Plumpton College Level 2 Certificate

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A course for those who are interested in dog behaviour, its evolution and development from birth.

This theory based course discusses the evolution of the domestic dog from its ancester (the wolf) and at behaviours that are characteristic of the species. Types of different learning are described and how these influence the dog's behaviour as well as impact on its training.

Units Covered:

  • Evolution of the domestic dog
  • Normal behaviour
  • Abnormal behaviour (behaviour problems)
  • Hormones
  • Animal learning theory
  • Development of the puppy into adulthood.

As part of the course, students will undertake 3 written assignments

Course reference: ANP013

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Date: 18th April- 20th June 2018

Time: 19:00- 21:30

Location: Plumpton College


 One Evening a week for 10 weeks




  • You’ll be able to develop invaluable practical skills at our excellent Animal Management Unit at Plumpton.
  • With extensive access to domestic, exotic and small animals, you’ll also spend time working at our equine department too.
  • Our Clinical Veterinary Nursing Training Suite will give you experience of working with the latest technological equipment to extend your clinical skills.

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