Do you want to study for a career with dogs? 

Are you already a professional and wish to further expand your knowledge? 

Or are you simply interested in developing a more harmonious relationship with the dogs in your life?

Come and join the ISCP family!


What makes the ISCP special?

The ISCP is approved by, and registered with TOTUM PRO (previously NUS EXTRA (the National Union of Students), so our members can gain many discounts through their NUS card. We are accredited by the CPD Certification Service, UK Rural Skills, the Complementary Medical Association, we are approved by The Association of INTODogs, ICAN, the International Companion Animal Network, and we are the preferred education provider for the Career Transition Partnership for service leavers.

In addition to studying from home in your own time, you will receive an outstanding level of feedback and support from your personal tutor, and this support carries on even after you graduate. You can also receive help with your studies from our team.

Your studies will include practical work with dogs, as well as theory. Uniquely, we provide free optional practical study days where you can meet and work with a tutor and other students.

You’ll be invited to join our supportive and friendly private Facebook group. You’ll also have free access to regular live online webinar tutorials, and recordings of previous tutorials. This is a bonus that very few other educational establishments offer. You’ll link up with fellow students, graduates and affiliates (experts in animal behaviour) around the world who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. The ISCP actively encourages cooperation and collaboration.

Through the diploma course and the Advanced Diploma you will have opportunities to engage in your own research in order to develop more harmonious relationships between people and dogs.

As it’s important to understand and connect with the guardians as well as their dogs, you’ll be given opportunities to learn about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in dogs and in humans, in addition to your canine behaviour studies.

The course materials are regularly updated to include the latest developments in scientific research in the fields of dog behaviour and psychology, and students are kept informed of new research studies as they’re published.

We are passionate about helping rescue charities and dog-related charities, and we offer a 

50% discount on the diploma course to members and volunteers of these. If you are involved in any capacity with a charity, rescue organisation or shelter, please check out this page.

You can enroll on the full diploma course, or you can study up to your level of interest through our

PAYG single units programme, or you can choose to take the diploma course in three stages: certificateintermediate and part 3 of the diploma. Students have 2 years in which to complete the course. You can find lots more information on our FAQ page.