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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
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    About the course

    Dogs love attention. And people. And other dogs. Everyone loves happy, friendly dogs too. But what if they’re having an off day. Or always jumping up. Taking things that aren’t theirs. Or being aggressive or snappy?

    Understand the reason behind every dog behavior

    You’ve chosen your dog. Now it’s your duty to keep him safe. The first step is by learning more about why dogs behave the way they do and train them correctly in an easy-to-learn course. Know what your dog needs from you.

    Take the lead and fulfil your duty as a responsible dog owner. You'll get to think like your dog. Get inside his head. Find out about his natural behavior and what's not so natural. What motivates him. How he learns.

    Once you understand a dog’s behavior, then you can find out how to train your dog, how to make your dog more sociable and how to correct dog's behavior.

    Become a dog-training guru

    Discover ways of getting rid of bad habits and forming good new ones through kindness and respect, not the old-school methods of scaring your dog into submission.

    You'll find ways to stop dogs:

    • chewing or destroying things
    • barking or howling too much
    • digging and clawing
    • trying to escape
    • begging for food
    • pulling on the leash

    Know how to socialize a dog

    Dogs need to get along with their two-legged friends and other four-legged furballs. You’ll find the tips to make your dog friendly to other dogs. Then you can be confident when he meets and greets other dogs on your walks.

    You can hand him over to the pet sitter or dog walker with ease. You know he’s going to behave and get along with his other new friends.

    Learn online in your own time

    Choose the hours that suit you to find out why dogs need to learn to socialize and how to correct domestic behaviors to keep your dog feeling calm, happy and safe.

    Start learning the techniques to having a sociable and well-behaved dog now.

    What you will learn

    • The training starts with you! You need to understand how your body language, behavior and tone of voice can affect your dog in good and not so good ways
    • Then you can start learning to be more dog. Understand their behavior. Find out about their natural instincts. Get to know how they think
    • Get to read their body language, expressions and what they’re trying to communicate with you. Dogs express themselves in many ways and you’re going to learn to interpret them
    • Get to know why a dog may be behaving badly or oddly. Then you can find out how to fix it
    • Now you understand your dog better, you can properly socialize your furball to play nicely with other dogs, animals and human friends too
    • You’ll master a few dog training techniques so that he’ll follow basic commands such as coming to you when you call him and how to walk nicely on a leash
    • You’ll learn effective dog teaching methods using training collars, clicker training dogs and crate training


    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.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Building Trust Starts With You
    • Dominance vs. Leadership
    • What Your Dog Needs from You
    • Take the Lead! Your Role as an Owner
    • The Power of Energy
    • Using your Voice Effectively
    Module 2: What’s Your Dog Thinking/doing?
    • Hereditary Traits and Ancestry
    • How Humans Shape Dog Development
    • Understanding the Dog Learning Process
    • “Normal” Dog Behavior and Motivation
    • Identifying Your Dog’s Natural Habits
    • Interpreting Doggy Language
    • Get Fluent in ‘Dog’
    Module 3: Correcting Domestic Behaviors
    • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
    • Chewing and Destruction
    • Excessive Barking or Howling
    • Digging, Clawing, and Escape Artists
    • Indoor Soiling and Housebreaking Problems
    • How to Handle Hyperactivity
    Module 4: Correcting Social Behaviors
    • Understanding Aggression
    • Not Getting Along with Other Dogs
    • Food and Toy Guarding
    • Bad Manners – Jumping, Humping, and Attention Seeking
    • Begging for Food
    Module 5: Obedience
    • General Training Tips
    • Clicker Training
    • Basic and Advanced Commands
    • Teaching Recall
    • Walking on a Lead – No Pulling Allowed!
    • Crate Training


    Who is this course for

    • Pet parents who love their dogs and want to know everything they can about them, to take care of them, have a better bond with them, and keep them happy and healthy
    • Anyone who wants to be a more confident and understanding guardian of their four-legged friends
    • People looking for a good foundation for starting a career with animals
    • Gain a competitive edge over competitors by showing clients that you have studied an accredited course to learn as much as you can about what dogs need
    • People who work or volunteer with dogs and want to help them as best they can

    How will it help me

    • If you love dogs and want to understand them better, this course will help you understand what they need by being able to read the signals they give out
    • Find better ways to communicate with dogs by knowing the tricks of the trade to get them to do what you want
    • With this accredited course compiled by an experienced vet, you can confidently step up to be a top pet parent or launch your career with animals
    • You’ll not get so frustrated with your furry best friend because you’ll understand each other better
    • Your relationship will strengthen as he knows he can rely on you as his leader
    • Help to turn your love of dogs into a profitable business by really getting to know how a dog is likely to respond to certain situations

    Career path

    • 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
    • People who already work with animals but are looking for promotion or a raise

    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


    Certification details

    • 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