Dogs are our Best Friends, and this short course aims to help you to be a Best Friend Forever to the dogs in your life. You’ll receive an illustrated 73 page course textbook in PDF format, and a multiple choice questionnaire to complete and return after you’ve read the book. After your questionnaire has been assessed, you will receive The Dog’s BFF Award certificate as a .jpg file that you can print and frame or put on your website. This will demonstrate that you have a good basic understanding of dog behaviour.

The Dog’s BFF Award

Excluding VAT
  • Course Content:

    About the Authors
    Part 1: Be Positive!
    Part 2: Life Stages
    Part 3: The Secret Language of Dogs
    Part 4: Good Manners, Good Dog!
    Part 5: Children and Dogs
    Part 6: The Great Outdoors – Social Skills
    Part 7: Dog Law
    Part 8: Responsible Dog Guardianship
    The course book also contains 23 photo illustrations of dog body language, with explanations, and links to 6 videos with explanations.

    Delighted recipients of The Dog’s BFF Award have been calling it “The human version of the KC Good Citizen’s Award”.

    We’d love to hear where you heard of this course, so please mention that when you send in your questionnaire.

    The authors

    Lisa Tenzin-Dolma is the principal of The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour, the founder of the Dog Welfare Alliance, and a co-founder of ICAN, the International Companion Animal Network. Her 34 published books include 5 books about dog behaviour, psychology and training. Lisa is Education and Career Development Officer of The Association of INTODogs, was formerly Chair of INTODogs, and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

    Dale McLelland is an ISCP tutor and is the membership secretary of The Association of INTODogs. She is the founder of Being Canine, which runs one to one and group classes, dog behaviour assessments and modification, and a purpose-build boarding facility. Being Canine has run annual weekend seminar events at the University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus, and Dale runs practical study days and discussion evenings for ISCP Scotland. Dale is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the International Society for Animal Professionals.

  • 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 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.