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Teaching basic commands like 'wait at the door' or 'stay' can save your dog from running into a busy street. 'Leave it' can save your pet from swallowing something that could kill them. Through positive reinforcement based dog training, you'll build mutual respect and teach your dog all the tools needed to be the best that they can be.
Whether you need to train your new puppy or you own an older dog with problematic behaviors, this video course, filmed with real dogs, is for anyone who wants to build a stronger bond with their pet and provide the highest level of training to improve their life.
Less than 5% of dog owners take their canine friends to a training center. Physically attending classes each week takes commitment, time and money. Now, with this online course you can work at your own pace without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Millions of dogs get dropped off in shelters each year by owners who can't cope and one of the top reasons for this is lack of professional training. Many of these dogs end up being euthanized. A trained dog is 6 times less likely to be surrendered to a shelter.
Dogs don't come trained, and they need owners who are willing to work with their animals in a calm and structured way, putting in place the habits and behaviors needed for a happy and healthy life. Without proper training, issues will occur later down the road. Dog training is such a crucial part of your dog's overall well being. It can also save their life.
This course is taught by certified professional dog trainer, Ian Stone, who has over 10 years experience working in animal welfare. He will guide you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, basic training commands, behavior problems, as well as some games and tricks!
Whether you have a puppy, newly adopted dog from a shelter or an older dog who needs some behavioral training - everything in this course can be applied to canine friends of any age!
KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
• 60-Day access – Study at your own pace
• Internationally-recognized CPD accredited course
• Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
During this course you'll learn:
- what hardware to use while training dogs
- fundamental concepts
- how your dog learns
- how to keep your dog engaged and focused
- basic behaviors
- simple commands (sit, stay, down)
- how to walk on a leash
- food handling
- potty training
- puppy biting
- toy training
- common behavioral problems
- games / tricks
- troubleshooting strategies
How is the Dog Training course assessed?
There is a short multiple choice exam at the end of each module for you to take and you’ll know your score immediately.
By studying the Dog Training online course with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam.
DOG TRAINING COURSE SYLLABUS:
Module 1: Foundations
- 1.1 Meet the trainer
- 1.2 Hardware and habituation
- 1.3 Communication
- 1.4 Food handling
- 1.5 Engagement and motivation
Module 2: New Dog
- 2.1 Realistic expectations
- 2.2 Potty training
- 2.3 Puppy biting
- 2.4 Socialization
Module 3: Basic Moves
- 3.1 Exercise and stimulation
- 3.2 Basic control positions
- 3.3 Training the stay
- 3.4 Loose leash walking 1
- 3.5 Leave it
- 3.6 Teaching get off
Module 4: Further Moves
- 4.1 Goals criteria and proofing
- 4.2 Toy training
- 4.3 Teaching to come
- 4.4 Loose leash walking 2
- 4.5 Leave it 2
Module 5: Side Hustles
- 5.1 Train everything like a game
- 5.2 Come games
- 5.3 Fixing jumping
- 5.4 Fixing barking
- 5.5 Trick training
Module 6: Onward
- 6.1 Troubleshooting
- 6.2 Farewell
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: Ian Stone
Ian has been educating and working in animal welfare for many years. With a Master's degree in Teaching, he is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). He is also a certified instructor for Pet CPR and first aid, an AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and a Professional Premium member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He is owner and head instructor at Simpawtico Dog Training, LLC, and is the Canine Behavior and Training Manager for his local shelter. He lives with his wife, four dogs, and one cat in upstate New York.
Who is this course for?
The Dog Training course is for anyone who wants to build a stronger bond with their pet and provide the highest level of training to improve their life. Whether you just brought home a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog or live with an older dog who never got properly trained this course is perfect for you.
This Dog Training Essentials course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements.
- Dog Trainer
- Veterinary Assistant
- Animal Shelter Manager
- Animal Care Technician
- Animal Caretaker
- Dog Groomer
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Hi , I am looking for a career as a Dog trainer would I be able to get a job once i pass as i dog trainer ?Answer:
Our Dog Training Essentials course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES and also by CPD ( CPD UK). Our certificate will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment in the Animal care industry.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
We have a 2 year old male GSD who is reactive with other dogs & occasionally to ignores some commands at home, will this course help? Barks too much 2Answer:
Hi Justine, Thank you fot your query. The "Dog Training Essentials" course guides you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, basic training commands, behavior problems, as well as some games and tricks! I invite you to have a look at the course syllabus on REED to learn more about the course content. Kaoutar - IOA TeamThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is there an age restriction on this course?Answer:
Thank you for your query. There is no age-restriction to avail to our courses. Our course was designed in a way that is accessible to both beginners and experienced students.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.