If you are considering a role in assistance dog training, this course is for you.


This certificate course is an introduction to working in the assistance dog training field, either as a volunteer or a paid employee. The certificate will appeal to anyone considering this type of work.


This course has an emphasis on welfare for the canine in the working partnership and will provide you with a good overview of assistance dog work.


The certificate course will be useful for anyone applying to work in this field and help prepare you for an interview. This certificate also provides you with additional learning as part of your continued professional development.

ISCP Certificate in Assistance Dog Training

Excluding VAT
  • Module 1 – Puppy development and learning

    1.1 Understand puppy development

    1.2 Understand puppy stages

    1.3 Describe how to promote positive behaviours


    Module 2 – Communication

    2.1 Understand canine communication and stress

    2.2 Understand human body language


    Module 3 – Volunteers and training

    3.1 Understand the law

    3.2 Understand volunteering


    Module 4 – Assessing and matching

    4.1 Know people skills

    4.2 Understand client matching

    4.3 Understand case studies

    Course fee: £250.00

    Thanks to Pathfinder Dogs for the photo of Acorah.

  • Refunds: There is an optional 14 day cooling off period during which you can ask for a refund on your course fee. However, as the course files are sent electronically, this means we would need to delay sending the course files until after the 14 day period is over. If you wish to take advantage of a cooling off period please send an email to our secretary at secretary@theiscp.com to inform her of your decision, immediately after purchasing. If you do not email the secretary we will assume that you have chosen to receive the files immediately and that you are happy to waive your right to a 14 day cooling off period and the option of a refund. Our secretary will send your files as soon as she receives your form if you have chosen to start the course immediately.

About Us

The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd educates students of canine behaviour in the most up to date methods, and places a strong emphasis on positive dog training and rehabilitation.

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1 Walcot Gate
Walcot Street
Bath, Somerset

Registered Company Number: 10983218

VAT registration Number:
344 8638 71

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