Thinking Pets - Training Excellence


COAPE Courses

Worldwide, the field of Animal Behaviour is professionalizing fast – especially in terms of how we look at methods used in Behaviour and Training for Companion Animals.  COAPE is proud to offer exceptional courses that focus utilising the latest scientific approaches in this exciting field.

Internationally, the modern approach to behaviour and training is rapidly evolving and moving away from treating pets with behaviour problems as having an illness and in need of medication or punishment. We have also moved away from treating each case in the same way using out-dated standardized treatment, and into a much more advanced and scientifically based approach.

At COAPE, we teach behaviourists how to take account of all the aspects involved in the pet/owner relationship as well as each individual pet’s development and history when assessing and addressing problems. Another really big step forward is that science is now taking the emotionality of pets and owners alike into consideration when looking at behaviour problems.

This new approach means working with all owners and their pets over a period of time to assist in resolving behaviour problems. This service has never been more needed in times when behaviour problems in pets are on increase, and the human demands on pets are increasing and diversifying into not only the psychological relationships, but also when expecting our dogs to fulfil complex (and often contradicting) roles such as being our guard dogs and companion family animals at the same time.

The Centre for Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) has a long- and well-established history with some of the most prominent key players in the field of Animal Behaviour and training as our Partners.

All the courses offered by us are not only COAPE accredited, but in different countries additional local accreditation may apply. For example, in South Africa the COAPE Diploma in Animal Behaviour (among other COAPE courses) are accredited by the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) for structured CPD points.

COAPE’s ethos is to improve the lives of companion animals and their owners through a better understanding of the behaviour of pets, and a professional appreciation of their emotional needs.

Please note that Polish speaking students cannot enrol directly through COAPE for any COAPE course and must enrol through COAPE Poland.

Wendy Wilson
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