The Dog Care course has been developed so that you can have a better understanding of our furry friends.

Whether you would like to know more about your pet or you work with dogs; the Dog care course is an excellent training guide for how to look after your dog and their health requirements.

The course is self-paced and an excellent foundation for further studies afterwards, such as the Dog Psychology and Training or Animal Behaviour courses we offer.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Dog Care
  2. Canine Biology
  3. Dog Health Part 1
  4. Dog Health Part 2 -Illnesses and Treatments
  5. Dog Breeds
  6. Breeding
  7. Dog Behaviour and Training
  8. Grooming
  9. Other Dog Services
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe the health requirements for your dog including nutrition, exercise and hygiene.
  • Explain the anatomical structure of the dog.
  • Understand the common health problems in dogs and their treatments.
  • Identify the dog breeds available.
  • Explain the breeding process.
  • Be able to provide practical training for your dog.
  • Explain the importance of dog grooming.
  • Determine other requirements for your dog including professional dog handling services and day care services.