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University Centre Reaseheath

Canine Behaviour

Why study Canine Behaviour?

Over a third of UK households are home to dogs. But these trusted animals are much more than well-loved pets. Dogs play a vital role in enhancing our wellbeing and helping people with disabilities, as well as being indispensable to the law enforcement and medical professions. Many people simply couldn’t live or work effectively without them.  

As a Canine Behaviour undergraduate at UCR, you will learn to train dogs for a variety of purposes and activities including initial foundation behaviour, and discipline specific work.

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Industry Focused

Our industry standard animal-centre facilities include two kennel blocks and indoor and outdoor training arenas in which you’ll be working with dogs of different breeds, sizes and training experiences. 

You will also enjoy a highly interactive learning environment as a canine undergraduate, and benefit from some hands-on experience with canine partners! 

You’ll be learning directly from experienced canine professionals including specialists working in fields such as drug, tobacco and explosives detection, medical detection, personal assistance, security and sheepdog training. You can also expand your knowledge in the areas of canine welfare, clinical behaviour and ethical issues associated with domestic dogs. 

Career Ready

Whether you want to become a dog trainer, behaviourist, groomer, walker or kennel manager, or perhaps you are passionate about rehabilitating rescue dogs or providing specialised training for assistance dogs, our canine courses will help prepare you for these rewarding roles.  

At UCR, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, supportive environment to help you develop a deeper understanding of dogs, and their owners. We ensure you receive plenty of valuable practical skills that will serve you well in your future career. 

You will also gain the skills to develop your own canine business and we will show you how to craft your pitch to win new customers too. 

Canine Behaviour Courses

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-Based Studies)

1 Year

Full-Time

Canine Behaviour

BSc (Hons) Canine Clinical Behaviour (Top-Up)

1 Year

Full-Time

Canine Behaviour

Foundation Degree Canine Behaviour and Training

2 Years

Full-Time