Essential Knowledge of the physical dog – for Behaviourists and Trainers
Ever wondered what’s going on inside, how normal body functions affect the behaviour responses of the dog, and what possibilities there are for behaviour to be affected when body systems go wrong? The behaviour of the dog is affected by numerous factors including interactions between body systems, nutrition, environmental circumstances, genetics and relationships.
You are provided with an in-depth knowledge that will enhance your understanding of canine behaviour and help you work more efficiently with your own dog and/or develop successful training and behaviour programs for clients.
The day will also give consideration to the benefits and pitfalls of physical training aids. The pet dog market is flooded with a variety of physical tools to manipulate and control the dogs behaviour. Knowing the mental and physical effects these products will have on a dog, when in use, provides clarification on when they are effective and when they may be detrimental.
Finally, the course takes a look at dog sports as a whole. From basic obedience, agility, working trials and fly-ball to security and scent detection work. Do these sports have a negative or positive impact on the dog’s physical form and overall function? We will consider factors relevant to each discipline.
Together with the above, this practical day will focus on the following subjects:
- Investigation of dog training equipment and relevant effects on the anatomy and physiology of the dog
- Observing dog sports and their effects on canine anatomy and physiology
- Identifying the psychological and chemical effects of behaviour reinforcement
Tutor for this Course
This course costs £195. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.
The next available workshop dates for this course will be Sunday 22nd September 2019 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
Your tutor for this course will be Jo Croft
This workshop is completed in one day.
On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.
This course is approved by the PETbc