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Dog Behaviour and Training

Course code: EPCS100P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 21:00

Days of week:


Course date:

6th May 2025 - 27th May 2025

Course location:

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


01235 555 585

The short course is designed for dog lovers and owners. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have access to both classrooms and the practical facilities. These include a commercial dog grooming room and a dog agility arena.

The course aims to give you a better understanding of dog behaviour; from innate behaviours that have come from evolution and selective breeding to those behaviours that our four legged friends have picked up from conscious training or as a side effect of living with humans. The course will be a mixture of practical and theory sessions. The practical sessions will involve dog training demonstrations with the opportunity for you to have a go.

If you own a dog, there may be the opportunity to bring them along to a session to put some of the techniques you have learnt into practice.

The course will start by looking at dog behaviour, body language and how to understand the signals your dog is giving you. Then you will study how dogs learn and how to transfer this to successful training programmes. The specialist lecturers will be on hand to answer any dog behavioural and handling questions you may have.
Course units
Innate and learnt behaviours

Canine body language and how it can be influenced by human body language.

Training methods and theories.

Behavioural problems.

Practical Training

What next?
Further qualifcations in animal behaviour or training. City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Professional Dog Walking.
Entry criteria
Fee information
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £86.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £86.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £43.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £43.00

Qualifications received
You will gain a CPD certificate as proof of attendance.
Learning & method assessment
Lecturers, questions and answer, practical demonstrations.