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Once you have created an account, you can enroll in your favorite course or program. Take the course, one lesson at the time, pass the quizzes and earn your certificate.
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Ethology Institute offers you 28 high-quality online courses at amazingly low fees, and two free courses (we invite you to check the internet for comparable programs before you enroll in any of our courses).
Browse through our course catalog.
Our ‘Certified Professional Dog Trainer’ is probably the best and cheapest program of its kind. 12 online courses and one video proficiency verification. One-on-one tutor support for the practical work. Earn redeem points for completing courses. Try it today.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) EUR 1,419 (or 12 installments of EUR 126)
19 online courses, two video Proficiency Verifications. Go a step further than CPDT. Learn about ethology, applied animal learning, agonistic behavior, canine scent detection. One-on-one tutor support for the practical work. This is the ultimate program for dog trainers.
Certificate in Applied Canine Ethology (CACE) EUR 2,496 (or 18 installments of EUR 148)
Online, self-study program for you, who wish to be a top professional with a solid theoretical knowledge and a vast experience in training different animals.
23 online courses and four video Proficiency Verifications. One-on-one tutor support for the practical work.
Certificate in Advanced Applied Ethology (CAAE) EUR 4,116 (or 24 installments of EUR 184)
Featured Course of the Week
“Agonistic Behavior” by ethologist Dr. Roger Abrantes explains all forms of aggression, threat, fear, pacifying, fight or flight, arising from confrontations between individuals of the same species. This course gives you the scientific definitions and facts, and it is essential for all serious students of the behavioral sciences.
Featured Price: €168.00 €98.00
Meeting Rooms Online
Participate in one of our live events online, such as “Meet Your Tutors,” and ask any questions you like. Meet an ethologist face to face in “Professor Abrantes’ Thursday Meetings,” or participate in exciting discussions in our monthly “Debate Day.”
Register for a live, interactive webinar series like “Dog Language.”
Browse through and pick your favorite event. Do it now—all available spots may be gone by tomorrow.
Apply for a Fair Price Grant
We have gone one step further in our knowledge to everyone everywhere philosophy.
Students in poorer countries cannot afford to pay the same study fees as their peers in wealthier nations. The Fair Price Grant, we offer now all year long, corrects that. We look at the local purchasing power index of a student’s country of residence and may cover up to 80% of the listed study fees.
Therefore, browse through our website, choose the program of your dreams, and apply for a Fair Price Grant.
Go for it—do it today!
“After attending a seminar by Professor Abrantes, I took my first free course (Evolution). I liked it so much that I enrolled in the next course—and then I couldn’t stop. I finished my CPDT, CACE and finally earned my CAAE diploma of which I’m very proud. Today, I have a good business helping dogs and their owners to a better life. That was my dream!
~Claudia Chiappini, CAAE, Rome, Italy.
Yes, we pay you to study!
We reward our good students. You earn points for each course and program you complete. When you graduate as a CAAE, if you have saved all your redeem points, we pay you EUR 527 (almost 600 USD) – an excellent way to start your career.