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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Study With Canine Principles?
Everyone! Our courses are designed to educate anyone who has an interest in understanding dogs. Whether you are a dog guardian, part-time dog walker, doggy day care centre, groomer, trainer or just love to learn - you and the dogs in your care will benefit from studying with Canine Principles. All students must be aged 18 and above, in compliance with accreditation guidelines.

What Methods Does Canine Principles Teach?

Canine Principles teaches only force-free, positive methods that promote mental and physical well-being for dogs, in line with current scientific research.. Our courses occasionally discuss the use of other training methods, with the intention of providing education in why these approaches are ineffective and harmful to learning.
Can I Enrol Now And Begin Study Later?

Yes! Many of our students have taken advantage of our great prices, safe in the knowledge they can begin studying just as soon as they are ready.
Is it OK if I haven't studied for years?

Absolutely! Our growing student group includes people from all walks of life. We welcome students of an age, education or previous experience. Occasionally, our courses will require some prior learning. This will always be made clear in the course description.
How Are Courses Offered At Such A Great Price?

We believe that education should be made available to everyone at an affordable price. Our own experience of further education taught us that the highest priced course doesn't necessarily provide the best education. Our mission is to provide dog guardians and canine professionals with the right education at the best price. 

How Will My Learning Be Supported?

You will receive positive, personal feedback from Tutors who are always available to answers any questions and guide you through your learning experience. Students are also encouraged to support each other through built in student community and private Facebook study group. where discussions and new information are shared daily.
Can I Learn At My Own Pace?

Yes! We appreciate that life comes with its own distractions. All our courses are designed for you to learn at your own pace. Canine Principles believes each student should get the most from their learning experience and that includes learning at a pace that suits you.
Are Courses Available Internationally?

Yes! We currently have students and graduates from over 30 countries. Online learning allows us to support all students, no matter where in the world you may be. 
All Courses are written in the English language.
Will I Need To Travel For Assessments?

Our courses are entirely theory based, distance learning so there is no need to travel for assessments.

How Do I Access My Course?

Courses can be accessed any time via the student dashboard by Signing In. Once you are logged in to you account, select your course and you will be taken directly to the learning material. Course books can be studied online or downloaded for offline reading.

Are Courses Assessed?

Yes. Courses are assessed at the end of each module.
Diploma Courses
Each module of a diploma course, typically includes a set of 10 revision questions, followed by an exercise. Revision questions focus on individual subjects from each module. Exercises are presented as a practical or theory question and represent the module as a whole.
The final assessment for a diploma course brings together learning from all modules in the format of a thesis exercise.
Certificate Courses
The format may vary, dependent on the course. Typically, each module of a certificate course includes 5 - 10 revision questions and a single exercise.
Will I Receive A Certificate?

Yes. Upon successful completion of your course, Canine Principles graduates receive up to 2 certificates, one from us and the other from the CPD Standards Office, an impartial, third party CPD accrediting body.