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Dog Industry Entrepreneur

This program is a must for anyone wanting to operate a dog related business.  This 18 course program will provide fundamental knowledge about dogs for your new endeavour.  

There are many possible paths in the dog industry to start a business - boarding, daycare, dog walking, grooming and more.  Whether you want to operate a part time business in an industry that you love or if you want to operate a full time business that will grow and reward you in many ways, this program is the place to start for professionals who want to optimize their chances of success in the industry.

Total time to complete this program is approximately 75 - 85 hours

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Unlimited access for 6 months


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Once you log in to complete your Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning course, you have two months unlimited access to complete that certificate.

All programs are payable in Canadian Funds only.


Course Outlines

Principles of Training
Why do you train your dog the way you do?  This course touches on popular training methods and poses some interesting questions.  Principles of Training are a common topic of debate and this module helps you come to your own decisions about how to choose a training methodology that works for you and your dog.

Training Equipment
This course has been designed to allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge on the many pieces of training equipment that are available to you.   Learn how to properly fit the most common and popular pieces of training equipment and some pros and cons of each.

Evolution of the Dog
This course educates you about the origins of the domestic dog and why there is so much diversification in this species.  This will help you to determine the traits that are going to be most prominent in the various breeds of dogs, depending on how they evolved.

Dog Breeds
This course has been designed to help you familiarize yourself with many of the popular, and some of the less popular, dog breeds and their traits as recognized by popular kennel clubs.

Selecting a Dog
During this course we discuss the many questions and facts that help you to determine what might be an appropriate fit as a canine companion.

Today’s Canine
The start a dog gets in life plays a big role in the outcome of the adult dog.   As well, the genetic make up of a dog and whether two or more breeds are mixed, adds information about how you approach that dog’s overall training plan.   The more you know, the better you are able to understand the needs of a specific dog.

The Physical Dog
This course teaches you about the dog's brain and senses, life cycle, general health and you will become familiar with general conformation terms.  It is surprising how much information is packed into this course!

Canine Language
The world of Canine Language is both complex and fascinating.   In any given dog interaction, a dog may be telling a very detailed story about how they feel or what they want.   Understanding what our canine counterparts are trying to communicate is crucial to your safety and the safety of others.  This course helps you to better understand how dogs communicate and what it all means.

Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning
Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills you need to deal with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. The topics are covered in-depth so that students have a thorough understanding of the principles of canine first aid. After successfully completing this course, and its test, you will receive a Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning Certificate.

Behavior Problem Solving
Problem Behavior - what is it?  Problem behavior is any behavior that results in unwanted consequences for the owner or the dog.   During this course, we will teach you how to tackle common problem behaviors and offer a problem solving flow chart of solutions for each.

Fear and Anxiety
During this course we will be discussing the definitions and relationships between fear and anxiety.  Another fascinating and important topic in the world of dogs!

Euthanasia
If you have a business in the dog industry, this sensitive topic will come up in your career.   This course offers basic facts about euthanasia and discusses ways to support your clients during this difficult decision making process.

Nutrition
As a well-rounded dog owner, you should have general knowledge about nutrition and dietary options.  This course provides you with valuable knowledge about canine nutrition and what to look for when making choices about your dog's diet.

Daycare Management
This Daycare Management course includes important information on topics such as safety, dog assessment guidelines, location selection, facility construction and policy and procedure considerations.

Boarding Management
Managing a boarding facility requires knowledge about many different topics.  This course includes information about housing options for overnight care, cleaning procedures, basic guidelines about care for boarding dogs and other facility considerations.

Bylaws
What information do you need about your particular municipality in order to comply with its bylaws?  What questions should you ask when you are considering opening a business at home or in a dedicated location?

Business
In this course we will discuss some of the basics you will need to know when setting up your own business including the business structures types, the importance of business and marketing plans, ambassador dogs and more!

Basic Obedience
Our Basic Obedience course provides information about mental and physical stimulation for your dog and is a wonderful way to improve your relationship with your furry best friend.  Obedience brings freedom to a dog’s life.  An obedient and well-adjusted dog is welcome in more places and Basic Obedience allows for a fuller life for them.

This course provides you with many useful foundation exercises to practice with your dog.  We provide you with helpful handouts, easy to follow step by step videos and slides that help you and your dog to succeed at the Basic Obedience level using positive reinforcement techniques.