This is the first three modules of a one year course and is aimed at people working professionally with dogs who regularly give advice to owners of potentially aggressive individuals, eg. dog trainers, behaviourists and vet nurses/vets.
Topics covered include types of aggression, physiology of aggression, learning theory, medical problems affecting aggression, basic behavioural pharmacology, impact of procedures such as neutering, aggression and welfare, and successful client interactions.
The course is an online learning, offering up to date scientific knowledge combined with its practical application. This is achieved through the course by combining bite size webinars with video illustrations, case studies, Live zoom Q and A’s and a private dedicated Facebook group offering support and a platform for discussion and exploring concepts. The group will be monitored every Tuesday morning with any questions or guidance provided on that day weekly.
All scientific references are given during the course, and there may be reading books to assist with further learning and information consolidation.
The course assumes a basic understanding of behaviour knowledge which includes an up to date awareness that dog aggression is rarely influenced by 'dominance', and that positive reinforcement based training is considered the more effective and ethical choice when working with individuals with behaviour problems.
A search facility is available on each webinar to help youn access information faster. This is particularly helpful when watching again :-)
Certificate of participation will be awarded to learners who submit notes on two case studies after module 3. Please note no individual feedback will be available