Level 2 Canine Care

By Gary Logan Categories: Canine Health
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This course will allow you to demonstrate the knowledge equivalent to that of the Ofsted regulated Level 2 in Canine Care. Combine this with experience with us and you will be ready to open your own home boarding business or work in a dog care environment.

Here is what is covered:

Canine Care & Welfare / Home Boarding Business Advice

TitleCanine Care & Welfare / Home Boarding Business Advice

 

Number of modules3
Guided learning hours (GLH)30
Total qualification time (TQT)76
ObjectivesThis course has been designed to provide leaners with the knowledge and understanding of canine care and welfare to enable them to work in a day daycare, home boarding or kennels environment. Leaners will be able to demonstrate these skills with all breeds and sizes. Leaners will understand the basics of canine behaviour such as signs of stress, aggression and environmental enrichment.
Progression routesOn completion of this course leaners will be able to work in an environment with canines e.g. Retail, daycare kennels or even self-employment as a home boarder.
Entry requirementsLearners should be aged 16 or above and already have a qualification/working knowledge of a Level 1 in canine care. They should also be comfortable working with dogs of all sizes and breeds.
Assessment methodsPortfolio of evidence.

 

Units

TitleLevel EquivalentGLHTQT
1.       Introduction to Canine Behaviour & Training21028
2.       Introduction to Canine Health21028
3.       Home Boarding Business Start Up GuideN/A1020

 

 

Unit 1

Introduction to Canine Behaviour & TrainingLeaners will gain knowledge in normal canine behaviour and how to prevent welfare and behaviour issues by using force free training.

 

Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
The leaner will…The learner can…
1.       Understand normal canine behaviour1.1. Describe common characteristics of different canine behaviours

1.2. Describe how normal canine behaviour can become unwanted behaviour

1.3. Describe outlets for natural behaviour in canines.

2.       Know suitable routines to prevent welfare and behaviour issues2.1. Describe aspects of The Animal Welfare Act 2006 and how it applies to canines.

2.2. Describe common canine problems caused by human behaviour.

2.3. Recognise common canine welfare problems.

2.4. Describe the routines to prevent welfare issues.

 

3.       Understand how to provide canine enrichment.3.1. Describe canine enrichment.

3.2. Describe ways to provide enrichment for domestic canines.

4.       Understand appropriate canine training techniques4.1. Describe reinforcement in respect of canine training.

4.2. Describe the use of punishment in canine training.

4.3. Describe the impacts of rewards and consequences.

4.4. Give examples of why dominance/aversive training should not be used.

5.       Understand the use of force free training equipment5.1. Identify aversive equipment.

5.2. Explain why force free training should be used

5.3. Describe the problems of using aversive equipment and methods.

 

 

Unit 2

Introduction to Canine HealthLearners will have an understanding of how to provide for a dog’s basic needs to help prevent common health problems

 

Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
The learner will…The learner can…
1.       Know about specific dog breeds and reasons for selecting specific breeds1.1. Describe domestication.

1.2. Identify breed groups.

1.3. Compare common breed traits.

1.4. Describe the difference between artificial and natural selection in dogs.

1.5. Assess instinctive behaviours in dog breeds.

2.       Understand canine diseases.2.1. Describe common diseases.

2.2. Describe common sources of disease.

2.3. Describe common methods of preventing disease.

3.       Understand common canine health disorders.3.1. Describe types of canine health disorders.

3.2. Know how to carry out a daily health check.

4.       Know basic canine needs and carer responsibilities.4.1. Describe canine basic needs.

4.2. Describe animal welfare in respect of dog ownership.

5.       Understand the basics of human and canine relationships.5.1. Describe the basics of human and canine relationships.

 

Unit 3

Introduction to starting a home boarding businessLearners will have an understanding of how to establish a safe and legal premises in order to home board dogs.

 

Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
The learner will…The learner can…
1.       Understand how to set up a home boarding environment for dogs.1.1. Explain why legislation was put in place to monitor boarding premises.

1.2. Describe a safe environment for canines.

1.3. Explain how to comply with the current legislation in relation to home boarding.

1.4. Explain what insurance is required and how to satisfy your mortgage lender.

2.       Understand the different business structures2.1. Explain the difference between different business structures
3.       Understand finances involved in self-employment3.1. Explain bookkeeping

3.2. Explain what taxes are involved

3.3. Explain the benefits of keeping your monies separate.

 

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What Will You Learn?

  • This course will allow you to demonstrate the knowledge equivalent to that of the Ofsted regulated Level 2 in Canine Care. Combine this with experience with us and you will be ready to open your own home boarding business or work in a dog care environment

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