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This module is a natural progression from CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management. This module is designed to enhance knowledge gained so far, manage and teach a professional dog / puppy training class along with a deeper look in to the behavioural aspects of the dog, the lifestyle and relationship behind training, how your moral obligations can be met via early observations and essential knowledge. How to induce calmness, to utilise people’s learning styles and breed specific behaviour to enhance results and set you apart as an instructor.

As such, as an absolute minimum, you must have a one year training experience or have completed CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management.

Spread over three phases you’ll learn about things such as; breed specific training, learning styles, how to run a calm, productive and fun learning environment, planning your courses and how to then break them down into individual session plans, how best to communicate with clients and their dogs for effective results.

The module can be undertaken at any time and over any reasonable period within a maximum of six months from the date of registration (depending on the workshop date booked).

Phase 1 (Distance Learning)

This includes initial work based analysis and research. This also provides you with an opportunity to research teaching styles, environmental learning, breed needs, theories and holistic instructor roles. As part of your learning journey for phase one you’re required to conduct secondary research via the Internet, library and other sources such as books and journals on specific methods used for dog training, instruction and the control of multiple dogs. This includes the identification of potential or current problems and the relevance of correction using training techniques.

Phase 2 (Distance Learning)

This phase looks at understanding more about communication skills between humans in relation to dog training and in particular Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) and how this form of learning helps the Advanced Dog Training Instructor. Listening skills, Transitional Analysis (TA) and its relevance for effective communication with the dog owner. Understanding the human aspect of dog training instruction including interpersonal skills, listening skills, empathy with dog owners and dog training clients.

Phase 3 (Workshop)

An intensive, but fun two days covering teaching techniques, behavioural problems, course planning and generally what makes a successful instructor and takes you to the next level of professional dog training instruction. We also look at the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of the dog when training. Students are expected to bring a dog with them and will be sent a form to complete about their dog. The workshop is held at the Kennel Club Building. Practical dog training and instructional skills and advancing canine training instruction. This will be primarily outdoors with a small amount of classroom time.

CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

About This Module

Module Number

CIDBT 5005

PETbc Approved


Distance Learning


Workshop Based & Dates

10th & 11th Feb 2018

Certificate on Completion


Module Duration

Max six months

Tutored by

Dave McIver

Colin Spender



Full and instalment payment options available

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CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

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