Bark to School!

It’s that time of year again, and once the dust settles on getting the kids organised to go back to school, it’s time for you to get back to it too!

Truth be told, we’ve been out of this for the last two + years, essentially, but now we’re opening up some short courses for new applicants. Finally!

These courses are excellent standalone courses for you to upskill, revise or get started. And also, if you are interested in completing our CBTT (Canine Behaviour & Training Technician) program (which is starting back up in March 2023), this is the perfect taster and way to get started (your fees will be balanced to reflect having completed some course work, according to T& Cs.).

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October 2022 Courses

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All courses are starting Monday 17th October, 2022.

Canine Nutrition (Deep Dive)

This has always been one of our most popular courses, forming part of our Canine Healthcare Program. We have been running evidence-based canine nutrition programs for over a decade so this is well tuned, and we are always updating it to keep up with our learners and advancing canine nutrition science.

We don’t endorse or promote any food brand or diet type, and believe that we can use evidence based resources to design the right diets for individual dogs. This course provides you so much more than nutrition information and resources, but also understanding of canine anatomy & physiology, behaviour, disease and how to critically analyse the evidence.

Who?

Evidence based information about canine nutrition is vital for all dog pros, and for interested pet owners too!

How long?

This is a self-paced online course and you will have access to the course materials for at least seven months. Starting in October 2022, you are looking at the end of May 2023 to be wrapping up.

How much?

This course costs €250 payable in full or by installments.

Where?

This course is all online so you can participate from anywhere at any time! There will be online meetings twice a month (and as dictated by the group), that are optional, and a helpful, supportive Facebook group community for discussion and help.

What’s covered?

  • Introduction to Canine Nutrition
  • Part 1 Canine Digestion
  • Part 2 Nutrients
  • Part 3 Feeding Dogs
  • Part 4 Canine Diets
  • Part 5 Nutrition & Behaviours
  • Part 6 Malnutrition
  • Part 7 Adverse Food Reactions
  • Part 8 Special Dietary Considerations

Foundation Mechanical Skills

This program is all about the skills and knowledge you, the teacher, must develop to ensure your learner can learn happily, safely, efficiently, and most importantly of all, while their welfare is maintained throughout.

This is not the sexy stuff and by the looks of things, this is sorely lacking in dog training….but this course will systematically support you in building those skills. Everyone wants to do the “advanced” stuff but in truth, the advanced stuff is just the foundations done really really well!

Who?

This one is for anyone wanting to really clarify their teaching mechanics and is vital for dog trainers, professional and hobbyist, and behaviour pros.

How long?

This is a self-paced online course and you will have access to the course materials for at least four months. Starting in October 2022, you are looking at the end of February 2023 to be wrapping up.

How much?

This course costs €150 payable in full or by installments.

Where?

This course is all online so you can participate from anywhere at any time! There will be online meetings once a month (and as dictated by the group), that are optional, and a helpful, supportive Facebook group community for discussion and help.

What’s covered?

This program is made up of three component courses that work together:

  • Set Up For Success!
  • Fundamentals
  • Clicker Mechanics

You work on all three at the same time to round out your knowledge and understanding.

Pet Business Management

Often times, due to the vocational nature of our industry, we aren’t so hot on the business aspects of our businesses! It’s no lie, running a small business is challenging and certainly not for the faint hearted.

This becomes even more challenging in our industry where we don’t have a lot of standards defined; it can be hard to know which way to turn. Never fear, this course will provide you with straight-forward advice and tons of support resources too.

Who?

If you’re thinking about starting a pet business or relatively new to running your own business, this one’s for you!

How long?

This is a self-paced online course and you will have access to the course materials for at least four months. Starting in October 2022, you are looking at the end of February 2023 to be wrapping up.

How much?

This course costs €150 payable in full or by installments.

Where?

This course is all online so you can participate from anywhere at any time! There will be online meetings once a month (and as dictated by the group), that are optional, and a helpful, supportive Facebook group community for discussion and help.

What’s covered?

This program is made up of four component courses that work together:

  • Business Planning & Management
  • Introduction to Marketing for Pet Pros
  • Business Operations, Policies & Procedures
  • Responsible Dog Business

You work through each one in turn, as they build upon one another.

To participate, you will need:

  • Email address/account, a suitable device and internet access; course materials are presented in MS Word, PDF and links for downloading. You should not have difficulty on most devices and OS.
  • Stationary for note-taking (if that’s the way you work).
  • You need to be able to use the internet, blogs, Facebook groups and if you wish to participate to the fullest, be able to record and upload short demonstration clips (for a very small number of assessment works), complete assessment work in Word documents, PDFs and other basic computer skills.
  • To complete some assessment work, and get the most out of most of our courses, you will need access to at least one dog.
  • Means to upload your work or clips for guidance and feedback and to submit assessment work.
  • Access to social media such as Facebook (for groups) and MS Teams (we will send you a link, you don’t even need an account, just an email address), and a device that allows you to participate in online video chats and similar.

What’s next?

We will be providing more specifics on each of these courses shortly and sharing application forms. Right now, if you are interested, message or email us (info@anied.ie) to register. We need your full name and email address right now to add you to the list.

We are taking registrations early so that people can have time to save up for fees, given the financial strains we are all under.

Applications will open soon and we will send you a link with further information and the application form for your chosen courses.

We can’t wait to get back to providing courses and supporting professionals in making our industry even better, and ultimately, making life better for people and their pets!

4 thoughts on “Bark to School!”

  1. Hiya. Just wondering how to register for your courses as website not updated with upcoming courses yet. Thank you.

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