Welcome to The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour

Do you want to study for a career with dogs? Are you already a professional and wish to further expand your knowledge? Or are you simply interested in developing a more harmonious relationship with the dogs in your life? Come and join the ISCP family!

The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour has been listed among the top 10 education providers. The ISCP has a reputation for excellence, with students and graduates around the world whose work with dogs has enriched the lives of many people and their animal companions.

What makes the ISCP special?

In addition to studying from home in your own time, you will receive an outstanding level of feedback and support from our tutors which carries on even after you graduate.

Your studies will include practical work with dogs, as well as theory. Uniquely, we provide free optional practical study days where you can meet and work with a tutor and other students.

You’ll be invited to join our ‘positive’ and friendly Facebook group. You’ll also have access to monthly live online tutorial webinars, and recordings of previous tutorials. This is a bonus that very few other educational establishments offer.

You’ll link up with fellow students, graduates and affiliates (experts in animal behaviour) around the world who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. The ISCP actively encourages cooperation and collaboration.

Through the diploma course you will have opportunities to engage in your own research in order to develop more harmonious relationships between people and dogs.

As it’s important to understand and connect with the guardians as well as their dogs, you’ll be given opportunities to learn about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in dogs and in humans, in addition to your canine behaviour studies.

The course materials are regularly updated to include the latest developments in scientific research in the fields of dog behaviour and psychology, and students are kept informed of new research studies as they’re published.

We are passionate about helping rescue dogs to be successfully rehomed and offer a 50% discount on the diploma course to rescue volunteers. If you are involved in any capacity with a rescue organisation or shelter, please check out this page.

Global education

We have students and graduates all over the world, including England, Wales, Scotland, Orkney, Northern Ireland, Eire, America, Canada, Chile, Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Cyprus, Sweden, Holland, Poland, Iran, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Russia.

Accreditations and affiliations

The ISCP is an official vendor for Pet Professional Guild and is approved as a global college by The Association of INTO Dogs, the National Register of Dog Trainers & Behaviourists, Modern Dog Group and the Complementary Medical Association. We are recommended by The Good Vet Guide.

Any questions?

Check out our FAQ page, and if you have further questions please get in touch by email or call us.

Choose your study options

Are you looking for a reputable online course that combines theoretical study with practical, hands-on experience?

Certificate Course

This Foundation course is for dog owners and beginners who are interested in finding out about canine psychology and behaviour

Intermediate Certificate

This course follows on from the Certificate course and gives more in-depth information on canine psychology and behaviour

Diploma Course

The Diploma Course qualifies you to work professionally with dogs