Canine aggression full course

This programme is aimed at the more advanced student, who needs an understanding of aggressive behaviour in dogs for professional reasons, what causes it, how to recognise the warning signs and finally handle it.


Course Modules:

  • Reading canine language
  • The canine eye in connection with the dog’s emotional state
  • The canine ear used in communication
  • Mouth and head positions used in communication
  • Body positions and body posture
  • Mounting behaviour
  • Tail position and use in social communication
  • Fear aggression
  • Possessive aggression
  • Maternal aggression
  • Territorial aggression
  • Re – directed aggression
  • Genetic aggression
  • Consequential aggression
  • Sex related aggression
  • Predatory aggression
  • Defensive aggression
  • Idiopathic aggression
  • Senile aggression
  • Diet and aggression

  • Natural behaviour of breeds
  • Before choosing a dog
  • Working dogs
  • Importance of recall when exercising a dog
  • Different types of toys for dogs
  • Games and play between humans and dogs
  • Inter – dog contact
  • Breed related problems
  • Juvenile to adult development
  • Lack of interpretation between dogs
  • Learned behaviour
  • Physiological condition
  • Neutering for both males and females?
  • Diet and feeding schedules
  • Socialisation and the development of the dog
  • Owner influence on aggression due to lack of structure
  • Leaving the dog unattended
  • The use of aversive training aids
  • Anthropomorphism

  • Dealing with aggression
  • Learning theory
  • Operant conditioning
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Positive and negative punishment
  • One trial learning
  • Generalisation with behaviour to different surroundings
  • Initial measures
  • When should training begin?
  • Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning
  • Techniques
  • Flooding
  • Aversive conditioning
  • Learned helplessness
  • Over learning
  • Holistic approaches to behaviour modification
  • Euthanasia


Course Details:

Study Level 4

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

4 Module Course

This course is delivered in 4 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Including VAT

Course fee – R10 900 (includes registration and 4 modules)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R2400 per module

Pay as you learn optionPay for one module


Please note that a delivery fee will be applicable for all orders that include a hard copy.

Product price: R11,990.00
Total options:
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Pay as you learn optionPay for one module