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Dog Psychology and Training:

Do you want a career that you can work with man’s best friend?

An understanding of canine psychology and behaviour is vitally important for anyone who works with dogs or keeps them as a companion animal.  There are a range of occupations that require this understanding, including;  dog breeders, dog groomers, dog trainers, dog therapists, dog walkers or pet sitters, dog boarding or kennel assistants, pet shop assistants and RSPCA workers.

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Starting Length Attendance Tutor Where Class size Price

Distance course
Any time

100 Hours

To suit the client/individual Not specified This is a distance learning course
Class size: Unlimited
per course

Additional entry requirements

Anyone can do this course

Course level

Not applicable


Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award (this must include an assessed element)

Subject areas

Dog Training

Course reference: BAG221 (use this when contacting provider)

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Great course!
by Angel - November 2013

This course is like a childhood friend who extends a hand so you can jump across the creek and join her on the other side. With the help of my wonderful teacher Brigitte and the courses found Cindy and my fellow online students, I?ve jumped across the divide from wanna be artist to artist. I?m learning to draw! The structure of the course is fantastic. Cindy understands the building blocks one needs to engage with art. Each skill builds on the next. I love the printed material I read, the assignments and Brigitte?s feedback. Several times she's let me redo an assignment as I better grasp the concept at hand. Combine the well-organized knowledge and the sequence of drawing assignments with what technology allows today (scanned art!) and I have a course that provides the expertise, experience, support and flexibility I need to learn how to draw at this point in my life. (I'm a sixty year old woman living in a rural and isolated part of Wisconsin.) I highly recommend this course. Angel Tollefson Lancaster, Wisconsin

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A Course That Works
by Vera - November 2013

For me, The Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course was the last listless try to make my dream to draw as an artist come true. I felt like, 'Well, I've tried almost everything already, so why not.' I used to read tons of how-to-draw literature and practiced a lot, but the result, if any, never pleased me. When the first part of the course began, I thought, 'You want me to do those simple exercises? Well, I will. But I still don't believe that all this stuff can help me learn how to draw.' However, the magic started to appear in no time! First, highly detailed instructions answer most of your questions before you really have them; second, your personal instructor is a real expert, a wise, patient mentor who's always got something to suggest, even to those who already know something about drawing. It's a teacher who can not only predict all your mistakes, but also offer you a multitude of solutions once you've done something wrong. It's a friend who's always there to encourage you and point out your work's strengths. Finally, your instructor is an experienced learner who?s come through all the hardships of artistic study and who's well-aware of how strong and annoying a beginner artist's inner critic is. Now I'm sure that the 'Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course' is one of the best online courses of that kind available today. I'm really grateful to Cindy Wider, the course co-founder, Tannis Trydal my instructor and all the instructors for their efforts, devotion, care and support.

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My Journey of Learning with Drawpj
by tee2tee - December 2013

I first decided to become a student of Drawpj after my husband passed away in 2012, I was left with 'what am I going to do now' I had done quilting for 10 years, been a line dancer longer couldn't continue this due to my cancer treatment leaving me with 'peripheral neuropothy' of the feet and hands, so at 73 decided I would do drawing which I had done off and on since childhood, a friend, (herself an artist ) convinced me to paint ow that was a hit from left centre, no I said I can't paint I only draw, anyway after painting for awhile I realised there was a lot more to painting than putting colour on a canvas, so went surfing on the web and found, wow that has been a rewarding experience . A fantastic course well planned and set out easy to follow lessons. The teachers are so good my allotted teacher has been wonderful, generous with her time, patient, encouraging, committed and gave such helpful advice, she's a dream and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. It wasn't easy for her either as you really can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear but you can improve on it and she did that for me. Mind you it wasn't easy, the vast amount of interesting information and learning in art is amazing and I find I can now visit art shows and galleries and look at art from a different perspective .I would highly recommend this internet course to anybody no matter your age,I am so glad I found it. Pat Monaghan

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Learning to draw can happen for you too!
by Walid - November 2013

I had never had art training before but I had a longing to be able to draw fighting superheroes in tights but somehow it was something that I always thought was not within my grasp. Doing the Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate course, taught me that I too could learn to draw beautifully. One of the things that I love about the course, is how very very well crafted all the assignments were. For a beginner like me, this was HUGE, because since all the assignments built upon the notions that I learned from the previous one, I never felt overwhelmed during my journey. Learning to draw can be a daunting task on your own if you don't have the support you need because there is so much good stuff to learn, especially when you are starting out. Having assignments that make sense and add on each other kind of give you the feeling... if I could describe it in any way, it would be like this...It kind of feels like you're doing a puzzle. You know when you put that first piece, it stands disconnected from the big picture, and then you add another and another and another and then one day without you maybe realizing it, you're actually drawing! It's like magic! Undoubtedly and I could never ever stress that enough, having a tutor take the time to look at my work and comment on ways I can improve a drawing, really opened my eyes on stuff that would have taken me longer to figure out on my own. So that totally helped me with the learning process! The one to one approach encouraged me to keep going every step of the way. It is what gave me the belief that I can, it is what gave me the will to do that extra 10 percent. If you're someone who's starting out like I was or maybe you have some artistic knowledge and trying to take your art to the next level, jump in with both feet. You're going to learn amazing things and learn that drawing CAN happen for you too, it is not something that is in the distance or reserved for special people.

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Creating beautful art is easier than you think!
by Amanda - November 2013

Before starting this course, my last experience with art was in high school, so naturally I didn't think I would be able to create anything special. I have always loved art and creating and simply decided to just have fun with the course. To my surprise, I began to produce art that actually looked pretty good. This course takes the natural ability that we all have and then builds on it by taking you through the process one step at a time. My amazing tutor has always given me lots of positive encouragement and because the learning is on a one-on-one basis, the feedback you receive is completely relevant to you and you alone. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who loves to draw and paint and wants to gain confidence in what they can create.

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UPDATED on 05 Nov 2013: "The Dog Psychology and Training" offered in United Kingdom by Courses Direct Distance Education.