The level 6 Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour course is for students who have already successfully completed at least a level 4 course in dog behaviour, whether with the ISCP or with another recognised, reputable education provider. This course explains the theories that underlie behaviour and offers students the knowledge and skills to put these theories into practice in their work with dogs and their caregivers. We will need to see a copy of your qualifications when you enrol on this course.
The modules include links to private discussions with eminent scientists which were recorded specifically for this course. Also included are links to papers, videos and webinars that will further deepen understanding. Denise O’Moore designed graphics exclusively for this course.
The course involves around 360 hours of study and the time limit for completion is 2 years from the date of enrolment.
Graduates can use the title Advanced Canine Behaviour Practitioner and use the letters ISCP.Adv.Canine.Prac. after their name on successful completion of the course.
This course has been certified by CPD UK, the global CPD Certification Service and the Complementary Medical Association.
CPD OPTION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY GAINED A LEVEL 6 QUALIFICATION WITH ANOTHER EDUCATION PROVIDER. WE WILL FIRST NEED TO SEE EVIDENCE OF YOUR PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS
If you already have a recognised level 6 (degree level) qualification in canine behaviour or animal behaviour and welfare, you can choose our CPD option. This involves visiting the pay by modules page and selecting at least 3 modules, plus Module 12, the final dissertation module. CPD modules must include Module 4. Neuroscience, the senses, and emotions and Module 5. Emotions.
ISCP Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour
Module 1: Domestication. Author: Marco Adda
Recorded video discussion between Marco Adda, Dale McLelland and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
Module 2: Social Interactions and Communication
Module 3: Learning theory
Module 4: Neuroscience, the senses, and emotions
Recorded video discussion between Dr. Franklin McMillan, Dale McLelland and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
Module 5: Emotions
Recorded video discussion between Dr. Clive Wynne, Dale McLelland and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
Module 6: Attachment theory. Co-authors: Natalie McLelland, Dale McLelland
Module 7: Canine play, resilience and intelligence
Recorded video discussion between Dr. Marc Bekoff, Dale McLelland and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
Module 8: Rescue and Rehoming
Module 9: Communication and change management
Module 10: Aggressive Behaviours in dogs
Recorded video discussion between Dr. Simon Gadbois, Dale McLelland and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
Contributor: Denise O’Moore: graphic
Module 11: Working collaboratively. Author: Janice Macleod
Module 12: Dissertation
Choosing your subject and submitting a proposal
A stepwise approach using project management
Structure and layout
Module 16: Dogs And The Law
Recorded Lecture: Mike Barnett: The Investigation Of Dangerous Dog Incidents
Module 17: Preparing To Write Your Thesis
Recorded Lecture: Dale Mclelland: How To Set Up And Run A Successful Business
Appendix 1: Your Career As A Canine Behaviour Practitioner
Appendix 2: The Iscp Canine Behaviour Practitioners' Charter
Authors and Contributors
Dale McLelland (main author)
Marco Adda (author of Module 1 and additional video discussion in Module 1)
Dr. Clive Wynne (video discussion module 5)
Natalie McLelland (co-author of Module 6)
Dr. Marc Bekoff (video discussion, Module 7)
Dr. Franklin McMillan (video discussion Module 8)
Kaye Scott (contributor, Module 8)
Dr. Simon Gadbois (video discussion module 10)
Janice Macleod (author of Module 11)
Denise O’Moore (Mighty Dog Graphics images, Modules 3 and 10)