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Foundation Course

jan fennell courseThe 2-day Foundation Course gives a fascinating and practical introduction to the world of Dog Listening. Students will learn what makes a dog tick, understand exactly why dogs do what they do and discover precisely how to successfully solve canine problems.

The purpose of the Foundation Course is to create a deep understanding of the dog. By looking at the principles of shaping positive behaviour, we share the secrets of getting the animal to want to work for us of its own free will, not because it has to.

We examine the psychology, behaviour patterns, instincts and values of the domestic dog. We show how, with this understanding, we are able to change undesirable behaviour the kind way. There will be comprehensive analysis of the core method that is Amichien® Bonding: with examples of common problems and in-depth discussions on kind correction, examination of situations, behaviours and correction of undesirable behaviour.

This course is highly beneficial, not only to those who experience problems with their dogs, but for ALL dog owners and people who work with dogs. On the completion of the course trainees will receive a certificate, and above all the ability to appreciate 'man’s best friend' in an entirely different light. 

The Book entitled "The Dog Listener" by Jan Fennell is recommended reading before booking a course.

To book a place on a Foundation course, simply send us an email inserting 'Foundation Course Booking'  and your choice of dates and we'll send you a booking form with  more details by return. mailto:info@janfennellthedoglistener.com 

Total Two Day Course price only  £495.00 with a deposit of £200.00 payable at time of booking.

Advanced Course


The Advanced course is better understood if the delegate has first taken the 2 day Foundation Course and is essential if the delegate wishes to be considered for a career as a Jan Fennell Approved Dog Listener.

The careful design of this course makes it possible for the delegate to progress naturally and with empathy to an in depth understanding of Amichien Bonding and its application with common behavioural problems.

We also look at the difficulties experienced by dog carers, from breaking with old thinking to actually working with their dogs in a confident manner and to achieve this we will also look at human psychology.

Only for those delegates considering a career in Dog Listening there will be a written examination at the end of the course. The exam will be based entirely on the information contained in the recommended reading of ‘The Dog Listener’ (or the watching of the DVD of that title), combined with the information provided in both the two and three day courses.  As our organisation works to a high ‘Quality Control’ system it is essential, for the success of both the organisation and the candidate that we ascertain the level of an individual’s basic understanding of the process ‘Amichien® Bonding’ and exam papers will be marked and scored accordingly.

Success at this stage will result in an invitation from this organisation to take part in the ‘Graduate’ stage of the process of becoming a ‘Jan Fennell International Dog Listener’, which will result in access to the entire Dog Listening Team, which provides all members with on-going support, learning, referrals and a place on the register of JFIDL’s worldwide group.

To book a place on an Advanced Course, simply send us an email inserting 'Advanced Course Booking' into the subject box, and your choice of first and second dates and we'll send you a booking form and further information by return.

Total Three Day Course price only  £749.00 with a deposit of £200 payable at time of booking.

Graduate Course

Jan fennell graduateFor students who wish to start a new career as a Dog Listener, trained and guided by Jan Fennell and the  Amichien®  team.

Graduate Courses are not bookable by the general public and are by invitation only, following success in the Advanced Course exam. There is a charge for the course which is conducted on-line and run by highly trained Dog Listeners. 

Once this course is completed, you will be given a qualification certificate demonstrating that you have been trained by Jan Fennell-to the highest standard- and be able to practice as a Dog Listener, helping other dog owners with their own canine related problems, whatever they may be.

Jan Fennel Advanced Course in Amichien® Bonding

2nd October 2017 - 4th October 2017

Gainsborough, United Kingdom

The Old Hall