Dog Care & Training Essentials

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Caring for your dog isn't always a walk in the park. Learn everything you need to know to give your pet a happy and healthy life.
AUD $595
12 hours - 100% online
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Hear from a variety of industry voices and gain a real-world understanding of nutrition, health and wellbeing.
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Master the ins and outs of interaction, training and grooming through engaging video content.
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Course Outline


A Dog's Life

What Every Owner Should Know

Should you adopt or purchase your pet? What breed to choose? What temperament will they have? What are the costs?

There is a lot to consider when getting a dog, and this vital lesson will help you to make an informed decision.

  • Getting a Dog: What You Should Know
  • Shelters vs Breeders
  • Breeds, Anatomy & Temperament
  • Life Stages & Behaviour
  • The Price of Dog Ownership
  • What if It's Not Working Out?
Marisa Debattista
Founder & CEO at Second Chance Animal Rescue

Dog Health & Nutrition

Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

This is Dog Care 101! This lesson covers everything you need to know about a balanced diet, basic first aid, emotional wellbeing, and identifying and tackling common health issues.

  • Nutrition
  • Maintaining a Balanced Diet
  • Tell-Tale Signs of a Healthy Dog
  • Quality of Life
  • The Wellbeing of Your Dog
  • Fleas & Ticks
  • Worms
  • Common Conditions
  • Basic First Aid
Dr Andrew McKay
Chief Veterinary Officer & General Manager at ZamiPet

Dog Grooming Basic

Safe and Stress-Free Techniques

With handy information about different coat types, products and grooming tools to use, this lesson will teach you how to comfortably (and safely) brush, wash, and clip your pal. Practice makes perfect!

  • Coat Types
  • Washing a Short-Haired Dog
  • Washing a Long-Haired Dog
  • Washing a Curly-Haired Dog
  • Nail Care
  • Tools for Grooming
  • Low-Stress Handling
Lynda Olsen
Operations & Training Manager at Blue Wheelers

Training & Behaviour

Understanding How Dogs Learn

Like us, dogs are continuously learning as they go through life. In this lesson, we dive into the mind of your furry friend to find out how you can teach and train them effectively.

  • How Dogs Learn
  • Your Dog's Hierarchy of Needs
  • How Emotions Affect Learning
  • LIMA Training
  • Conditioning
  • Communication
  • Socialisation
  • Environment
  • Enrichment
Ian Shivers
Dog Behaviour Consultant at Bondi Behaviourist

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Dog Care & Training Essentials
Caring for your dog isn’t always a walk in the park. When it comes to dog grooming, training, behaviour, health, and nutrition, our pals deserve the best pet care we can give them! Let Ulleo lend a helping paw by providing you with everything you need to know to give your dog a happy and healthy life.
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