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Learn How To Care For Dogs With A
Nationally Recognised Qualification

Understand Dog Care, Dog Behaviour and Welfare Through Enrichment, Alongside Good Health and Nutrition in the Domestic Dog.
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

Level 2 Award 603/5731/9

Canine Care & Welfare

  • Ofqual Level 2 Award
  • Qualification: 603/5731/9
  • 20 Guided Learning Hours
  • Credit Value: 6 Study Credits
  • Course Start: Today
  • 2 Online Modules
  • 2+ Hours On-Demand Video
  • Instant 2 Year Access*

Understand the Care and Welfare Needs Of Dogs With A Nationally Recognised Qualification

Learn canine care, welfare and foundation behaviour for dogs in your care.

The Level 2 qualification in care and welfare is ideal for understanding; a dog's needs, breed specific differences, foundation dog behaviour, dog health issues and disease prevention. This course is a level 2 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.
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  • Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection.
  • 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 Level 2 Award in Canine Care & Welfare 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 200 - 1000 words each.
The Level 2 Award in Canine Care & Welfare online course consists of 2 modules, each focusing on a different aspect of dog care, welfare, health & behaviour in dogs.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • Canine Needs
  • The Domestication of Dogs
  • Foundation Dog Behaviour
  • Dog Breed Differences
  • Classification of Dog Behaviour
  • Common Canine Health Issues
  • Dog Welfare and Behaviour Issues
  • Canine Health Checks
  • Canine Enrichment for Welfare
  • Canine Disease Prevention
  • training Techniques
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Level 2 Award in Canine Care & Welfare is designed for learners who completed no previous learning and would like to gain a qualification in dog care and welfare.

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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