Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training

Teach your dog good behaviour habits that will last a lifetime!

  • Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs.
  • Our 100 hour online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques.
  • This course will provide invaluable information for anyone who owns dogs, works with dogs currently, or plans to work with dogs in the future.

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Why Choose Us?

    • 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.
    • We donate to the RSPCA for every student who completes this course

This course is designed for

  • People who want to work in dog training or animal daycare
  • Responsible dog owners
  • People who want to work in the dog care industry

Course Summary

Assessments: 9 modules / 9 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support via email or phone.

 

Duration: Approximately 80 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week. Enrol today and start when you are ready.

 

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

Course Pricing:

$595.00

+ GST

or from $25 week on an Interest FREE payment plan

This Program comprises the following nine modules/courses:

ANCG153 Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
ANCG115 Canine Senses and Communication
ANCG172 Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
ANCG112 Canine Behavioural Development
ANCG113 Canine Behavioural Disorders
ANCG106 Basic Dog Training Principles
ANCG127 Dog Obedience Training
ANCG122 Controlling a Dog’s Movement
ANCG171 Training Working Dogs

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer

*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.

 

Career Projections

The availability of Animal Care-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 12,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $32,351 – $53,242 per year. Animal Carers tend to work in Arts and Recreation Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Industries.

Sources: The Department of Education, Pay Scale Australia

Receive unlimited support from experienced professionals. Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Eden loves animals and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.

Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.

When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in the animal industry. She has owned her own grooming and training business and worked in a number of veterinary clinics throughout Melbourne. She has trained and been a mentor for many people who wished to learn to become professional dog groomers. Rachel is all about positive handling techniques and loves to see people succeed and follow their passion for working with animals.

Our students say

★★★★★ “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 was referred by my sister and i am grateful she told me about it totally loved it i am also going to dog grooming. excellent. I loved every bit of the course it has given me the knowledge I needed to learn.” Dayna Brady

This Program comprises the following nine modules/courses:

ANCG153 Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
ANCG115 Canine Senses and Communication
ANCG172 Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
ANCG112 Canine Behavioural Development
ANCG113 Canine Behavioural Disorders
ANCG106 Basic Dog Training Principles
ANCG127 Dog Obedience Training
ANCG122 Controlling a Dog’s Movement
ANCG171 Training Working Dogs

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer

*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.

 

Career Projections

The availability of Animal Care-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 12,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $32,351 – $53,242 per year. Animal Carers tend to work in Arts and Recreation Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Industries.

Sources: The Department of Education, Pay Scale Australia

Our students say

★★★★★ “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 was referred by my sister and i am grateful she told me about it totally loved it i am also going to dog grooming. excellent. I loved every bit of the course it has given me the knowledge I needed to learn.” Dayna Brady

Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.

Joshua S

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I'm working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.

Sinead

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