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Dog Behaviour and Training Certificate and Pet First Aid Certificate
100% online, self paced learning.
Approx. 8 months (part time).
Understanding how our favourite companion animal, the dog, processes information from the world around them is an essential skill when working with dogs. Being on the forefront of scientific research in dog psychology will give you a unique opportunity to provide the right kind of dog training, opening the door to an exciting career in dog behaviour training.
When it comes to dog training, It's a waste of time and effot to simply forge ahead unconsciously with ways that might be tried and tested, but are not based on an in-depth knowledge of a dogs psychology. This dog psychology course will teach you how to manipluate or 'hack' the behaviours of a dog by understanding how the psychology of the dog works. Whether you're looking to change careers or simply want to learn about your own dogs psychology, you'll be surprised by how much there is to learn.
In this dog psychology course you'll explore topics including puppy training as well as handling tricky behavioural problems such as chewing, jumping, whining and barking. You'll become aware of key dog obedience training techniques such as clicker training, motivational training and other positive reinforcements methods and understand how to confidently apply these techniques with your own and customers dogs.
Ensuring the safety of dogs in your care, you will also gain essential pet first aid skills. You'll learn how to administer life-saving first aid to dogs in your care, a skill that you simply cannot put a price on.
Studying this dog psychology bundle course not only saves you hundreds of dollars but will give you the confidence to embark on a rewarding career working with dogs.
It covered so much more information than I expected!
"I found this course covered so much more information than I expected which is great! I felt like I have learnt a lot and it will be so helpful in the future. The final assessment was a great way of going over all the information once more.."
Encompassing two industry recognised courses, this Dog Psychology Bundle includes 2 certificate courses, covering 18 interactive module topics.
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On average 8 months.
Most students study this course part time for a few hours a week and complete in around 8 months. We recognise that everyone's schedule varies, that's why you set the deadlines and not us. You'll receive unlimited lifetime access to the course so you can take as much time as you need to practice and complete your assessments.
We appreciate that learning online can be daunting for some. Our student focussed approach means that you're never far away from feeling supported, whether that be from your mentor, our friendly support staff or your fellow students. After enrolling you'll be invited to join our students only private Facebook group. You'll find this group will play an active role in your studies. Not only will you have like-minded people to learn alongside with, but you'll feel motivated and inspired as you share your learning journey's.
The dog care industry is largely unregulated, with no government mandated certificate that 'qualifies' you.
Whilst you may not need a formal certificate for most roles, we believe that it's vital that anyone selling their services and working with dogs be professionally trained.
Upon successful completion of your assessment you'll receive a Professional Certificates for each course.
Yes you can.
If you would prefer to pay fortnightly or monthly, just get in touch and we can organise a customised payment plan for you.
There is no time limit!
We offer lifetime access so you can study at your own pace without the worry of meeting any deadlines.
When you study with Pet Courses, you're never alone. You'll be joining an exclusive learning community that connects you with other students to share your learning journey. Ask questions, seek advice or simply be motivated by others stories as you study your animal care course with us.
Julie's business started out by just word of mouth, with people stopping to ask who groomed her dogs. Before long she had dozens of regular clients and now happily works 2 days a week in her own salon.
Nicole wanted a business that would fit around her new family that she could do from home. She had always loved dogs and dreamed of a career where she could work with them every day.
While studying, Sandi decided to post in her local dog park Facebook group to offer half price grooms so that she could get some models to practice on. She ended up being inundated with clients and after only a few weeks was able to charge full price.
Amanda used to go and watch her friend groom dogs which inspired her to study dog grooming. She helped out at her friends salon, shaving dogs pads and trimming nails and managed to secure a job at a local grooming and day care facility. Amanda has since set up her own part time business as well.
After 35 years in insurance, Lisa decided to follow her dreams and start her own dog grooming business. After graduating, she converted a spare bedroom into a salon and embarked on an exciting new chapter in her life. She hasn't looked back since!
After graduating, Alyson nervously opened her salon. She was worried she wouldn't have enough clients so kept her two part time jobs going. After just 2 weeks she quit her part time jobs because she was running out of appointments for her clients!
Having always loved dogs, Brooklyn dreamed of a career as a dog groomer. Whilst studying for year 12, she completed her Dog Grooming Diploma and set up a small salon from her parents home. She has since gone on to specialise in Asian fusion and teddy bear styles having achieved so much at such a young age.
Having a background in dog behaviour and training, embarking on a career in dog grooming was a perfect match for Brigitte. After pestering everyone she knew with a dog to gain experience, Brigitte opened a small home salon. Following it's success, she is now in the process of expanding into an upmarket boarding facility as well.
As a vet nurse, dog grooming complimented Sharons career really well and offerred her a back up career to earn extra money. Sharon now operates a grooming business 1-2 days a week out of a local pet shop, giving her great variety in her working week.
Dog grooming was a career that Kelly always wanted to pursue. While studying she practiced on friends and families dogs, setting up her mobile dog wash and grooming business before she even graduated. Initially starting out part time, she got so busy that she now operates full time.
Having always loved dogs, grooming was the perfect career for Jodi. She started out by creating a balinese style hut in her garage. After doing letter drops and grooming friends and families dogs, her business has now expanded to work out of a beautiful renovated home salon.
After suffering some medical issues, Kurtis needed a new career that offered him more flexibility. He had the opportunity to purchase an established mobile business, so while studying he shadowed the previous owner, and was then ready to hit the ground running in his new mobile trailer.
Having fostered and adopted many animals, Jayne felt in her happy place surrounded by dogs. She took the plunge by enrolling to study dog grooming, finally following her passion. Now working alongside a friend and specialising in dogs with special needs, her only regret is that at 61 she wishes she had done it sooner!
As a mobile dog washer, Mel was receiving so many customers asking her to groom that she decided to upskill, completing her Dog Grooming Diploma. Now 6 months on she is loving her job and looking forward to establishing a home based salon in the near future.
Leanne was frustrated when her beloved elderly Poodle was refused grooming. So she took it upon herself to learn. She now enjoys helping others out as her new found hobby.
Loved the course Just some of the assessment questions were a little hard to understand what they were trying to ask and how to complete them so they took a little longer.
Excellent course, very good details
A great course providing helpful theory and practical tasks to prepare a prospective groomer for the industry.
I was very happy with this course. If I had questions, I got quick answers. It is great that I can download the informations. The videos were very helpful and felt like a practical units. Easier translation options would be great. I fluently speak German.
excellent course, valuable information and set up in a way that anyone can learn from
I absolutely loved this diploma course. I think the industry should be regulated as there is so much more to know than just how to groom a dog. I will send an email as there is more I would like to say about this course. Its fantastic.
Good introductory course, provides a high level overview of a good range of topics. I liked the multiple choice questions at the end of each module.
I found this course covered so much more information than I expected which is great! I felt like I have learnt a lot and it will so helpful in the future. The final assessment was a great way of going over all the information one more.
Easy to navigate, step by step learning led by industry experts. Enjoy one-on-one tutor support with the flexibility of no time limits.
On average, successful students take 8 months to complete this course
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