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Dog Walking Qualification Diploma

With the rise in popularity and necessity of dog walkers as a vital service. To many dog owners it is important that the owner has the reassurance that the walker knows what they are doing, and their dog is in safe hands.

This course provides the walker with essential knowledge to carry out that task.

Course Modules

  1. Canine Anatomy
  • Introduction to Canine Anatomy
  • The points of the dog
  • The canine skeleton
  • Importance and function of bones
  • Growth in the dog
  • The Spinal column
  • The skeletal anatomy of the ribs and chest
  • The skeletal anatomy of the feet
  • The anatomy of the forequarters
  • The anatomy of the hindquarters
  • The skull and skull types
  • Joints
  • Health problems with joints and skeletons
  • Muscles
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The heart

 

  1. Canine Form and Function
  • Understanding what form and function are
  • Canine sight
  • Canine hearing
  • Canine olfaction
  • Canine taste
  • Canine touch
  • How different breeds originated
  • The difference between natural selection and artificial selection
  • Hound Group
  • Terrier Group
  • Gundog Group
  • Utility Group
  • Toy Group
  • Working Group
  • Pastoral Group

 

  1. Canine Body Language
  • What is meant by body language?
  • Personal space
  • Various types of body language
  • Faces and their expressions
  • What the mouth can convey
  • Staring
  • Yawning
  • Body postures
  • The confident dog
  • The shy dog
  • Distraction signals
  • The stress signal
  • Play
  • The play bow and play dance
  • The older dog and play
  • Tail language
  • Positions of the tail
  • Wagging

 

  1. Canine Law
  • Introduction to law
  • The process of bills becoming Acts of Parliament and becoming law
  • Understanding the differences between Municipal Councils, Provincial Legislation and National Legislation
  • Local by-laws and their governance under local municipalities
  • Understanding the legislations that covers captive and domestic animals under the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962
  • Understanding fines and imprisonment under the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962
  • Review of animal care legislation in South Africa
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of South Africa

 

  1. Canine First Aid
  • Accident prevention
  • Outdoor basics
  • Indoor basics
  • Putting together a first aid kit
  • Muzzles
  • Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Examples of First Aid Situations
  • RTA : First aid Action
  • Wounds: Open
  • Wounds: Closed
  • First Aid action of wounds
  • Fractures: Simple, Compound and Complicated
  • First Aid action of fractures
  • Haemorrhaging
  • Arteries
  • Veins
  • Capillaries
  • The different types of haemorrhage
  • Signs of haemorrhage
  • First aid action of haemorrhage
  • The three main pressure points
  • Tourniquets
  • Dislocations
  • Signs of dislocations
  • First aid action of dislocations
  • Shock
  • Signs of shock
  • First aid action of shock
  • Heat Stroke
  • Signs of heat stroke
  • First aid action of heat stroke
  • Cut paws
  • Burns and scalds
  • First aid action of burns ad scalds
  • Drowning
  • First aid action of drowning
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, throat or mouth
  • Insect stings
  • Poisoning
  • First aid action of poisoning
  • Convulsions and Fits
  • Cause of convulsions and fits
  • First aid action of convulsions and fits

 

  1. Canine Aggression
  • Reading canine language
  • The canine eye in connection with the dog’s emotional state
  • The canine ear used in communication
  • Mouth and head positions used in communication
  • Body positions and body posture
  • Mounting behaviour
  • Tail position and use in social communication
  • Fear aggression
  • Possessive aggression
  • Maternal aggression
  • Territorial aggression
  • Re-directed aggression
  • Genetic aggression
  • Consequential aggression
  • Sex related aggression
  • Predatory aggression
  • Defensive aggression
  • Idiopathic aggression
  • Senile aggression
  • Diet and aggression

 

Course Details:

  • Study Level 2
  • The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
  • 6 Module Course
  • This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

 

Fees: Excluding VAT

  • Course fee – R6900.00 (includes registration and 6 modules)

or

  • Installment option – R1750 registration and R1100 per module

(pay registration fee only once per course)

 

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