Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: NDTF Courses

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    767

    Default NDTF Courses

    I'm currently looking into doing an NDTF course, just to further my own knowledge, hopefully become a better owner, have a bit of fun and do something "for me".

    Has anyone done one of these before? Or can anyone tell me anything about them?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,822

    Default

    If you don't have the brochures I can send them to you Just pm me your email address.

    I'm going to do one either later this year or early next year. That's about all I can tell

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,032

    Default

    I did my Cert III in Dog Behaviour & Training with NDTF. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I did Scent Dogs/Drug Detector Dog as my elective.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    767

    Default

    I've got the brochures, the NDTF emailed me the info today. Thanks though Angela.

    Cert III is what I'm looking at MAC. I think I might do the Assitance Dog elective. If I do the course, that is. I really really want to, just depends if I can afford to!

    Is it hard MAC? What's it like?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,032

    Default

    Sorry I've got two Whippets on my lap so typing out a long answer is difficult but I'll try.

    Some people struggled with the practical and some didn't. I've been instructing for years so that side of things came easy to me. I also worked for a boarding and training facility and had titled dogs to CDX and one to UD.

    Having said that if you come in with no preconceived ideas on training and behaviour you are an open book.

    You are required to demonstrate a complex skill at the end of the course before you get your certificate and the choices are things such as push a lawn mower, pram, 20mtr send away, climb ladder, play dead and close eyes, jump on handlers back. Depending on the difficulty you have to demonstrate either one or two of these with a dog of your choice, generally your own.

    You get to work with dogs that are not your own which is where you gain the most skills.

    I don't recommend the assistance dogs elective unless you are good at demanding a dog do something. Because an assistance dog doesn't get a choice, so you will learn a forced hold and such.


    I'll get out my folders and such tomorrow and go thru a few things with you when I don't have two whippets and a lap top in my lap.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    767

    Default

    Lol thanks MAC. I completely understand about the pups on your lap - I have a laptop too and Charlie loves trying to "help" type!!

    TBH I'm quite scared! It's been a while since I was at school. But then I think what've I got to be scared about? It's not like my life depends on it! And I always was good at school.. LOL

  7. #7

    Default

    I found it a bit boring and very easy - i did my complex skills in 3 days, all the other assessments were also done in one day, or a few hours (i always leave everything to the last min)

    Admin sucks, i know people in my course who still do not know if they passed (we finished in May last year)

    It is a good bit of paper to have on you, but I am glad I didnt waste the money! (my old boss who screwed me over paid for my course! sucked in to them )

    www.cinspets.com.au
    I am doing Relay For Life in 2011, please contact me to make a donation

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    767

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    I found it a bit boring and very easy - i did my complex skills in 3 days, all the other assessments were also done in one day, or a few hours (i always leave everything to the last min)

    Admin sucks, i know people in my course who still do not know if they passed (we finished in May last year)

    It is a good bit of paper to have on you, but I am glad I didnt waste the money! (my old boss who screwed me over paid for my course! sucked in to them )
    What kind of assignments did you do? Was it only easy because you had a lot of previous experience?

  9. #9

    Default

    I know people who had no experience, and found it easy- most of the answers were in the text, the only thing i had no idea about was the agility bit,and i just made it up and passed ....

    www.cinspets.com.au
    I am doing Relay For Life in 2011, please contact me to make a donation

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,032

    Default

    Oh goodness, it's not hard. And no your life doesn't depend on it.

    Even if you get something wrong they will keep at you until you get it right. But so many people do everything and then stop at the complex skills. What a waste of money. Mine was also paid for by me boss. It was a requirement of my job.

    I had to demo my complex skills to a panel of lecturers in Melbourne, we had to do it four times straight. Boyd the guy who tested me was a bit full on but some of the other lecturers were not as strict.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •