Dog Health and Behaviour Level 2

Our course code: X214

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

Enrol on our course

Do you want to broaden your knowledge within the Canine world? You can learn to care for and train man’s best friend by studying our Dog Health and Behaviour Level 2 Course. Suitable for both owners wanting to expand upon the knowledge and those wanting to work in a canine based career.

Being a responsible dog owner is not just about feeding your dog properly and taking them to the vet if they are sick or injured. It’s about providing your dog with everything they need to live a happy and healthy life. There is growing public and legislative interest concerning the management of animals (dogs in particular). Canine-related industries are on the lookout for work-ready graduates.

By studying this course you will develop the technical and transferable skills needed to work in canine-related industries. The flexible nature of this course means you can learn at your own pace, online or paper-based, depending on your commitments and learning preferences.

On this Dog Health and Behaviour Level 2 course, you will:

  • Develop the skills needed to work confidently with dogs
  • Gain insight into the animal care sector – specifically dog health and behaviour
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a dog’s health, welfare and well-being
  • Discover how to tailor your dog’s eating pattern correctly to improve their lifestyle
  • Learn about the legal responsibilities, but also the need for consistent training.

Gain insight into dog health and behaviour with our level 2 course.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Feeding Your Dog

At the end of this unit you will understand why it is necessary to feed your dog/s correctly and how to tailor their feeding to their life style

2: Ensuring the Health of your Dog

By the end of this unit, you will have an understanding of and be able to recognise signs of ill health

3: Housing and the Legal Responsibilities of Owning a Dog

This unit will help you to understand the different needs of dogs, both pets and working.While also giving you a basic understanding of your legal responsibilities.

4: Dog Behaviour

At the end of this unit, you will know how to change a dogs behaviour by understanding the need for consistent fair training

You will be able to complete this course whether or not you are a dog owner. This is the ideal course for anyone who works with animals, aspires to work with animals or who cares for animals at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!