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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

  • Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs.
  • Our online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques.
  • Study the science behind how Animal bodies works
  • Start creating your own business

Key Benefits

  • 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
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to ISPCA

Course summary

Investment: €1299 or from only €25 a week on our interest FREE payment plan!

Assessments: 28 Modules, Split up between the “Dog Psychology, Behaviour and Training” “Certificate in Animal Care” and “Start Your Own Business” Courses

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 18 months until you complete.

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Covering the following modules:

  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

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.

This Course is accredited by ICOES

The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Receive unlimited support from experienced tutors!

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 & Employer Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

Ready to start learning?

1. Click on “Get Started Now”

2. Decide payment option – full payment or no deposit, interest free payment plan from only €25/week

3. Receive your course login details via email and start learning!

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