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Why Choose The ISCP?

Dogs have been our helpmates and companions for many thousands of years, and their evolution has taken place alongside ours. They are hard-wired to bond with us, and have an extraordinary ability to understand our subtle signals and body language.

Through the ISCP courses you will learn to ‘read’ dogs and to discover how and why dogs respond to humans, other animals and the environment.

Gain up-to-date knowledge

The Diploma in Canine Behaviour course is based on discoveries made through the latest scientific research and the founder’s extensive experience of successfully working with many dogs from all breeds and backgrounds.

Your education with the ISCP will enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of dogs’ minds, motives, and methods of communicating with humans and with each other. Your hands-on study with dogs will reveal how quickly troubled dogs respond to compassionate methods that are based on positive reinforcement.

Distance learning

Much of your theoretical study for the courses will be through distance learning. You will also carry out a great deal of practical training and study. You will video this, if appropriate, and you will keep notes and write essays on your findings.

Students have the option to join in on our online tutorials, using Zoom, and to share their experiences, ask questions and discuss their own theories throughout the course. There is also a private Facebook hub for ongoing discussions between the students, graduates and the teaching team.


We have a number of accreditations from various global bodies.

  • The ISCP is registered as an education provider with UK Rural Skills.

  • We are also a Preferred Supplier for CTP, the Career Transition Partnership, which provides resettlement services for ex-service people in the armed forces.

  • We are listed as Disability Confident Committed, and are the first canine education provider to be a member of ORB, the Organisation for Responsible Business, because of our high standard of ethics and commitment to environmental, as well as educational, issues.

  • We are also registered as a college and training provider with  the CMA, a governing body which provides global recognition for the Diploma course, and with The National Register of Dog Trainers and Behaviourists.

  • We are approved by The Association of INTO Dogs, an organisation for behaviourists and trainers who use only science-based, reward-based methods. 

  • We are proud to be an organisation member of Pet Industry Advocacy International.