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Dog Behaviour Courses


It is our philosophy that there are few dog behaviour problems that are not intrinsically related to formal dog training or lack of it – otherwise known as formal canine education. Moreover, the old adage that a well trained dog is a happy and fun friend to have in the family has not changed. The below courses are a part of the Work Based Learning Degree accredited by Middlesex University and open to all people who currently work in dog behaviour and dog training or simply new candidates who wish to start a new career.


A Career in dogs, in general you will need to learn canine behaviour theory through academic study and this is a basis from which you build upon. Learning how to solve the array of pet dog behavioural problems presented to you and moreover to understand, empathise and work with people. The majority of the human psychology skills you will need to learn is through practice and your own life experiences/interactions with people. It can be a fantastic career for those with passion for animals and earning a living at the same time.


The Canine Psychology is important and understanding breed specific behaviours in fundamental to being good. However having ground knowledge of people psychology is even more important as they are the conduit of your canine knowledge. Dog Training is not separate to dog behaviour - the two disciplines are inexorably interlinked and few behavioural problems are not countered, solved or managed without a component part of obedience training.


Motivating dog owners and family members to alter their behaviour, and viewpoints which in turn affects the dog’s behaviour is most critical to success. Behaviour problems vary from mild behaviour problems like pestering the owners for attention or jumping up (nuisance behaviours) to the more serious such as aggression. You will need to have a strong, but flexible personality if you are to succeed and immense amount of patience with people’s views on their dogs and their lifestyles.


Colin Tennant MA - CIDBT Principal.

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