Puppy Care Certificate Course
Everyone loves a puppy. With their cute little faces and adorable play behaviours, how could you not? What many people don’t take into account when buying a puppy is the amount of work that needs to go into caring for and raising a well balanced pup who can then grow into a well behaved and happy adult dog. There is little or no consideration made for the complexities of owning a pup and how much it will all cost. Many people don’t consider the fact that puppies don’t stay that way forever, and soon they’ll have an adult dog whose behaviours, temperaments, fears and phobias are largely based on genetics and environment, i.e. how they, the owners, raised and cared for them. As is the case with raising a child, it is very easy to get things wrong when bringing up a puppy. You need to know the ropes before the pup becomes part of the family, or you may be on a downwards slide from moment one. With the right information, you can help that puppy grow into a balanced, confident adult, free of aggression, behavioural issues, fears, phobias and anxieties.
It is a sad and shocking fact that one in five people who bought a puppy have either re-homed it or taken it to a rescue centre by the age of two.
- UNIT ONE – Litter Days
- UNIT TWO – Choosing Your Perfect Pup
- UNIT THREE – Bringing Your Puppy Home
- UNIT FOUR – Puppy Health, Care, and Junior Diets
- UNIT FIVE – Getting Used to the World
- UNIT SIX – Puppy Training
Who Is This Online Puppy Care Course For?
Anyone with a puppy now or on the way. If you want to work with young dogs, maybe in a rescue centre, a kennels or training club, or even if you want to start running your own puppy classes, this course is for you. The aim of this course is to equip the student with the knowledge needed to raise the perfect pup from day one. It covers everything from litter days through to house-training and feeding.
How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Online Puppy Care Course?
This really depends upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies, as well as how easily and quickly you grasp the learning concepts. We recommend that students fully digest and understand the course content before submitting their question paper. We encourage students to do their own additional reading and research to reinforce what they have learned. Each unit comes with a question paper which should be completed and returned to the college by email. You should allow between one and two hours to complete each paper..
There is a two year time period within which you can complete the puppy care course.
You do not need any previous canine experience to enrol and you do not need to be a member of any organisations, clubs or governing bodies.