Advanced Certificate / Diploma Top-Up

£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

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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