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Looking to study dogs? Compass Education and Training provide the most comprehensive range of dog study courses anywhere.
Whether you just want to learn more about your pet, or wish to work with dogs professionally, choose from our extensive range dog courses and study in the comfort of your own home.
With over a decade providing dog related study courses and real qualifications, you can trust Compass to give you the qualification you need, with a price plan to suit you.

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Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management

This course is designed to be the definitive course on canine behaviour management for those who cannot afford the time (or money) to go to university to study animal behaviour.

Product Price: £1,154.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry Diploma Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry - Diploma

This course is for those who want to know more about the care of particular species of domestic pet and are planning to work in a pet store or animal rescue centre.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Aggression - Diploma Canine Aggression - Diploma

This programme is aimed at the more advanced student who needs an understanding of aggressive behaviour in dogs for professional reasons

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Anatomy and Physiology - Diploma Canine Anatomy and Physiology - Diploma

The course is designed for those who have either successfully completed the Canine Studies programme or those that feel they already have a knowledge of dog ownership.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Behaviour - Certificate Canine Behaviour - Certificate

This programme provides a foundation for further study on the canine behaviour and psychology certificate course.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma

This course 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.

Product Price: £419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Behaviour and Training Canine Behaviour and Training - Diploma

This course is a combination of relevant modules from several courses for those who would benefit from a specific approach to training and behaviour rather than one or the other.

Product Price: £419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care - Certificate Canine Care - Certificate

This course has been designed with the new dog owner in mind but is also useful for kennel maids or those working in the animal care industry.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care and Behaviour - Diploma Canine Care and Behaviour - Diploma

This course has been designed with the new dog owner in mind; it will also prove very useful for kennel maids and those working in the animal care industry.

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care and First Aid - Diploma Canine Care and First Aid - Diploma

This course will prove useful for anyone involved with dogs, from those who own dogs to those working with them such as in the case of boarding kennels.

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care and Nutrition - Diploma Canine Care and Nutrition - Diploma

Apart from being of particular use for the new dog owner it is also designed to be used as career development for those working with dogs and responsible for feeding regimes.

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care, Nutrition and Behaviour - Diploma Canine Care, Nutrition and Behaviour - Diploma

Like the Canine Care and Nutrition diploma, this course is of particular use for the new dog owner it is also designed to be used as career development for those working with dogs.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Communication Canine Communication - Diploma

This programme is designed to equip the student with the knowledge to 'read' and understand how and what dogs communicate to each other and to humans..

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine First Aid - Certificate Canine First Aid - Certificate

Canine first aid is important for all people owning or working with dogs in any professional capacity and is in more depth than individual modules.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Nutrition - Certificate Canine Nutrition - Certificate

This programme is designed to explain what the dog's digestive system needs and how natural and commercially produced foods satisfy that requirement.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Nutrition for Veterinary Nurses

This course is similar to the standard Canine Nutrition Certificate but it is more technical and designed around the VN’s annual CPD requirement. Topics covered are all built into one large module and include:

Product Price: £90.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Studies - Diploma Canine Studies - Diploma

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the domestic dog and is designed to equip students with the academic grounding to continue on to more advanced studies.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Care and Welfare of the Senior Dog - Certificate Care and Welfare of the Senior Dog - Certificate

This course has been designed with the owner of the older dog in mind. It is also very useful for kennel maids or those working in the animal care industry.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Dogs and the Law - Certificate Dogs and the Law - Certificate

This course is designed to help novice and experienced dog owners alike, as well as being very useful for people working with dogs in various capacities.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management - Diploma Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management - Diploma

This course has been developed for those who aim to complete the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management but would benefit from some preparatory studies.

Product Price: £419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Gift Certificate

Gift vouchers are available to purchase from Compass for any value, they
are redeemable against the cost of any of the Compass courses.

Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management


The GDip ABM is a course inspired by the ABTC standard for Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB) as an addition to the already established ADip Canine/Feline Behaviour Management programmes.

Product Price: £1,103.00
Higher Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma Higher Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma

This course is designed to equip participants with a more advanced understanding of how and why dogs behave the way they do.

Product Price: £452.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
How Dogs Learn - Certificate How Dogs Learn - Certificate

This short course is designed for those who want an insight into the psychology of learning in dogs.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Introduction to Solving Dog Behaviour Problems Introduction to Solving Dog Behaviour Problems - Diploma


This course covers most of the common behaviour issues an owner/handler will encounter with an untrained or poorly trained dog.


Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Day Care Operator

With the rise in popularity of Day Care facilities there is a need for properly educated people to run them.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Dog Handler – Essentials

This course is designed for anybody considering a career as a service dog handler or those currently working as a service dog handler that have not studied the subjects covered.

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Dog Walker - Diploma Professional Dog Walker - Diploma

It is important that any owner has the reassurance that a dog walker knows what they are doing and their dog is in safe hands. This course provides the walker with essential knowledge to carry out that task.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Kennel Operator - Diploma Professional Kennel Operator - Diploma

The Kennel Operator Diploma covers the essential information that is required to successfully run the dog aspects of a kennels.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant Diploma (part 1) Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant - Diploma (part 1)


This course has been developed for those who want to work with animals in a veterinary setting. It covers all the theoretical elements required to be employed as an Animal Nursing Assistant

Product Price: £419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant Diploma  (part 2) Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant - Diploma (part 2)


This course has been developed for those who want to work with animals in a veterinary setting. It covers all the theoretical elements required to be employed as an Animal Nursing Assistant

Product Price: £452.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Pet Sitter Diploma Professional Pet Sitter - Diploma

This course is designed to be the most comprehensive and relevant course of its kind having been written by animal professionals who have employed a range of sitters for many years.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Rescue Dog Handler - Diploma Professional Rescue Dog Handler - Diploma

The Rescue Dog Handler Diploma covers the essential information that is required to successfully work in a rescue kennel.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Puppy Training - Certificate Puppy Training - Certificate

This short course will be of use not only to the trainer as a framework for puppy classes but also the individual who wants to start their puppy off well on the route to good behaviour.

Product Price: £132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 1

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 2

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 3

Product Price: £263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Wolf Studies - Diploma Wolf Studies and Conservation - Diploma

The Wolf Studies programme has come about as a result of popular demand.

Product Price: £389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00