Our canine behaviour course helps students to better understand how dogs behave and why.
Most careers with dogs require a good understanding of canine behaviour.
If you are working with dogs, it is essential to have knowledge about canine body language, an understanding about internal and external influences on behaviour and how to reduce stress and ensure high standards of environmental enrichment for dogs in your care.
Having hands on experience and relevant training is important.
The Dog Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course is all about the care and welfare of dogs and it includes information about canine behaviour.
There are specific canine behaviour careers, for example - dog behaviourists work to diagnose and treat behavioural problems in dogs, such as aggression and phobias.
The job entails meeting owners and their dogs to discuss problems, observing and handling dogs to assess problems and developing treatment programmes.
The work may include: Setting up individual training sessions, consulting over the phone, visiting clients in their own homes and facilitating dog behavioural classes.
It is essential that dog behaviourists have experience with dogs as well as relevant training.
The Level 5 Dog Behaviour Practitioner Diploma course is a 6 module course suitable for behaviourists wanting to work with clients and their dogs. Successful completion of this course results in acceptance on the Level 6 Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma course.
Prefer to study in a hands-on way?
We have several practical canine behaviour courses.
These courses provide valuable hands-on experience with a variety of dogs.
If you think you may be eligible for funding towards your studies, please visit the Course Funding section of our website for more information.