Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training and Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare

$2,595.00

Understand Animals & teach them good habits that will last a lifetime

This practical Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training and Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare includes fundamental care techniques for a variety of animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits and birds. Learn what a typical day looks like for a Veterinarian, some common health issues experienced by domestic pets, basic first aid for animals and how to approach rehabilitation for domestic animals. Plus, you can study animal welfare NZ wide as this completed 100% online. Dog psychology and training includes a detailed look into canine behaviour and training techniques, a section on training working dogs around conditioned stimulus-response, and insights into behaviours common to wolves and dogs

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Course Duration

~440 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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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

  • Learn about compliance with infection control policies & procedures
  • Understand how to assist in the healthcare of animals
  • Understand conservation, disease, and healthcare across a range of species
  • Learn a new skillset online at your own pace
  • Describe steps towards preventing parasites in dogs
  • Discover more about dogs towards a career in canine care
  • Take a step towards becoming a specialised dog trainer

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
  • Canine Senses and Communication
  • Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
  • Canine Behavioural Development
  • Canine Behavioural Disorders
  • Basic Dog Training Principles
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Controlling a Dog’s Movement
  • Training Working Dogs
  • Introduction to Animal Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Husbandry of Dogs
  • Husbandry of Other Species
  • Common Diseases of Dogs
  • Common Diseases of Other Species
  • First Aid, Accidents and Emergencies
  • Handling and Safety
  • Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
  • Training and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Cellular Structure and Function
  • Tissues and Organ Systems
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Reproduction in Animals
  • Embarking on Animal Health
  • Common Diseases in Animals
  • Nutrition and Diet for Animals
  • Preventive Care and Vaccinations in Animals
  • Parasite Control and Management
  • Animal Behaviour & Stress Management
  • Reproductive Health in Animals
  • Emergency First Aid for Animals
  • Specialised Care of Animals
  • Health and Safety
  • Advances in Veterinary Surgeries
  • Medical Interventation
  • Foundations of Animal Health and Disease
  • Detecting Disease
  • Categorising Animal Ailments
  • Unveiling Disease Origins
  • Navigating Treatment Strategies
  • Dynamics of Inflammation
  • Fever’s Role in Animal Immunity
  • Journey of Healing
  • Care and Recovery
  • Decoding Cellular Transformations
  • Natural Approaches to Animal Wellness
  • Recognising Symptoms of Discomfort
  • Health through Natural Nutrition
  • Holistic Health Care
  • Addressing Health Issues
  • Common Ailments
  • Managing Health Challenges
  • Introduction to Animal Welfare
  • Animal Psychology
  • Strategies for Management
  • Welfare and Protection Services
  • Welfare and Rescue Services
  • Promoting Animal Welfare
  • Welfare in Sporting Animals
  • Improving Animal Welfare
  • Balancing Animal Welfare Needs

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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This course takes approximately 440 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.

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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