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Qualify For Animal Activity Licensing Higher Standard Requirements

Understand the care, welfare and behaviour of dogs in kennels, dog day care and boarding environments.
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

Level 3 Award 603/4536/6

Canine Care, Welfare & Behaviour

  • Ofqual Level 3 Award
  • Qualification: 603/4536/6
  • 130 Guided Learning Hours
  • Credit Value: 13 Study Credits
  • Course Start: Today
  • 2 Online Modules
  • Instant 2 Year Access*

Gain A Nationally Recognised Qualification in Canine Care, Welfare & Behaviour

Canine care, welfare and behaviour are essential skills for any dog professional or enthusiast. This stand alone course equips you with the essential knowledge required to meet Animal Activity Licensing Higher Standard requirements.

Whether you intend to run your own dog day care business or join an existing team, your canine care, welfare and behaviour education is your number one priority.
Learn to recognise canine stress and the escalation to aggression. Understand canine communication and normal species specific behaviours alongside health risks, and the need for enrichment and play.
Throughout your studies, you will have access to guidance and feedback from your tutor via the online learning platform.

This Qualification meets the criteria of Defra and the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
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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 3 Award in Canine Care, Welfare & Behaviour 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 300 - 1000 words each.
The Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Welfare & Behaviour online course consists of 2 modules, each focusing on a different aspect of canine care, welfare & behaviour.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • Domestic Dog & Human Relationships
  • Vaccination & Disease Transmission
  • Canine Welfare and Stress
  • Kennel, Homecare & Daycare Environments
  • Canine Aggression
  • Environmental Behaviour
  • Behaviour Types
  • Enrichment & Play
  • Communication
  • Canine Care Safety
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Welfare & Behaviour is designed for learners with no previous study experience.

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

All students must be aged 18+ 
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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.

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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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