Choosing a Course

All our courses are modern, accessible and practically-applied. If you want to become a dog trainer, there’s no better place to start!
We love talking to you about our dog behaviour and training courses, so please do call us if we can help in any way, on 01753 856 780.

 

ThinkDog!™ Foundation

An excellent foundation in the care and behaviour of pet dogs.

A great place to start! This foundation course is designed to offer an overview of the domestic dog living in a human world today. Perfect for those just starting out in studying this fascinating subject.

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ThinkDog!™ Certificate

An intermediate level award in canine behaviour and training

Our most popular course. A unique and practically applied programme in canine behaviour and training via distance-learning. Real course notes that are illustrated throughout, with accompanying DVD material. Includes some practically-based observations and research that learners really enjoy. Designed to be completed within six months, the course represents the cutting edge of modern behaviour theories and practice today, and has been designed to be part of a progressive structure to fit with the ideals of the ABTC. Fully accredited by Laser Learning (Open College Network South East Region).

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ThinkDog!™ Intermediate

An intermediate level award in canine behaviour and training

This is the next stage of the Think Dog! programme, designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding and look more deeply into behavioural problems, training and the role of the rehabilitation trainer / behaviour specialist. This course is ideal for those who wish to progress their learning and develop their skills to be able to help others with their dogs. Accredited at Level Three, and designed with the ABTC requirements in mind. Fully accredited at Level Three.

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ThinkDog!™ Advanced

An advanced award in canine behaviour and training

This Advanced course is home-study based, and includes some practically-based observations and research. The course is intended to deepen existing knowledge, while also examining new areas such as emotionality, the brain and behaviour and a multitude of case histories! If you are addicted to studying canine behaviour, then this six-month course is for you! Fully accredited by Laser Learning (Open College Network South East Region).

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ThinkDog!™ Practical

A truly practical handling and training course with Sarah Whitehead and Stella Bagshaw.

“Inspirational!” “Fantastic!” “Fun and enlightening!” Just some of the words that students have used to describe this course…

Our two-day PRACTICAL canine handling and training course is designed to help those who have some theoretical knowledge learn and improve gentle, modern handling and training techniques in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere. Learn dog assessment, clicker training, safety with unknown dogs and environmental cues. It’s unique, and our favourite practical training course!

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Training for the Future™

An intermediate award in puppy class instruction

Four Units (one unit per month) by home-study (including video/DVD material) plus the opportunity to attend to watch one of Sarah’s puppy classes in action. Fully accredited by the OCN. This course covers all the joys and challenges of running puppy parties and puppy classes by those in the know! Structure, content, behavioural assessment, clicker training and off-lead management are all covered in this exceptional practically-applied course. Fully accredited by Laser Learning, 15 Credits at Level Four.

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Think Dog™ : Dog-to-Dog Aggression

An advanced award in canine behaviour and training

Dog-Dog Aggression is a complex subject worthy of its own in-depth programme. This advanced-level course is home-study based, and includes some practically-based observations and research for those who really want to get to grips with this challenging area of canine behaviour and training. Fully accredited by Laser Learning (Open College Network South East Region) at Level Four.

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Talk Dog!™

An intermediate award in canine body language and expression

Ever wondered what dogs are really saying? Learn the science and art of canine body language and facial expression. A short course (three units over three months) for home study, using video/DVD footage throughout. Essential for safety, client information, behavioural advice and all those handling dogs or running classes or puppy parties. Fully accredited by Laser Learning at Level Four.

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