Dog Care Provider

Dog Care Provider


If you are interested in a career in the dog industry, or if you are already working or volunteering and want to expand your skill set, this 13 course program will provide you with the information and training to make you a valued contributor to an animal shelter, rescue organization, veterinary clinic, boarding/daycare center, grooming salon and other similar businesses.

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Time to complete: 6 months*

*Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning course time to complete is two months

No dog required to complete the First Aid course

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Course Outline

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.

Principles of Training
Why do you train your dog the way you do?  This course delves into popular training methods examining their pros and cons to help you determine which methodology will work in a given situation.

Dog Breeds
This course will familiarize you with dog breeds and their traits as recognized by popular kennel clubs.

Selecting a Dog
Selecting a dog is one of the most important decisions a pet owner can make.  Unfortunately, it is often one of the least informed decisions.  This course will teach you how to choose a good canine companion.

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.

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.

Your dog’s diet has a a significant impact on their behavior and their overall health. This course will teach you about canine nutrition to give your dog the best chance for a long, healthy, and enjoyable life.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.