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iPet Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Training

This qualification is for those who wish to gain the knowledge and practical skills to confidently handle & train dogs.
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What's included?

  • Monthly 1-1's With Your Tutor
  • Live Teaching Events
  • Peer Groups
  • Study Groups
  • Responsive & Timely Support
  • Entry Into Our Private Community

Become a Dog Trainer

This is an ideal qualification for those who wish to gain the knowledge and practical skills required to confidently handle and train dogs in a series of common exercises using a variety of training techniques. Candidates will gain an understanding of canine evolution, anatomy,  health, socialisation and behaviour. Candidates will learn how to effectively communicate with, understand and adapt to a dog's needs. The qualification would suit those who wish to work as a Dog Trainer or those who are currently working as a Dog Trainer and want to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. It would also be beneficial for those who work in a similar animal sector e.g., veterinary nurses, groomers, dog walkers and day care workers etc. It is an ideal qualification for those looking to progress onto the iPET Network Level 4 Diploma in Dog Training and Instruction. 

Qualification Objectives

This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to: 
• Understand the history and evolution of the dog and how this influences canine behaviour.
• Recognise health and ill-health in the dog and when training is not suitable on health/fitness grounds.
• Be able to safely approach and handle dogs using equipment that is best suited to the individual.
• Recognise and interpret canine communication signals and emotional states. 
• Understand how puppies and adult dogs can be socialised and habituated to a range of stimuli.
• Understand and apply the theories of dog training to everyday handling and training scenarios.
• Demonstrate a compassionate and research-based approach to the training and handling of dogs. 
Meet the instructor

Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca works as a tutor, course writer, and previously as senior support worker in the mental health sector for 20yrs.  She has brought these skills into working with and advocating for dogs.She runs international workshops, conferences and seminars, for people who want to learn more about dogs, focusing on the dog's perspective. She also runs an online learning platform for passionate guardians wanting to build better relationships with their dogs. Good communication, empowerment and the need for advocacy are still her core passions when working with any sentient beings, humans or other.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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