Diploma In Pet Psychology Online Course

Learn How To Understand Your Pet

Diploma In Pet Psychology Online Course

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Learn How To Understand Your Pet

Pet Psychology is a very in-demand industry right now with pet owners around the world looking for behavioural experts to assist them with their beloved family pet. This training course is designed to provide you with all the knowledge you need to enjoy a successful and enjoyable career in pet psychology and make a difference to many pet owners and their furry friends on a daily basis.

Introduction to the Pet Psychology Diploma

The pet psychology diploma has been designed to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and information regarding animal behaviours and how to deal with them. This course will help you to push yourself forward in your chosen career with the ability to study at any time from anywhere using any device, as long as you have an internet connection.

This online training course enables you to study in your spare time at your own pace, while working a full time job. There is no need to take time off work and travel to a classroom; all the modules are easily accessed online for added convenience.

The pet psychology Certificate has been broken down into manageable modules which should take no more than thirteen hours to complete; this is combined with online support to provide you with added confidence during your learning experience.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Understand what animal psychology is and why you need to know more about it.
  • Learn the historical background of pet psychology and how it can be used today.
  • Identify why you should learn about animal behaviours.
  • Identify animals' different vision abilities.
  • Learn about concept formation, what it is and how to use it.
  • Compare the brains of humans to dogs and see what sets them apart.
  • Learn more about the brains of cats and dogs.
  • Understand the emotions exhibited by pets and how to handle them.
  • Get a good understanding of conditioning, its history, what it is and past experiments.
  • Identify spatial abilities in animals and also learn how they navigate.
  • Learn more about pet communication.
  • Get a good understanding of human language training in working with pets.
  • Learn about animal training and its history.
  • Know typical dog behaviours and how they change as the pet gets older. Identify with puppy behaviours and more.
  • This module will also cover how dogs learn and what reinforcement is and why it is so important when it comes to dog training.
  • Understand more about dog communication and dog aggression, fears and phobias.
  • Identify with psychiatric dog behaviours and how to work with them.
  • Learn about cat communications and actions.
  • Learn the psychiatric challenges in cats.
  • Learn about cat aggression and fears.
  • Get an understanding of aggression and fears in rabbits.
  • Learn more about gerbils and working with them.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Pet Psychology
  2. Comprehensive 25 module Accredited Certificate inPet Psychology Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Veterinary experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: A Course on Pet Psychology

  • What is animal psychology?
  • A quick word on evolution
  • Historical background of animal psychology
  • Instinct

Module 2 : Why Learn About Animal Behaviour?

  • A generalised reason for learning animal behaviour
  • Six in-depth reasons to learn about animal behaviour
  • You will discover the possibility of re-domesticating animals
  • Is pet fashion really appropriate? 

Module 3 : How Animals See the World/Animal Vision

  • Is all animal vision the same?
  • Seeing colours
  • Seeing by feeling
  • Night vision 

Module 4 : Concept Formation

  • The definition of concept formation
  • Types of concept learning
  • What analogical reasoning means
  • How concept formation is important to pets and your interaction 

Module 5 : About Animals’ Brains

  • New research shows science has just begun to understand the animal brain
  • New tests designed for the animal help reveal their intelligence
  • Comparing the human brain to other animals
  • The dog and cat brain

Module 6 : Basic Emotional and Motivational Processes and Social Emotions

  • The history of emotional studies
  • Oatley and Jenkins functional theory
  • Cognitive bias test
  • Basic emotions exhibited

Module 7 : Conditioning

  • The definition of classical conditioning
  • Defining operant conditioning
  • The history of Pavlov's Dogs
  • B.F. Skinner's conditioning experiments

Module 8 : Spatial Reasoning

  • Examples of spatial abilities in animals
  • How animals navigate
  • Scientific cognitive nomenclature
  • Honing spatial abilities in pets 

Module 9 : Language and Animals

  • An overview of language and animals, with an experiment
  • The types of communication
  • The ability to speak
  • Training the human language

Module 10 : History of Animal Training

  • The start of animal training
  • ABE's work based on Skinner's Models
  • Military Animal Training
  • History of Dog Training 

Module 11 : Typical Dog Behaviour

  • Socialisation
  • How dogs change with age
  • Understanding puppy behaviour
  • Feeding time 

Module 12 : How Dogs Learn

  • The difference in human and dog learning styles
  • Operant conditioning methods
  • Reinforcement of behaviour
  • Natural reinforcement 

Module 13 : Understanding Dog Communication

  • How smell is one of the most important senses that your dog has
  • Why sound is not only about the barking that your dog is doing
  • The body language in your dog is extremely important to their communication
  • How a dog communicates through taste and touch 

Module 14 : Learning about Dog Actions

  • See why dogs chase their tales
  • Why dogs roll
  • Human to dog communication
  • About tail movements 

Module 15: Dog Fears and Phobias & Aggression

  • Definition of fear and anxiety
  • The causes of fear
  • The onset of fears and phobias
  • Ten most common fears 

Module 16: Training Dogs: More on How Dogs Learn

  • About house training your dog
  • Teaching commands
  • Four words to live by
  • How your dog reads body language

Module 17: Biobehavioural Monitoring in Dogs

  • The definition of biobehaviour
  • What is monitoring?
  • How it applies to dogs
  • Why is biobehavioural monitoring in dogs so important? 

Module 18: Understanding Typical Canine Psychiatric Behaviours

  • Why dogs mark in inappropriate places
  • The reason dogs may urinate when excited or submissive
  • Urination as a result of loud noises
  • The why behind soiling your home 

Module 19: Learning About Cat Communication

  • How cats communicate with scents
  • Cat talk and what it means
  • Cat body language
  • How a cat uses touch and taste to communicate 

Module 20: What Feline Actions Mean

  • Eating Rituals
  • Early Lessons for Kittens
  • How Older Cats Change
  • Kneading 

Module 21: Feline Actions

  • About catnip and presents
  • About belly up and halloween cat
  • About grooming
  • About catnaps 

Module 22: Feline Psychiatric Challenges

  • The ins and outs of litter trays
  • Why cats soil other places
  • How to deal with litter challenges
  • About jumping up 

Module 23: Cat Anxiety, Fear and Aggression

  • What separation anxiety is
  • Why cats fear thunderstorms
  • About outdoor phobias
  • About eating disorders

Module 24: Understanding Rabbits and Rabbit Psychology

  • Building a relationship with your rabbit
  • Common misconstrued behaviour
  • Rabbit Elimination
  • The Chew

Module 25: Understanding Hamsters and Gerbils

  • Types of Hamsters and Gerbils
  • Comparison to other Rodents
  • About hamster talk
  • About gerbil talk

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn How To Understand Your Pet

Pet Psychology is a very in-demand industry right now with pet owners around the world looking for behavioural experts to assist them with their beloved family pet. This training course is designed to provide you with all the knowledge you need to enjoy a successful and enjoyable career in pet psychology and make a difference to many pet owners and their furry friends on a daily basis.

Introduction to the Pet Psychology Diploma

The pet psychology diploma has been designed to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and information regarding animal behaviours and how to deal with them. This course will help you to push yourself forward in your chosen career with the ability to study at any time from anywhere using any device, as long as you have an internet connection.

This online training course enables you to study in your spare time at your own pace, while working a full time job. There is no need to take time off work and travel to a classroom; all the modules are easily accessed online for added convenience.

The pet psychology Certificate has been broken down into manageable modules which should take no more than thirteen hours to complete; this is combined with online support to provide you with added confidence during your learning experience.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Understand what animal psychology is and why you need to know more about it.
  • Learn the historical background of pet psychology and how it can be used today.
  • Identify why you should learn about animal behaviours.
  • Identify animals' different vision abilities.
  • Learn about concept formation, what it is and how to use it.
  • Compare the brains of humans to dogs and see what sets them apart.
  • Learn more about the brains of cats and dogs.
  • Understand the emotions exhibited by pets and how to handle them.
  • Get a good understanding of conditioning, its history, what it is and past experiments.
  • Identify spatial abilities in animals and also learn how they navigate.
  • Learn more about pet communication.
  • Get a good understanding of human language training in working with pets.
  • Learn about animal training and its history.
  • Know typical dog behaviours and how they change as the pet gets older. Identify with puppy behaviours and more.
  • This module will also cover how dogs learn and what reinforcement is and why it is so important when it comes to dog training.
  • Understand more about dog communication and dog aggression, fears and phobias.
  • Identify with psychiatric dog behaviours and how to work with them.
  • Learn about cat communications and actions.
  • Learn the psychiatric challenges in cats.
  • Learn about cat aggression and fears.
  • Get an understanding of aggression and fears in rabbits.
  • Learn more about gerbils and working with them.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Pet Psychology
  2. Comprehensive 25 module Accredited Certificate inPet Psychology Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Veterinary experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: A Course on Pet Psychology

  • What is animal psychology?
  • A quick word on evolution
  • Historical background of animal psychology
  • Instinct

Module 2 : Why Learn About Animal Behaviour?

  • A generalised reason for learning animal behaviour
  • Six in-depth reasons to learn about animal behaviour
  • You will discover the possibility of re-domesticating animals
  • Is pet fashion really appropriate? 

Module 3 : How Animals See the World/Animal Vision

  • Is all animal vision the same?
  • Seeing colours
  • Seeing by feeling
  • Night vision 

Module 4 : Concept Formation

  • The definition of concept formation
  • Types of concept learning
  • What analogical reasoning means
  • How concept formation is important to pets and your interaction 

Module 5 : About Animals’ Brains

  • New research shows science has just begun to understand the animal brain
  • New tests designed for the animal help reveal their intelligence
  • Comparing the human brain to other animals
  • The dog and cat brain

Module 6 : Basic Emotional and Motivational Processes and Social Emotions

  • The history of emotional studies
  • Oatley and Jenkins functional theory
  • Cognitive bias test
  • Basic emotions exhibited

Module 7 : Conditioning

  • The definition of classical conditioning
  • Defining operant conditioning
  • The history of Pavlov's Dogs
  • B.F. Skinner's conditioning experiments

Module 8 : Spatial Reasoning

  • Examples of spatial abilities in animals
  • How animals navigate
  • Scientific cognitive nomenclature
  • Honing spatial abilities in pets 

Module 9 : Language and Animals

  • An overview of language and animals, with an experiment
  • The types of communication
  • The ability to speak
  • Training the human language

Module 10 : History of Animal Training

  • The start of animal training
  • ABE's work based on Skinner's Models
  • Military Animal Training
  • History of Dog Training 

Module 11 : Typical Dog Behaviour

  • Socialisation
  • How dogs change with age
  • Understanding puppy behaviour
  • Feeding time 

Module 12 : How Dogs Learn

  • The difference in human and dog learning styles
  • Operant conditioning methods
  • Reinforcement of behaviour
  • Natural reinforcement 

Module 13 : Understanding Dog Communication

  • How smell is one of the most important senses that your dog has
  • Why sound is not only about the barking that your dog is doing
  • The body language in your dog is extremely important to their communication
  • How a dog communicates through taste and touch 

Module 14 : Learning about Dog Actions

  • See why dogs chase their tales
  • Why dogs roll
  • Human to dog communication
  • About tail movements 

Module 15: Dog Fears and Phobias & Aggression

  • Definition of fear and anxiety
  • The causes of fear
  • The onset of fears and phobias
  • Ten most common fears 

Module 16: Training Dogs: More on How Dogs Learn

  • About house training your dog
  • Teaching commands
  • Four words to live by
  • How your dog reads body language

Module 17: Biobehavioural Monitoring in Dogs

  • The definition of biobehaviour
  • What is monitoring?
  • How it applies to dogs
  • Why is biobehavioural monitoring in dogs so important? 

Module 18: Understanding Typical Canine Psychiatric Behaviours

  • Why dogs mark in inappropriate places
  • The reason dogs may urinate when excited or submissive
  • Urination as a result of loud noises
  • The why behind soiling your home 

Module 19: Learning About Cat Communication

  • How cats communicate with scents
  • Cat talk and what it means
  • Cat body language
  • How a cat uses touch and taste to communicate 

Module 20: What Feline Actions Mean

  • Eating Rituals
  • Early Lessons for Kittens
  • How Older Cats Change
  • Kneading 

Module 21: Feline Actions

  • About catnip and presents
  • About belly up and halloween cat
  • About grooming
  • About catnaps 

Module 22: Feline Psychiatric Challenges

  • The ins and outs of litter trays
  • Why cats soil other places
  • How to deal with litter challenges
  • About jumping up 

Module 23: Cat Anxiety, Fear and Aggression

  • What separation anxiety is
  • Why cats fear thunderstorms
  • About outdoor phobias
  • About eating disorders

Module 24: Understanding Rabbits and Rabbit Psychology

  • Building a relationship with your rabbit
  • Common misconstrued behaviour
  • Rabbit Elimination
  • The Chew

Module 25: Understanding Hamsters and Gerbils

  • Types of Hamsters and Gerbils
  • Comparison to other Rodents
  • About hamster talk
  • About gerbil talk

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA152
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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