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Understand Canine Communication, Behaviour, Coaching and the Psychology of Rescue Dogs In Your Care
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

CPD Accredited Course

Rescue Dogs

  • 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 Rescue Process Affect A Dog's Personality And Behaviour?

The Rescue Dog Advanced Certificate course is designed for new dog rescuers and canine professionals who want to increase their awareness of rescue dogs, when working with clients.
There is great satisfaction in becoming the safe space for a rescued dog, it allows us to continue to be a hero over and beyond just giving the dog a home. We get to show the dog a life, help them through fear and uncertainty and discover the joy of living with confidence and security. By studying this course, you will raise your own understanding of the rescue dog, along with dogs in general. 
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  • This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone to study.
  • Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection.
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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 Rescue Dog 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.
Your elevated understanding will range from identification of types of rescue centre, to helping dogs that have suffered trauma, trust building, canine life enrichment, dog specific communication and behaviour modification types that are used for stress and fear related behaviour. The course will enhance your canine communication skills, empathy and ability to help dogs that are struggling with a big life change. You will also be ready to teach these skills to new rescuers, as part of your professional canine coaching or dog training service.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • Common Types of Rescue Dogs
  • Abandonment Issues
  • How A New Home Affects Dogs
  • Canine Communication
  • Building a Dog's Trust
  • Health Care Requirements
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Coaching A Rescue Dog
  • Canine Fear & Stress
  • Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Rescue Dog CPD Certificate Course is a fully comprehensive, theoretical course, designed for people with no prior study. The course is perfect if you are planning to rescue, already have a rescue dog or want to better understand a rescue dogs needs, as a canine professional. 

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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