Welcome to the ISCP website, your gateway to a fulfilling career in dog training and behaviour. Our institution, based in the UK, is recognised globally for its comprehensive range of courses and professional development opportunities. We are proud to have all our courses accredited by iPet Network, ensuring our students receive the highest quality education and qualifications.
As a career in dog training and behaviour is becoming increasingly popular, it is essential for aspiring professionals to acquire relevant education and qualifications to succeed in this field. The ISCP is a well-respected institution in the UK, providing Worldwide comprehensive training programmes for new and existing dog trainers and behaviour specialists.
In this curriculum, we will outline the courses offered by ISCP and the order in which they can be taken to achieve a successful career in this industry.
Introduction to Dog Walking (free course)
Before embarking on a career in dog training and behaviour, it is essential to have experience working with dogs. The Introduction to Dog Walking course is the perfect starting point for those who want to learn the basics of dog behaviour and handling. The course will cover topics such as dog communication, canine body language, basic training techniques, and health and safety.
Award in Dog Behaviour, Welfare and Training (Level 3)
Once you have gained some experience working with dogs, the next step is to take the ISCP Award in Dog Behaviour, Welfare and Training (Level 3). This course is designed to provide a more in-depth understanding of canine behaviour and welfare. The course will cover topics such as the development of canine behaviour, the socialisation of dogs, the role of play in dog behaviour, and common behavioural problems.
Diploma in Professional Dog Training (Level 4)
After completing the Award in Dog Behaviour, Welfare and Training (Level 3), the next step is to take the ISCP Diploma in Professional Dog Training (Level 4). This course is aimed at individuals who want to develop their skills in training dogs professionally. The course will cover topics such as learning theory, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, and the practical application of these concepts in dog training.
Diploma in Dog Behaviour (Level 5)
The ISCP Diploma in Dog Behaviour (Level 5) is designed for individuals who want to specialise in canine behaviour. This course will cover advanced topics such as the biology of behaviour, the influence of genetics on behaviour, aggression in dogs, and the relationship between behaviour and health. This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to work with dogs with complex behavioural problems.
Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour (Level 6)
The final step in the ISCP training programme is the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour (Level 6). This course is designed for individuals who want to become experts in the field of canine behaviour. The course will cover topics such as advanced learning theory, the neuroscience of behaviour, behavioural ecology, and the ethical considerations of working with animals. This course will prepare students to work with dogs with severe behavioural problems, as well as to conduct research in the field of canine behaviour.
It is important to note that to enrol in any of these courses, students must have completed the level below the level they want to study or equivalent from another ethical provider. This ensures that students have the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the course.
To further enhance our students' education, we also offer specialism courses, which allow students to focus on specific areas of interest. These include the ISCP Diploma in Aggressive Responses (Level 5), ISCP Certificate in Advanced Canine Body Language (Level 4), ISCP Diploma in Canine Nutrition and Health, ISCP Diploma in Dog Bereavement Counselling, and ISCP Diploma in Compassionate and Safe Dog Handling.
We understand that our students come from diverse backgrounds, and we welcome students from around the world.
Upon signing up for the first paid course, students will also join the ISCP Professional Subscription. This subscription provides access to the ISCP virtual classroom experience, which includes all previous webinars, allowing students to further enhance their education and training.
At The ISCP, we are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers. Whether you are looking to start a new career, develop your existing skills, or simply deepen your knowledge and understanding of dogs, our courses offer the ideal pathway to achieving your goals.
So, why not take the first step towards a fulfilling career in dog training and behaviour and enrol with ISCP today? We look forward to welcoming you on board.