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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 Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry Diploma Canine Aggression - Diploma
Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management
Product Price: 1,154.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Aggression - Diploma
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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.

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

Canine Anatomy and Physiology - Diploma Canine Behaviour - Certificate Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma
Canine Anatomy and Physiology - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Behaviour - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma
Product Price: 419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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

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.

Canine Behaviour and Training Canine Care - Certificate Canine Care and Behaviour - Diploma
Canine Behaviour and Training - Diploma
Product Price: 419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care and Behaviour - Diploma
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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.

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.

Canine Care and First Aid - Diploma Canine Care and Nutrition - Diploma Canine Care, Nutrition and Behaviour - Diploma
Canine Care and First Aid - Diploma
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care and Nutrition - Diploma
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Care, Nutrition and Behaviour - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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.

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.

Canine Communication Canine First Aid - Certificate Canine Nutrition - Certificate
Canine Communication - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine First Aid - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Nutrition - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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..

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.

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

Canine Studies - Diploma Care and Welfare of the Senior Dog - Certificate
Canine Nutrition for Veterinary Nurses
Product Price: 90.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Canine Studies - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Care and Welfare of the Senior Dog - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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:

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.

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.

Dogs and the Law - Certificate Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management - Diploma
Dogs and the Law - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management - Diploma
Product Price: 419.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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.

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 Higher Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma How Dogs Learn - Certificate
Higher Canine Behaviour and Psychology - Diploma
Product Price: 452.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
How Dogs Learn - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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

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

Introduction to Solving Dog Behaviour Problems
Introduction to Solving Dog Behaviour Problems - Diploma
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Day Care Operator
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Dog Handler – Essentials
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00


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


With the rise in popularity of Day Care facilities there is a need for properly educated people to run them. 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.
Professional Dog Walker - Diploma Professional Kennel Operator - Diploma Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant Diploma (part 1)
Professional Dog Walker - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Kennel Operator - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

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


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

Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant Diploma  (part 2) Professional Pet Sitter Diploma Professional Rescue Dog Handler - Diploma
Professional Pet Sitter - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Professional Rescue Dog Handler - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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

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.

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

Puppy Training - Certificate Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma
Puppy Training - Certificate
Product Price: 132.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 1
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 2
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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.

Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Diploma Wolf Studies - Diploma
Search and Rescue Dog Handler Canine Studies Stage 3
Product Price: 263.00
Registration Fee: £30.00
Wolf Studies and Conservation - Diploma
Product Price: 389.00
Registration Fee: £30.00

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