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Become A Dog Trainer With A
Nationally Recognised Qualification

Understand Positive Training Methods, Communication, Learning Theory, Enrichment, Health Care And Practical Dog Training.
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

Level 4 Diploma 603/4823/9

Canine Coaching & Behaviour

  • Ofqual Level 4 Diploma
  • Qualification: 603/4823/9
  • 351 Guided Learning Hours
  • Credit Value: 42 Study Credits
  • Course Start: Today
  • 13 Online Modules
  • 6+ Hours On-Demand Video
  • Instant 2 Year Access*

Become A Dog Trainer Who Stands Out From The Crowd
With A Nationally Recognised Qualification

Becoming a professional dog trainer is a dream come true for many dog training amateurs and enthusiasts. Whether you intend to run your own dog training business or join an existing team, your training and behaviour education is your number one priority.

Learn positive dog training, communication and behaviour through the unique Canine Principles Coaching program.

The Level 4 qualification in welfare, training & behaviour is ideal for understanding; positive reinforcement dog training and behaviour, running successful dog training classes, canine anatomy & physiology, appropriate nutrition, and mental and physical exercise. This diploma course is a level 4 Ofqual regulated qualification with learning objectives that satisfy criteria for the national qualification framework.

Throughout your studies, you will have access to guidance and feedback from your tutor via the online learning platform.
What Will I Learn?
Who Can Enrol?
Requirements
Assessments
  • Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection.
  • Learners will have completed an industry recognised Level 3 qualification in Canine Behaviour or a related qualification.
  • Access to software that allows document creation such as Google Docs, Word or Pages.
  • Students must maintain an evidence file of their learning for Ofqual audit purposes.
  • Modules can also be downloaded for offline study.
  • Courses are written or recorded in English.
  • The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years .
The Canine Coaching & Behaviour Level 4 Diploma is assessed in line with learning objectives set out by the accrediting body. All module assessments are presented in the form of an essay and range between 500 - 3000 words each. The Final Thesis assessment is a 4-part essay of 12,000 words total.

Learning Objectives that must be demonstrated;
The Level 4 Diploma in Canine Coaching & Behaviour online course consists of 13 modules, each focusing on a different aspect of dog training, health, behaviour, care and business management.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • The Origin of Domestic Dogs
  • Canine Communication
  • How To Educate Dogs
    and Humans
  • Puppy Development
    & Training
  • Positive Dog-to-Human Relationships
  • Practical Canine Coaching Skills
  • Enrichment & Play
  • Home Consultations
  • Canine Anatomy
  • Canine Nutrition
  • Dog Business Start-Up
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Canine Coaching & Behaviour Level 4 Diploma is designed for learners who have completed an industry recognised Level 3 qualification in Canine Behaviour (or related qualification) and would like to gain a qualification in dog training and behaviour.

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

  • 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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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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