Canine Communications (1 Module)

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This programme is designed to equip the student with the knowledge to ‘read’ and understand how and what dogs communicate to each other and to humans. This is essential if one is to be working with dogs or engaged in training or behaviour therapy.


Course Module:

  • Sending and receiving acoustic communication
  • Hearing
  • Basic sounds of the canine
  • Various types of barking
  • Various types of growling
  • Snarling
  • Various types of howling
  • What is baying?
  • Whines and Whimpers
  • Yelping
  • What is it when a dog screams?
  • Panting and sighing
  • Sighs
  • Misunderstanding what a dog is trying to tell you
  • Canines misunderstanding humans

  • What is meant by body language?
  • Personal space
  • Various types of body language
  • Faces and their expressions
  • What the mouth can convey
  • Staring
  • Yawning
  • Body postures
  • The confident dog
  • The shy dog
  • Distraction signals
  • The stress signal
  • Play
  • The play bow and play dance
  • The older dog and play
  • Tail language
  • Positions of the tail
  • Wagging

  • Canine eyesight
  • The dog’s eye
  • Eye shape
  • Staring
  • Blinking
  • Ears
  • ‘Floppy’ ears and the domestic dog
  • Dribbling
  • Neck and throat postures
  • Hackles
  • More tail language
  • Bristling and tail cricks
  • Leg movement
  • Paw lifts
  • Meet and greet rituals
  • Defecation

  • The canine nose
  • The Jacobson’s organ
  • Taste and its link to smell
  • Pheromones
  • Saliva
  • Messages in urine
  • Females and pheromones
  • Males and pheromones
  • The dog’s territory
  • Faeces
  • Anal glands
  • Perinial gland
  • Dorsal or violet gland
  • Rolling in smelly items

  • Touch or tactile communication
  • Meet, greet and licking as a form of communication
  • Lip smacking
  • Teat nudge
  • Kneading
  • Muzzle-nudge and nose to throat nudge
  • Muzzle grasp
  • Hip nudge
  • Thrusting


Course Details:

Study Level 2

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

6 Module Course

This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Including VAT

Full Course fee – R9570 (includes registration and 6 modules)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1485 per module.


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