Online Class: Advanced Dog Training

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Course Description

Advanced Training for Man's Best Friend Going Beyond the Basics of Dog Training

Going beyond the basics of sit, come and stay, advanced dog training includes understanding your dog in dog terms. By knowing the traits of your dog's breed and taking full advantage of the attributes of that breed, you will create a fulfilling and fun relationship with your furry friend.

Throughout this course, we'll dive into the advanced world of dog training, first by starting off with a bit of dog training history and breed recognition, which will offer insight to breeds' intelligence. You'll learn the common advanced commands like stop, steady, back up, and give, and then determine whether or not you and Fido are ready for Off-Lead Training, which can be fun and tedious at the same time. We'll explore various methods of advanced training including Clicker Training and the theory of the Monks of New Skete.

After covering methodology, you'll discover what it takes for a dog to develop into a working dog like a seeing eye, police, or search and rescue dog. For those with a competitive nature, we'll discuss different levels of competition including conformation (dog shows), tracking training, and agility. And why would you have a dog if you couldn't teach him some fun tricks and games so you can show him off to your friends and family!

Toward the end of the course you'll learn more about some of the advanced tricks like bow, roll over, through the hoop, the four-footed fax, and wiggle, giggle, freeze! Lastly, if you're still yearning for more information about your dog's breed, where to find competitions or more training information, we'll talk about the major dog clubs and organizations that exist today. Grab a bag of treats, your leash and your pooch, it's time to have some good ol' barkin' fun!

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(909 votes)

Lesson 1: History of Dog Training

Know your breed and its capabilities. Some breeds simply are more trainable than others are. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: First Command; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: History of Dog Training

Lesson 2: Dog Intelligence

The capacity to learn basic obedience is inherent in all dogs. Dogs want to learn, you simply need to give them the tools and structure to do so. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: Dog intelligence

Lesson 3: Advanced Commands In Detail

Advanced training, or obedience training, usually refers to going above and beyond the basic training of commands like sit, down, stay, heel, and come, to high level competitions with the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: Advanced Commands In Detail

Lesson 4: Off-Lead Training

There are a few tools to use and they simple promote the act of graduating from one very short walking leash, to a long leash or line to ultimately off-lead fun. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: Off-lead Training

Lesson 5: Clicker Training

When it comes to training equipment, the clicker has taken the accessories market by storm and has become one of the most popular methods of positive reinforcement training in recent years. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Clicker Training
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Clicker Training

Lesson 6: Monks of New Skete Training Theory

Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between the dog and the owner. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Monks Of New Skete Training Theory

Lesson 7: Working Dog Training

Many dogs today are put to work, assisting both professionally and personally in the day to day life of others. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Working Dog Training

Lesson 8: Dog Sports

Whether it's advanced training for play, competitive sports or dog showing, the specialties mentioned in this lesson are some of the most common. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Dog Sports

Lesson 9: Fun Tricks And Games

Cool tricks to teach your dog to impress all your friends! 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Fun Tricks
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Fun Tricks And Games

Lesson 10: Organizations And Clubs

There are many clubs across the country and some that span the globe, all offering specific and useful information about your dog's breed. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize and identify a particular dog's intelligence.
  • Describe advanced commands In detail.
  • Summarize what is required for off-lead training.
  • Demonstrate clicker training.
  • Know how to work with 'Working Dogs'.
  • Summarize fun dog sports, tricks and games.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Advanced Dog Training
Course Number: 7550080
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (909 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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