Rescues, Charities and Vet Staff discount

The ISCP is the only education provider to offer a 50% discount on the Diploma in Canine Behaviour course to those who are involved with dog rescues, charities that include dogs in their work, and veterinarians and vet staff. We have offered this discount since the ISCP launched in September 2011 because we are dedicated to helping all dogs and caregivers, and especially those who are vulnerable. The discounted diploma course is exactly the same as the full-fee-course, offers the same high level of support for students and graduates, and includes membership of our private Facebook group.


We have found that the rehoming of rescue dogs has been more successful due to this programme, with fewer dogs bouncing back into rescue after adoption. This is because our rescue students are encouraged to share what they have learned with their team members in the rescue, so that assessments are more accurate and behaviour modification methods are uniformly force-free and reward-based.


Charities, such as those concerned with animal assisted therapy, guide dogs, veteran support, and others, have found it beneficial for both their clients and the dogs in their care to incorporate our compassionate ethos in their training methods. This helps to facilitate stronger, more affectionate and rewarding human-canine bonds for both the clients and dogs.


Veterinarians and vet staff are often not given sufficient information in dog behaviour, interpreting body language, and safe handling during their medical studies. Therefore, many dogs find vet visits stressful, and their discomfort or fear can impact on the veterinary team. We include vet staff in our discount programme so that more dogs are able to experience vet visits as a positive experience.

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CPD option for professionals

There’s now a fast-track option for professionals who already have a recognised dog behaviour qualification and would like to include the ISCP diploma as continuing professional development. This is tailored to your individual needs so the fee varies.


How to apply:

Please send the syllabus for the course you have already completed, along with a scan or copy of your qualification. We will then discuss which units will be most appropriate for you to complete, and you will pay the fee for those specific units, rather than for the full course. You’ll be sent the diploma course textbook, and will be expected to read through this and then to submit coursework for the units we have decided upon, followed by your final thesis.


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