Comprehensive Canine Communication Certificate
This detailed course, written and delivered by certified dog behaviour consultant Nanci Creedon M.Sc., will explore the complexities of canine communication, a subject often assumed to be straight forward, but far more detailed than once thought.
Through videos and virtual lectures you will learn how to understand subtle signalling that dogs will use to communicate to both humans and other dogs. This knowledge will allow you to listen to the dogs around you, whether your own dogs or while working with dogs professionally.
We will investigate dog to dog communication and develop your ability to safely interpret dog play – an absolutely essential skill if you wish to work with dogs professionally, whether in a dog walking, doggie daycare, or dog kenneling environment.
Finally, an often overlooked subject matter, we will educate you on how you can use your own body language to ‘talk back’ to the dogs you work with, and communicate with them in a manner they can understand.
This course is an absolute must for dog lovers who wish to excel in their interactions with all dogs.
This programme is delivered through 4 online video lecture webinars.
Module 1 Canine Communication – Canine Signalling
Module 2 Canine Communication – Dog to Dog Communication
Module 3 Canine Communication – Dog Play
Module 4 Canine Communication – Human Communication
Your tutor on this course is Ireland’s leading dog behaviour expert, Nanci Creedon M.Sc. CDBC. Nanci moved to Glasgow in 2018 and has brought her dog behaviour expertise to the dog owners of Scotland.
Nanci has a degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Animal Behaviour. Nanci regularly provides expert witness advice in court in Ireland in cases involving dog bites.
She is a certified dog behaviour consultant and also a certified pet dog trainer.
This course has two assessments.
Firstly, you will have a written assignment that will require you to review two videos and provide an explanation of the communication you observe. This is worth 50% of your final grade.
Secondly, you will have an online exam to take. This can be taken only once so please ensure you have fully revised this full course before beginning the online exam. You will only have a very short amount of time to take the exam, so you must answer the questions immediately, there will not be time to review your notes while taking this exam. This is worth 50% of your final grade.