Diploma Course

Course Overview

This course provides a twelve week introduction to animal behaviors and dog training techniques. Students then will use the practical knowledge they have learned and put it in place during practical sessions.
The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the Domestic Dog; their domestication, breed varieties, methods of communication, ways of learning and potential behavioral issues as well as exploring training history, training terminology, equipment, developing training skills and investigating specific training methods used in dog training organisations.

Here at the DSPCA we use our Train With Kindness method which will be used throughout all practical sessions.
You will receive weekly homework & assignments which must be completed & submitted by the date given by your teacher.

Fee: €650
Duration: 12 weeks, 2 hour per week
Assessment: Combination of theoretical and practical
Prerequisites: None
Award: DSPCA Advanced Diploma


  • Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Evolution & History
  • Canine Communication
  • Canine Learning
  • Dog Training 
  • Problem Solving
  • Canine Aggression
  • Health & Physiology 
  • Class Design & Layout
  • Dog Breeds

DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Start Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020
End Date: Tuesday 28th April 2020
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Early bird offer book before 30th November 2019

Payment plans available, €100 deposit and final payment must be made one week before course start date.

DSPCA, Mount Venus Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16


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