Join us as we delve into the pivotal role of play and toys in fostering the overall well-being of your beloved canine companion. This comprehensive course offers invaluable insights into the diverse types of toys designed to cater to specific animal needs, and at the same time, provides inspiration and ideas for engaging activities that can be enjoyed at home and in outdoor environments.
Recognizing play as an essential element in a dog's life, this course explores its multifaceted benefits. Discovering how to play not only brings sheer joy to your furry friend but also serves as a vital survival strategy, aiding them in managing emotions, facilitating learning about the world around them and fostering a strong bond with their caregiver.
During the course, you will:
• Learn the definition and role of play and its function in building your dog's well-being from a behaviourist's perspective, enabling you to provide not only entertainment but also fulfil their fundamental needs.
• Discover how to play with your dog correctly to ensure that playtime remains enjoyable and does not turn into hunting or trigger undesirable behaviours, such as frustration or aggression.
• Familiarise yourself with a wide range of toys available on the market, including scent toys, intelligence toys and automatic toys. This will allow you to consciously choose the most suitable product for your dog's needs.
• Learn how to create simple scent toys at home and how to make your walks with your dog more exciting by utilising available infrastructure.
• Acquire knowledge on building motivation for play in your dog, so you will know what to do when your pet lacks enthusiasm for physical activity.
This course is intended for:
• Conscientious dog owners who prioritise their pet’s well-being and wish to provide them with intelligent and safe entertainment while fulfilling all their needs.
• Zootechnicians and individuals employed in shelters, hotels, pet grooming salons, animal care organisations and volunteers in animal welfare organisations.
• Pet sitters and other professionals who work with animals on a daily basis.
• Behaviourists and trainers seeking to expand their qualifications and seeking inspiration to utilise the role of play in behavioural therapy.