CIDBT 5010 The Canine Behaviourist

This course is about working as a Professional Canine Behaviourist and will cover some dog behavioural solutions and discussions, but is primarily concerning the client and practitioner relationship and the consultation process from start to finish.

Many people who enter the world of dog behaviour do so to impart their knowledge and help people who are living with challenging dogs and very difficult problems. Understanding and being able to re-habilitate dogs is of course an essential prerequisite, but being able to successfully enter a clients home, assess the dog (and the owner) and to communicate your knowledge in an effective, friendly and motivational manner to rehabilitate the dog and within a reasonable time frame is an additional skill.

This may be a dream career for some, and earning a living is not simply based on ability and dog behaviour knowledge. This course is designed to help you be a professional and to navigate your local area, competitors and as importantly, socioeconomic profile within the areas that you work. Wanting to help dogs and people is most admirable, but a living has to be made and this is the course that will help you take your canine behaviour reformation and dog training knowledge to the next level by applying it to the many and varied clients who require your help, manage a successful consultation, be personable and help the client with empathy and understanding and improve the quality of life for them and their dog.

A useful course for all students and for any dog behaviourist, regardless of experience and is for those who would like to integrate their knowledge with new skills and a deeper awareness of all aspects of a consultation, from initial client contact through to report writing and the onward relationship. Made up of one distance learning phase, a two-day workshop and a reflective, self-development essay after the workshop.

Some of the many topics covered throughout this course are:

  • Interview Techniques
  • Temperament Assessment
  • Personal Safety
  • ‘Stooge Dogs’
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Presentation skills
  • Interview techniques
  • Creating a Unique Product
  • Veterinary relations and Collaborations
  • Working with Others / Organisations
  • Setting fees
  • Report Writing
  • Handling and Managing dogs and clients in their own home and public places
  • Moral and Legal Responsibilities

Tutor for this Course

Ross McCarthy MA FCFBA

This course costs TBA. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.

The next available workshop date for this course will be TBA

Your tutor for this course will be Ross McCarthy.

This is a distance learning and workshop course consisting of three phases, you will need to submit work online and will be expected to attend the one day workshop at the TBA.

This course needs to be completed within six months. Extensions can be granted under exceptional circumstances.

On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.

This course is approved by the PETbc

It is important that you read the FAQ for coursework explanation and the CIDBT Terms and Conditions.