Canine Behaviour for Professionals

Canine Behaviour for Professionals

This course is a bespoke course tailored for canine professionals by the Dog Business School with a certificate of successful achievement.

Course Summary

This course aims to concentrate on the areas that are important for professionals when working with dogs – how to assess behaviour, manage dogs in a day-to-day setting, identify fear, stress and aggression, introduce a dog to a group, carry out enrichment, care for young dogs and also identify the records you must keep in order to fulfil the licensing requirements relating to behaviour

Throughout your studies, you will have access to guidance and feedback from your tutor via the online learning platform.

We feel passionately that people working with dogs should have a knowledge of behaviour that helps protect them and ensure that the welfare of the dogs is paramount. Kate (the course writer) has a Master’s Degree in Animal Behaviour but has developed this course through years of practical experience with dogs – making mistakes and learning from them! It is a combination of theory and practical advice that will help any dog walker, day carer or home boarder. “

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aspiring to work with dogs of all breeds and sizes, or most likely already does but would like a better understanding of how to work with, and to manage groups of dogs. And there is no substitute for hands on experience with a solid knowledge foundation which is what this course offers to the:

  • Dog boarder
  • Dog day carer
  • Dog walker
  • Dog trainer/behaviourist
  • Dog groomer
  • Pet sitter

 You do not need any prior knowledge or qualifications to take this course.

Qualification Level

Level 2 equivalent

Estimated study time

20 Hours

Enrolment will be valid for

6 Months

Study mode

Online Theory – Blended Media

Start date


Entry criteria

There are no entry criteria for this qualification, however you must be over age 16 to enrol.

Assessment Method

Assessment will take the form of mini online quizzes




Dog Business School Certificate of Achievement

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a list of questions and answers below. If your question is not listed, feel free to chat to us by clicking the live chat button on the bottom right of your screen or submit your question by email.

Is this course online?


You have access to an online tutor and a range of blended media and in-course exercises.

You need access to half decent Internet and email. The course is a blend of different learning content and styles. We recommend you ideally study using a desktop, laptop or tablet. A mobile will work but the experience isn’t exactly wonderful.

How long do I have to complete my course?

We recognise that some people are in full time employment with busy family lives and preparing for a new future.

Others are very likely already dog professionals who have dog needs and customer demands to meet, before they wash off all the mud, do the household stuff, put their feet up and start thinking about studying.

We give you 6 months access to the course content.

Canine Behaviour for Professionals 1

£87.00 Inc VAT

Course Features

Canine Behaviour for Professionals 2

Online learning – start any time

Dog Business School bespoke designed course for canine professionals

Canine Behaviour for Professionals 3

Total Learning Time: 34 hours

Canine Behaviour for Professionals 4

Blended online learning materials

Canine Behaviour for Professionals 5

Completion Certificate