Goals and terms
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IS THIS TRAINING COURSE RECOGNIZED?
To this day, the only diploma which is recognised by the French government is the « Brevet professionnel Educateur canin » and you can do that in various agricultural schools. However the SNPCC is working on a project which should see the day in the years to come concerning the brevet professionnel Educateur Canin provided outside of schools.
It is not necessary to have this Brevet to be able to be a dog educator, a professional course in a training center like Au Cœur des Chiens and L’ACACED (the capacity certificate on the knowledge of domestic animals) is enough, you can pass the capacity certificate with the SCC or the SNPCC.
The role of a dog educator
A dog educator is a professional at the disposal of owners to guide them through everything with their dog. They will be able to advise people before getting a dog, when adopting a puppy or an adult dog on the choice of breed, sex, according to the character and lifestyle of the future adopters. They are also present in the puppy’s awakening phase to give the right keys to the owners. Thus the educational program is thought out, considered and set up from the start, giving the puppy all the information necessary for its development and learning.
They are also the person for the job when it comes to allowing a dog with a traumatic past to regain lost confidence. They are able to guide and to give the necessary information for the well-being of the dog and their owner. They know how to adapt to different situations, whether it is an aggressive, fearful, hyperactive or happy dog, each case is different.
What makes this job fantastic
It will be necessary to take into account the fact that the result obtained will come from the work of the dog educator of course but also the dog and its owner. Therefore this profession requires full commitment from the dog and owner, you will need to choose an educational method that is adapted and that also respects the dog, and that’s easy to put into effect.
A dog educator needs to know how to adapt to their clients, they must use a language that is understandable and make sure that they are understood. They will frequently see if all the advice given is put into effect and that this is working. On the contrary, they should offer alternative advice. They must fix any problems to make life easier for the dog and the owner, so their bond will last.