How Do Puppies Develop?

Understand The Developmental Stages Of A Puppy's Growth, Pre-natal Genetic Influence And Social Development
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

CPD Accredited Course

Puppy Development

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

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. 

This course can be studied alone or is available as part of a Complete Puppy Diploma Package with the Puppy Care, Health & Coaching Certificate course and completion of a final thesis.
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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 Puppy Development CPD Certificate Course is assessed in line with learning objectives set out at the beginning of each written assessment. All module assessments are presented in the form of an essay, with a minimum word count of  500 words each.

Assessments are graded against a series of clearly defined learning objectives.
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.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • How Nature & Nurture Affect Puppy Development
  • Breeding Influences
  • Hereditary Conditions
  • Parental Health
  • The Foetal Development Timeline
  • Puppy Senses At Birth
  • Social Health Development
  • Early Socialisation Factors
  • Fear Impact Periods
  • Puppy Bite Inhibition
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Puppy Development CPD Course is a fully comprehensive, theoretical course, designed for people with no prior study. 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. 

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.

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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