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Duration: Learn in your own time, self directed learning, whenever and wherever you want! 

This course is served as self directed learning in reading material and assignments must be completed within 3 months of purchase date.

Prerequisites: None

Award: DSPCA Certificate


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

This course aims to give a full introductory overview of the modern canine looking at such topics as core physiology, evolution, training and canine learning theory. Once we have a clearer picture of what makes our dogs tick, we move into covering topics such as canine communication and models of behaviour. All of our programmes begin with a module discussing learning and study skills that outlines how best to follow our courses but also provides a re-introduction to those that have been out of the education scene for some time.


The programme consists of a number of assessment types. Each module will be assessed via one of the following: Multiple Choice Quizzes (MCQs)Course assignments must be completed within 3 months of purchase date.

Career Opportunities

This programme is designed as a short introduction.. It is not sufficient to become a dog trainer or behaviorist. It does, however provide a solid grounding to allow the learner to make decisions on whether or not to pursue such a career.

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