Practical Instructor Course

Helping You To Teach Pet Dog Training in Today’s World

Up-to-date ideas and techniques, with emphasis on client centred learning, motivational training and welfare of dogs and their owners. Led by Angela White.KCAI

The Practical Instructor Course is our most popular course early booking advisable. Includes tuition, lecture notes, full support, practical and after course assessment for those requiring it. There will be some evening study and one evening will be specifically included in the course timetable.These courses will have restricted numbers to ensure you of our best attention. More detail below....

2017 Feb 13-16, April 24-27, September 18-21 4 Day Course and Assesment: £299.00

IABTC Instructing Pet Dog Owners (Practical Competence Unit 4)

Open to all levels—whether you are thinking of becoming an instructor, just starting out, wanting updating or just a boost of confidence and new ideas—this course is ideal.

KCAI – Section A: A6 Training the Handler i – x. A9 Professional Service i – x. A8 Laws & Responsibilities vi, vii, ix, x.
KCAI - Section B: This unit supports learning for B Modules: Responsible Dog Ownership & CD
KCAI - Section C: 1-9. (In relation to teaching dog training classes or one to one)

Practical Skills for those mostly teaching classes, but teaching one to one will also be taken into consideration. This course is Unit 4 of our Canine Behaviour Course and also stands alone as a practical course for instructors of dog training. It explores the knowledge, exercises, skills and equipment needed to teach others the basic control of dogs and ensure progression. It will also cover basic problems and faults. First impressions, qualities of an instructor, expectations v reality, teaching techniques and roles, how people learn, effective communication, motivation, groups, planning sessions and courses, effects of train-ing, blocks to learning, monitoring, evaluation and limitations on advice. Relevant business laws, legal and financial responsibilities. Professional service and provision, organizational structures, code of practice, venues, facilities, resources, health and safety, incidents and accidents, insurance, equal opportunities. Ideal for those teaching dog training in classes, clubs, dog schools or individually. Also a must for anyone dealing with behaviour problems to ensure that at least basic control skills can be taught.

You may bring your own dog along on these courses (although this is not compulsory). There will also be opportunities to handle other dogs (some trained - some untrained) as well as trying out your instructing skills (with the support of your course tutor where necessary) on especially invited clients – thus giving you the opportunity of working with ‘real’ clients as part of the course.

Some students will attend to gain more knowledge, others will hope to gain an IABTC qualification, and therefore assessment is available but not compulsory.
For students who wish to be assessed this will be an on going throughout the week with a general assessment on the final day and an after course assignment. Certificates will be graded depending on level of ability at that time.

   2017 Feb 13-16, April 24-27, September 18-2  4 Day Workshop and Assesment £299.00

IABTC Certificate of Attendance Available for All Instructor Courses

There are a number of levels that students can achieve with IABTC. Most people will attend on more than one occasion to build on knowledge and gain the best from this course. The level you go for will depend on previous experience (those with little or no experience will start at level 1).

  • IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Assistant Instructor) (L1)
  • IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Instructor) (L2)
  • IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Advanced Instructor) (L3)
  • IABTC Instructor Clicker & Target Training (C&T4 Inst.)
    (Subject to other studies & assessments).