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Understanding Canine Behaviour for Safer Handling 

This is a short distance learning course on body language and safe handling which provides the student with essential knowledge on natural instincts, why dogs behave like they do, body language, handler posture and safety. It is fully illustrated and includes video demonstrations.  The course is produced by Alex Butler, who was previously a police dog trainer and handler, and now rehabilitates challenging dogs using complementary therapies and appropriate training methods.  She also trains scent dogs.

Ideal CPD training for the canine practitioner, or any interested dog owner.  CPD hours: 3.  Course fee: £25

Students have the option to follow this up with a half day practical section with Alex.  This is a further £50.  Please contact us for more details.

This two part course is a requirement for those taking part in the equine certificate courses, and is open to anyone interested in learning about equine behaviour and behaviour related training exercises.

Part 1 – Reading the Response of the Horse: We investigate body language communication between horses, and horses and people. Through understanding the needs of horses and their communication signs, we can provide them with wellbeing choices.

Part 2 – Applied Handling Skills: We explore behaviour and training methods, and put in to practice some essential handling skills.

The course takes place through online study, photos, videos, practical tasks and written work, followed by a one to one practical assessment.

CPD hours:  12

Cost:  £50

An additional practical half hour lesson can be bought for a further £20.

Equine Structural Analysis

This 110 page home study course provides information on the musculoskeletal system through practical exercises along with information on functional biomechanics and structural /performance problems. Postural and gait evaluation is also covered.  It will provide a refresher on many topics for the equine therapist, and some additional food for thought.   (Providing 6 hours CPD for the equine practitioner, which includes home-work). Please contact us for more information.

Course Costs: £35 via email, or £25 for current and previous students.  If you need it posted, please let us know.

This short home study course provides students with information on the behaviour of cats, and why they behave as they do. The course was written by Laura Sales, college lecturer in small animal behaviour and care, and Helen Gerard, who is a behaviourist based in Gloucestershire.

This course is an ideal adjunct to any animal therapy training, and a required module for some of the Rose Applied Animal Therapy courses.  However, anyone with an interest in rabbits, their behaviour and wellbeing will find this interesting and useful.

Business Set-up and Marketing Your Therapy Practice

This course provides current information and practical advice on business and marketing as a therapist.  This is ideal for those new to the industry, but also useful for anyone wanting to re-assess their current business.

The course is written by marketing professional and lecturer, Red Barrington, with advice from Jo Rose.  It is aimed at helping you to make the best out of your business, financially, legally and aiding self promotion to a wider market.

The cost of the courses £35, or £25 if you have trained / are training with us currently.

CPD hours: 6

Please contact us for more details.