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
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: 3 (Intermediate)
  • 50 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Starts: Anytime
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 3 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • 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 Advanced Certificate Course and completion of a final thesis.

What Will I Learn?

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 Full Course Syllabus can be viewed below.

Who Is This Course For?

The Puppy Development 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 students must be aged 16+

Requirements

Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection. Modules can also be downloaded for offline study. Courses are written or recorded in English.

Although not essential, it is recommended that you also have access to software that allows you to type up documents such as Google Docs, Word or Pages.

How Do I Enrol?

Fill in the sign up form below to join the course, then learn any time you like on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

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.

Course Contents

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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