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About the course

Master how to train your dog in a friendly and positive environment using reward-based principles. Receive the practical skills you need to correct bad habits and encourage good behavior, all while keeping your dog happy and stress free. 

Through this online dog training course based in animal psychology, you will understand what your dog is really thinking and become confident in both basic and advanced discipline techniques. Written by professional veterinarian Dr. Pippa Elliott, she’ll show you how to train your dog in a loving way.

This course includes basic dog obedience training, including clicker, crate, house and leash training as well as advanced training methods that will put you in command of any tough or awkward situations. 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.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Dog Psychology
    • 1.1 Debunking dominance theory
    • 1.2 How a dog really thinks
    • 1.3 Brain power
    • 1.4 What every dog secretly craves
    Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
    • 2.1 How dogs learn
    • 2.2 How we can help dogs to learn
    • 2.3 Reward-based training
    Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
    • 3.1 Parenting your dog
    • 3.2 Clicker training
    • 3.3 Crate training
    • 3.4 House training
    • 3.5 “Sit”
    • 3.6 “Down”
    • 3.7 Recall
    • 3.8 Reacting to bad behavior
    Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
    • 4.1 Anxiety and Fear
    • 4.2 Aggression
    • 4.3 Bad manners
    • 4.4 Barking
    • 4.5 Begging
    • 4.6 Digging
    • 4.7 Food guarding
    • 4.8 House soiling
    • 4.9 Inter-dog tension
    • 4.10 Jumping up
    • 4.11 Leaving objects
    • 4.12 Overexcited dogs
    • 4.13 Poor recall
    • 4.14 Possessiveness
    • 4.15 Pulling on the leash
    • 4.16 Separation anxiety
    • 4.17 Small dog syndrome
    Module 5: Advanced Training
    • 5.1 Why bother teaching advanced commands?
    • 5.2 “Bark” and “Quiet”
    • 5.3 “Come Away”
    • 5.4 “Leave It”
    • 5.5 “Give”
    • 5.6 “Look” and targeting
    • 5.7 “No” and preventing attention seeking behavior
    Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
    • 6.1 Mental stimulation
    • 6.2 Knowing the rules leads 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

      Career

      Who is this course for

      • Dog guardians who strive to be the best pet parent ever. 
      • Pet owners and professionals who want to broaden their knowledge to better understand dog behavior and training methods.
      • Animal lovers interested in pet care as a future career.
      • People who work with or handle dogs and want a better understanding of these animals.

        Certification

        Certification details

        • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
        • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
        • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

        Author

        Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

        Expertise: Health, Veterinary

        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.

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        About

        About the course

        Master how to train your dog in a friendly and positive environment using reward-based principles. Receive the practical skills you need to correct bad habits and encourage good behavior, all while keeping your dog happy and stress free. 

        Through this online dog training course based in animal psychology, you will understand what your dog is really thinking and become confident in both basic and advanced discipline techniques. Written by professional veterinarian Dr. Pippa Elliott, she’ll show you how to train your dog in a loving way.

        This course includes basic dog obedience training, including clicker, crate, house and leash training as well as advanced training methods that will put you in command of any tough or awkward situations. 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.

          Requirements

          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.

          Lessons

          Module 1: Dog Psychology
          • 1.1 Debunking dominance theory
          • 1.2 How a dog really thinks
          • 1.3 Brain power
          • 1.4 What every dog secretly craves
          Module 2: Basic Training - Theory
          • 2.1 How dogs learn
          • 2.2 How we can help dogs to learn
          • 2.3 Reward-based training
          Module 3: Basic Training - Practical
          • 3.1 Parenting your dog
          • 3.2 Clicker training
          • 3.3 Crate training
          • 3.4 House training
          • 3.5 “Sit”
          • 3.6 “Down”
          • 3.7 Recall
          • 3.8 Reacting to bad behavior
          Module 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors
          • 4.1 Anxiety and Fear
          • 4.2 Aggression
          • 4.3 Bad manners
          • 4.4 Barking
          • 4.5 Begging
          • 4.6 Digging
          • 4.7 Food guarding
          • 4.8 House soiling
          • 4.9 Inter-dog tension
          • 4.10 Jumping up
          • 4.11 Leaving objects
          • 4.12 Overexcited dogs
          • 4.13 Poor recall
          • 4.14 Possessiveness
          • 4.15 Pulling on the leash
          • 4.16 Separation anxiety
          • 4.17 Small dog syndrome
          Module 5: Advanced Training
          • 5.1 Why bother teaching advanced commands?
          • 5.2 “Bark” and “Quiet”
          • 5.3 “Come Away”
          • 5.4 “Leave It”
          • 5.5 “Give”
          • 5.6 “Look” and targeting
          • 5.7 “No” and preventing attention seeking behavior
          Module 6: Make Your Dog Happy
          • 6.1 Mental stimulation
          • 6.2 Knowing the rules leads 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

            Career

            Who is this course for

            • Dog guardians who strive to be the best pet parent ever. 
            • Pet owners and professionals who want to broaden their knowledge to better understand dog behavior and training methods.
            • Animal lovers interested in pet care as a future career.
            • People who work with or handle dogs and want a better understanding of these animals.

              Certification

              Certification details

              • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
              • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
              • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

              Author

              Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

              Expertise: Health, Veterinary

              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.

              8859 Students

              Guarantee

              Accredited

              Accredited