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Our Pet & Animal Care Courses

Get your career in caring for animals started with our professionally designed courses. Not only does The Career Academy provide exclusive animal psychology, grooming and training related courses, but our accredited business pathways get you on-track to opening your own animal care business.

We donate a portion of all course proceeds to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA).

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“This is an amazing experience. I’m studying “Dog Psychology and Training” and the course is easy to follow and well laid out. My tutor is lovely and leaves very helpful comments on all my assessments. I feel supported through my course and this is a great platform for learning and bettering your knowledge to lead to new job opportunities as well..” – M. Hammer See full review
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Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare Banner

Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare

  • Get the training & skillset that the industry is looking out for
  • Covers basic first-aid and rescue techniques, caring for farm animals, birds, fish, dogs & cats
  • Understand conservation, disease, and healthcare across a wide range of species
  • Delivered in partnership with Learning Lounge

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Diploma in Dog Grooming

Become a Professional Dog Groomer! Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, this Diploma will be for you.


Flexible Study 19 Module Diploma
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Dog Training Business Pathway

If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog related business? In this course you will learn how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and finally move on to the Start Your Own Business program.


Flexible Study 27 Module Course
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Certificate In Wildlife Management

    The Certificate in Wildlife Management is designed to teach you the foundations of working with wildlife. This program will give you a working knowledge of running parks and reserves, pest control, rehabilitating wildlife, as well as wildlife administration and law.

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Certificate in Horse Care

This course will teach you the fundamentals of horse care including dietary requirements, the digestive system, and grooming. It also covers pasture management and the commercial opportunities within the horse world. Whether you own a horse, are looking to start a career, or work with horses already, this course will provide you with the essential knowledge you need. .


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Animal Care and Dog Psychology Pathway

This course will teach you about the science behind how Animal Bodies work, as well as their Psychology, Senses and Behaviour. Finishing off with how you can use this information to Start your own Business.


Flexible Study 28 Module Diploma
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Certificate in Dog & Pet Grooming

Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, this Certificate will be for you.


Flexible Study 10 Module Course
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Dog Grooming Business Pathway

If you’re looking to work for yourself, what could be better than a pathway that shows you the right way to go about it. With this course you’ll learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health.


Flexible Study 28 Module Diploma
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Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training

Our 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.


Flexible Study 9 Module Courses
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Certificate in Animal Care

If you have a great passion for animals and their well being, then this course will suit you down to the ground. It’s a course where you’ll gain vital skills and a real knowledge of how to provide the best care for companion animals.


Flexible Study 10 Module Courses

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FAQs

Animal care qualifications can lead to lots of opportunities. If you have a deep-seated love of animals, then any one of the courses offered by The Career Academy could be just what your after. It’s a growing business that can provide you with a number of work openings in dog training, pet grooming and animal care.

Absolutely. Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, the Diploma in Dog Grooming from The Career Academy will be for you. To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. Then, in the second portion, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. Plus, you’ll received expert guidance and unlimited tutor support throughout your course.

The Diploma in Dog Grooming is an absolute must. With this Diploma, you will be an attractive candidate as a grooming apprentice, and can commence practical experience with confidence. Plus, many students also go on to start their own Dog Grooming Business.

A Dog Grooming course with The Career Academy can take approximately 200 hours. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course material and up to 12 months to complete.