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Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training Courses for Pet Professionals - Training, Rescue Courses to improve your knowledge on Pet Behaviour and Training and beginner Courses for Pet Owners
Courses About Dogs Courses About Cats Courses About Horses, Wolves etc.
COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet Ethology A number of our courses are suitable for the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme (KCAI) COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

COAPE offers a range of courses some of which can lead to Regulated Qualifications for successful students, accredited through the Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region. These qualifications are listed on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) and are regulated by Ofqual.

The OCNYHR has worked closely with COAPE to produce a suite of unique regulated Qualifications for people working in Canine and Feline fields to ensure an up to date skill set and approach as well as the best learning experience for the course participants.

Clare Wigzell, Qualifications and Development Manager at OCNYHR said 'We enjoy working with COAPE as their thorough and current working knowledge of the industry and the needs of the students combined with our expertise in qualification development have produced the best quality Qualifications for the future.'


Many theoretical and practical components of our courses are also taught on courses presented by COAPE tutor Prof Peter Neville at The Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University in the USA and in translation at The Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Miyazaki Veterinary School in Japan.

COAPE News Updates

COAPE Supports Research in Feline Emotionality Study
Monday 28 October 2013

COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyLauren Finka, Update No. 2
The main aim of the initial study was to design a set of practical and non-invasive behavioural test measures that could be used to identify cats in adoption centres that may be more 'problematic' to rehome. These are cats that could potentially find living in domestic environments with humans difficult, and are in need of more specific behavioural and environmental management.

 

In order to assess temperament, it's important that the behaviours we choose to analyse are reliable, i.e consistent from one time to another and between individuals, otherwise they might simply reflect a particular context, e.g response to a vet during an examination, and not really describe temperament. This might seem obvious, but we know very little about this aspect of feline behaviour.

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COAPE Deliver Bespoke OCNYHR Level 5 Diploma
Monday 21 October 2013

COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologySaturday 19th October 2013 saw the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) returning to the University of Lincoln to deliver the first module of the OCNYHR Level 5 Diploma in Practical Application of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training.

On achievement of the Diploma, students will meet the minimum required standard for occupational competence to function as a professionally competent companion animal behaviour therapist and trainer. During the course, they will also have the opportunity to develop the additional business and customer service skills required to run a successful behaviour practice.

Students were privileged to be able to listen to Professor Daniel Mills BVSc PhD CBiol FHEA CCAB Dip ECVBM- CA MRCVS and his colleagues discuss their current research into cognition before going onto learn about how to conduct a research project.

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Seminar: Current Research in Companion Animal Behaviour
14th and 15th September 2013 at the University of Lincoln Riseholme LN2 2LG

COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyThis two full day weekend seminar to be held at the University of Lincoln has been specifically designed for professionals working in the field, including behaviour counsellors, veterinary professionals, trainers, rescue centre professionals and all those who are interested in learning more about how evidence based science can be applied to clinical animal behaviour. There will be talks on topics related to research and reference to clinical material throughout the weekend.

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE-Supported Research
The Prediction of Human-Sociability in the Domestic Cat

PhD Student Lauren Finka at the University of Lincoln.

'I am now about half way through my PhD research [into Feline Emotionality] and for the last few months have been busy coding and analysing the video footage from the first lot of behavioural tests I carried out...

The framework developed for these tests has focused on core emotional processes such as fear, frustration and positive anticipation...

It is hypothesised that the degree to which individuals experience these different [mood] states will influence their behaviour in relatively consistent ways, but this of course must first be tested...

Initial results suggest that when a cat is in an unfamiliar environment, some of the behaviours we might associate with sociability towards humans (such as how quickly a cat approaches us and how long the cat spends in contact with us) are influenced by...'

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE at CRUFTS with the KCAI

COAPE and the CAPBT were solidly represented at Crufts by Dr June Williams, Mark Wild, Kathie Gregory, Jane Arden, Dave Brice, Val Strong and Prof Peter Neville, and we were delighted to see and chat with so many CAPBT colleagues and friends calling to see us as well!

COAPE/CAPBT had a marvellous time discussing our range of education courses and the Association's work and membership activities in great depth with a steady stream of very interested folk from every sector of the 'dog world' across all four days. There's a great library of fun Crufts dogs and people photos on the COAPE Facebook page to have a trawl through if you haven't seen them already!

Our stand was attached to the massive KCAI stand and lecture theatre installation, sponsored by ProPlan, and the launch of the KCAI Scheme, for which COAPE is the Preferred Education Provider (PEP), also went fantastically well. Over 2500 people have now signed up to the Scheme, and so COAPE and the CAPBT were in exactly the right place to roll with it and gain maximum benefit and reputation!

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Largest Puppy Farm Raid Ireland Had Ever Seen

COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyMorning Edition, a national TV programme in Ireland, chose to feature the Dog Training Ireland Centre in Dublin for a feature this week. "They wished to emphasise how dogs who need behaviour modification are trained and we were delighted that they chose our facility to work with" said director Tara Choules.

The largest puppy farm raid that Ireland had ever seen took place in the previous week, with puppies being rescued from a large commercial breeding facility and being placed with the Dogs Trust, and local rescue societies and SPCA's.

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE at Crufts with the Kennel Club

COAPE is delighted to announce that we have been appointed as a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI) scheme Expert Panel Member for the launch of the KCAI Career Zone, supported by PRO PLAN, at Crufts.  Please come and see us in the COAPE booth, which is part of the huge KCAI zone and lecture theatre complex.

UPDATE: On 26th February 2013 COAPE was selected as the KCAI Preferred Educational Provider.

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE's Prof. Peter Neville Talks to Pet Radio

"We had the chance to talk to Peter Neville of COAPE (The Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) we discussed various routes to study to become a certified professional in your area of interest and then we talked about Arousal. He is a fascinating man, well worth a listen!"

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyCOAPE Supports Research in Feline Emotionality Study

COAPE is delighted to be providing support for PhD Student Lauren Finka at the University of Lincoln.

'I'm just entering in to the second year of my PhD looking at predicting sociability in the domestic cat...'

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COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet EthologyHow a Stray Dog Helped Change My Life

COAPE Diplomate Sasha Louis de Canonville shares her wonderful story of how a stray dog helped her to follow her heart. To fulfil her dreams she embarked on the COAPE Diploma in 2011. She successfully passed Year 1 in 2012 and is now studying for the Diploma Year 2.

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Pet Behaviour Career Without Debt Fear

COAPE offers a cost effective and structured platform for a career path in the field of pet behaviour opening up opportunities as never before with their latest addition, the Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (DipCABT) where successful completion of Levels 4, 5 and 6 is the equivalent study level as a Bachelor's Degree.

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