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Dog Behaviour and Training Course Providers

Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training www.cidbt.org.uk

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The first organisation in the UK to establish courses accepted on the work based learning BA and MA degree programme with Middlesex University. It has trained and produced more experts qualified to Post-graduate and Graduate levels in Professional Practice in Dog Behaviour and Psychology than any other canine related training organisation in the UK. It is one of the few UK canine education course providers to achieve the exacting standards demanded by the Kennel Club accreditation scheme.

The Animal Care College www.animalcarecollege.co.uk

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The ACC was established in 1980 and provides the most highly regarded and widest range of distance learning Qualifications at every level of companion animal care in the UK. As a member of the Open College Network South East Region, our students can be assured that their qualifications are not just welcomed and appreciated by present and future employers will but enable them to accumulate credits towards acceptance for further education at University level.

British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers www.bipdt.org.uk

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Formed In 1974, the Institutes’ original brief was to improve the conditions of the professional working dog. It soon became apparent to the founders that there was a need to be catered for in the field of pet dog training; which was at that time expanding rapidly. It was their opinion that, as a professional organisation, they should take the lead in trying to encourage responsible dog ownership; also to promote the idea to the general public that they should try to understand their dogs.

British College of Canine Studies www.britishcollegeofcaninestudies.com

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The British College of Canine Studies provide specialised canine related courses for anyone, worldwide, who is interested in pursuing a career working with dogs. Our courses are written and assessed by professionals currently working within the canine behaviour and training field. This assures our students that the course content is current and well informed, and will equip you with real world knowledge which you can put to use immediately upon completion.


All of our courses are online home study, with the option of trying out your newly acquired skills in the practical units offered in many cases. You have a full two years to complete your studies, so you can learn at your own pace, with full support from one of our professional tutors.

The Pet Gundog www.thepetgundog.co.uk

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The Pet Gundog was established in 2007 by one of the UK’s most respected gundog trainers Lez Graham MA. The gundog training element of Trained for Life Ltd, The Pet Gundog workshops are designed to educate dog owners and trainers of all levels on how to train gundogs in a positive and forward thinking manner, whether that is for the shooting field, competition arena or as very well mannered pet gundogs. Canine and Human body language are explored as are the mechanics of movement, dog psychology and the role of the gundog on the shooting field and the etiquette involved. Her two five half day workshops, An Introduction to Gundog Training and Manners not Mayhem, are run annually for the prestigious Marlborough College Summer School.

The Guild of Dog Trainers www.godt.org.uk

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A British “first division” organisation, The Guild of Dog Trainers supports expertise in a range of disciplines and recognises individuals' excellence in their field, training Britain's pet dogs and inspiring dog owners to learn more. The Guild offers the most comprehensive range of education courses of any dog training organisation in the UK. The Guild supports member instructors and trainers within the obedience disciplines training puppies and adult dogs. Club trainers, puppy school trainers and professional dog trainers, old or new, find that successful completion of any courses will formalise their experience with a nationally recognised body and enhance career prospects.

The Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) www.dogsee.org

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The Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) offers full day workshops where delegates enhance their knowledge; learn new techniques and skills to keep people safe around dogs. It is also a member association of Dog Behaviourists and Trainers. Clients include Royal Mail, Swan Housing Associations, London Borough of Waltham Forest Social Services, Cambridge County Services, NDWA. DogSEE lectures at many schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom.

PETbc educationalists are generally from the sectors below and which relate to dogs in the main and other animals were relevant.


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