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Animal Psychology Diploma

CPD
£199.99
  • About This Course

    This course will offer the learner a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance their animal psychology and behaviour knowledge base.

    Looking after pets needs and understanding them is very rewarding. This course will cover the natural instincts and behaviours of dogs, cats and other common pets. It includes domestication, and  how to prevent psychiatric issues. You will also learn how pets think, learn and feel, why they exhibit a certain behaviours and how to read their communication signs.

    This course is ideal for anyone, whether they are considering a career working with pets, pet owners, as well as people looking to provide a service in the growing need for pet psychologists or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of pet psychology.

  • Course lessons

    Unit 1 – Pet Evolution

    Topics:

    • Domestication
    • Selective Breeding
    • Therapeutic value
    • Anthromorphism
    • Pet fashions
    • Choosing a pet


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Have a clear knowledge of the process of domestication
    • Know the functions of selective breeding
    • Identify the different reasons why pets have a good therapeutic value
    • Understand what Anthromorphism is and how to avoid it
    • Know how media effects the numbers of unwanted pets
    • Identify the different questions that need to be answered before having a pet


    Unit 2 – Dog Communication

    Topics:

    • Smell
    • Sound
    • Body language


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Understand how dogs communicate through smell and sound
    • Identify the different ways dogs communicate to other animals and us
    • Understand why dogs urine mark
    • Know what a dog is saying by the types of sounds they use
    • Identify the dog’s body language


    Unit 3 – Canine Normal Behaviour

    Topics:

    • Puppy behaviour
    • Meal time manners
    • Sociology
    • Senior behaviour
    • What is normal?


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Have a clear knowledge of Puppy behaviour
    • Know the different types of behaviour that go on at canine meal times
    • Understand canine sociology
    • Have a clear knowledge of senior dog behaviour
    • Identify and understand different normal canine behaviours


    Unit 4 – Understanding Canine Actions

    Topics:

    • Chasing tails
    • Rolling in unpleasant things
    • Human to dog communication
    • Tail between their legs
    • Eating grass
    • Rolling over
    • Mad moments
    • Circling
    • Muzzle grabs


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Know the reasons behind dogs, circling, rolling in unpleasant things and mad moments
    • Identify the different ways humans communicate to dogs 
    • Understand why dogs chase their tails and eat grass
    • Know how to use muzzle grabs and understand how they work
    • Identify why dogs roll over showing you their belly


    Unit 5 – Common Canine Psychiatric Challenges

    Topics:

    • House soiling
    • Jumping up
    • Digging
    • Barking


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
    • Understand why dogs jump up and know how to solve it
    • Have a clear knowledge of digging dog behaviour
    • Identify, understand and modify different barking canine behaviours


    Unit 6 – Canine Anxiety, Fear and Aggression

    Topics:

    • Separation anxiety
    • Fear
    • Aggression


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Understand separation anxiety in dogs and learn possible treatments
    • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in dogs and understand how to treat them
    • Identify different types of canine aggression   


    Unit 7 – Cat Communication

    Topics:

    • Smells
    • Cat talk
    • Cat Body language


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Understand how cats communicate through smell and sound
    • Identify the different ways cats communicate to other animals and people
    • Understand why cats urine mark
    • Know what a cat is saying by the types of sounds they use
    • Identify the cat’s body language


    Unit 8 – Feline Normal Behaviour

    Topics:

    • Kitten behaviour
    • Cat lessons
    • Meal time manners
    • Sociology
    • Senior behaviour
    • What is normal?


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Have a clear knowledge of kitten behaviour
    • Know the different types of behaviour that go on at feline meal times
    • Understand feline sociology
    • Have a clear knowledge of senior cat behaviour
    • Identify and understand different normal feline behaviours


    Unit 9 – Understanding Feline Actions

    Topics:

    • Catnip and presents
    • Belly up and Halloween cat
    • Grooming
    • Catnaps
    • Food burying and toy dunking
    • Naughty Tortoiseshells
    • Grieving


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Know the reasons behind cats showing you their belly, catnaps, grooming and food burying
    • Identify the Halloween cat stance and understand why cats do it
    • Understand why some cats love catnip and why cats bring us presents
    • Identify what is special about Tortoiseshell cats and learn about grieving in cats


    Unit 10 – Common Feline Psychiatric Challenges


    Topics:

    • House soiling
    • Jumping up
    • Inappropriate activity
    • Cat shouting


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
    • Understand why cats jump up and know how to solve it
    • Have a clear knowledge of inappropriate activity behaviour
    • Identify, understand and modify different cat shouting behaviours


    Unit 11 – Feline Anxiety, Fear and Aggression

    Topics:

    • Separation anxiety
    • Fear
    • Aggression


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Understand separation anxiety in cats and learn possible treatments
    • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in cats and understand how to treat them
    • Identify different types of feline aggression   


    Unit 12 – Rabbit Psychology

    Topics:

    • Domestication
    • Rabbit talk
    • Smell
    • Body language
    • Normal behaviour
    • Prey behaviour
    • Common psychiatric challenges


    By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

    • Understand how rabbits communicate through smell and sound
    • Identify the different ways rabbits communicate to other animals and us
    • Understand rabbit domestication
    • Learn what a rabbit is saying by the types of sounds they use
    • Identify the rabbit’s body language
    • Understand common rabbit behavioural problems and learn possible treatments
    • Identify prey behaviour in rabbits
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

    The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

     

    Assessment

    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
andreaweber
Very interesting course

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railsboft
Great that it can be completed in your own time

My Animal Psychology Diploma was a well written and informative course. Easy to follow and complete. Great that it can be completed in your own time, allows for day to day activities to be undertaken and study to fit in when it can.

bbSutton314
Great informative course

I have done 3 courses now, 2 on dog grooming and one on human anatomy. All have been at my own speed. The modules allow me to pick it up and do when i have a spare 40 minutes. The end of module questions give me the revision i need to make sure it sunk in. I’m pleased with what I have achieved on these courses and would recommend them.

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I was able to complete the course at my own pace at a time that met my needs. I would and have recommended the course to my friends and I have been able to tell them about my learning experience and how my confidence grew as I progressed through the course.

wheatweek10
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was very impressed, overall the course has good content, easily digestible. I love online studies as you can go as quickly or slowly as you want, online tutors to help answer any questions. I think that the units, could have better quality content, broken into easier formatted module titles. Nice comments returned on improvements and context to think in own life scenarios! They certainly give ...

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Professional and helpful - 100% would use again!

I took the online Level 3 Dog Grooming course with the final exam at the end. I know it is just an online course with no practical skills required but this is the next best thing! It provided me with amazing resources and informative modules of different areas. I found this course very good and would definitely recommend it!

johnsa908
Confidence Booster

I was given Criminology for beginners course as a Christmas present, would never have thought of doing it myself but I have enjoyed it so much. It was so easy to do and very hard to put down. It’s like reading a good book then having a test on it. There is no pressure, no tutor hurrying you up and no time limits on the tests, just how learning should be. The written report I received after the ...

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Very clear and informative course
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Well worth the money!
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