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Animal Behavior and Learning

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STEP 1: Register a Free Account


As a registered user, you have free access to study resources that are not available to visitors. You also need to register to buy courses, programs or book subscriptions.

STEP 2: Select a Course


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).
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CPDT 2020

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 including 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.

Certified 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.
27 online courses including four video Proficiency Verifications. One-on-one tutor support for the practical work.

Certified in Advanced Applied Ethology (CAAE) EUR 4,116 (or 24 installments of EUR 184)

Daybook Right Now

Daybook is Ethology Institute’s virtual campus where students and tutors meet and discuss topics of interest.

Join daybook now so we can communicate with you and you can particpate in exciting debates with your tutors and fellow students.

Myrthe Oskamp 2022-05-20 10:14:24

If three years ago I'd encounter one of the 'molosser' breeds I would be very careful in my approach, I was absolutely not familiar with them. I remember, before lifting a paralysed mastif out of t...

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Tilde Detz-Jensen 2022-05-06 19:47:22

Molly & Aja interacting Part Two I recently posted a video with the adult dog Molly and the puppy Aja. Now a continuation of the first.  What do you observe this time?  Pleas...

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Animal Learning

Featured Course of the Week

“Animal Learning” explains all the fundamental principles that will make you a better trainer and a better pet owner. It’s so easy once one knows how it works.

Take our online featured course of the week and earn a certificate—for only €89 until Sunday midnight GMT.

Start TODAY! 

Featured Price: €168.00 €89.00

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Ten Minutes With Professor Abrantes

“Through the Lens of Ethology”—Every Monday, Jessica Pacheco poses Dr. Roger Abrantes a question about animal behavior and learning, which he answers from the perspective of an ethologist.
Watch “Ten Minutes With Professor Abrantes” here before it airs anywhere else.

Watch Mondays at ethology.eu.

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Live Online 

You can attend our LIVE ONLINE events and ask any questions you like. If you’re a student, meet your tutors and participate in lively conversations regarding animal behavior and training.

Coming events LIVE ONLINE:

📆 May 18: Animal Behavior and Learning (for all)

📆 May 25: Animal Behavior and Learning (for all)

📆 June 1: Animal Behavior and Learning (for all)

📆 June 2: Meet Your Tutors (for students only)

📆 June 8: Animal Behavior and Learning (for all)

Watch this section for coming LIVE ONLINE events.

Click the button below to register for an event.

Apply for a Fair Price Grant

We’ve taken our principle “knowledge to everyone, everywhere” to a new level.

Students from poorer countries are unable to pay the same study fees as their counterparts from affluent countries. The Fair Price Grant we now offer all year around rectifies that. We consider a student’s country of residence’s local purchasing power index and may fund up to 80% of the listed study fees.
So, browse through our website, pick the curriculum 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 redeeming points, we pay you EUR 527 (almost 600 USD) – an excellent way to start your career.