Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway

$2,295.00

Turn what you love into what you do

Take your passion out for a walk on The Career Academy Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway. Choose an Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway to learn basic dog training principles, how trainers approach a working dog, what controls a dog’s movements – and some fundamental principles of dog obedience training. This pathway covers canine psychology, communication, senses and behavioural disorders and includes a section on starting your own canine care business utilising intelligent financial management. Enrol in our animal care certificate program today to turn what you love into how you live.

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Course Duration

~400 Hours
 | 18 Months Access
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Be awarded with a certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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I FEEL LIKE I HAVE FOUND MY PASSION!

I’ve gone from working in a pathology office to now hanging out with some super cute dogs!’ Janet’s journey is far from over, and she has big plans to take her career even further. Ultimately, she hopes to help expand her friend’s business to include mobile grooming, a must-have for many clients in today’s busy world.

COURSE BENEFITS

  • Understand the scope & nature of canine psychology
  • Increase your knowledge on canine psychology & obedience techniques
  • Learn to prepare a business plan for your canine care business
  • Gain a certificate of achievement
  • Understand essentials around planning for profit & GST
  • Master the fundamentals of payroll & financial statement analysis
  • Enjoy one-to-one mentoring with a dedicated business coach

COURSE CONTENTS

This qualification comprises three components:

  1. Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
  2. Canine Senses and Communication
  3. Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
  4. Canine Behavioural Development
  5. Canine Behavioural Disorders
  6. Basic Dog Training Principles
  7. Dog Obedience Training
  8. Controlling a Dog’s Movement
  9. Training Working Dogs
  1. Introduction to Animal Care
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Husbandry of Dogs
  4. Husbandry of Other Species
  5. Common Diseases of Dogs
  6. Common Diseases of Other Species
  7. First Aid, Accidents and Emergencies
  8. Handling and Safety
  9. Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
  10. Training and Behaviour
  1. Starting Up
  2. Preparing your Business Plan
  3. Marketing and Social Media
  4. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  5. Planning for Profit
  6. Fundamentals of Payroll
  7. Fundamentals of VAT
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  9. One hour of one-to-one mentoring with a Business Coach

We donate 15% of all course proceeds to the SPCA

 

  • The Career Academy (TCA) is a proud SPCA Business Supporter
  • SPCA helps protect over 33,000 animals in New Zealand every year
  • TCA donates 15% of all course proceeds to the SPCA, with the funds going towards supporting their mission of helping animals who are sick, injured, abused or vulnerable.

 

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 0800 342 829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

This course costs $1,750.00 + GST or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Assistant Dog Trainer or move into a practical work experience position with a professional Dog Trainer. 

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. Employers often approach The Career Academy looking for students and advertise jobs in our Career Centre, which you can access once enrolled. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 7 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

The Career Academy Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway is a great starting point if you want to learn to care for your animals or work towards a role alongside canine care specialists.

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