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Throughout this subject you will learn the daily needs of a dog and explain the nature of the dog industry. You will compare local dog care facilities and justify essential considerations when buying a dog.
This subject will focus on the anatomy of dogs. You will learn key insights about the skeletal system, the internal organs as well as the external anatomy and thermoregulation.
Dog Health – Part 1
After this class you will be able to distinguish defining characteristics of dogs and explain their evolving nutritional requirements. You will also be taught some common health issues that affect a dog’s health.
Dog Health – Part 2
This continuation of dog health will provide you with information on preventative treatment for dogs and describe some of the typical ailments and disorders affecting dogs along with the best treatments.
Exploring Dog Breeds
The seven main breeds of dogs will be defined as classified by the Kennel Club of Great Britain. From this you will distinguish the different characteristics across these breeds and other various dog breed types. The long history of various popular cross-breeds will also be discussed in class.
This subject will run you through the relevant factors of dog breeding including the male and female dog reproductive systems. The stages of dog pregnancy and birth will be explored along with the stages of puppy development. The subject will also summarise the importance of legislation and licensing in association with dog breeding
Dog Behaviour and Training
This subject will focus on the main considerations in the science of animal behaviour. Different methods of dog training and their importance will be examined in the context of basic commands. You will be asked to apply your knowledge and prepare a plan for setting up and operating a dog training or dog behavioural consultancy business.
This class will be exploring the 3 major types of dog hair and the basic requirements in grooming dogs. You will learn how to use and apply the correct tools and equipment for each of a dog’s body parts and describe the traits of a successful professional Dog Groomer
Other Dog Services
The different health and training services for dogs will be explained in this subject. You will also gain the knowledge of significant roles in veterinary clinics. You will discuss the importance of work that Professional Dog Handler services provide.
Career Enhancement Modules:
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- Pet Shop staff member
- Animal trainer
- Veterinary assistant
- Dog care volunteer
- Animal carer
- Guide dog trainer