This extensive course comprises both academic and practical work. Students who enrol for the full course are given an in-depth 184 page textbook in both PDF and paperback format, written specifically for this course. Each student is expected to satisfactorily complete the written and practical assignments given at the end of each unit before moving on to the next unit.
Students using the modules option receive each module as a PDF file.
The practical study includes an optional one day practical study day workshop in Somerset, England, with the principal, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma. If an ISCP graduate or affiliate is located in their area, students can also attend practical days with that member.
Once a month students have the option to link up via GoToMeeting, at no extra cost, for a group study and sharing session with the course director. There is also a private Facebook group where students can connect up and discuss all aspects of their studies. Students have the option to join The Association of INTO Dogs.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive an International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Diploma in Canine Behaviour (ISCP.Dip.Canine.Prac.) and will become full members of the International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour. They will be able to apply to become individual full members of The Association of INTO Dogs, to apply to join Pet Dog Trainers of Europe as Associate Members, and to apply to become individual members of the international accrediting body, the CMA.
To provide students with an in-depth understanding of dog behaviour, needs and issues, and train them for careers as practicing Canine Behaviour Practitioners. Volunteers for rescue organisations can enrol at a 50% discount of the standard diploma course fee, so that dogs in their care can receive additional help.