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Dog Behavior & Training

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Break your pet’s bad habits and learn to read his mind so you can respond correctly to his every need


Know the power of No. It’s easy to give in to your dog because they’re so cute! But no-one likes being around a dog who’s always barking or jumping up. We all need keeping in check at times. That includes your four-legged friend. Training basic commands and curbing those bad habits can be a fun experience for both of you. And you get to spend more quality time with your furball.

Get inside your dog's mind and understanding dog behavior

First you’ve got to learn to think like a dog. Get to know what they’re thinking. What are they really saying to you through their posture, body language and noises. Dogs are intelligent creatures. You’ve got to exercise their mind as well as their body. This course has been written by professional veterinarian Dr Pippa Elliott. She’ll show you how to train your dog in a loving way. Dogs train better when they’re praised and given rewards for being good. That’s exactly what you’re going to learn here today.

Be a dog training ninja the fun way

Think of this as a super bonding exercise. You'll get to know how dogs learn and, therefore, how to train your dog without making them nervous or scared. With patience and rewards, your dog will respond to your every command. You can teach your dog to sit. Teach your dog to stay. And so much more! Clicker training dogs takes practice. Once you’ve mastered the training exercises in our flexible online course, your dog will be as good as gold at home and on walks.

Know how to correct problem dog behaviors

All animals have their funny little ways. But constant barking, jumping up, begging, pulling on the leash or digging can be stressful. You’ll find ways to ease your dog out of these bad habits so that life with your dog is more Zen. More fun. Much calmer.

Learn master dog training techniques

Now you’ve mastered the basic dog training techniques, it’s time to conquer the advanced training exercises. No more picking up and drooling over other people’s shoes. No more scavenging for food. Your dog will even know when to bark and when not to. Know how to stop dogs from biting. All this is achievable through your command of dog training. Your dog will be happy, confident and safe. No more picking up strange objects on walks or pulling in all directions. That means you can relax when your furball is around other people or leave him with a pet sitter or dog walker without any worries.

Know what makes your dog happy

Your dog will be hanging on your every word when you know the right way to train, exercise and have fun time together. You’ll find ways that motivate your dog to be good. Find exercises to boost the brain and the body. Then we’ll show you ways to relax.

Flexible fun learning for you and your dog

Our accredited courses can be studied at any time from anywhere. You decide when you want to learn some more. Be the best parent possible for your furballs. Start learning today so you can begin training with your dog.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Before training dogs, you have to understand them. You’ll get to know how a dog thinks and what he’s really saying to you
  • Then you’ll know how to make clear and consistent instructions so your dog understands exactly what he is supposed to do
  • Tips and tricks from professional vets on reward-based training to make your dog want to work with you rather than fear you
  • The theory and practice of motivating your pet while making him more happy, secure, confident and well-behaved
  • You’ll get to know the benefits of how to crate train and how to clicker train
  • You’ll be able to nip problem behavior in the bud for a less stressful relationship
  • Finally, the ‘Advanced commands’ teaches you vital training exercises that put you in control in any awkward situations
  • Dog guardians who strive to be the best pet parent ever. Understand your dog better and spend hands-on, quality time together so he’s happy, healthy and good!
  • Pet owners and professionals who want to broaden their knowledge to better understand dog behavior and training methods
  • People seeking a certified course to help move their career forward
  • Everyone who wishes to properly care for and train dogs
  • Animal lovers interested in pet care as a future career
  • People who work with or handle dogs and want to know they will behave well
  • Expand your horizons and knowledge while gaining a better understanding of animals
  • Become better at reading animals’ body language so you know how to react to them
  • Provide a better service for clients through your confidence when interacting with pets  
  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them
  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals
  • We've proudly trained thousands of dog lovers and pet parents from around the globe. Will you become the next addition to our community? Do it for you and for your pets! They'll thank you for it

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses
  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service
  • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career
  • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage
  • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember
  • You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate
  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate
  • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material
  • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours
Module 1: Dog Psychology
  • 1.1 Make your dog love you, not fear you
  • 1.2 Outsmart dogs by knowing how they think
  • 1.3 Provide challenges to match brain power
  • 1.4 Earn respect by knowing what dogs secretly crave
Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
  • 2.1 Become a training ninja and know how dogs learn
  • 2.2 Bringing the feel-good factor into training
  • 2.3 How to get the results you want
  • 2.4 Reward-based training so dogs adore you
Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
  • 3.1 Learn to be the best dog parent
  • 3.2 Stress-free bonding with clicker training
  • 3.3 Creating 'me-time' with a crate
  • 3.4 House training so no 'accidents' to clean up
  • 3.5 Build a common language through 'Sit'
  • 3.6 Enjoy comfortable walks with lead training
  • 3.7 Save time by teaching your dog to 'Come'
  • 3.8 Keeping calm when dealing with bad behavior
Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
  • 4.1 Stop your dog being anxious or fearful
  • 4.2 Preventing aggression (and a potential lawsuit)
  • 4.3 Stopping bad manners so friends don’t avoid you
  • 4.4 Controlling barking so neighbors aren’t disturbed
  • 4.5 Enjoy meals without a dog begging
  • 4.6 Stop digging damaging your yard
  • 4.7 Reducing conflict through food guarding
  • 4.8 House soiling training for a cleaner house
  • 4.9 Make your dog happy around other dogs
  • 4.10 Break the annoying habit of jumping up
  • 4.11 Teaching dogs to leave valuable/harmful objects alone
  • 4.12 Reduce stress by calming your dog
  • 4.13 Staying positive when your dog winds you up
  • 4.14 Stopping the possessive streak
  • 4.15 Eliminate the dangers of pulling on the leash
  • 4.16 Stop the distressing signs of separation anxiety
  • 4.17 Don’t be that owner with small dog syndrome
Module 5: Advanced Training
  • 5.1 You decide when your dog barks
  • 5.2 Be in control by mastering Down/Drop commands
  • 5.3 Avoid conflict by teaching dogs to Come Away
  • 5.4 Stop pets scavenging or picking up things he shouldn’t
  • 5.5 Avoid embarrassing situations by using Give/Drop commands
  • 5.6 Distraction techniques to control behaviour
  • 5.7 Prevent pets pestering through the power of No
Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
  • 6.1 Mental stimulation
  • 6.2 Knowing the rules which lead to happiness
  • 6.3 The importance of play
  • 6.4 Learning to relax
  • 6.5 Praise as a motivator
  • 6.6 Diverting your dog’s attention to get what you want

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

Module 1: Dog Psychology
  • 1.1 Make your dog love you, not fear you
  • 1.2 Outsmart dogs by knowing how they think
  • 1.3 Provide challenges to match brain power
  • 1.4 Earn respect by knowing what dogs secretly crave
Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
  • 2.1 Become a training ninja and know how dogs learn
  • 2.2 Bringing the feel-good factor into training
  • 2.3 How to get the results you want
  • 2.4 Reward-based training so dogs adore you
Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
  • 3.1 Learn to be the best dog parent
  • 3.2 Stress-free bonding with clicker training
  • 3.3 Creating 'me-time' with a crate
  • 3.4 House training so no 'accidents' to clean up
  • 3.5 Build a common language through 'Sit'
  • 3.6 Enjoy comfortable walks with lead training
  • 3.7 Save time by teaching your dog to 'Come'
  • 3.8 Keeping calm when dealing with bad behavior
Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
  • 4.1 Stop your dog being anxious or fearful
  • 4.2 Preventing aggression (and a potential lawsuit)
  • 4.3 Stopping bad manners so friends don’t avoid you
  • 4.4 Controlling barking so neighbors aren’t disturbed
  • 4.5 Enjoy meals without a dog begging
  • 4.6 Stop digging damaging your yard
  • 4.7 Reducing conflict through food guarding
  • 4.8 House soiling training for a cleaner house
  • 4.9 Make your dog happy around other dogs
  • 4.10 Break the annoying habit of jumping up
  • 4.11 Teaching dogs to leave valuable/harmful objects alone
  • 4.12 Reduce stress by calming your dog
  • 4.13 Staying positive when your dog winds you up
  • 4.14 Stopping the possessive streak
  • 4.15 Eliminate the dangers of pulling on the leash
  • 4.16 Stop the distressing signs of separation anxiety
  • 4.17 Don’t be that owner with small dog syndrome
Module 5: Advanced Training
  • 5.1 You decide when your dog barks
  • 5.2 Be in control by mastering Down/Drop commands
  • 5.3 Avoid conflict by teaching dogs to Come Away
  • 5.4 Stop pets scavenging or picking up things he shouldn’t
  • 5.5 Avoid embarrassing situations by using Give/Drop commands
  • 5.6 Distraction techniques to control behaviour
  • 5.7 Prevent pets pestering through the power of No
Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
  • 6.1 Mental stimulation
  • 6.2 Knowing the rules which lead to happiness
  • 6.3 The importance of play
  • 6.4 Learning to relax
  • 6.5 Praise as a motivator
  • 6.6 Diverting your dog’s attention to get what you want

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Fantastic course, the layout of information makes it so easy to understand and take in! I was astounded by how easy and simple the layout of your course are that it made me want to study more!   Chloe Jones - United Kingdom

It's helped me learn about my Emotional Support Dog/the love of my life, how to read some things and how to respond to some of his behavior. I've enjoyed learning about how to train my dog and others. I've gotten some insight on how my little one thinks and am continuing with more courses! Thanks Holly and Hugo! Wendi Ward - United States

Holly and Hugo courses are easy and fun to follow, but at the same time I feel that I am prepared adequately at the end of each course. Caron Shepley - Canada

It was amazing to re-learn and learn new and exciting ways to help both of my Shiba Inus - one who was abused in the past and one who I could not properly train as a puppy due to having a torn ankle ligament. I thank you for the course! Dezaray Helquist - United States

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

I pet sit and chose Holly and Hugo to learn more about a career I may want to end up in, and to be able to more confidently start training dogs. I learnt that the negative training methods people have used previously are actually just creating fear rather than an obedient dog. Positive reinforcement works better. Helen Masters - New Zealand

I wanted something to test my current ability and training techniques I already have. I chose to take Behaviour and Training as it was short and effective. It helped identify where my gaps are and will help me look at making them better. Psychology of dogs! Di Howard - New Zealand

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I am a guide dog puppy raiser as well as a dog trainer at my local Petco. This course gave me more insight into maintaining consistency and other ideas for dogs with different learning styles. Shayla Drappo - United States

It really made me think about my actions and my dog's reactions. I am glad I have the tools for us both to learn what each other really wants and have fun doing it. Jennifer Mantle - United States

Very enjoyable course & helped me to be a better mummy to my fur baby. Maureen  McCool - Australia

It showed me about teaching my new pup clicker training and understanding that the dominant technique of training animals is no longer valid. Niki Courtney - New Zealand

I learned a lot about caring for a variety of animals and how to be professional with clients. Gabriella Costilla-Guzman - United States

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

Fantastic course, the layout of information makes it so easy to understand and take in! I was astounded by how easy and simple the layout of your course are that it made me want to study more!   Chloe Jones - United Kingdom

It's helped me learn about my Emotional Support Dog/the love of my life, how to read some things and how to respond to some of his behavior. I've enjoyed learning about how to train my dog and others. I've gotten some insight on how my little one thinks and am continuing with more courses! Thanks Holly and Hugo! Wendi Ward - United States

Holly and Hugo courses are easy and fun to follow, but at the same time I feel that I am prepared adequately at the end of each course. Caron Shepley - Canada

It was amazing to re-learn and learn new and exciting ways to help both of my Shiba Inus - one who was abused in the past and one who I could not properly train as a puppy due to having a torn ankle ligament. I thank you for the course! Dezaray Helquist - United States

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

I pet sit and chose Holly and Hugo to learn more about a career I may want to end up in, and to be able to more confidently start training dogs. I learnt that the negative training methods people have used previously are actually just creating fear rather than an obedient dog. Positive reinforcement works better. Helen Masters - New Zealand

I wanted something to test my current ability and training techniques I already have. I chose to take Behaviour and Training as it was short and effective. It helped identify where my gaps are and will help me look at making them better. Psychology of dogs! Di Howard - New Zealand

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I am a guide dog puppy raiser as well as a dog trainer at my local Petco. This course gave me more insight into maintaining consistency and other ideas for dogs with different learning styles. Shayla Drappo - United States

It really made me think about my actions and my dog's reactions. I am glad I have the tools for us both to learn what each other really wants and have fun doing it. Jennifer Mantle - United States

Very enjoyable course & helped me to be a better mummy to my fur baby.

Maureen  McCool - Australia

It showed me about teaching my new pup clicker training and understanding that the dominant technique of training animals is no longer valid. Niki Courtney - New Zealand

I learned a lot about caring for a variety of animals and how to be professional with clients. Gabriella Costilla-Guzman - United States

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

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