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Puppy Training Diploma Course

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Designed for new dog owners and potential trainers alike, the Puppy Training Diploma Course focuses on the puppy and how he learns, right through to adolescence.

The lessons taught within this course will leave you with a thorough and accurate knowledge of how the puppy is affected by the first few months of his life, along with how the environment can condition him into becoming a dog that behaves in a useful or not so useful way.

The Puppy Training Diploma Course covers all of the usual puppy questions, such as toilet training, crate training and food. Along with the essential knowledge on how to best teach a puppy good manners and finely tune your mutual communication.

What You'll Learn from the Puppy Training Diploma Course

The first half of the course covers essential knowledge and education whilst the second half introduces practical application. You will receive all of the information needed to oversee puppy training of your own dog or to aid other dog owners to get it right when raising a puppy.

This course guides you through 9 comprehensive modules:

  • Introduction
  1. Genetic Influence
  2. Puppy Sources
  3. Birth to 14 Weeks
  4. Practical Puppy Parenting
  5. Body Language and Communication
  6. How Puppies Learn
  7. Good Manners and Happy Walks
  8. Training in Practice
  9. The Growing Puppy
  • References

Video Content

  • Loose Leash
  • Come Back

In addition to the course materials, the Puppy Training Course also gives students access to 2 video tutorials demonstrating important techniques that are useful when taking your puppy for a walk, these being: Loose Leash and Come Back.

Through positive reinforcement these techniques will help you gain more control while walking your puppy, by encouraging them not pull on the leash and ensuring your dog comes back to you when they are off the leash.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

This course is most beneficial to the puppies being trained, as they are provided with meaningful interaction and clear instruction, making life easier for both pet and owner.

Anyone who intends to introduce a puppy or adolescent dog to their new home or who may already have a young dog that they are struggling to train will find a lot of useful advice and knowledge with the Puppy Training Diploma Course. Likewise, this course is also an excellent introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in animal training.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Puppy Training Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Genetic Influence

  • How Did Dog Breeds Develop?
  • The Piebald Gene
  • The Sinister Side of Canine Genetics
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Puppy Sources

  • Puppies for Sale
  • Why is Careful Breeding Important?
  • Why Choose Carefully?
  • Ethics
  • Physical Health
  • Rosie's Story…
  • Psychological Health
  • Social Health
  • Social Depravation Syndrome
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Birth to 14 Weeks

  • Breeder Responsibility
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Teething
  • Pica
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Practical Puppy Parenting

  • Preparation
  • Dog Crates
  • House Training
  • The First Night Home
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Body Language and Communication

  • Natural Communication
  • Body Language
  • Growling, Whining and Barking
  • Posture and the Tail End
  • Oxytocin
  • Left Gaze Bias
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: How Puppies Learn

  • Pavlov's Dog
  • A Timeline of Dog Training
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Good Manners and Happy Walks

  • Reinforcement
  • Learning to Sit
  • Positive Lead Walking
  • Introducing The Collar or Harness
  • Loose Leash
  • Negative Punishment
  • Consistency
  • Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Training in Practice

  • Click to Train
  • Marking a Behaviour
  • Luring
  • Shaping
  • Clicker Dangers
  • Recall
  • Learning in Context
  • Procure A Highly Confident Puppy
  • Displacement Behaviour
  • Using Treats and Being Consistent
  • The Release
  • Training Examples
  • Puppy Focus
  • Down
  • Touch
  • Shake Paw
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: The Growing Puppy

  • Social Learning Matters
  • 0-7 Weeks
  • 7-8 Weeks
  • 8-10 Weeks
  • 8-16 Weeks
  • 4-6 Months
  • 6-12 Months
  • 12-18 Months
  • Neutering
  • Puppy Classes
  • Module 9 Assessment


Video Content

Video Tutorials from a Professional Dog Trainer

  • Loose Leash
  • Come Back

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.