Canine Behaviour, Welfare and Training

Our unique Canine Welfare Training and Behaviour courses and qualifications have been developed by our team of Canine Behaviour and Welfare experts and we put an emphasis on ethical dog training and care. Our Canine qualifications are Ofqual regulated. We offer an extensive range of Regulated Qualifications and Accredited Courses which are designed to enhance career and employment prospects in the Animal Care, Conservation and Wildlife sectors worldwide.


Our quality endorsed courses include learning that meets the National occupational Standards for the animal care sector.

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Our qualifications are regulated and officially recognised by the governments’ Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Open College Network



We will be donating 50% of the fees from all our Dog Training Course Webinars. Simply enrol on to any of these webinars, complete your purchase and £10 will be contributed on your behalf.


Canine Courses & Qualifications

Canine Courses

The canine courses that we offer are designed to provide accredited training for a variety of careers working with dogs. We have many students who have gone on to successful careers working with dogs. We are the largest organisation in the UK that offers Ofqual regulated canine courses that meet rigorous government regulated standards.

We offer accredited and recognised practical and online dog behaviour and training diploma and certificate courses. Our canine qualifications comply with Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements.

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Animal Courses Direct is passionate about welfare and are proud to be a Corporate member of the Pet Professional Guild. The Pet Professional Guild is the only membership organisation for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used – or even deemed necessary – in the training or behaviour modification of any animal. Animal Courses Direct wholeheartedly support this view. We advocate force free training throughout our courses. We also believe that experienced trainers must begin their behaviour change programs with the least invasive and least aversive training protocols necessary to change the problem behaviour