How Do Puppies Develop?

Understand The Developmental Stages Of A Puppy's Growth, Pre-natal Genetic Influence And Social Development

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Puppy Development

Accredited Certificate Course
50 Hours CPD
  • Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: Intermediate
  • 50 Hours CPD
  • 3 Assessments
  • 2 Certificates

How Does The Development Of A Puppy Shape An Adult Dog?

The Puppy Development Certificate Course places emphasis on how a puppy develops into an adolescent dog.

During the course, we explore genetic factors, social and physical development in detail. The course is designed to raise awareness and increase knowledge about why every single puppy should be carefully bred, carefully socialised and why a puppy is certainly not a blank canvas when he arrives home at eight weeks old.

Designed as Continued Professional Development for canine professionals, the course is written to build on prior canine experience and knowledge. It is also suitable for potential puppy guardians who want to be well-informed when looking to source a happy and healthy puppy for their family.

This course can be studied alone or is available as part of a
Complete Puppy Diploma with our Puppy Care, Health and Coaching Advanced Certificate course and completion of a final thesis

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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 Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

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