Limited number of positions
Small number of trainees per class

Lifelong learning center 2 “EKPEDEFTIKI ENOSI” is licensed by E.O.P.P.E.P., the Official Body of the Ministry of Education (License number 192083980)

DOG TRAINER

LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 2

One-year theoretical and practical education program in dog behavior and training

  • Do you love dogs?

  • Do you want to effectively communicate with them?

  • Do you want to understand their feelings and way of thinking?

  • Do you wish to be able to teach them new behaviors and correct the undesirable ones?

  • Do you want to communicate all these to dog owners?

  • Do you want to become a fully professional dog trainer?

  • If all the above is what you are looking for, this course is suitable for you.

Ekpedeftiki Enosi offers a 400-hour training course that meets the requirements of a professional dog trainer. Graduates are able to offer high standard service and successfully deal with a wide range of challenges. Trainees gain experience while attending the course, as they face the opportunity to contact various dog races with different characters and different behavioral problems.

Trainees actively participate in the learning process and develop skills such as cooperation, critical thinking and communication.
All trainees are professionals with high standards of knowledge and expertise. The course supervisor collaborates with trainees in order to answer their questions and support them even after the completion of the course.

Weekend compact classes


Exclusively for non-residents of Athens trainees
 

This is a face-to-face course.

This is the only course in Greece certified by the British Body for Certifications Gatehouse Awards

Weekend compact classe
Exclusively for non-residents of Athens trainees
The course duration is 400 hours, 9 months
•    Over 160 hours of practice with untrained dogs
•    50 hours of theory
•    E-learning study material through the platform of Ekpedeftiki Enosi
•    Final practice based on a case study

COURSE THEMES

Origin
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 Selective breeding – dog races
•    Half-blood dogs
•    Working dogs

SELECTION OF DOG

•    Personality – character evaluation
•    Puppy selection criteria
•    Adult dog selection criteria

 

TRAINING

•    Puppy: stages of development, socialization and education
•    Building confident relationships
•    Motives in training
•    Adult dog training
•    Everyday life and training
•    Game as a means of training
•    Training tools
•    Training approaches and basic learning theories
•    Basic obedience
•    Advanced obedience

BEHAVIOR

•    Dog needs and the role of instincts
•    Dog feeling and thinking
•    Dog communication and body language
•    Undesirable behaviors and causes
•    Prevention of undesirable behaviors
•    Undesirable behaviors modification techniques

HEALTH – NUTRITION – GROOMING

•    Anatomy
•    Reproduction
•    Deworming and vaccines
•    Healthy dog characteristics
•    Usual health problems
•    Hereditary disease
•    Contagious disease
•    First aid
•    Proper nutrition
•    Grooming – beautification

PROFESSIONALISM

•    Customer – dog owner psychology
•    Communication and training with customer – dog owner
•    Case history, evaluation and training proposal planning
•    Ethics
•    Law

Final Project

Case study. Dog evaluation and intervention proposal

RECOGNISED STATE DIPLOMA

Graduates are certified by E.O.P.P.E.P., the Official Body of the Ministry of Education.
The state diploma offered by “Ekpedeftiki Enosi” is the key to labor market both in Greece and abroad.
Graduates are also certified by the British Certification Body INNOVATE AWARDING BODY.
Upon completion of the course, trainees receive:
•    Certification of 400 hours (Lifelong Learning Center 2 Ekpedeftiki Enosi)
•    Digital and print material for all subjects
•    Final project upon trainer supervision
•    Workshops
•    Proper writing of curriculum vitae
•    Creation of personal portfolio
•    Technical support
•    Career counseling

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EDUCATIONAL VISITS

Classes are not solely conducted in classroom, but they are “transferred” to occupational spaces. Educational visits are often scheduled to occupational spaces so that trainees become aware of the real workplace conditions. This way, they have their first contact with the future workplace and gain experience and knowledge by the professionals.

SEMINARS

Besides the excellent provision of lessons to trainees, Ekpedeftiki Enosi ensures a series of educational seminars held by professionals of various occupational domains. This way, trainees can enrich their knowledge and directly and practically learn everything about the content of their studies. The specialization seminars program for each field of studies is announced at the beginning of each month.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Trainees of Ekpedeftiki Enosi face the opportunity to further their knowledge by participating in conferences and workshops organized by the institute and partner companies.

PRACTICE IN REAL WORKPLACE CONDITIONS

Ekpedeftiki Enosi offers practice in real workplace conditions and realistic models. Trainees’ practice is done in real workplace conditions under the guidance of experienced supervisors. Experience is very important and is stated in the trainee’s curriculum vitae. It signifies the beginning of their professional career.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Our institute offers scholarships at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with social and meritocratic criteria so that anyone interested in studying has the possibility to do so.
Funding refers to the first or / and second year of studies of the Vocational Training Institute. It comes from funds of P. Botsiou Art and Culture Institute, the Greek Center for Research in Sound, Music & Speech, the Research Center for Human Behaviors and “Costis Ballas” Greek Center for Intercultural Psychiatric and Hospitalization.

FIELD OF VETERINARY APPLICATIONS & PET GROOMING

ANIMAL CARE PRACTITIONER – LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 2
PET GROOMING – LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 2
DOG TRAINER – LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 2
CAREGIVER – VETERINARY ASSISTANT FOR LIVESTOCK BREEDING– LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 2
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