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Behaviour Case Studies

This course is avaiable via zoom on the following date: 23rd March 2024 12th October 2024 To book please click on the dropdown menu 1 Day Case Studies – Motivation & Functions of... [ Read more ]

£80.00 (+VAT)

This course is avaiable via zoom on the following date:

23rd March 2024
12th October 2024

To book please click on the dropdown menu

1 Day Case Studies – Motivation & Functions of Behaviour:
This one-day seminar explores a number of different cases, focusing on the background, causes, motivations and functions of the behaviours that clients have reported as problematic

The format for the day is based around guided discussion and a group approach to each case. By approaching the cases in this way, it is hoped that everyone will be able to both input and learn, through discussion and exploration of the specific situations involved in each situation

After an introductory presentation, for each of the cases we will discuss:

  • Background history
  • Analysis of the client questionnaire
  • Veterinary history and potential effects of disease, injury or medication where applicable
  • The aetiology of the behaviour issues as a whole; concentrating on:
    • Learning history

    • Environment

    • Owner/dog relationships

    • Inter-household relationships with other animals

    • Motivation for and the function of the behaviour/s

    • Timelines of relevant events

    • Breed, motor patterns and drive

    • Related research and studies 

  • Approaches to behaviour modification based around:

    • Client’s capabilities

    • Compliance

    • Environmental changes

    • Veterinary support

    • Training

    • Modification protocols

  • Guidance for the owners

    • Reports

    • Follow-up support

This is a very popular course for Trainers & Behaviourists

This course is available for you via Zoom and runs from 10am-4pm 

You will receive a Zoom invite and course notes 2 weeks prior to your course date and also the day before your course date if you book with less than two weeks to go so everything is easy and taken care of for you 

On the morning of your course simply click on the link 5 minutes before the seminar starts and we will do the rest



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Course Feedback


Thank you Dave Brice for such a beneficial course. I am completing level 3 L,M,R and this training today has helped me so much in understanding the consultation process with a client and setting up the questionnaire, analysing the information provided, what further questions I should ask and then reviewing which behaviour modifications to use and in what form . I've just purchased day 2 and looking forward to gaining more of your valuable tips from your vast experience.

Jules Mansell Green


Just done the Behaviour Case Studies One with Dave, absolutely brilliant! Informative and well presented. If your wondering about doing this course, jump in. You won’t regret it!



Excellent Session with Dave today, very informative and easy to understand certain behaviours of different dogs, will definitely be booking onto the next session when it comes around.

Rebecca Latham


Excellent course. I have attended several courses now with IMDT and all very informative and helpful, but this one was fascinating and so useful! Thank you all.

Kathy McMullan


I have attended a few of the IMDT courses but only a couple of the IMDTB ones so far although ill be booking more ASAP. It was really interesting even though i'm not qualified or practicing yet. I think its a really good course to do even before you take on your own cases to get a holistic view and goes alongside the other IMDT and IMDTB courses really well. It's presented really concisely but enough detail is given for things to be applicable in the wider picture and the day goes surprisingly fast! I would highly recommend.



This course gives a completely holistic approach to behaviour cases and Dave the Knowledge Brice presents the cases really well. Simple analysis of the facts, makes taking on more complex cases far less daunting. Highly recommend.



I have to say that Dave Brice presented the behaviour case study extremely well, I not only enjoyed it but came away with loads to implement in my own cases so thank you, I’m most definitely going to do more IMDT courses as it’s all good stuff. 👍🏽

Colin Spence


Absolutely superb. I don't work with cases but I took this course out of interest and I learned so much from it. I can't believe how much is packed into a day-long session, and how useful it is for thinking about canine behaviour generally and specifically. Really works well alongside all of the other IMDTB courses, and it's given me lots to think about and research further!



Cannot recommend Dave, or this course more highly. I learn so much from Dave. He is patient, keeps it real, explains everything really well and obviously knows his stuff. His empathy for both the dog and the owners is apparent. I've just booked onto my Level 4 so can't wait to learn more - this was so useful. Great use of a Saturday - thanks Dave.

Sarah Courbet - The CanoCoach


Really good course. Lots of information and really enjoyed it. Dave was brilliant as always and the videos were great to gain a real understanding of what the behaviours were that we were looking into. Thank you so much.



Excellent course ! So well presented with so much information but given this way that made so much sense ! I am doing the 6 months Level 3 Correspodence Course and this webinar brought pieces of the puzzle together ! The tutor Dave was once more to the point with his examples of his professional experience ! Thank you so much ! Highly recommended course for whoever wants to see the theory put into practice !



A really informative course. Dave dissected client questionnaire answers to dig deeper and to find out whether their view of a behaviour is actually what is really going on. Plus some really useful before, and after, videos. Highly recommended to those who want to be,or are, behavourists.

Laura Glover


Excellent course and very knowledgeable instructor. If you are looking for actual examples of behaviour modification in action this is the course to take. It provides detailed information on behaviour assessment and a behaviour plan. Well worth doing and very informative. I've not found anything else like it.



A really good day with loads to think about and consider. Highly recommended 🐾🐾

Julie Griffin


A great day following some fascinating cases. A really enjoyable day and a great way to gain useful insight into real life situations, scenarios and outcomes. Huge thanks to Dave Brice. I recommend this course.

Andrea Taylor


I very much enjoyed the case studies. It was so valuable and fascinating to see the cases from start to finish, to see what approaches were taken and why, and to see how things developed. A great day of learning, thanks to Dave Brice.


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