Study Method Online
Institution The Career Academy
Recognition ICOES
Start Date Enrol anytime

Course overview

Understand dog psychology & teach your dog good habits that will last a lifetime

If dog psychology and training fascinate you, this online practical course will provide you with a framework of understanding that will enhance your career prospects, allow you to upskill as a current canine careerist – or simply bring you more understanding around what motivates your own dog. 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. Enrol today to learn what makes your best friend tick.

Job outcomes

  • Animal welfare officer
  • Groomer
  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Vet assistant
  • Animal trainer

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What you'll learn

  • Learn 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

Recognitions

<p>ICOES (The International Council for Online Educational Standards) logo.</p>

Accredited by The International Council for Online Educational Standards

Study method

  • Online Online info icon
    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
  • Virtual Virtual info icon
    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • 80 hours
  • 6 months access
  • Complete 1 module per week

Course features

  • Understand factors that may result in aggressive canine behaviour
  • 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
  • Learn about psychological training methods used for farm, hearing, & guide dogs
  • Understand how to control canine movement with training
  • Work towards a career in the Veterinarian sector

Assessment

  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer
  • Practical assessments

Testimonials

  • I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to follow. The content was extremely interesting and it was well set out. I have recommended this course to other people. I would love to move on to do something more in dog psychology.
    Donna Mackinnon
  • I'm having an excellent experience with The Career Academy. The material is interesting and well-presented and the online learning is easy to navigate. Staff are helpful and quick to respond.
    Anna Cannon

Additional information

For every student that completes one of our dog care courses, we make a donation to the RSPCA in Victoria. On a recent visit to the RSPCA in Melbourne, we found their efforts and facilities to be incredible and we fully support them in their fight for the safety of animals. RSPCA Victoria is currently reviewing our course materials.

Delivery

100% Online and 24/7 Access

  • Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you’re ready
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email from experienced professionals

Subjects

Core Modules
Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
Canine Senses and Communication
Canine Behavioural Development
Canine Behavioural Disorders
Basic Dog Training Principles
Dog Obedience Training
Controlling a Dog’s Movement
Training Working Dogs
Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour

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Payment options

Interest-free payment plans available from $25/week.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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