Advanced Certificate in Canine Fear, Anxiety & Aggression

20 CPD Hrs (approx)
Created by Caroline Clark: Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse, Qualified Teacher & Published Writer

This veterinary approved and externally accredited online course is written and designed by a registered clinical animal behaviourist and qualified veterinary nurse. Easy-to-digest lessons give you the flexibility to learn at home at your own pace. 

The course is made up of multiple learning processes, such as written content, webinars, downloadable resources, directed tasks, recommended reading and references. There are no exams, but to obtain your certificate you must answer some multiple choice questions at the end of each module. These questions have been designed to ensure that you have learned the material and will help to reinforce the facts in your memory. The final assessment involves varied methods to test your knowledge and evaluate your progress.

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What you'll learn


This course has been written to help those who work with, or are interested in working with dogs:


Caroline is a qualified member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and a registered clinical animal behaviourist with the Association of Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling and is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Caroline holds a professional teaching qualification.

Please note: The Advanced Certificate in Canine Fear, Anxiety & Aggression and The Advanced Certificate in Feline Fear, Anxiety & Aggression share some content. However, although many of the module titles are the same, the course is written with an emphasis on the particular species you are studying.

Online Course Content

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Buy as a student Suitable if you are buying this course to use yourself, for your own business or independently.

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Suitable for veterinary practices, businesses & colleges. Allows the business to pay for the course so students can enrol using their own name.

This course includes

  • 8 Modules, 61 Topics
  • + 4hrs of Webinars
  • Downloadable Resources
  • No Exams!
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Lifetime Access
  • Platform Features

    • Study From Home
      Flexibility to learn at your own pace
    • Device Compatible
      Computers, tablets & smartphones
    • Priority Support
      Tutorial & technical support whenever you need it
  • Secure Payments.
    No Hidden Fees.

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4.9 18 Reviews


by Gabriella Charlton October 17, 2021

This course was good in the sense that I was able to complete it in my own time along side working full time. I liked that there was an assessment at the end of each module as it made sure I was taking it in as I went. I found the structure and layout of the course easy to use and the content of the course was interesting and transferable to a clinical setting.
I enjoyed the course and would recommend doing it.

by Hayley Thorneycroft September 30, 2021

Thank you for providing this course. I found it very informative and helped me to furthe my knowledge in canine behaviour

by Janie Comber September 21, 2021

Fantastic course; I was able to do it in small bites to fit in with my commitments as a home dog-boarder. The content is written in understandable language; and I have learned a LOT about how the dog’s internal workings – hormone levels for example – can have a real effect on their feelings and hence their behaviour; and so much more!
Look, take the course for yourself, and you’ll see!
I can’t wait to get started on my next course under Caroline’s excellent tutelage.

by Sophie Farrell September 14, 2021

I have really enjoyed completing this course. I have learnt so much and have been able to use my knowledge whilst working as a veterinary nurse in practice. It’s very easy as veterinary professionals to see a dog as being “aggressive” however this is not the case. It’s given me understanding of fear and stress and how I can help reduce this and also give advice to clients. The course is brilliant in explaining things and given up to date scientific research and articles that link to all subjects and the seminars are really informative. It’s made me want to learn so much more!

by Laura Brown August 22, 2021

A great in-depth course with informative and engaging content. Very well laid out and easy to follow with a mixture of content such as text, online seminars, photos, charts and illustrations.
The course was a good length and ideal as can pick it straight back up where last finished.
I would highly recommend this course.

by Kylie Angell July 11, 2021

Very informative and engaging. Great for nurses and owners. Easy to follow and broken up into tangible modules so can move at your own pace.

by Lucynda Hodgson July 6, 2021

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and the additional contents referred to within it. It has been a good length and amount of detail for myself as a professional but also for owners and others who want to get a deeper insight to canine fear, anxiety and aggression. I just want to keep on learning but so pleased I have now completed this one. The mini assessments at the end of each module are an excellent idea, really well structured.

by Paige Spittle June 21, 2021

Very informative and helpful. Full of information which I feel useful to apply in the workplace. Would highly recommend for any canine behaviour lovers.

by Victoria Jarman June 21, 2021

Excellent course, still refer to it after completing and have used it to help with further courses

by Laura Taylor May 21, 2021

Such a great course and well presented information. Well laid out and easy to follow and do at my own pace in my own time.
Great content.