How Do You Train A Dog To Search?

Train Dogs For Professional Scentwork And Understand The Operational Role Of Search Dog Teams
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

CPD Accredited Diploma

Search Dog Handler

  • Study Level: 4 (Advanced)
  • 150 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Start: Today
  • 9 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 2 Certificates of Completion
  • FREE Course Included

Would You Like To Understand Professional Canine Scentwork?

The modern canine has evolved with a fantastic sense of smell. Dogs can smell everything from cancerous cells within the human body to a lost hiker hidden in the mountains, desperate for rescue. This course will show you how to understand the behaviour of scent itself and work with a dog within a mutually beneficial team.
What Will I Learn?
Who Can Enrol?
Requirements
Assessments
  • This course assumes some prior knowledge of canine learning theory and dog training and is suitable for anyone who has previous study experience in these areas.
  • Students with no prior experience may benefit from studying Canine Coaching prior to enrollment.
  • 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.
  • 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 Canine Coaching CPD Diploma 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. The Final Thesis assessment is an essay of minimum 3000 words.

Assessments are graded against a series of clearly defined learning objectives.
The Search Dog Handler Diploma course is a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of canine scentwork training and the many roles that professional handlers and their dogs hold today.

On successful completion of this course, you will understand how to work alongside the dog’s flawless sense of smell in roles such as tracking, item search, people search and even cadaver detection. You will learn;
  • Scenting & Cognition
  • Canine Coaching
  • How Scent Behaves
  • How to Train A Dog To Search
  • Canine Search and Rescue
  • Tracking & Trailing
  • Cadaver Detection
  • Medical Detection
  • Welfare Management of Your Search Dog
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Search Dog Handler CPD Diploma Course is designed for anyone wanting to teach their dog professional search. It’s suitable for trainers interested in pursuing a professional role in anything from search and rescue, military or police search roles to customs and excise dog training. Alternatively, if you are a pet dog trainer, you have a base of material on specialist dog training that you can use to create your own original group classes and offer an amazing scentwork based service to your clients. Something different that will benefit them and their dogs.

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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