All Courses At A Glance

Starter Courses

The starter courses below are our most popular courses, these are for people who have liitle dog experience but want to learn more. These are great stand alone courses or as a grounding before moving on to our Intermediate courses.

Basic Dog Handling and Training Skills

CIDBT 4004

£345
3 Phase Course with Workshop

This course is all about dogs; dogs, dogs and more dogs… understanding dogs, handling dogs and training dogs.
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Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour

CIDBT 4110

£425
4 Phase Course without Workshop

This course provides all the general background information that someone interested in entering the dog-training and behaviour world will need as a foundation…Read More

Tutor: Diane Kunas

Intermediate Courses

These courses are for those who have completed our starter courses, or for people who are more experienced dog handlers.

Professional Instructor Skills and Management

CIDBT 4005

£485
3 Phase Course with Workshop

This course is designed to introduce you to or to further your development as a dog training instructor… Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Practical and Effective Dog Training

CIDBT 4014

£455
3 Phase Course with Workshop

There are dog trainers and dog training clubs aplenty in most Cities, Towns and Villages throughout the UK, however…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Smart Puppy Training

CIDBT 4101

£325
3 Phase Course without Workshop

We look at selecting a breed, a breeder, breed specific health tests, early puppy temperament testing, how puppies…Read More

Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Common Canine Behavioural Problems

CIDBT 4102

£495
4 Phase Course without Workshop

The emphasis is on not only understanding the development of dog behavioural problems, it is exploring real-life…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Understanding Canine Aggression

CIDBT 4103

£495
4 Phase Course without Workshop

As with all canine behavioural problems, there can be untold impact on family life, as only someone who has experienced…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Dogs and the Law

CIDBT 4107

£345
3 Phase Course without Workshop

This course is designed to enable you to study about the basics of dog law, by researching and learning and understanding…Read More

Tutor: Colin Spender

The Complete Canine

CIDBT 4108

£295
3 Phase Course with Workshop

Ever wondered what’s going on inside, how normal body functions affect the behaviour responses of the dog, and what possibilities there are for behaviour to be affected when body systems go wrong?…Read More

Tutor: Jo Croft

Introduction to Canine Veterinary Science

CIDBT 4109

£295
3 Phase Course without Workshop

The main aim is to identify a behaviour problem separate to a veterinary or medical cause which may need to be seen…Read More

Tutor: Rachel Bean

Pet Bereavement Counselling Skills

CIDBT 4111

£385
3 Phase Course without Workshop

The course is designed for professionals supporting owners and carers of pets who have experienced a pet or animal bereavement…Read More

Tutor: Diane Kunas

Veterinary Practice and Customer Care

CIDBT 4112

£295
3 Phase Course without Workshop

It can be for students wishing to pursue a career in veterinary practice or who will come into contact with veterinary practice if working in rescue or kennels…Read More

Tutor: Rachel Bean

The Rescue Dog Mind, Behaviour and Care Management

CIDBT 4115

£475
6 Phase Course without Workshop

‘The Rescue Dog’ content begins with an investigation of the need for rescue and re-homing including: the impact of owner choices on their dogs, family dynamics…Read More

Tutor: Sara Muncke

Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills

CIDBT 4119

£295
3 Phase Course without Workshop

Looking after peoples dogs can be most rewarding and is one of the fastest growing occupations in Britain today, as laws change…Read More

Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Kennel Management, Care and Business Skills

CIDBT 4120

£585
3 Phase Course without Workshop

You have to be great at running a business, and you have to be great at working on the factory floor, as it were…Read More

Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Advanced Courses

Our advanced courses are for people who work professionally with dogs or who may have completed some of our Intermediate Courses and can be enrolled upon with tutor or our course adviser’s approval.

Advanced Common Canine Behaviour Problems

CIDBT 5001

£485
3 Phase Course without Workshop

To further develop your knowledge of how the domestic dogs mind works and the basic causes of common canine behaviour problems…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Advanced Dog on Dog Aggression

CIDBT 5002

£485
3 Phase Course with Workshop

Dog on dog aggression is one of the most common problems presented to a canine behaviour practitioner and one of the most serious and complex to work…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Advanced Dog on Person Aggression

CIDBT 5003

£485
3 Phase Course with Workshop

Working with dogs that display aggression to people requires extreme skill and a very broad and exacting knowledge of canine and human behaviour…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

CIDBT 5005

£594
2 Phase Course with Workshop

The emphasis of the dog training instructor is one of instructing and training the trainer or dog handler to train the dog rather than training the dog themselves…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Advanced Dogs and the Law

CIDBT 5006

£485
3 Phase Course without Workshop

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, by having a better understanding about the current legislation relevant to dog law, dog ownership and…Read More

Tutor: Colin Spender

The Canine Behaviourist

CIDBT 5010

£485
3 Phase Course with Workshop

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…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Dog Breed Specific Behaviour: A Psychological Insight

CIDBT 5011

£395
3 Phase Course without Workshop

Students will study the origins and evolution of dog breeds from breed types to nationally recognised breeds, to include breeding conflicts and dilemmas…Read More

Tutor: Diane Kunas

Advanced Pet Bereavement Counselling Skills

CIDBT 5107

£585
3 Phase Course without Workshop

This course is designed for qualified professionals who intend to support owners and carers of pets who have experienced a pet or animal bereavement…Read More

Tutor: Diane Kunas

Advanced Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills

CIDBT 5108

£395
3 Phase Course with Workshop

A behaviour section introduces you to general dog behaviour problems that you may encounter and deal with when a new dog is not quite what you might expect…Read More

Tutor: Vicky Lawes

The Advanced Dog Training Instructor

CIDBT 6005

£594
4 Phase Course with Workshop

The emphasis of the dog training instructor is one of instructing and training the trainer or dog handler to train the dog rather than training the dog themselves…Read More

Tutor: Colin Spender
Tutor: Dave McIver

Workshop Only Courses

All workshops (attached to the Home Study part of our courses) can be attended as a ‘stand-alone’ course, thereby allowing you to enjoy and learn from the workshop without the academic (written / research) work prior to attendance. After completing the workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Basic Dog Handling and Training Skills

CIDBT 4004W

£195
1 Day Workshop

Learn to assess canine body language. Teaching a dog some basic exercises. Understand the use of various types of dog training equipment. Explore marker training…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Professional Instructor Skills and Management

CIDBT 4005W

£225
1 Day Workshop

Teaching techniques. Instructional Styles. Session planning. Business Planning. Managing a training class. Learning styles (human and canine)… Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

Practical and Effective Dog Training

CIDBT 4014W

£225
1 Day Workshop

How dogs learn. Obstacles in training. Breed specific training needs. Breed specific obstacles. Working with the untrained adult dog. Working with puppies…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

The Complete Canine

CIDBT 4108W

£195
1 Day Workshop

Ever wondered what’s going on inside, how normal body functions affect the behaviour responses of the dog, and what possibilities there are for behaviour to be affected when body systems go wrong?…Read More

Tutor: Jo Croft

Dog on Dog Aggression

CIDBT 5002W

£365
2 Day Workshop

Discover some of the different elements that can act as triggers for dog on dog aggression. Learn about types of aggression…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Dog on Person Aggression

CIDBT 5003W

£295
2 Day Workshop

Understand how the owner’s situation/location and family circumstances may contribute to the development of dog on person aggression…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy

Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

CIDBT 5005W

£395
2 Day Workshop

This workshop is focussed on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product. Dog training classes are in every town, so why would people come to you?…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy
Tutor: Vicky Lawes

The Canine Behaviourist

CIDBT 5010W

£395
2 Day Workshop

This course is about working as a Professional Canine Behaviourist and will cover some dog behavioural solutions and discussions…Read More

Tutor: Ross McCarthy