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All Courses at a Glance

CPDT — Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Course Content Main Textbook Evaluation Fee €
Evolution
Four lessons: variation, natural selection, evolution.
"Evolution" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
Free
Ethology and Behaviorism
Four lessons: merging ethology and behaviorism, creating relationships, making training simple and efficient.
"Animal Training My Way" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
168
The 20 Principles All Animal Trainers Must Know
Four lessons: The 20 Principles All Animal Trainers Must Know plus 16 principles for the advanced trainer, planning a training session.
"The 20 Principles All Animal Trainers Must Know" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
148
Animal Welfare
Two lessons: The Five Freedoms and the Three R’s, welfare science, ethics, and law.
"Animal Welfare" by A. Pinto-Poulton
Quiz
98
EFR for Animals
Four lessons: Emergency first response for animals focusing on dogs, horses, and cats.
"EFR for Animals" by M. J. Cunha
Quiz
98
Anatomy and Physiology
Two lessons: the body plan and physical functions of anatomy and physiology.
"Anatomy and Physiology" by A. Bourquin
Quiz
98
Canine Behavior
Three lessons: the behavior of the domestic dogs and their wild relatives; dog language A-Z.
"Dog Language" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
98
All About Puppies
Five lessons: imprinting, socialization, the puppy's arrival at the new home, stimulation, training.
"All About Puppies" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
148
Dogs and Children
Two lessons: how to create a good relationship between child and dog and how to prevent problems.
"Dogs and Children" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
40
Dogs Home Alone
Two lessons: A practical case and the CHAP prevention and cure program.
"Dogs Home Alone" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
98
Canine Problem Behavior
Three lessons: 10 facts about dogs—myth or truth? and 10 strange dog behaviors explained—debugging popular credence. Files from the EI Canine problem behavior cases.
"Canine Problem Behavior" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
98
Pedagogy
Four lessons: Motivation, active learning, teaching adults, creating better classes.
"Pedagogy" by various authors
Quiz
89
Canine Proficiency Verification
Practical work with dogs supervised by tutor
Proficiency Verification
Proficiency Verification
396

CACE — Certificate in Applied Canine Ethology (in addition to CPDT)

Course Content Main Textbook Evaluation Fee €
Ethology
Four lessons: Ethology—history and principles, genetics and behavior, evolutionary strategies, sexual behavior, instinct and learning, communication, social behavior, agonistic behavior, animal economics and intelligence, evolutionary perspectives.
"Ethology" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
168
Animal Learning
Three lessons: Classical and operant conditioning. Learning. Signals. Discrimination, generalization, and stimulus control. Increasing and decreasing behavior. Reinforcement schedules. Advanced operant procedures. Plan of action.
"Animal Learning" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
168
Applied Animal Learning
Three lessons: The Morphology and Syntax of SMAF. Examples of POA. Quick Guide to designing a POA in SMAF.
"SMAF" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
128
Agonistic Behavior
Five lessons: Fearful, aggressive, dominant, and submissive behavior. Pacifying behavior.
"Agonistic Behavior" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
168
Measuring Behavior
Four lessons: How to measure behavior, Methods of sampling animal behavior. Using Ethograms. Chi-squared.
"Measuring Behavior" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
168
Canine Scent Detection
Three lessons: From acquisition of indication behavior (alert) and acquisition of target scent to the final blind test.
"Canine Scent Detection—The Practical Manual" by R. Abrantes
Quiz and Proficiency Verification
396

CAAE — Certificate in Advanced Applied Ethology (in addition to CPDT and CACE)

Course Content Content/textbook Evaluation Fee €
Equine Behavior
One lesson: The behavior of the horse, its social behavior, senses, how it apprehends the world, and its ability to solve problems.
"The Nature of Horses" by Stephen Budiansky
Quiz
98
Feline Behavior
Three lessons: the behavior of cats as well as the most common causes of problem behavior and how to solve them.
"Feline Behavior and Misbehavior" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
98
Zoology
Two lessons: introduction to Zoology, how to distinguish and classify animals, particularly mammals.
"Intro to Zoology" by A. Pinto-Poulton
Quiz
98
Evolution and Ethology
Two lessons: this is a comprehensive and advanced course in evolution and ethology (graduate level).
"Animal Behaviour" by David McFarland
Assignment
238
Learning and Behavior
Three lessons: a most comprehensive course reviewing the various forms animals learn and acquire new behavior (graduate level).
"Learning and Behavior" by Paul Chance
Assignment
238
Critical Reasoning
Six lessons: logic and critical reasoning, how to evaluate statements and how to build sound arguments (graduate level).
"Think Out of the Box" by R. Abrantes
Quiz
238
Equine Proficiency Verification
Practical work with horses.
Practical work with horses supervised by a tutor
Proficiency Verification
396
X-Practice Proficiency Verification
Practical work with an animal other than a dog or a cat.
Practical work with a third species, other than dog and horse, of your choice
Proficiency Verification
396