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Animal Behavior and Learning


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Animal Behavior and Learning

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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.

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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).
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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)


18 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.

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.
24 online courses and 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.

Janet DeVries 2022-01-22 21:28:26

We have a 17 week puppy who just started attending our daycare. His owner found him as a newborn (still in the amniotic sac). He has never met another dog, including his litter mates.

He wa...

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Roger Abrantes 2022-01-22 11:49:47

At the last “Meet Your Tutors” live online meeting, I told how difficult it was to make a dog sit, stand, down without turning toward you. Laura accepted the challenge: to sound-signal her dog ...

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Featured Course of the Week

Canine Behavior studies dog behavior in the natural and human environments, reviewing the domestic dog’s behavior and the related wild species—an essential course for dog training, which is full of myths unsupported by scientific research.

Take our online featured course of the week and earn a certificate—for only €98 until Sunday midnight GMT.

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Featured Price: €168.00 €98.00

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Live Online 

Attend one of our LIVE ONLINE events, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Meet an ethologist in person or take part in lively conversations regarding animal training.

Coming events LIVE ONLINE:

📆 Jan. 26: Study Group (EI students only)

📆 Feb. 10: Meet Your Tutors (EI students only)

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You may watch our LIVE ONLINE programs whenever and wherever you wish. For the time being, we provide video on demand for free. We will provide two membership kinds in the future: (1) monthly subscription and (2) yearly subscription. You will be able to see all of the videos in our library with any membership.

⭐️ An Ethologist Reacts
⭐️ Controversial Questions in Dog Training
⭐️ Professor Abrantes Thursday Meetings

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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.