Open to all levels—whether you are thinking of becoming an instructor, just starting out, wanting updating or just a boost of confidence and new ideas—this course is ideal.
It will also help prepare you for:
KCAI – On Line Assessments 5-9
KCAI - This unit supports learning for the Mandatory Criteria of: Responsible Dog Ownership and Professional Practice & Accreditation Discipline Companion Dog
Practical Skills for those mostly teaching classes, but teaching one to one will also be taken into consideration. This course is Unit 4 of our Canine Behaviour Course and also stands alone as a practical course for instructors of dog training. It explores the knowledge, exercises, skills and equipment needed to teach others the basic control of dogs and ensure progression. It will also cover basic problems and faults. First impressions, qualities of an instructor, expectations v reality, teaching techniques and roles, how people learn, effective communication, motivation, groups, planning sessions and courses, effects of training, blocks to learning, monitoring, evaluation and limitations on advice. Relevant business laws, legal and financial responsi- bilities. Professional service and provision, organizational structures, code of practice, venues, facilities, resources, health and safety, incidents and accidents, insurance, equal opportunities. Ideal for those teaching dog training in classes, clubs, dog schools or individually. Also a must for anyone dealing with behaviour problems to ensure that at least basic control skills can be taught.
You may bring your own dog along on these courses (although this is not compulsory). There will also be opportunities to handle other dogs (some trained - some untrained) as well as trying out your instructing skills (with the support of your course tutor where necessary) on especially invited clients – thus giving you the opportunity of working with ‘real’ clients as part of the course.
Some students will attend to gain more knowledge, others will hope to gain an IABTC qualification, and therefore assessment is available but not compulsory.
For students who wish to be assessed this will be an on going throughout the week with a general assessment on the final day and an after course assignment. Certificates will be graded depending on level of ability at that time.
There are a number of levels that students can achieve with IABTC:
Most people will attend on more than one occasion
to build on knowledge and gain the best from this course.
Students Returning for refresher or higher level join the course as normal but
are given additional tuition and support
The level you go for will depend on previous experience:
(those with little or no experience will start at level 1).
IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Assistant Instructor) (L1)
IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Instructor) (L2)
IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Advanced Instructor) (L3)
IABTC Instructor Clicker & Target Training (C&T4 Inst.)
Thanks for the feedback, very helpful for me moving on.
I'm absolutely thrilled to pass with a merit! It takes away any of the "can I do it?" doubts that were lingering. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again next month.