If you’re a dog lover or are considering buying or adopting a dog, the Certificate of Dog Care is a complete care guide that will provide you with information on how to choose the right dog and how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.
This online dog care course covers all of the essential factors to consider when caring for and owning a dog, including basic dog care, dog breeds, selecting the right dog for you, biology of dogs, basic health, dog psychology, grooming and working with dogs.
This course is an excellent resource for households with dogs or for those wanting to work with dogs in a professional capacity, such as dog groomers, dog trainers, dog carers, dog walkers or animal handlers in veterinary care settings.
Unit 1 - Introduction to dog care
What dogs need
Physical and psychological environment
Importance of routine
Potential problems and owner error
Uncertainty of pack position
Attacking other people and animals
Which breed is best
Choosing a puppy or adult dog
Outside living or inside pet
Restricting and confining a pet
Dealing with holidays
Socialising with other animals
Scope of dog care industry
Unit 2 - Canine biology
Normal physiological values
Unit 3 - Dog health part 1
Introduction to nutrition and feeding
Changing requirements through different life stages
Working and high performance period
Pregnancy and lactation period
Feeding patterns -time controlled or free choice
Home cooked Foods
Snacks and treats
Foods to avoid
Common nutritional disorders
Worms, tick and flea prevention
Skin and nail care
Basic first aid equipment
Assessing the situation in an emergency
What to do… (in accidents or at specific times)
Basic resuscitation and CPR
Unit 4 - Dog health part 2 - illnesses and treatments
Behaviour problems present opportunities for business
Attributes of successful dog trainers
Practical for business start-up
Unit 8 - Grooming
The importance of grooming
Grooming tools and equipment
What to groom, why and how
Long haired dog breeds
Short hair breeds
Styles and clips
Unit 9 - Other dog services
Health and related services
Training and related services
Day care and long term stay services
Assistance dog services
Professional dog handling
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application. Fees Apply.
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.