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What is Ethology and How Does it Apply to Domestic Dogs? 

Learn the Science of the Natural Observation of Domestic Dogs
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

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Ethology & Enrichment

  • Study Level: 3 (Intermediate)
  • 10 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Start: Today
  • 5 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 2 Certificates of Completion

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What is Ethology and How Does it Apply to Domestic Dogs?

Ethology means that we study animals in their natural environment. In the case of domestic dogs, most of the time that's our homes. Everyone who works with dogs is fascinated by them needs to know the foundations of ethology.

This course is designed to make the understanding of the practice and how it relates to domestic dogs as accessible as possible. We learn about dogs, their domestication, how that domestication affects them and how we can help them with stress and anxiety by providing intelligent enrichment opportunities. Designed for dog professionals and enthusiasts, this is a CPD Standards Office Accredited course. 
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  • This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone to study.
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  • Modules can also be downloaded for offline study.
  • Courses are written or recorded in English.
  • The minimum age for access to this course is 18 years.
The Canine Coaching CPD Diploma is assessed in line with learning objectives set out at the beginning of each written assessment. All module assessments are presented in the form an essay, with a minimum word count of  500 words each.

Assessments are graded against a series of clearly defined learning objectives.
On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • Names Associated with Ethology and Their Work
  • The Basis of Ethology
  • Ethical Observation
  • Understanding of Scientific Studies
  • The 4 Questions of Ethology
  • The Science of Canine Domestication
  • Identify and Meet Natural Needs for Different Breeds
  • Application of Enrichment
  • The Origin Of Domestic Dogs
  • The Canine Welfare and Enrichment Link
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Ethology & Enrichment Certificate Course is a fully comprehensive, theoretical course, designed for people with prior study. Designed for the intermediate and advanced learner and created as a CPD course to add the science of ethology to existing understanding and knowledge.

All subjects and terminology are fully explained and introduced in a logical progression.

All students must be aged 18+ 
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Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

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  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Staffordshire with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

Course Content

  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: 4 (Advanced)
  • 361 Guided Learning Hours/420 Study Hours/42 Credits
  • Course Starts: Anytime
  • Instant 2 Year Access*
  • 13 Online Modules
  • 6+ Hours Video Content
  • 2 Certificates Of Completion

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Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Staffordshire with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.
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