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ISCP Charter

Welcome to the International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour (ISCP) Student Charter. As members of our esteemed community, we trust that you also are committed to upholding the values and principles that define our institution. Our charter serves as a guide to ensure a positive, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for all.

1. Commitment to Force-Free and Fear-Free Practices

At the ISCP, we firmly believe in the power of force-free and fear-free methods in dog behaviour and training. We prioritise the well-being and welfare of dogs above all else. As students, you pledge to adhere to these ethical standards in all aspects of your education and practice.

2. Respect for Diversity and Inclusivity

We embrace diversity in all its forms within our student body, faculty, and the wider canine community. We recognise and respect different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Discrimination or prejudice of any kind will not be tolerated.

3. Professionalism and Integrity

As ambassadors of ISCP, you agree to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. You demonstrate honesty, transparency, and accountability in your interactions with clients, colleagues, and the public. Upholding the reputation of ISCP is a collective responsibility.

4. Lifelong Learning and Continuous Improvement

Learning is a journey, not a destination. If you are working as a dog professional, you will be committed to ongoing education and personal growth in the field of canine psychology and behaviour. You commit to actively seek out opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills, staying informed about the latest research and developments.

5. Compassionate and Empathetic Approach

Central to our practice is a compassionate and empathetic approach to understanding and working with dogs. You agree to recognise and explore the importance of building trust and nurturing positive relationships based on mutual respect and understanding.

6. Responsible Dog Ownership and Advocacy

As advocates for dogs, you agree to join us in promoting responsible dog ownership and strive to educate the public about their needs, behaviour, and welfare. You too will advocate for humane treatment and ethical standards in all aspects of canine care, training, and management.

7. Collaboration and Community Engagement

We value collaboration and actively contribute to the canine community through sharing knowledge, experiences, and resources. We pride ourselves in supporting our students and professionals, fostering a spirit of cooperation and mutual support. You agree to contribute and support other students in the ISCP community as and when you feel able to.
8. Environmental Responsibility

Recognising the interconnectedness of all life, students endeavour to minimise environmental impact and promote sustainability in your practices and daily lives.


By adhering to the principles outlined in this charter, we all uphold the legacy of the ISCP and contribute to the betterment of canine welfare and behaviour worldwide. Together, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of dogs and their human companions.


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