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Canine Diploma Courses

Browse through the canine behavior diploma courses below to find a course most suitable for your requirements. If you are starting out or working…

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Feline Diploma Courses

All our courses are recognised by the Animal Behaviour Consultants of South Africa, who are the registering authority in Southern Africa.  Browse through the…

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Other Courses

Our courses are recognised by the Animal Behaviour Consultants of South Africa who are the registering authority for animal behaviour consultants in Southern Africa.

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Two additional courses have been added to our portfolio.

Professional Pet Care and Veterinary Practice Assistant – Diploma  Part 1 and part 2.

This course has been developed by Compass Education and Training UK for those who want to work with animals in a veterinary setting. It covers all the knowledge and understanding topics that are required to be employed as an Animal Nursing Assistant with the exception of the work experience and practical related subjects.  The first part will be particularly useful for any one caring for a range of animals in a professional capacity and the second part that is aimed specifically at the veterinary practice assistant.


Announcement of bursary winners for the 1st take-in.

Today, 7 March 2018, we are very proud to announce the three winners of the bursary for the Canine Behaviour and Training Instructor’s Diploma.
One applicant from Wetnose Rescue Centre, Labrador Rescue South Africa and Boxer Rescue South Africa has been selected to partake in this part-time course commencing on 10 March 2018.
This comprehensive diploma will educate and teach skills to participants who will no doubt enrich their prospective rescue centres. Working in rescue is no easy feat and this bursary offer will hopefully help countless rescue dogs and prospective owners.

“We are very proud to be in a position to help those who help the most” says Celia McCulla, the owner of Pet Sense College. “There are so many people who work with dogs in shelters who can’t afford the costs of a professional course, but a qualification would enhance capabilities and the living experience of the dogs that they work with. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a recognised diploma in a profession that many people work in, just out of the goodness of their hearts.”





Pet Sense College has carefully developed a practical course for students who want a more hands-on approach to studying dog training.

Utilising best practice methods, Pet Sense College only uses positive reinforcement and that the latest science on the subject is included.

Our Canine Behaviour and Training Instructor’s Diploma is a part-time course which students attend 3 Saturdays a month in JHB over a 3 month period.

The new course start will be 16 June 2018.

Click here for more detail on the course.



Canine Behaviour diploma offered to deserving shelter workers


Pet Sense College is offering a bursary for a Canine Behaviour and Training Instructor’s Diploma to give something back to those who give the most to our canine friends.

Pet Sense College, a correspondence school for education in canine and feline behaviour sciences, is offering a bursary to three lucky shelter employees or volunteers who would like to enhance their love of dogs with better understanding and a qualification.

The bursary is for a part-time Canine Behaviour and Training Instructor’s Diploma, which is the only course that Pet Sense College offers that combines classes and practical sessions.
Once the course is completed, the student will be able to competently train a dog to a basic standard of obedience and run effective and professional classes. The course is run over a three-month period, three Saturdays a month. The only catch – you must have a dog to work with. It’s fine if it’s not your own.

‘There are so many misconceptions about the best way to raise and train dogs – even among people who love them and work with them every day,’ says Celia McCulla, the owner of Pet Sense College. ‘This course provides a sound foundation for understanding animal behaviour – and it puts students in a position to run training courses themselves as well.’

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