Dog Owners Course SGA1

Sneak Peek

Dogs and Humans

Dogs have long been considered man's best friend but it's not all about having things on our terms. Anyone who owns or works with dogs quickly learns that they each have their own character which makes them fun to be around. Despite this individuality, there are tried and tested ways to train the majority of dogs and to improve the quality of the relationships we have with them. Completion of this course will help you achieve that.  

The course covers the following topics:

  • Dogs and humans
  • Basic dog care
  • Dog breeds
  • Selecting the right dog for you
  • Biology of dogs
  • Basic health
  • Dog psychology
  • Grooming
  • Working with dogs

COURSE LESSONS

This course covers 6 lessons:

LESSON 1: DOGS AND HUMANS

  • History
  • Dog Breeds
  • Pure Breeds or Crossbreeds
  • A Selection of Common Breeds
  • Basic Dog Care
  • The Right Dog for you
  • Creating a Healthy Home Environment for a Dog
  • Dogs and Fire Emergencies – How prepared are you?

LESSON 2: BIOLOGY OF DOGS

  • Physiological Characteristics
  • Reproductive System

LESSON 3: BASIC HEALTH

  • Signs of a Healthy Dog
  • Recognising Poor Health
  • Common Internal Parasites
  • Common External Parasites
  • Common Disease and Illness
  • Skin Problems in Dogs
  • Notifiable Diseases
  • Preventative Health Care & Care for the Sick Dog
  • Good Nutrition
  • Reproduction and Breeding
  • Desexing

LESSON 4: PSYCHOLOGY

  • Understanding the Dog’s Mind
  • Evolution and Domestication
  • Behavioural Development
  • Common Behaviour and Body Language
  • Behavioural Problems
  • General Training Tips

LESSON 5: GROOMING

  • The Need for Grooming
  • Techniques
  • Grooming Tools
  • Pet Clips and Styling

LESSON 6: WORKING IN THE CANINE INDUSTRY

  • Health Services
  • Breeding
  • Grooming
  • Training
  • Day Care & Exercise
  • Long Term Care
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Canine Therapy
  • Professional Dog Handling
  • Retail
  • Funeral and Memorial Services
  • Review what you have been learning

FINAL ASSESSMENT

 

Qualification at the End

After completing the lessons, you are presented with a major online exam; testing you on the content of the entire course.

You can attempt this whenever you feel ready; and upon getting 60% of the answers (or more) correct you are awarded with a "Certificate of Completion" bearing your name and the date, which can be downloaded as a pdf, saved and/or printed off.

 

How Does This Course Work?

  • You can enrol any time of day or night
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish)
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish
  • Work through at your own pace- there are no deadlines for this course
  • Complete the course in as little as 20 hours
  • Help desk -email anytime- emails answered every workday [email protected]
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam, you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

WHY STUDY DOG CARE?

If you understand a dog's physical and psychological needs; you will make better choices about the dog you have and how it is treated. Your dog will have a better quality of life and so will you - not to mention that the problems that may arise will be less likely and probably less dramatic.

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Fee Information (SG)
Prices in Australian Dollars

PlanAust. PriceOverseas Price
A 1 x $220.00  1 x $200.00

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