Aspects of Canine Behaviour

About the course

This course has been designed to look at various aspects of canine behaviour and communication. It will focus on the dog as a sociable animal and its interaction in today society.

Identifying how dogs' behaviour can be interpreted by observations of the canine communication system. It will focus in part on aggressive behaviour examine the skills required to modify an aggressive dog's behaviour.

Key issues - Identifying /understanding /channelling /modifying

Students will be required to work together on problem solving workshops and bring results of those workshops to the main group.


  • Canine Communication
  • Identifying & understanding canine/ human communication.
  • The interpretation of how dog's communicate and our understanding of their communication system.
  • Understanding Canine Behaviour Problems including, common behavioural issues, identifying the problem, discussing the cause and examining programmes to modify the behaviours.
  • Canine Aggression - What is an aggressive behaviour - when does it become a problem. Identifying the type of aggression and what factors influence aggressive behaviour.


Holistic Canine Care - Physical, Social and Psychological Needs of the Dog

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.