This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of animal training and how these can be put into practice.
Learners will be able to combine knowledge of animal learning and behaviour to assess an animal’s suitability for training, design a suitable training programme, select appropriate training aids and then train the animal to achieve a desired result.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some knowledge of animal care. You must have access to an animal to train for the course.
The course will cover:
For more details on the course contact Jonathan Taylor via email email@example.com
You will be assessed through practical observation of your training skills, written training plans and the presentation of a training plan.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”