City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming at Canine Health & Hydro (Rimington)
This course comprised of 24 full days tuition plus exams and coursework and covered;
Carrying out the styling and finishing of dogs
Assessment and planning of dog grooming work
Promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of animals
Health checking a dog
Welcoming, receiving and caring for visitors.

Pet First Aid Course – Canine Health & Hydro (Rimington)
I have attended a pet first aid course so that I can provide care to your pets enroute to the vets if an accident were to occur.

Aspects of Canine Behaviour – 30 hour evening course at Myerscough College.

‘This course has been designed to look at various aspects of canine behaviour and communication. It will focus on the dog as a sociable animal and its interaction in today society.

Identifying how dogs’ behaviour can be interpreted by observations of the canine communication system. It will focus in part on aggressive behaviour examine the skills required to modify an aggressive dog’s behaviour.
Key issues – Identifying /understanding /channelling /modifying.
Students will be required to work together on problem solving workshops and bring results of those workshops to the main group.

Canine Communication.
Identifying & understanding canine/ human communication.
The interpretation of how dog’s communicate and our understanding of their communication system.

Understanding Canine Behaviour Problems including, common behavioural issues, identifying the problem, discussing the cause and examining programmes to modify the behaviours.

Canine Aggression – What is an aggressive behaviour – when does it become a problem. Identifying the type of aggression and what factors influence aggressive behaviour.’

Holistic Canine Care – Physical, Social and Psychological Needs of the Dog – 30 hour evening course at Myerscough College

‘A course for those who wish to develop a holistic approach to dog care, behaviour and development. Holistic canine care and maintenance examines how certain aspects of dogs’ needs; psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. When looking at behaviour or integration issues the holistic approach will examine these needs and modify any imbalance for the well being of the animal.

Students will be required to have access to a dog to actively participate in hands on sessions.

Canine Exercise and Behaviour Channelling or changing the dog’s natural behaviour using appropriate exercise training. We will examine the exercise requirements of various types of dogs and discuss the use of exercise and activity to modify/channel behaviours.

Canine Massage – This element will examines how massage and touch can help calm the behaviour and be of benefit to a dog mentally and physically.

Canine Nutrition – Identify what dogs eat, how their food is utilised in the body. Examine how diet can affect behaviour.

Canine physiology – When looking at a dogs exercise, nutrition and behaviour basic knowledge of the way a dog moves, how the muscles work and the anatomical bone structure will be identified and examined.’

Qualified to microchip dogs and small mammals

Currently attending Aspects of Canine Behaviour Part 2 at Myerscough College – September to November 2018

• Stage two will looker deeper into subjects already covered in stage one and adds a new dimension in understanding dog behavior – for example it will examine dogs’ emotion, memory and motivation.

• Canine enrichment, and training and how to utilise the dog’s senses

• The course will look further into aspects of canine behaviour and communication. With practical sessions on canine communication, also by observing and identifying behaviour in real life.

• The course will enable students to develop various behaviour modification programmes to change aggressive behaviour and the motivation for that behaviour.

• The course will enable students to develop various behaviour modification programmes to rehabilitate a dog into society for example when a dog has been in rescue long term or if a dog has abnormal fearful behaviour.

• Outline how to work with breed specifics and further examine how breed may affect behaviour.

• Develop a programme for a puppy’s successful socialisation and integration into the home and its environment.

• Examine the canine human /relationship its development and future.

Here is Sonja paying close attention in class!