This course follows on from the Certificate course and gives more in-depth information on canine psychology and behaviour.

 

Students on the Intermediate course have the added bonus of 6 months membership of the the private ISCP Facebook support group.

 

The ISCP Diploma in Canine Behaviour,

 the complete course of all 3 certificate parts, has been awarded CPD accreditation and graduates will receive an additional CPDUK certificate upon successful completion of the full course.

 

 

 Our course is listed on their website

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ISCP Certificate in Canine Behaviour – Diploma part 1 of 3

£199.99Price
Excluding VAT
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

    Studying with the ISCP.
    An explanation of the work that will be expected of you for successful completion of the course and your Certificate qualification.
    Submitting coursework.
    Feedback.
    The qualities you need to work with dogs.
    Taking case histories.
    The science in this course.
    The essential nature of the dog.
    Case history form.

    UNIT 1. EVOLUTION

    The evolution of the dog from furthest ancestry.
    The wolf-dog theory.
    The village dogs theory.
    Research into juvenile traits.
    The wolf pack.
    The dog pack.
    Reversion to instinct.
    Leadership.
    Case history.
    It's a dog's life.

    UNIT 2. CANINE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY

    Assessing basic character.
    Introverts.
    Extroverts.
    Imprinting and conditioning.
    Classic (respondent) conditioning.
    Operant (instrumental) conditioning.
    Case history.
    The dog's past conditioning.
    Getting to know a new dog and his background.
    Coping with new stimuli.
    Matching the dog and the owner.
    When the match is all wrong.
    The characteristics of different dog breeds.
    The dog's role.
    Redirection.
    The importance of socialisation.
    Encouraging socialising.
    What to look for in dog classes.

    UNIT 3. THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF THE DOG

    The dog's essential needs.
    Shelter and comfort
    Healthy eating: food allergies, protein, raw food, dried food, wet food, home cooking, foods to avoid.
    Deterring parasites.
    Health insurance.
    A special relationship.
    Dogs as genetic life-savers.
    The work of geneticist Elinor Karlsson and her team.

    UNIT 4. THE EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THE DOG

    The chemistry of bonding.
    The scientific proof that loving interaction between a person and their dog releases bursts of the nurturing chemical oxytocin in both.
    Meeting a dog's emotional needs.
    The research of Japanese biologists Miho Nagasawa and Takefumi Kikusui.
    Emotional barometers.
    How dogs read our emotions.
    The research into left gaze bias by Professor Daniel Mills, Dr Kun Guo, Dr Kerstin Meints and their team at the University of Lincoln.
    The dog's emotional needs.
    The signs of a happy, unhappy, uncomfortable, and frustrated dog.
    Meeting a dog's emotional and mental needs.
    The importance of play.

  • 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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