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I wanted to know that whts least qualification for any of the course for dog training?

hi...this is Mihir from Pune...i wish to become a dog trainer in future...so i wanted to know that whts least qualification for ANY of the course for dog training...m asking this cuz i have passsed my 10th exam with good scores...but m not at all interested in further education...m just intersted in dogs n only dogs...plz help!!!
By Mihir · 14 Mar 2009 10:12 pm


By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 14 Mar 2009 11:52 pm

Teaching and Training Course

History of Dog Training

A look at the evolution of dog training methods through the ages. An interesting aspect on what methods were used to train dogs, why they changed over time, how the old, harsh methods have given way to the newer gentler methods prevalent today.
Understanding Training

A deep insight into how an animal learns. Will include detailed theory and practical sessions. Includes:

- Different methods of teaching an animal.

- Why it is necessary to use different training methods on different dogs.

- How to read a dog’s body language and make use of it during training

- The importance and correct use of rewards and reinforcers.

- Learning how to communicate with another species without the use of force.

- Handling & training aggressive and timid dogs.

- Clicker training - its pros and cons

Puppy Selection and training

How to select the perfect puppy based on owner needs and situation, the developmental stages in a dog’s development right from the pre-natal period to adult and how it affects training. How to select and bring up a puppy for specialised training tasks. The effect of socialisation on training.
Pet dog obedience

- Students will learn how to train the basic commands using a variety of methods. Commands include, sit, down, stay, leash handling, etc.

- Teaching the owner how to train to his own dog.

- The nuances of working with puppies and adult dogs.
Dog Tricks

An area that is very much in demand with most of today’s dog owners. From simple tricks to complex ones, all will be taught. Students will also learn how complex Assistance Dog commands are taught.

Training Equipment

A look at the various training aids available on the international market today – what works and what doesn’t.
Pet Dog behaviour problem solving

Understanding why dogs behave the way they do. Will take a look at solving common pet dog problems such as jumping, barking, stealing, attention seeking behaviour and more.

The need for socialisation, tackling breed related problems, a deep look at pack structure in dogs and how it affects the family and preventing behaviour problems from occurring. Gain an understanding of the relationship between dog and owner and how an unbalanced relationship can cause problems.

Setting up a dog training business

How to become a successful dog trainer, tackling the financial aspect, publicity, handling difficult clients, getting across to vets, in short becoming a savvy professional.
Training Faculty

‘Canines Can Care’ is the only canine organisation of its kind in India. The organisation has pioneered not only the concept of Assistance Dogs in the country, but also the concept of Search and Rescue Dogs. In fact, the ‘Canines Can Care’ search dog team was the only one representing India in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake.

Besides the above, “Canines Can Care” also conducts dog training courses for pet owners, offers behavioural advice for problem dogs, holds agility training sessions, runs courses on canine behaviour and is involved in pioneering many more dog related activities all over the country.

The founders of “Canines Can Care” – Shirin and Junaid Merchant, will conduct the course.

Mrs. Shirin Merchant is an associate of world-renowned animal behaviourist and trainer John Rogerson and the youngest member of The Northern Centre for Animal Behaviour, England and The Pet Behaviour Institute, England. She has been working in the field of canine behaviour and training for over fifteen years in India and is responsible for pioneering canine behaviour counselling in the country. She is the Founder Editor of the highly popular canine magazine, Woof! The Mag with a Wag!

Mr. Junaid Merchant is an experienced obedience and agility trainer and competitor with years of experience in the canine field. He is responsible for introducing the popular sport of Canine Agility in India.

Together they have trained over one thousand dogs with breeds ranging from the feisty Pomeranian to the shy Samoyed. They are the only people in Maharashtra and probably India who are specialists in the field of canine behaviour. They are in big demand with most of Mumbai’s dog owners with problems regarding their pets. The problems have ranged from dominance, housetraining, chewing, aggression and destruction to boredom and compulsive behaviours.

Canines Can Care recently added a new feather to their cap when they pioneered the concept of ‘Canines For Corporates’ – offsite training camps with a difference - wherein participants learn and develop a variety of skills that will help them through work and life through interacting with and training dogs. . The USP of the camp is that though human teachers are present, the participants learn the most from the original teachers at the venue – the animals.

Though Canines Can Care has conducted many training camps for canines enthusiasts over the years, the canine offsite training corporate camps are a new concept in the world of corporate camps in India.
Duration and Venue

The course is held at Dadar, Mumbai for a duration of 12 days from 4:30pm to 7:30pm everyday (excluding Sunday). For outstation students, reasonable, nearby accommodation can be arranged at their cost.

The next course is scheduled for January 26th 2009. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.


This course is essential for anyone who is interested in taking up dog training as a career. It will examine all of the issues involved in the modern reward based training systems so misunderstood and abused by many trainers practicing today. No previous dog training experience required. The course and exam will be conducted only in English and students are required to have a good understanding of the language. Any dog lover above 18 years can apply. The course is ideal for beginners as well as professionals. The course will include hands-on work with dogs. Students will learn on dogs provided by the organisation.

This course is only for those people who genuinely want to learn more about dogs. Only those seriously interested should apply.
Fees and mode of payment

The fees for this course are Rs. 15,000/-

Payment can be made in the form of cash / cheque / DD in the name of ‘SHIRIN MERCHANT. All payments to be made in full before the commencement of the course. Part payments / post dated cheques will not be accepted.

Registration charges Rs. 2000/- (non-refundable) to be sent along with the admission form (available on request). Registration amount will be adjusted against final payment.

The course will include a (non-compulsory) theory and practical exam at the end. A certificate of successful completion of the course will only be given to those students who pass the theory and practical exam. The organisation will recommend all students who pass the exam to vets and dog owners.

Canines Can Care is always on the lookout for people who have a way with animals. Those who do well can apply to work with the organisation.

For more details, or the application form for the course contact:

Shirin Merchant

Tel No.: 98210 54690, 98201 80884 E-mail- k9cancare@hotmail.com
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