Canine Behaviour and Psychology – Diploma

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the behaviour and psychology of the domestic dog. It is designed to equip students with a basic knowledge of normal and unusual behaviours and their purposes or what they can tell us about the dog.


Course Modules:

  • Understanding Sexual Maturity And Behaviour That Leads To Courtship Rituals And Mating.
  • The Reproductive Cycle.
  • The Role Of Hormones In The Reproductive Cycle.
  • The Bitch In Whelp, The Development Of The Foetus, Birth, And Associated Behaviours.

  • The Stages Of Development Of The Newborn Puppy.
  • The Importance Of The Development Of The Senses In The Newborn.
  • What The Newborn Pup Can And Cannot Do.
  • The Development Of Early Behaviour And The Importance Of Early Learning Including Exploration And Play.

  • The Continued Development Of The Dog Into Adulthood. Different Types Of Aggressive Behaviour; How Early Learning Might Affect Adult Behaviour.

  • The Difference Between Unusual And Abnormal Behaviour.
  • The Importance Of Consistency In Relation To Canine Behaviour.

  • Choosing The Right Dog.
  • The Importance Of Socialisation.
  • Obedience Training Methods.
  • How To Provide The Dog With The Required Environment To Avoid Common Problem Behaviours Developing.


Course Details:

Study Level 3

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

6 Module Course

This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification


Fees: Excluding VAT

Full Course fee – R10 100.00 (includes registration and 6 modules)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1560 per module

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Product price: R8,585.00 Excl Vat
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