17th-21st June 2019
3rd-7th December 2019
Strictly max. of 6 attendees per course
to ensure individual attention and progress
The Old Garden Centre, Erskine home
Welcome to the Assistance Dog Trainer Course, where you the potential instructor, will learn the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to within this field of expertise.
This is an initial course designed to provide foundational knowledge that will be beneficial to those wishing to commence this rewarding journey within canine training.
This introductory course will enhance your dog training experience and handling knowledge.
It will enable you to develop your theoretical and practical training knowledge as an assistance dog instructor.
It will provide opportunity for you to improve your professional practice, in focusing upon the design and development of assistance dog training courses.
Providing hands on practical dog training instruction, coupled with enhanced theoretical knowledge enabling you to include this within the assistance dog training environment.
- Engage in conceptual learning applying this in creating assistance dog training lessons
- Understand the 'Golden Thread' of assistance dog training
- Understand the public access test and how to prepare the client for this
- Engage in practical training, working within an assistance dog training class
- Teach your cohort group and their dogs within a comfortable and understanding enviornment
- Understand canine and adult learning theories, developing your coaching skills
- Understand the essential criteria of a force free relaxed training enviornment
Working with our partners at Bravehound, this course has been designed around training dogs to assist with clients who suffer PTSD. However, as a basic introduction to assistance dog training it will provide valuable insight for those experienced pet dog trainers who which to add the ‘little extra’ to their portfolio.
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