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Learn to confidently communicate with dogs by understanding their thoughts and learning behaviours.

"Excellent course, thank you for a thorough, in depth course on Dog Behaviour and Training. The course material was well presented and easy to follow.The assessment was thorough and time was taken to review my assessment and give feedback.Thank you so much for a great course.I feel equipped and encouraged to pursue this pathway". - Alison Jessup

Enrolling in this course will reveal the depth of knowledge and skills needed to understand dog psychology and training, which are essential for anyone seeking a career working with dogs. This course is perfect for those with a strong passion for dogs who are interested in starting a professional canine career.

You'll learn how to confidently communicate with dogs by understanding their thought processes and learning behaviours. You'll also delve into common behavioural problems and disorders, and develop positive training approaches to tackle them. With essential knowledge on different dog breeds, their anatomy, physiology, and brain and hormonal systems, you'll progress through each module and explore professional dog obedience training techniques such as the Koehler method, motivational training, and clicker training.

This course teaches you how to apply these techniques to correct problem behaviours such as chewing, jumping, barking, and other destructive behaviours. You'll be amazed at how much there is to learn about dog psychology and training and how crucial this knowledge is when embarking on a professional canine career. The course opens up many rewarding animal careers, such as working as a dog trainer, animal welfare specialist, pet sitter, or dog groomer.

What Sets Us Apart?

A distinctive feature of our course lies in the outcomes of our students. We take great pride in sharing the stories of individuals who have not only completed our course but have also established their own thriving dog grooming businesses. We are proud of these success stories as they serve as a testament to the effectiveness of our course, as do our reviews on Trust Pilot.

Jodi Gooding

Very interesting to research the subjects, I found the course informative and enjoyable.

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Certification and Accreditation

Accredited and Industry Endorsed

Our Professional Dog Grooming Diploma and Dog Behaviour and Training Certificate are internationally accredited by ICOES.

Vibe Learning went through a rigorous evaluation and audit of these courses to gain accreditation. Having ICOES accreditation guarantees you will receive a high standard of content that has undergone evaluation by an independent organisation, ensuring it's quality and credibility.

Course Modules

  • The Evolution of Dogs
  • Understanding Candids
  • Dogs v Wolves
  • From Wild to Best Friend: Dog Domestication
  • Dog Breeds: Exploring Their Diversity

  • Decoding Dog Genes
  • Breeding Better: Nature vs. Human Influence
  • The Gene Pool: How Genetics Shape Breeds
  • Predicting Traits: Understanding Gene Probability
  • Personality Blueprint: Breeding for Temperament
  • Gene Showdown: Dominance vs. Recessiveness
  • Breeding Wisely: The Dangers of Inbreeding
  • Crafting Canines: The Art of Selective Breeding
  • Healthy Hounds: Genetics and Well-being
  • Innate Instincts: Nature vs. Nurture in Dogs

  • Canine Classifications
  • Breed Standards
  • Breed Membership Requirements
  • Breed Groups Explained
    • Toys
    • Terriers
    • Gundogs
    • Hounds
    • Working Dogs
    • Utility Dogs
    • Non-Sporting
  • Designer Dogs
  • Mixed Breeds

  • The Five Senses
    • Smell
    • Hearing
    • Taste
    • Touch
    • Sight
  • Skin and Fur
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Heart
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Digestive, Respiratory and Urinary Systems

  • The Nervous System
  • The Automatic Nervous System
  • Nerves and Neurons
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Brain
  • Endocrine System Overview
  • Hormones Effect on the Brain

  • Canine Nutrition
    • Proteins
    • Starch
    • Fibre
    • Fats
    • Minerals
    • Vitamins
    • Water
  • Feeding According to a Dogs Needs
  • Older Dogs
  • Identifying Health Concerns
  • Common Dog Diseases
  • Dog First Aid & CPR

  • The Puppy Years
  • Socialising Puppies
  • Puppy Training
  • The Reproductive Years
    • Puperty in Males
    • Puperty in Females
    • Mating
    • Pregnancy
    • Whelping
    • Nursing
    • Weaning
  • The Adult Years
  • Older Dogs

  • Understanding The Domestication Effect
  • Canine Connections: Exploring Hierarchy and Socialisation
  • Puppy Independence: Navigating the Detachment Phase
  • Addressing Separation Anxiety in Dogs
  • Desensitisation Techniques for Dogs
  • Strategies for Managing Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
  • Hierarchial Aggression
  • Unpacking Mounting Behaviour
  • Insights into Territorial Aggression in Dogs
  • Understanding Predatory Aggression
  • Decoding Submissive Body Language in Dogs
  • Submissive Body Signs
  • Investigating Marking Territory in Dogs
  • Exploring Feeding Behaviour in Dogs

  • Explore How Dogs Think
  • How Do Dogs Learn
  • Understanding Associative and Non-Associative Learning in Dogs
    • Habituation
    • Sensitisation
    • Classical Learning
    • Operative Learning
  • Positive/Negative Reinforcement
  • Positive/Negative Punishment
  • Adapting Your Approach to Meet Your Dogs Learning Style
  • Navigating Reinforcement and Correction in Dog Training
  • The Art of Timing
  • Debunking Common Misconceptions abuot Canine Learning

  • Training Techniques
    • The Koehler Method
    • Dominance Based Training
    • Model-rival Training
    • Relationship-Based Training
    • Motivational Training
    • Clicker Training
    • Scientific Training
  • Basic Commands
    • Sit
    • Lie Down
    • Recall

  • Types of Disorders
    • Aggression
    • Fears and Phobias
    • Destructive Beahviours
    • Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours
    • Elimination Related Behaviour
    • Eating Disorders
  • Correcting Unwanted Behaviours
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Chewing
    • Food Aggression
    • Excessive Whining
    • Jumping
    • Biting, Mouthing and Nipping

  • General Obedience Training : Your Dog Training School
  • Dog Trainer v Dog Behaviourist
  • Specialised Dog Training Careers
    • Training Dogs for people with Disabilities
    • Training Rescue/Emergency Dogs
    • Training for the Entertainment Industry
    • Training Dogs for Militart and law Enforcement
    • Training Dogs for Sport
    • Training Disabled Dogs
  • Become a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter
  • Working in Doggy Cay Care or Boarding Kennels
  • Dog Photography Careers

The final assessment serves as a comprehensive evaluation of the knowledge and skills acquired in this Certificate.

The assessment consists of 40 short-answer questions. These questions aim to gauge your your ability to apply knowledge and techniques learned throughout the modules. Your responses will be submitted to the course mentor for grading and constructive feedback.

Consider the following 3 example questions:

  1. Your dog stops barking at the school bus that drives past every morning. This is an example of what kind of non-associative learning?
  2. The nervous system is made up of the central and peripheral nervous systems. What are each of those components made up of?
  3. If your dog constantly whines to get your attention, what steps can you take to correct it?

Course Mentor

Professional Groomer, Hannah Grice
Hannah Grice

"I'm always here to help and am very easy to approach."

Meet Hannah Grice, the passionate owner and head groomer behind The Dog House, a charming boutique dog grooming establishment. With a wealth of experience and accolades under her belt, Hannah's journey into the world of grooming began with her beloved Poodles, Ivy and Raven, who not only stole her heart but also propelled her to success in grooming and obedience competitions.

Certified through Heiniger Academy and mentored by renowned groomers like Tiarne Perkiss and Christine Speerin, Hannah brings a unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm to her teaching endeavors. Whether guiding students through our online courses or presenting grooming video tutorials, she ensures a supportive and constructive learning environment every step of the way.

Drawing from her own experiences of diving headfirst into the grooming world, Hannah understands the value of hands-on training and personalised feedback. As your instructor, she'll be by your side, offering guidance and encouragement to help you graduate with the skills and confidence needed to excel in professional dog grooming.

With Hannah, you're not just gaining a mentor; you're joining a supportive community where questions are welcomed, and learning never stops. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, Hannah is here to help you unleash your grooming potential.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee. During that time, you'll have access to all the materials. If you decide the course isn't right for you, just send us an email to get a full refund.

We provide lifetime access! This course is designed for self-paced learning, which means you have the freedom to study on your own schedule.

There are no time limits or deadlines, and you have 24/7 access to the course. You'll have all the flexibility and convenience to balance your studies with other commitments.

Yes, our dog behaviour course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES).

You can find more information about ICOES on their website here.

Yes there are short-answer assessments which you will submit to your course mentor. Additionally there are multiple choice quizzes that you can complete as many times as you need to.

These assessments will help you understand the material and will reinforce your learning. There are no deadlines on any of the assessments.

You have lifetime access to your course.

No, there's no need to buy equipment before enrolling in the course. The practical tasks in the course are optional, and if you choose to complete them, you'll only need basic supplies.

Yes, we've partnered with Artemis Grooming Supplies, one of the top pet grooming supplies distributors in Australia, to offer our students up to 20% off on grooming supplies. So, you can get everything you need at a discounted price if and when you need it.

Yes, you can pay just $25 per week. If you would rather pay fortnightly or monthly, just let us know. Payment plans are interest-free and there are no credit checks.

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