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COAPE offers dedicated, regulated and independently accredited professional training programmes in companion animal behaviour and behaviour therapy.


Our training programmes will help prepare you properly and to gain nationally recognised qualifications to pursue a successful career in this highly rewarding field. As an independent course provider, COAPE understands the importance of giving you the information you need to make an informed decision about which of our courses might be right for you.


Some of COAPE's courses lead to UK Regulated Qualifications. Many components are also taught on courses presented by COAPE tutor Prof Peter Neville at The Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, USA. FACT: No organisations, professional bodies or qualifications exist in the United Kingdom that govern, restrict, protect or bestow the legal right to practise pet behaviour therapy in the same way as veterinary and human medicine. Click Here for more...


Our experienced Team come from a broad and diverse range of disciplines, both academic and practical, including animal behaviour science, psychology, veterinary science, nutrition and education. Click Here for more...

COAPE's Prof Peter Neville co-authors 'Breed-dependent differences in the onset of fear-related avoidance behavior in puppies' in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior 10 (2015) 286-294. A later onset of fear-related avoidance behaviour was observed in CKC Spaniels compared with GSD and Yorkshire Terrier puppies: emotional and behavioural development varies among dog breeds.