Working dogs are always needed in today’s society in areas such as detective work, safety, civil protection and assistance. This has produced the need for specialist dog trainers to work in this area.

There is also a need for basic knowledge of the physical and behavioural aspects of dogs that serve in working environments as well as broad theoretical, and especially practical, knowledge of the different training techniques, both general and specific.

This professional sector is also officially establishing itself on regional and national levels and considering that it is one that exists internationally, there are constant references to prestigious specialists in this field from different countries and different specialisations, who also take part in the teaching.

The final phase of the course consists of establishing the bases for four different areas of work: police dogs, rescue dogs, guard dogs and guide dogs, each with their own different specialisations and with a clear intention to provide future trainers with the knowledge to decide which area they would like to work in the future.


- Provide specific training for working-dog instructors, including the use of new technologies and tools to heighten the effectiveness of their interventions, and methods for improving the learning process of the dogs themselves.

- Provide working-dog instructors with a sound common basis from which to specialise in a particular area of work.

- Increase the professional self-esteem of working-dog instructors.

Access requirements

Degree or diploma holders with knowledge and experience in the field of dog training.

People with experience who do not hold an official university qualification may also apply and will receive a certificate of attendance.

Career opportunities

Professionals working in law enforcement, private security, civil protection, and professionals assisting with personal care and dependency.

People wishing to have a career in canine instruction.


Formació Continuada FUAB

Phone: 935817177

Fax: 935817471



UAB Graduate Diploma
10% discount Alumni Premium

8 Edition
Places: 35
Orientation: Professional
Code: 2923/8
Price: 5900 ¤
Special price: 5605¤
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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escola de Prevenció i Seguretat Integral. Edifici Blanc. Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Dates: from 16/09/2019 to 30/10/2020
Teaching language:
Catalan (50%), Spanish (30%), English (20%)
Coordinating centres:
Escuela de Prevención y Seguridad Integral

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