ISCP Higher Certificate in Canine Behaviour – Diploma part 3of3

£574.00

This course follows on from the Intermediate Certificate Course. It completes your Diploma in canine psychology and behaviour, which qualifies you to work professionally with dogs.

Students on the diploma course have the added bonus of lifetime membership of the private ISCP Facebook support group.

Description

Study Modules

 

UNIT 12. EMOTIONAL ISSUES

Do dogs experience a similar emotional life to people?
Addressing emotional issues.
The main emotional problems which can affect dogs, with signs and guidelines for each: Fear; food aggression; fear-aggression; dog to dog fear-aggression; dog to human aggression; anger; nervousness and anxiety; depression; grief; case histories for grief; jealousy; hyperactivity; hyperkinesis; obsessiveness.
Case history; excessive attachment.
Is the emotional or physical environment causing emotional issues?
Terms used in behaviour modification.

UNIT 13. MEDICATION AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

The dog’s need for reassurance and compassion.
A whole entity rather than a collection of symptoms.
A brief look at the medication groups and some of the complementary therapies which can be helpful in tandem with behaviour work.
Drug groups.
Complementary therapies.

UNIT 14. RESCUE DOGS

Rescue dogs.
Life in kennels.
A new home.
Developing trust.
Step by careful step – how to ease the settling in process.
Health issues.
The dog’s perspective.
Adoption.
The differences between adoption, giving a permanent home, fostering, and sponsor fostering.

UNIT 15. OLD AGE AND BEREAVEMENT

Contributing factors to ageing.
Living with an elderly dog.
Maintaining health; exercise; diet; health conditions;
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.
The hardest decision.
Letting go; what you can do.
An end, a new beginning.

UNIT 16. DOGS AND THE LAW

The important laws to be aware of concerning dogs and their breeders and owners.
A description of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1871, with the 2014 amendments.
Breed Specific Legislation.

 

UNIT 17. PREPARING TO WRITE YOUR THESIS

The two styles of options you can choose from for your final thesis. 

 APPENDIX 1. YOUR CAREER AS A CANINE BEHAVIOUR PRACTITIONER
APPENDIX 2. THE ISCP CANINE BEHAVIOUR PRACTITIONER’S CHARTER

Refunds: There is an optional 14 day cooling off period during which you can ask for a refund on your course fee. However, as the course files are sent electronically, this means we would need to delay sending the course files until after the 14 day period is over. If you wish to take advantage of a cooling off period please send an email to our secretary at secretary@theiscp.com to inform her of your decision, immediately after purchasing. If you do not email the secretary we will assume that you have chosen to receive the files immediately and that you are happy to waive your right to a 14 day cooling off period and the option of a refund. Our secretary will send your files as soon as she receives your form if you have chosen to start the course immediately.