Vicki’s Puppy Class Instructors’ Course (PCI)

Vicki Austin's
Puppy class
instructors' course
(PCI)

  • 20 x hours home-study
  • 18 x hours practical training sessions
  • 2 x hours on-line quizzes
  • 6 x hours final written assessment

PUPPY CLASS INSTRUCTORS' COURSE (PCI)

Make a difference!

A maximum of ten people will be allocated places for the three practical session days that will be held in Sydney at Calabash Kennels and Cattery at Arcadia.

The course can be conducted in alternative cities or regional areas if ten enrolments can be confirmed.

 

This course is suitable for:

Veterinarians, Vet Nurses, Dog Trainers, Puppy Class Instructors, Zoo Keepers, dog lovers
and those wishing to commence instructing puppy classes.

 

If there is one thing that could most improve quality of life for dogs living in our society; it is correct early socialisation, during the critical puppy developmental phases.  Improved dog breeder practices, combined with correct efforts by new puppy owners in this respect could make a huge difference.

I treat too many adult and adolescent dogs for behavioural problems that were caused by poorly operated puppy classes.  The very people who mean to improve dogs’ lives, sometimes, unintentionally, create life-long pain and anxiety for dogs and their families.  

Behavioural problems are the number one cause of death in other-wise healthy dogs.  The large majority of these behavioural problems may have been avoidable through sound socialisation practices and an understanding of puppy vulnerabilities and limitations.

The Puppy Class Instructors’ Course aims to deliver appropriate knowledge and skills to participants to allow them to conduct Puppy Classes that ensure puppies are kept safe from experiences that can create or develop problem behaviour.  

Vicki Austin (Mobile 0411390927)

 

 

 

Course participants are provided with knowledge, techniques and skills to:

  • Provide advice and scenarios to puppy owners for appropriate enjoyable socialisation and environmental conditioning experiences.
  • Provide advice and strategies for the development of puppies’ independence to avoid the development of over-dependence, hyper-excitement and anxieties.
  • Implement strategies for the prevention of problematic behaviour development.
  • Introduce science-based, reward training programmes.
  • Provide advice and strategies for common puppy difficulties, including toilet training, nipping and biting and interactions with children.
  • Introduce appropriate play.