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
ISCP Higher Certificate in Canine Behaviour – Diploma part 3 of 3
MODULE 12. EMOTIONAL ISSUES
Do dogs experience a similar emotional life to people?
Addressing emotional issues.
The main emotional problems which can affect dogs, with signs and guidelines for each: Fear; food aggression; fear-aggression; dog to dog fear-aggression; dog to human aggression; anger; nervousness and anxiety; depression; grief; case histories for grief; jealousy; hyperactivity; hyperkinesis; obsessiveness.
Case history; excessive attachment.
Is the emotional or physical environment causing emotional issues?
Terms used in behaviour modification.
Recorded lecture: Lisa Hird: Pain and Behaviour
MODULE 13. MEDICATION AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
The dog's need for reassurance and compassion.
A whole entity rather than a collection of symptoms.
A brief look at the medication groups and some of the complementary therapies which can be helpful in tandem with behaviour work.
Recorded lectures: Veterinarian Vicky Payne: Pharmacology and Behaviour. Holistic Practice
MODULE 14. RESCUE DOGS
Life in kennels.
A new home.
Step by careful step - how to ease the settling in process.
The dog's perspective.
The differences between adoption, giving a permanent home, fostering, and sponsor fostering.
MODULE 15. BEREAVEMENT
Issues involved with euthanasia and death.
Understanding the grieving process.
The Animal Hospice Care Pyramid.
Quality of Life scale.
The HHHHHMM Scale.
Stages of grief and supporting carers.
MODULE 16. DOGS AND THE LAW
The important laws to be aware of concerning dogs and their breeders and owners.
A description of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1871, with the 2014 amendments.
Breed Specific Legislation.
Recorded lecture: Mike Barnett: The Investigation of Dangerous Dog Incidents
MODULE 17. PREPARING TO WRITE YOUR THESIS
The three styles of options you can choose from for your final 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 PRACTITIONER'S CHARTER
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