Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway

Teach your dog good habits that will last a lifetime! Learn how to care for all Animals! Create your own Business

Start creating your own animal care business with this vital course, covering canine psychology, dog training & obedience techniques, and the science behind animal bodies.

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Duration & Course Level

~280 Hours | 18 Months Access | Level 4

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $1,750 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

  • Understand how canine animals think and communicate
  • Explore the behavioural development of puppies
  • Learn the basic concepts behind dog training, and how they can apply to different situations.
  • Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
  • Discover the roles of working dogs, and the outline of how they can be trained.
  • Gain a greater understanding of animal care and managing a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish.
  • Develop a broader awareness of health issues in domestic pets
  • Examine the basic biology and structure of animals
  • Learn basic fundamental theories behind training and handling companion animals.
  • Learn how to turn your hobby with Animals into a business

Course Modules

The Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway comprises the following courses;

  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

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

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Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Our qualifications prepare you take on a huge range of practical based roles. Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise for jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

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Your course will be delivered by our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students in the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors will check in on your progress and you do need to set up time to do your work. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer, or if you have time you can do more than one module a week.
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