Canine Behaviour & Dog Training

Course Overview

This course provides a twelve week introduction to animal behaviours and dog training techniques. Students then will use the practical knowledge they have learned and put it in place during practical sessions.

The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the Domestic Dog; their domestication, breed varieties, methods of communication, ways of learning and potential behavioral issues as well as exploring training history, training terminology, equipment, developing training skills and investigating specific training methods used in dog training organisations.

Here at the DSPCA we use our Train With Kindness method which will be used throughout all practical sessions.

You will receive weekly homework & assignments which must be completed & submitted by the date given by your teacher.

  • Fee: €650
  • Duration: 12 weeks, 2 hour per week
  • Assessment: Combination of theoretical and practical
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Award: DSPCA Certificate


  • Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Evolution & History
  • Canine Communication
  • Canine Learning
  • Dog Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Canine Aggression
  • Health & Physiology
  • Class Design & Layout
  • Dog Breeds
  • Working Service Dogs


DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Start Date: Tuesday 24th January 2023

Duration: 12 Weeks 

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Fee: €650.00

Deposit Option

You can pay a €100 deposit to secure your space, this is non refundable or transferable, final payment must be made by the 3rd January 2023. Payment plans can be arranged please email [email protected]