access
Digital Certificate of Completion
Canine Principles Certified Badge for your Website and Social Media

Senior Dog Care is vital to ensure longevity and good health.

Written by a qualified veterinary surgeon, the aim of the Senior Dog Care Certificate Course is to provide a reliable, factual and informed education on the specific needs of older and elderly dogs, for guardians and canine professionals.

Due to improved veterinary care and better diets, dogs are now living longer. This means that owners and veterinarians, are challenged with a whole new set of age-related conditions. This guide has been written with the aim of teaching people how to care appropriately for dogs, into their elder years. It also offers careful understanding of the natural changes that old age brings for our beloved canine friends and family.

If you live with an ageing dog, this course will prove invaluable.


Senior Dog Care. Online Dog Behaviour Course

Course Syllabus

Senior Dog Care
Senior Dog Care. Online Dog Behaviour Course


  • Why Health is Holistic
  • What is a Senior Dog
  • The Aim of Senior Dog Care
  • Health Checking
  • Eyes, Ears, Mouth, Nose, Body, Feet, Weight
  • Vital Signs
  • Heart Rate
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Temperature
  • Signs of Ageing
  • Behavioural Changes
  • Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Nutritional Support
  • Pharmacological Support
  • Mental Stimulation Exercises
  • Clicker Training
  • Targeting, Touch, Peek-a-boo, Yawn, Names of Objects, Back Up
  • Mobility Problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Medication
  • Joint Supplements
  • How do Dogs Show Pain?
  • Further Help
  • Touch Therapy
  • Canine Hydrotherapy
  • Heart Changes
  • Liver Function
  • Kidney Function
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dental Problems
  • Anaesthesia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pyometra
  • Prostatic Disease
  • Cancer
  • Quality Of Life
  • Is Your Dog Happy
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Dealing With Grief


Studying with Canine Principles

The course is online study with access to a positive and quickly growing study group and tutor support. It is assessed at the end of each module with a set of questions and an essay. 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.


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


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



Refund Policy

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


1 review for Senior Dog Care – Accredited Certificate Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great course for anyone who has a senior dog or works with them. It helps you to learn what to look out for as your dog gets older. The course is very well written with lots of information and easy to understand.

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