Ultimate Veterinary Assistant Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Get Veterinary Assistant, Pet Care Business, Puppy Training, Canine Nutrition, Canine Behaviour Training, Dog Training, Dog Grooming, Canine Communication, Pet Bereavement Counsellor and Horse Care and Management in this Bundle

1.Veterinary Assistant: Gain Knowledge Needed To Prepare You To Work In A Veterinary Surgery

The Veterinary Assistant Course is designed to teach students all about this rewarding, interesting, and sometimes hard role. This course will give you the knowledge needed to prepare you to work in a veterinary surgery.

The course covers common pets, handling, first aid, and common illnesses and health signs that you will see in animals.

The role is just as much about people as it is about their pets/animals, and so the course covers not only animal anatomy, but also the emotional expectations of the pet’s owners and the role pets take in people’s lives.

This Veterinary Assistant Course also covers what every day working life would be like in this role, and how to go about beginning your career, along with information on job interviews, workplace progression, and other important information about working as a Veterinary Assistant.

It is important to understand the complex relationships between animals and people, the course explains the best ways to communicate with animal owners, both adult and child, as this is integral to understanding the ailment of the patient, as well as making it easier to empathise and help an owner through what can be a very stressful and emotional time.

Veterinary Assistant involves the care and welfare of animals in a veterinary setting. We cover basic animal health, how to care for pets when they are in the surgery and the legal stance that you need to be aware of when caring for pets as a professional. Students will learn about the routine examinations and procedures that they will often be asked to help with.

To understand illness it is important to understand how the body functions normally.Students learn basic anatomy and physiology of mammals in general: covering various structures and systems in their functioning state, along with some of the common ways that they can become dysfunctional. You will also be provided with an understanding of the areas of reproduction and genes, and how these affect the health and well-being of animals.

You will cover how to handle an emergency situation and provide first aid to an animal in need. And the correct way to handle animals in your care, and the importance of adapting to the patient’s needs, temperament, and body condition.

Students will learn procedures that animals may undergo, it is also important to understand the medications that may be prescribed and administered to a patient, along with having a good knowledge of how the immune system works.

Fianlly, you will cover daily life in the job, the environments you could work in, the roles of others you will likely work alongside, a little about the law, how to prepare for the role, and some tips on how to go about gaining employment.

Who would benefit from this course?

Whether you currently work with animals or would like to, the Veterinary Assistant Course has been created to help you to understand the role and function of a veterinary assistant.

The aim is to give students the knowledge they need to be able to make an informed decision on whether they wish to follow a career in this area; moving onto a full-time qualification or work-based training/an apprenticeship.

2. Pet Care Business: Set Up Your Own Exciting New Pet Care Venture

With less people wanting to use boarding kennels for their beloved pets a new business opportunity has opened up for genuine pet lovers.

This comprehensive and insightful course will teach you everything that you need to know in order to set up your own exciting new pet care venture. People want to be certain that their pets are looked after properly when they are not around to take care of them and also that the carer knows exactly what to do in every possible situation. This step by step course will take you from a complete beginner in this arena to feeling confident in your abilities to get started in this exciting niche.

The pet care business is a thriving industry and with the right knowledge and dedication, any genuine and knowledgeable animal lover can build a successful business in it.

Who would benefit from this course?

Ideal for all pet lovers and those looking to combine their love of animals with an exciting new career!

During this exciting course you will gain a full grounding in setting up your business, being professional, safe and communicating to pet owners that you are exactly the person to care for their pets.

Upon completion of the course assessments you could set up your own exciting pet care related business or start a new role in a pet related profession.

3. Puppy Training: Learn Essential Knowledge On How To Best Teach A Dog

Designed for new dog owners and potential trainers alike, the Puppy Training Course focuses on the puppy and how he learns, right through to adolescence.

The lessons taught within this course will leave you with a thorough and accurate knowledge of how the puppy is affected by the first few months of his life, along with how the environment can condition him into becoming a dog that behaves in a useful or not so useful way.

The Puppy Training Course covers all of the usual puppy questions, such as toilet training, crate training and food. Along with the essential knowledge on how to best teach a puppy good manners and finely tune your mutual communication.

The first half of the course covers essential knowledge and education whilst the second half introduces practical application. You will receive all of the information needed to oversee puppy training of your own dog or to aid other dog owners to get it right when raising a puppy.

In addition to the course materials, the Puppy Training Course also gives students access to 2 video tutorials demonstrating important techniques that are useful when taking your puppy for a walk, these being: Loose Leash and Come Back.

Through positive reinforcement, these techniques will help you gain more control while walking your puppy, by encouraging them not pull on the leash and ensuring your dog comes back to you when they are off the leash.

Who would benefit from this course?

This course is most beneficial to the puppies being trained, as they are provided with meaningful interaction and clear instruction, making life easier for both pet and owner.

Anyone who intends to introduce a puppy or adolescent dog to their new home or who may already have a young dog that they are struggling to train will find a lot of useful advice and knowledge with the Puppy Training Course. Likewise, this course is also an excellent introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in animal training.

4. Canine Nutrition: Gain A Comprehensive Knowledge Base About Canine Health 

If you are looking to gain a comprehensive knowledge base about canine health and well-being then this is the course for you. Written by our Canine Nutrition expert who has over 10 years experience in this fascinating field this course will give you a brand new respect for the canine body along with how it is fuelled for life.

If you love dogs you will have a wonderful time with this course. We look forward to sharing a whole new range of information with you.

Whether you are looking for a complete career change, are just leaving education or simply want to add another skill set to your existing ones, this course will give you everything that you need to succeed.

Who would benefit from this course?

Ideal for all dog lovers and those that would like to work in a nutrition based role with animals.

This course is suitable for everyone, from dog owners, that want to ensure their dog’s live long and healthy lives, right through to those that are looking to work in an animal related profession such as professional trainers and groomers.

The course is taught in a semi-formal style with your learning in mind. We provide a set of questions at the end of each module but also encourage practical action throughout the learning experience to start putting all of your new learning in to action.

5. Canine Behaviour Training: Everything That You Need To Know About Canine 

This course is a complete overview of the modern dog. It covers everything from how the dog evolved and became part of the human existence right through to how his brain works. By studying this you will be learning the most up to date and proven methods of dog communication, training and how to live a relaxed life with your own dogs.

People love dogs.  Do we understand dogs though? Can you tell if a dog in the room with you is worried? Do you know what a calming signal is or how long adrenaline takes to leave the body of a dog? Do you know why dogs bite or that although they share most of their DNA with the wolf their behaviour is very different?

You will have a greater understanding of dog training and behaviour modification methods and know how they came about as common practice, plus how they affect the dog. You will be able to recognise key body language, gestures and signals of the dog and learn how you own human body language and reactions often misrepresent your own canine communication attempts.

Who would benefit from this course?

This course is ideal for all dog lovers.

Written by a canine behaviour specialist with over 15 years experience in the field and backed up by scientific knowledge, the course can help to change your life and your relationship with any dog that you come into contact with.

This course is ideal for those that have a dog or those that work with dogs in any capacity and want to understand and improve their relationships with their furry companion.

6. Dog Training: Understand And Train Dogs Better

The comprehensive and insightful Dog Training Course will provide you with a good academic base in the way that dogs think, learn and act. Based only on the most up-to-date research, kindest methods, and training advice that has been scientifically proven time and time again, the course will provide you with a good grounding for training your own dog or offering dog training advice to others.

This is an eight-unit course, packed full of essential information that talks of dog training and behaviour in a holistic style. We teach you how to communicate with, work with, and understand dogs and what exactly they are trying to say, at all times.

The most problematic behaviours that dogs display are usually based on a lack of understanding. Each unit is packed full of current research and advice on dog training and behaviour and how you can best communicate with and train your dog.

Video Content
To give students visual demonstrations of the dog training techniques discussed, the course is accompanied by video tutorials presented by a Professional Dog Trainer, which you will gain access to upon enrolling on the course. The following topics are taught in the videos:

  • Target
  • Clicker Dog Training
  • Basic Handling
  • Lure and Capture
  • Shaping Behaviour
  • Wait
  • Walking to Heel
  • Watch Me

Who would benefit from this course?

The Dog Training Course also teaches you how you can use your new skills to help others, on a personal and professional basis, what you need to do in order to become a dog trainer and how to become as knowledgeable and professional as you possibly can be.

Whilst dog training is a self-regulated profession at the moment it’s important that you use this course as a base of knowledge then continue to study, all of the recommendations for further study will be described within the course and the information described within will certainly be a good start in a dog training career if that’s a route you wish to pursue.

This course will also work perfectly with our other related courses on canine nutrition, behaviour and holistic therapy.

The Dog Training Course also teaches you how you can use your new skills to help others, on a personal and professional basis, what you need to do in order to become a dog trainer and how to become as knowledgeable and professional as you possibly can be.

Whilst dog training is a self-regulated profession at the moment it’s important that you use this course as a base of knowledge then continue to study, all of the recommendations for further study will be described within the course and the information described within will certainly be a good start in a dog training career if that’s a route you wish to pursue.

This course will also work perfectly with our other related courses on canine nutrition, behaviour and holistic therapy.

7. Dog Grooming: Learn To Be A Professional Dog Groomer 

Written by our expert dog groomer with over 15 years of personal experience in this exciting field, this course will prepare you completely for life as a professional dog groomer.

Designed for all dog lovers, there is nothing like learning a new skill, particularly if you can turn it into a full-time lucrative career. Learning is even more rewarding if you can use it to merge a passion with an income. Whether you are looking for a complete career change, are just leaving education or simply want to add another skill to your existing ones, then this course will give you everything you need to succeed.

This comprehensive and exciting course will take you from being a complete beginner in the dog grooming industry, guiding you through all of the safety precautions and grooming techniques to how you go about setting up your brand new venture and attracting clients.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Ideal for all dog lovers that are looking to combine their passion with an exciting new career!

This course is aimed at the complete beginner that is looking to set up their own Dog Grooming Business or those that are looking to start a career in an animal related role.

The course is taught in a semi-formal style with your learning in mind. We provide a set of questions at the end of each module but also encourage practical action throughout the learning experience. With a solid background of dog grooming theory, we want you to be out in your community and grooming dogs when the certificate lands in your hands.

8. Canine Communication: Put Yourself In Their Shoes/Paws

To understand how dogs communicate, you need first to put yourself in their shoes/paws.

The course does this through up-to-date studies and scientific findings, which inform us of exactly what dogs are saying to us through a variety of signals, facial expressions, body movements and vocal communications, and teaches us how we can alter our own behaviour to act and react to this input in ways that are meaningful to the dog.

Canine Communication Course dives straight into the core of the subject: communication, and how we can improve our ability to communicate cross-species. Differences in breed can also affect the way in which we communicate with dogs.

As with non-verbal human communication, you can tell a lot about what a dog wants or is feeling through their facial expressions, though these can be misinterpreted we will look in detail at what these expressions mean. We will also look at ‘calming signals’ which dogs display when stressed or anxious.

Again, just as in human relationships, body language is an important tool for non-verbal communication between man and dog and, just as in human relationships, these can often be misunderstood. Students will learn how to read and understand canine body language and how to respond with our own body language, for effective communication.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Canine Communication Course is of benefit to anyone who has regular contact with dogs. This could be as an owner, who would like to understand their pet better, and vice versa or in a dog/animal-related profession where this information could prove invaluable, such as for vets and dog trainers.

9. Pet Bereavement Counsellor: Help Your Clients Cope With The Grief Of Losing Their Pets

Grief is crippling, and this is the case regardless of who we have lost, whether it be a human or an animal who is suddenly no more within the family group. Without careful understanding, grief can become years of depression. The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course will help you to understand how to work with clients by understanding the process of grief and carrying out practical therapy processes. Pet bereavement counselling is currently under-represented but by studying this course you can help to fill the gap in the market.

The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course begins by exploring the bond that humans have forged with animals and how pets are most often considered as family. As such, when that bond is broken through loss, the impact can be just as strong as losing a human family member, especially in cases where a non-human companion is all the family that someone has.

You will explore the topic of grief in detail, including a breakdown of the 7 stages of grief. This will provide a thorough understanding of the process and how its effects are no different whether the loss is a human or an animal. You will also look at the symptoms of grief and the warning signs of when grief becomes depression. From this, you will be fully prepared to make initial contact with a grieving pet owner and understand all the types of emotional and physical reactions they may be having as a result of their loss.

The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course takes you step-by-step through the therapy process, exploring common practices and techniques to help clients to gain acceptance and begin to heal. This details the steps you can take to give a client immediate help with coping, to more long-term aid in the form of psychological healing. You will be introduced to various therapy tasks, options and practices that deal specifically with the grieving process, along with approaches that are specific to animal-related grief.

Grief can become more complicated and affect the mental health of the sufferer on a long-term basis. Through studying the course, you will learn to recognise the development of mental illness in clients and how to help these clients accordingly.

The need for pet bereavement counsellors is out there and in this course, we show you how to reach potential clients, along with how to create, grow and make a success of your business.

Who would benefit from this course?

With comprehensive materials covering grief, counselling, and techniques specific to this form of therapy, this course can be studied by anyone with an interest in the field and who would like to start their own business offering pet bereavement counselling as a service.

The lessons learned here will make an excellent add-on service to anyone already working as a counsellor and those working in animal and pet care services. You could also use the knowledge gained within to help you work through any loss of a pet that you yourself may have suffered.

10. Horse Care and Management: Learn Important Horse Handling And Healthcare Procedures

Written by a professional horse trainer, this course provides humane, scientific methods of training, including several step-by-step training plans to teach your horse important handling and healthcare procedures such as accepting a blanket, giving hooves or loading into a trailer.

The Horse Care and Management Course covers the basics of what you would expect from a course of this type: horse anatomy, mucking out and grooming your horse. This course also focuses on horse care from an ethical and scientific perspective. This means the course covers areas such as learning theory, equine welfare and group housing, among others.

The course begins by giving a thorough overview of horses. This covers: a brief description of their evolution, anatomy with specific attention paid to the head, legs, and hooves, terminology used for markings and coats, the physical ways in which horses communicate their emotions, and how horses learn (which is actually remarkably similar to humans).

We then go onto what a horse needs to be emotionally and physically happy. We teach you how to recognise a healthy horse as well as how to check them over and how to spot pain by changes in the horse’s facial expressions. Students will learn how to: train a horse to accept health checks and medical treatments, recognise common health problems, administer first aid, and understand worming and the importance of having an appropriate worming programme in place.

You will learn how to act around horses and limit the risk of accidents occurring. The course talks about nutritional needs and things to avoid in a horse’s diet, and promoting good health with grooming. There is also information on blanketing, explaining when this is and isn’t necessary, and both the barefoot and shod methods of keeping a horse’s hooves.

We show you how to get the best from horse’s environment, for the enrichment of their mental and physical development and welfare. This covers: stabling, group housing, turnout, and the social structure of horses.

Owning a horse is actually less expensive than it is perceived to be. This said, it is a lifetime commitment and the costs are a lot more than your average house pet. We highlight the average ongoing costs of horse ownership, along with things to consider before buying a horse, what to look out for when viewing a horse, and how to go about taking your new horse home.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Horse Care and Management Course is an excellent resource for anyone who would like to work with and look after horses in the numerous careers available in the equestrian industry. Similarly, if you are considering horse ownership, the knowledge within this course will have you well-placed to understand horses and their needs, before making the commitment to buy.

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The Ultimate Veterinary Assistant 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Veterinary Assistant

Module 1 - Pets and their People

  • Part 1: What Are Pets?
  • Part 2: Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Animal Care and Welfare

  • Part 1: Signs of Health
  • Part 2: The Five Freedoms
  • Part 3: Infection Types
  • Part 4: Parasites
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • Part 1: The Skeletal System
  • Part 2: Nervous System
  • Part 3: Respiratory System
  • Part 4: Endocrine System
  • Part 5: The Digestive System
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Genes and Reproduction

  • Part 1: Genes and Reproduction
  • Part 2: Genes
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 First Aid and Handling

  • Part 1: First Aid and Handling
  • Part 2: Prepare Your Calm in Advance
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Common Illness and Surgery

  • Part 1: Common Illness and Surgery
  • Part 2: Pseudocyesis
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Medication and Immunity

  • Part 1: Medication Absorption Terms
  • Part 2: Antibiotics
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Beyond Veterinary Treatment

  • Part 1: Types of Veterinary Surgery

  • Part 2: Veterinary Treatment and the Law
  • Part 3: Daily Life in a Surgery
  • Part 4: Finding a Position
  • Part 5: STAR
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 2 - Pet Care Business

Module 1 - Is a Pet Care Business Right for You?

  • Part 1: Have You Worked with Animals?
  • Part 2: Flexibility
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Preparation and Training

  • Part 1: Preparation
  • Part 2: A Risky Business
  • Part 3: Cat Sitting and Care
  • Part 4: Where to Find Training
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Your Business Plan

  • Part 1: Your Business Plan
  • Part 2: Business Plan – What to Include
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - A Professional Organization

  • Seven Steps to Business Success
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Paperwork Made Easy

  • Part 1: Paperwork Made Easy
  • Part 2: Paperwork Made Easy
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Marketing

  • Part 1: Marketing
  • Part 2: Marketing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Equip Yourself and Your Vehicle

  • Part 1: Equip Yourself and Your Vehicle
  • Part 2: A dog walking vehicle
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Meeting Your Clients

  • Part 1: Meeting Your Clients
  • Part 2: Meeting your animal clients
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Client Concern and Conflict

  • Part 1: Personality traits
  • Part 2: Potential Problems for a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Foundations of Success

  • Part 1: Foundations of Success
  • Part 2: Be Inspired
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Extending Your Business & Legal Requirements

  • Part 1: Extending Your Business & Legal Requirements
  • Part 2: Tax
  • Module 11 Assessment

Course 3 - Puppy Training

Module 1: Genetic Influence

  • Part 1: Genetic Influence
  • Part 2: How Did Dog Breeds Develop?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Puppy Sources

  • Part 1: Puppies for Sale
  • Part 2: Why is Careful Breeding Important?
  • Part 3: Why Choose Carefully?
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Birth to 14 Weeks

  • Part 1: Breeder Responsibility
  • Part 2: Bite Inhibition
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Practical Puppy Parenting

  • Part 1: Preparation and Dog Crates
  • Part 2: House Training
  • Part 3: The First Night Home
  • Part 4: 7 Dangerous Foods for Dogs
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Body Language and Communication

  • Part 1: Natural Communication
  • Part 2: Body Language
  • Part 3: Posture and the Tail End
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: How Puppies Learn

  • Part 1: Pavlov’s Dogs
  • Part 2: A Timeline of Dog Training
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Good Manners and Happy Walks

  • Part 1: Good Manners
  • Part 2: Introducing The Collar or Harness
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Training in Practice

  • Part 1: Click to Train
  • Part 2: Procure a Highly Confident Puppy
  • Part 3: Training Examples
  • Part 4: Puppy Training Loose Leash
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: The Growing Puppy

  • Part 1: The Growing Puppy

  • Part 2: Puppy Classes
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Canine Nutrition

Module 1: Introducing Canine Nutrition

  • Part 1: What is nutrition?
  • Part 2: Commercial Dog Food
  • Part 3: Dog Food Ingredients
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Digestion and Immunity

  • Part 1: The Digestive Process
  • Part 2: The Canine Immune System
  • Part 3: The Canine Immune System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Diet and Health

  • Part 1: Diet and Health
  • Part 2: Thyroid problems
  • Part 3: Hypertension and Hypotension
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Nutritional Needs of the Dog

  • Part 1: Proteins, Carbohydrates and Plants
  • Part 2: Minerals
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Vitamins and Health

  • Part 1: Vitamins
  • Part 2: Water-Soluble Vitamins 
  • Part 3: Choosing Supplements
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Feeding Options for Dog Owners

  • Part 1: Commercial Dog Food
  • Part 2: Home Cooked Dog Food
  • Part 3: Foods to Avoid
  • Part 4: 7 Dangerous Foods for Dogs
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Life Stage Feeding

  • Part 1: Life stages
  • Part 2: Puppies, Adult dogs and Old age
  • Part 3: Vegetarian and Vegan Dogs
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Obesity

  • Part 1: Obesity
  • Part 2: How Obesity Affects Behaviour
  • Part 3: Weight Loss
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Specific Health Problems

  • Part 1: Specific Health Problems
  • Part 2: Skin and Coat Problems
  • Part 3: Cancer
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Whole Dog Health

  • Part 1: Food and Health Divide

  • Part 2: Other Natural Health Options
  • Part 3: Natural Therapy in Practice
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 5 - Canine Behaviour Training

Module 1 Canine history, genetics and evolution

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Genetics and Evolution
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Breed differences and senses

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Senses
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 The dogs brain, imprinting and early learning

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Social Learning
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Social structure of the dog and emotion

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What about Leadership?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Communication, canine body language and stress

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Communication
  • Part 3: What is Canine Stress?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Environmental and owner influence

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Dog Meets Home
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Health, diet and hormones

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Behaviour during Health Checks
  • Part 3: Hormones
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 How dogs learn

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What We Know Now
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Punishment and discipline

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Aversion Training 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 Aggression

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Stages of Aggression
  • Part 3: Types of Aggression
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 How to train a dog

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Preparing for Dog Training
  • Part 3: Basic Commands
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 Changing Behaviour

  • Part 1: Introduction

  • Part 2: Resource Guarding
  • Part 3: Fear of Dogs or People
  • Module 12 Assessment

Course 6 - Dog Training

Module 1 Dog Training

  • Part 1: Why Educate?
  • Part 2: The Wolf Pack Theory
  • Part 3: Modern Dog Training and Research
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 How Dogs Learn

  • Part 1: Variations in Learning Speed
  • Part 2: Types of Learning (Conditioning)
  • Part 3: Reinforcement and Punishment
  • Part 4: Escape and Avoidance Learning
  • Part 5: Vicarious Learning and Latent Learning
  • Part 6: Generalisation, Discrimination and Extinction
  • Part 7: Biological Factors
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Observation and Communication

  • Part 1: Why is Observation So Important?
  • Part 2: Canine Communication
  • Part 3: Calming Signals
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Reward and Reinforcement

  • Part 1: Positive Reinforcement
  • Part 2: Negative Reinforcement and Positive Punishment
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Puppy Development & Training Classes

  • Part 1: Nature and Nurture
  • Part 2: Puppy Classes
  • Part 3: Puppy Farm Dogs
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Training Skills

  • Part 1: Training Skills
  • Part 2: Learning in Context
  • Part 3: Basic Handling Video
  • Part 4: Clicker Training Video
  • Part 5: Lure and Capture Video
  • Part 6: Shaping Behaviour Video
  • Part 7: Wait Command Video
  • Part 8: Target Stick Command Video
  • Part 9: Loose Leash Video
  • Part 10: Come Back Command Video
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Individual Consultations

  • Part 1: Separation Anxiety
  • Part 2: Behaviour Adjustment Therapy
  • Part 3: Aggression
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 Your Dog Training Future

  • Part 1: Your Dog Training Future
  • Part 2: Small Business Management
  • Part 3: Registering as a Sole Trader
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 7 - Dog Grooming

Module 1: Working with Dogs

  • Part 1: Working with Dogs
  • Part 2: Dog Behaviour Basics
  • Part 3: Infection and Disease
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Canine Anatomy and Health

  • Part 1: Dog Skeleton
  • Part 2: Muscular System
  • Part 3: Coat and Skin Issues
  • Part 4: First Aid
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Essential Grooming Requirements

  • Part 1: Essential Grooming Requirements
  • Part 2: Combs and Brushes
  • Part 3: Hairdryers
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Getting Practical

  • Part 1: Getting Practical
  • Part 2: Ears
  • Part 3: Nails
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Time to Get Clean

  • Part 1: Canine Coat Types
  • Part 2: Preparing for the Bath
  • Part 3: Drying the Dog
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Styling Theory

  • Part 1: Spaniel Style
  • Part 2: Drop Coat Style
  • Part 3: Legs, Feet and Tail
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Styling in Practice

  • Part 1: Styling in Practice
  • Part 2: Creating Face Shapes
  • Part 3: Styling for a Dog Show
  • Part 4: Styling for a Dog Show
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Grooming and Paperwork

  • Part 1: Grooming and Paperwork
  • Part 2: Grooming Puppies
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Building Your Business

  • Part 1: Building Your Business
  • Part 2: Registering Your Business
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Marketing, Customers and Growth

  • Part 1: Marketing
  • Part 2: Happy Customers
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 8 - Canine Communication

Module 1 The Dog

  • Part 1: Man’s Best Friend
  • Part 2: Dogs and Wolves
  • Part 3: Senses of the Dog
  • Part 4: Scent Based Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Communication Basics

  • Part 1: What is Communication?
  • Part 2: Breed Differences
  • Part 3: Dognition
  • Part 4: Canine Intelligences
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Faces

  • Part 1: Facial Expression
  • Part 2: Puppy Dog Eyes
  • Part 3: Warning Eyes
  • Part 4: Happy Smiles
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Calming Signals

  • Part 1: What Are Calming Signals?
  • Part 2: Walking in Curve
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Body Language

  • Part 1: Body Language
  • Part 2: Submissive Fear
  • Part 3: Tail Position
  • Part 4: Defensive Fear
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Emotion and Chat

  • Part 1: Emotion and Communication
  • Part 2: Voice Areas in the Brain
  • Part 3: Pro Social Behaviour
  • Part 4: Vocal Communication
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Adapting Your Own Input

  • Part 1: Happy Dogs
  • Part 2: Anxious Dog
  • Part 3: ‘Teenage’ Dog
  • Part 4: Aggressive Dog
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 A Dog’s Needs

  • Part 1: A Dog’s Needs

  • Part 2: Stress
  • Part 3: The Danger of Long Term Stress
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 9 - Pet Bereavement Counsellor

Module 1 - People and Animals

  • Part 1: The Science
  • Part 2: Dogs and Their Caregivers
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Stages of Grief

  • Part 1: Tradition Grief Interpretation
  • Part 2: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - How Your Clients Feel

  • Part 1: Symptoms
  • Part 2: Your Essential Skills
  • Part 3: Listening and Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Immediate Help

  • Part 1: Immediate Help
  • Part 2: Mindfulness and Grief
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Healing with Therapy

  • Part 1: Healing with Therapy
  • Part 2: Therapy Conclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Therapy Tools

  • Part 1: Therapy Tools
  • Part 2: Another Animal
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Grief Disorders

  • Part 1: Grief Disorders
  • Part 2: Grief and Depression
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Your Business

  • Your Business
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 10 - Horse Care and Management

Module 1: An Overview of the Horse

  • Part 1: Evolution and domestication
  • Part 2: Coats colours and markings
  • Part 3: Communication
  • Part 4: Learning
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Welfare

  • Part 1: The five freedoms
  • Part 2: Equine professionals
  • Part 3: Abnormal behaviours
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Physical Health

  • Part 1: Checking your horse’s health
  • Part 2: How to train your horse to accept health checks
  • Part 3: Common horse health problems
  • Part 4: First aid kit for horses
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Basic Horse Care

  • Part 1: Safety around horses
  • Part 2: Feeding and watering
  • Part 3: Grooming
  • Part 4: Thermoregulation and blanketing
  • Part 5: Hoof care
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Housing Your Horse

  • Part 1: Stabling
  • Part 2: Group housing
  • Part 3: Social structure
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Riding Equipment and Training

  • Part 1: Choosing and fitting a saddle for your horse
  • Part 2: Bridles and bits
  • Part 3: Understanding horse training methods
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Buying Your Horse

  • Part 1: The cost of owning a horse
  • Part 2: Before buying a horse
  • Part 3: Viewing prospective horses
  • Part 4: Taking your new horse home
  • Module 7 Assessment

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

Get Veterinary Assistant, Pet Care Business, Puppy Training, Canine Nutrition, Canine Behaviour Training, Dog Training, Dog Grooming, Canine Communication, Pet Bereavement Counsellor and Horse Care and Management in this Bundle

1.Veterinary Assistant: Gain Knowledge Needed To Prepare You To Work In A Veterinary Surgery

The Veterinary Assistant Course is designed to teach students all about this rewarding, interesting, and sometimes hard role. This course will give you the knowledge needed to prepare you to work in a veterinary surgery.

The course covers common pets, handling, first aid, and common illnesses and health signs that you will see in animals.

The role is just as much about people as it is about their pets/animals, and so the course covers not only animal anatomy, but also the emotional expectations of the pet’s owners and the role pets take in people’s lives.

This Veterinary Assistant Course also covers what every day working life would be like in this role, and how to go about beginning your career, along with information on job interviews, workplace progression, and other important information about working as a Veterinary Assistant.

It is important to understand the complex relationships between animals and people, the course explains the best ways to communicate with animal owners, both adult and child, as this is integral to understanding the ailment of the patient, as well as making it easier to empathise and help an owner through what can be a very stressful and emotional time.

Veterinary Assistant involves the care and welfare of animals in a veterinary setting. We cover basic animal health, how to care for pets when they are in the surgery and the legal stance that you need to be aware of when caring for pets as a professional. Students will learn about the routine examinations and procedures that they will often be asked to help with.

To understand illness it is important to understand how the body functions normally.Students learn basic anatomy and physiology of mammals in general: covering various structures and systems in their functioning state, along with some of the common ways that they can become dysfunctional. You will also be provided with an understanding of the areas of reproduction and genes, and how these affect the health and well-being of animals.

You will cover how to handle an emergency situation and provide first aid to an animal in need. And the correct way to handle animals in your care, and the importance of adapting to the patient’s needs, temperament, and body condition.

Students will learn procedures that animals may undergo, it is also important to understand the medications that may be prescribed and administered to a patient, along with having a good knowledge of how the immune system works.

Fianlly, you will cover daily life in the job, the environments you could work in, the roles of others you will likely work alongside, a little about the law, how to prepare for the role, and some tips on how to go about gaining employment.

Who would benefit from this course?

Whether you currently work with animals or would like to, the Veterinary Assistant Course has been created to help you to understand the role and function of a veterinary assistant.

The aim is to give students the knowledge they need to be able to make an informed decision on whether they wish to follow a career in this area; moving onto a full-time qualification or work-based training/an apprenticeship.

2. Pet Care Business: Set Up Your Own Exciting New Pet Care Venture

With less people wanting to use boarding kennels for their beloved pets a new business opportunity has opened up for genuine pet lovers.

This comprehensive and insightful course will teach you everything that you need to know in order to set up your own exciting new pet care venture. People want to be certain that their pets are looked after properly when they are not around to take care of them and also that the carer knows exactly what to do in every possible situation. This step by step course will take you from a complete beginner in this arena to feeling confident in your abilities to get started in this exciting niche.

The pet care business is a thriving industry and with the right knowledge and dedication, any genuine and knowledgeable animal lover can build a successful business in it.

Who would benefit from this course?

Ideal for all pet lovers and those looking to combine their love of animals with an exciting new career!

During this exciting course you will gain a full grounding in setting up your business, being professional, safe and communicating to pet owners that you are exactly the person to care for their pets.

Upon completion of the course assessments you could set up your own exciting pet care related business or start a new role in a pet related profession.

3. Puppy Training: Learn Essential Knowledge On How To Best Teach A Dog

Designed for new dog owners and potential trainers alike, the Puppy Training Course focuses on the puppy and how he learns, right through to adolescence.

The lessons taught within this course will leave you with a thorough and accurate knowledge of how the puppy is affected by the first few months of his life, along with how the environment can condition him into becoming a dog that behaves in a useful or not so useful way.

The Puppy Training Course covers all of the usual puppy questions, such as toilet training, crate training and food. Along with the essential knowledge on how to best teach a puppy good manners and finely tune your mutual communication.

The first half of the course covers essential knowledge and education whilst the second half introduces practical application. You will receive all of the information needed to oversee puppy training of your own dog or to aid other dog owners to get it right when raising a puppy.

In addition to the course materials, the Puppy Training Course also gives students access to 2 video tutorials demonstrating important techniques that are useful when taking your puppy for a walk, these being: Loose Leash and Come Back.

Through positive reinforcement, these techniques will help you gain more control while walking your puppy, by encouraging them not pull on the leash and ensuring your dog comes back to you when they are off the leash.

Who would benefit from this course?

This course is most beneficial to the puppies being trained, as they are provided with meaningful interaction and clear instruction, making life easier for both pet and owner.

Anyone who intends to introduce a puppy or adolescent dog to their new home or who may already have a young dog that they are struggling to train will find a lot of useful advice and knowledge with the Puppy Training Course. Likewise, this course is also an excellent introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in animal training.

4. Canine Nutrition: Gain A Comprehensive Knowledge Base About Canine Health 

If you are looking to gain a comprehensive knowledge base about canine health and well-being then this is the course for you. Written by our Canine Nutrition expert who has over 10 years experience in this fascinating field this course will give you a brand new respect for the canine body along with how it is fuelled for life.

If you love dogs you will have a wonderful time with this course. We look forward to sharing a whole new range of information with you.

Whether you are looking for a complete career change, are just leaving education or simply want to add another skill set to your existing ones, this course will give you everything that you need to succeed.

Who would benefit from this course?

Ideal for all dog lovers and those that would like to work in a nutrition based role with animals.

This course is suitable for everyone, from dog owners, that want to ensure their dog’s live long and healthy lives, right through to those that are looking to work in an animal related profession such as professional trainers and groomers.

The course is taught in a semi-formal style with your learning in mind. We provide a set of questions at the end of each module but also encourage practical action throughout the learning experience to start putting all of your new learning in to action.

5. Canine Behaviour Training: Everything That You Need To Know About Canine 

This course is a complete overview of the modern dog. It covers everything from how the dog evolved and became part of the human existence right through to how his brain works. By studying this you will be learning the most up to date and proven methods of dog communication, training and how to live a relaxed life with your own dogs.

People love dogs.  Do we understand dogs though? Can you tell if a dog in the room with you is worried? Do you know what a calming signal is or how long adrenaline takes to leave the body of a dog? Do you know why dogs bite or that although they share most of their DNA with the wolf their behaviour is very different?

You will have a greater understanding of dog training and behaviour modification methods and know how they came about as common practice, plus how they affect the dog. You will be able to recognise key body language, gestures and signals of the dog and learn how you own human body language and reactions often misrepresent your own canine communication attempts.

Who would benefit from this course?

This course is ideal for all dog lovers.

Written by a canine behaviour specialist with over 15 years experience in the field and backed up by scientific knowledge, the course can help to change your life and your relationship with any dog that you come into contact with.

This course is ideal for those that have a dog or those that work with dogs in any capacity and want to understand and improve their relationships with their furry companion.

6. Dog Training: Understand And Train Dogs Better

The comprehensive and insightful Dog Training Course will provide you with a good academic base in the way that dogs think, learn and act. Based only on the most up-to-date research, kindest methods, and training advice that has been scientifically proven time and time again, the course will provide you with a good grounding for training your own dog or offering dog training advice to others.

This is an eight-unit course, packed full of essential information that talks of dog training and behaviour in a holistic style. We teach you how to communicate with, work with, and understand dogs and what exactly they are trying to say, at all times.

The most problematic behaviours that dogs display are usually based on a lack of understanding. Each unit is packed full of current research and advice on dog training and behaviour and how you can best communicate with and train your dog.

Video Content
To give students visual demonstrations of the dog training techniques discussed, the course is accompanied by video tutorials presented by a Professional Dog Trainer, which you will gain access to upon enrolling on the course. The following topics are taught in the videos:

  • Target
  • Clicker Dog Training
  • Basic Handling
  • Lure and Capture
  • Shaping Behaviour
  • Wait
  • Walking to Heel
  • Watch Me

Who would benefit from this course?

The Dog Training Course also teaches you how you can use your new skills to help others, on a personal and professional basis, what you need to do in order to become a dog trainer and how to become as knowledgeable and professional as you possibly can be.

Whilst dog training is a self-regulated profession at the moment it’s important that you use this course as a base of knowledge then continue to study, all of the recommendations for further study will be described within the course and the information described within will certainly be a good start in a dog training career if that’s a route you wish to pursue.

This course will also work perfectly with our other related courses on canine nutrition, behaviour and holistic therapy.

The Dog Training Course also teaches you how you can use your new skills to help others, on a personal and professional basis, what you need to do in order to become a dog trainer and how to become as knowledgeable and professional as you possibly can be.

Whilst dog training is a self-regulated profession at the moment it’s important that you use this course as a base of knowledge then continue to study, all of the recommendations for further study will be described within the course and the information described within will certainly be a good start in a dog training career if that’s a route you wish to pursue.

This course will also work perfectly with our other related courses on canine nutrition, behaviour and holistic therapy.

7. Dog Grooming: Learn To Be A Professional Dog Groomer 

Written by our expert dog groomer with over 15 years of personal experience in this exciting field, this course will prepare you completely for life as a professional dog groomer.

Designed for all dog lovers, there is nothing like learning a new skill, particularly if you can turn it into a full-time lucrative career. Learning is even more rewarding if you can use it to merge a passion with an income. Whether you are looking for a complete career change, are just leaving education or simply want to add another skill to your existing ones, then this course will give you everything you need to succeed.

This comprehensive and exciting course will take you from being a complete beginner in the dog grooming industry, guiding you through all of the safety precautions and grooming techniques to how you go about setting up your brand new venture and attracting clients.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Ideal for all dog lovers that are looking to combine their passion with an exciting new career!

This course is aimed at the complete beginner that is looking to set up their own Dog Grooming Business or those that are looking to start a career in an animal related role.

The course is taught in a semi-formal style with your learning in mind. We provide a set of questions at the end of each module but also encourage practical action throughout the learning experience. With a solid background of dog grooming theory, we want you to be out in your community and grooming dogs when the certificate lands in your hands.

8. Canine Communication: Put Yourself In Their Shoes/Paws

To understand how dogs communicate, you need first to put yourself in their shoes/paws.

The course does this through up-to-date studies and scientific findings, which inform us of exactly what dogs are saying to us through a variety of signals, facial expressions, body movements and vocal communications, and teaches us how we can alter our own behaviour to act and react to this input in ways that are meaningful to the dog.

Canine Communication Course dives straight into the core of the subject: communication, and how we can improve our ability to communicate cross-species. Differences in breed can also affect the way in which we communicate with dogs.

As with non-verbal human communication, you can tell a lot about what a dog wants or is feeling through their facial expressions, though these can be misinterpreted we will look in detail at what these expressions mean. We will also look at ‘calming signals’ which dogs display when stressed or anxious.

Again, just as in human relationships, body language is an important tool for non-verbal communication between man and dog and, just as in human relationships, these can often be misunderstood. Students will learn how to read and understand canine body language and how to respond with our own body language, for effective communication.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Canine Communication Course is of benefit to anyone who has regular contact with dogs. This could be as an owner, who would like to understand their pet better, and vice versa or in a dog/animal-related profession where this information could prove invaluable, such as for vets and dog trainers.

9. Pet Bereavement Counsellor: Help Your Clients Cope With The Grief Of Losing Their Pets

Grief is crippling, and this is the case regardless of who we have lost, whether it be a human or an animal who is suddenly no more within the family group. Without careful understanding, grief can become years of depression. The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course will help you to understand how to work with clients by understanding the process of grief and carrying out practical therapy processes. Pet bereavement counselling is currently under-represented but by studying this course you can help to fill the gap in the market.

The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course begins by exploring the bond that humans have forged with animals and how pets are most often considered as family. As such, when that bond is broken through loss, the impact can be just as strong as losing a human family member, especially in cases where a non-human companion is all the family that someone has.

You will explore the topic of grief in detail, including a breakdown of the 7 stages of grief. This will provide a thorough understanding of the process and how its effects are no different whether the loss is a human or an animal. You will also look at the symptoms of grief and the warning signs of when grief becomes depression. From this, you will be fully prepared to make initial contact with a grieving pet owner and understand all the types of emotional and physical reactions they may be having as a result of their loss.

The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Course takes you step-by-step through the therapy process, exploring common practices and techniques to help clients to gain acceptance and begin to heal. This details the steps you can take to give a client immediate help with coping, to more long-term aid in the form of psychological healing. You will be introduced to various therapy tasks, options and practices that deal specifically with the grieving process, along with approaches that are specific to animal-related grief.

Grief can become more complicated and affect the mental health of the sufferer on a long-term basis. Through studying the course, you will learn to recognise the development of mental illness in clients and how to help these clients accordingly.

The need for pet bereavement counsellors is out there and in this course, we show you how to reach potential clients, along with how to create, grow and make a success of your business.

Who would benefit from this course?

With comprehensive materials covering grief, counselling, and techniques specific to this form of therapy, this course can be studied by anyone with an interest in the field and who would like to start their own business offering pet bereavement counselling as a service.

The lessons learned here will make an excellent add-on service to anyone already working as a counsellor and those working in animal and pet care services. You could also use the knowledge gained within to help you work through any loss of a pet that you yourself may have suffered.

10. Horse Care and Management: Learn Important Horse Handling And Healthcare Procedures

Written by a professional horse trainer, this course provides humane, scientific methods of training, including several step-by-step training plans to teach your horse important handling and healthcare procedures such as accepting a blanket, giving hooves or loading into a trailer.

The Horse Care and Management Course covers the basics of what you would expect from a course of this type: horse anatomy, mucking out and grooming your horse. This course also focuses on horse care from an ethical and scientific perspective. This means the course covers areas such as learning theory, equine welfare and group housing, among others.

The course begins by giving a thorough overview of horses. This covers: a brief description of their evolution, anatomy with specific attention paid to the head, legs, and hooves, terminology used for markings and coats, the physical ways in which horses communicate their emotions, and how horses learn (which is actually remarkably similar to humans).

We then go onto what a horse needs to be emotionally and physically happy. We teach you how to recognise a healthy horse as well as how to check them over and how to spot pain by changes in the horse’s facial expressions. Students will learn how to: train a horse to accept health checks and medical treatments, recognise common health problems, administer first aid, and understand worming and the importance of having an appropriate worming programme in place.

You will learn how to act around horses and limit the risk of accidents occurring. The course talks about nutritional needs and things to avoid in a horse’s diet, and promoting good health with grooming. There is also information on blanketing, explaining when this is and isn’t necessary, and both the barefoot and shod methods of keeping a horse’s hooves.

We show you how to get the best from horse’s environment, for the enrichment of their mental and physical development and welfare. This covers: stabling, group housing, turnout, and the social structure of horses.

Owning a horse is actually less expensive than it is perceived to be. This said, it is a lifetime commitment and the costs are a lot more than your average house pet. We highlight the average ongoing costs of horse ownership, along with things to consider before buying a horse, what to look out for when viewing a horse, and how to go about taking your new horse home.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Horse Care and Management Course is an excellent resource for anyone who would like to work with and look after horses in the numerous careers available in the equestrian industry. Similarly, if you are considering horse ownership, the knowledge within this course will have you well-placed to understand horses and their needs, before making the commitment to buy.

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The Ultimate Veterinary Assistant 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Veterinary Assistant

Module 1 - Pets and their People

  • Part 1: What Are Pets?
  • Part 2: Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Animal Care and Welfare

  • Part 1: Signs of Health
  • Part 2: The Five Freedoms
  • Part 3: Infection Types
  • Part 4: Parasites
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • Part 1: The Skeletal System
  • Part 2: Nervous System
  • Part 3: Respiratory System
  • Part 4: Endocrine System
  • Part 5: The Digestive System
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Genes and Reproduction

  • Part 1: Genes and Reproduction
  • Part 2: Genes
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 First Aid and Handling

  • Part 1: First Aid and Handling
  • Part 2: Prepare Your Calm in Advance
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Common Illness and Surgery

  • Part 1: Common Illness and Surgery
  • Part 2: Pseudocyesis
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Medication and Immunity

  • Part 1: Medication Absorption Terms
  • Part 2: Antibiotics
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Beyond Veterinary Treatment

  • Part 1: Types of Veterinary Surgery

  • Part 2: Veterinary Treatment and the Law
  • Part 3: Daily Life in a Surgery
  • Part 4: Finding a Position
  • Part 5: STAR
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 2 - Pet Care Business

Module 1 - Is a Pet Care Business Right for You?

  • Part 1: Have You Worked with Animals?
  • Part 2: Flexibility
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Preparation and Training

  • Part 1: Preparation
  • Part 2: A Risky Business
  • Part 3: Cat Sitting and Care
  • Part 4: Where to Find Training
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Your Business Plan

  • Part 1: Your Business Plan
  • Part 2: Business Plan – What to Include
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - A Professional Organization

  • Seven Steps to Business Success
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Paperwork Made Easy

  • Part 1: Paperwork Made Easy
  • Part 2: Paperwork Made Easy
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Marketing

  • Part 1: Marketing
  • Part 2: Marketing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Equip Yourself and Your Vehicle

  • Part 1: Equip Yourself and Your Vehicle
  • Part 2: A dog walking vehicle
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Meeting Your Clients

  • Part 1: Meeting Your Clients
  • Part 2: Meeting your animal clients
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Client Concern and Conflict

  • Part 1: Personality traits
  • Part 2: Potential Problems for a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Foundations of Success

  • Part 1: Foundations of Success
  • Part 2: Be Inspired
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Extending Your Business & Legal Requirements

  • Part 1: Extending Your Business & Legal Requirements
  • Part 2: Tax
  • Module 11 Assessment

Course 3 - Puppy Training

Module 1: Genetic Influence

  • Part 1: Genetic Influence
  • Part 2: How Did Dog Breeds Develop?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Puppy Sources

  • Part 1: Puppies for Sale
  • Part 2: Why is Careful Breeding Important?
  • Part 3: Why Choose Carefully?
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Birth to 14 Weeks

  • Part 1: Breeder Responsibility
  • Part 2: Bite Inhibition
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Practical Puppy Parenting

  • Part 1: Preparation and Dog Crates
  • Part 2: House Training
  • Part 3: The First Night Home
  • Part 4: 7 Dangerous Foods for Dogs
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Body Language and Communication

  • Part 1: Natural Communication
  • Part 2: Body Language
  • Part 3: Posture and the Tail End
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: How Puppies Learn

  • Part 1: Pavlov’s Dogs
  • Part 2: A Timeline of Dog Training
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Good Manners and Happy Walks

  • Part 1: Good Manners
  • Part 2: Introducing The Collar or Harness
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Training in Practice

  • Part 1: Click to Train
  • Part 2: Procure a Highly Confident Puppy
  • Part 3: Training Examples
  • Part 4: Puppy Training Loose Leash
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: The Growing Puppy

  • Part 1: The Growing Puppy

  • Part 2: Puppy Classes
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Canine Nutrition

Module 1: Introducing Canine Nutrition

  • Part 1: What is nutrition?
  • Part 2: Commercial Dog Food
  • Part 3: Dog Food Ingredients
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Digestion and Immunity

  • Part 1: The Digestive Process
  • Part 2: The Canine Immune System
  • Part 3: The Canine Immune System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Diet and Health

  • Part 1: Diet and Health
  • Part 2: Thyroid problems
  • Part 3: Hypertension and Hypotension
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Nutritional Needs of the Dog

  • Part 1: Proteins, Carbohydrates and Plants
  • Part 2: Minerals
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Vitamins and Health

  • Part 1: Vitamins
  • Part 2: Water-Soluble Vitamins 
  • Part 3: Choosing Supplements
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Feeding Options for Dog Owners

  • Part 1: Commercial Dog Food
  • Part 2: Home Cooked Dog Food
  • Part 3: Foods to Avoid
  • Part 4: 7 Dangerous Foods for Dogs
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Life Stage Feeding

  • Part 1: Life stages
  • Part 2: Puppies, Adult dogs and Old age
  • Part 3: Vegetarian and Vegan Dogs
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Obesity

  • Part 1: Obesity
  • Part 2: How Obesity Affects Behaviour
  • Part 3: Weight Loss
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Specific Health Problems

  • Part 1: Specific Health Problems
  • Part 2: Skin and Coat Problems
  • Part 3: Cancer
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Whole Dog Health

  • Part 1: Food and Health Divide

  • Part 2: Other Natural Health Options
  • Part 3: Natural Therapy in Practice
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 5 - Canine Behaviour Training

Module 1 Canine history, genetics and evolution

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Genetics and Evolution
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Breed differences and senses

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Senses
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 The dogs brain, imprinting and early learning

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Social Learning
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Social structure of the dog and emotion

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What about Leadership?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Communication, canine body language and stress

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Canine Communication
  • Part 3: What is Canine Stress?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Environmental and owner influence

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Dog Meets Home
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Health, diet and hormones

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Behaviour during Health Checks
  • Part 3: Hormones
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 How dogs learn

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What We Know Now
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Punishment and discipline

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Aversion Training 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 Aggression

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Stages of Aggression
  • Part 3: Types of Aggression
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 How to train a dog

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Preparing for Dog Training
  • Part 3: Basic Commands
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 Changing Behaviour

  • Part 1: Introduction

  • Part 2: Resource Guarding
  • Part 3: Fear of Dogs or People
  • Module 12 Assessment

Course 6 - Dog Training

Module 1 Dog Training

  • Part 1: Why Educate?
  • Part 2: The Wolf Pack Theory
  • Part 3: Modern Dog Training and Research
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 How Dogs Learn

  • Part 1: Variations in Learning Speed
  • Part 2: Types of Learning (Conditioning)
  • Part 3: Reinforcement and Punishment
  • Part 4: Escape and Avoidance Learning
  • Part 5: Vicarious Learning and Latent Learning
  • Part 6: Generalisation, Discrimination and Extinction
  • Part 7: Biological Factors
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Observation and Communication

  • Part 1: Why is Observation So Important?
  • Part 2: Canine Communication
  • Part 3: Calming Signals
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Reward and Reinforcement

  • Part 1: Positive Reinforcement
  • Part 2: Negative Reinforcement and Positive Punishment
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Puppy Development & Training Classes

  • Part 1: Nature and Nurture
  • Part 2: Puppy Classes
  • Part 3: Puppy Farm Dogs
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Training Skills

  • Part 1: Training Skills
  • Part 2: Learning in Context
  • Part 3: Basic Handling Video
  • Part 4: Clicker Training Video
  • Part 5: Lure and Capture Video
  • Part 6: Shaping Behaviour Video
  • Part 7: Wait Command Video
  • Part 8: Target Stick Command Video
  • Part 9: Loose Leash Video
  • Part 10: Come Back Command Video
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Individual Consultations

  • Part 1: Separation Anxiety
  • Part 2: Behaviour Adjustment Therapy
  • Part 3: Aggression
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 Your Dog Training Future

  • Part 1: Your Dog Training Future
  • Part 2: Small Business Management
  • Part 3: Registering as a Sole Trader
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 7 - Dog Grooming

Module 1: Working with Dogs

  • Part 1: Working with Dogs
  • Part 2: Dog Behaviour Basics
  • Part 3: Infection and Disease
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Canine Anatomy and Health

  • Part 1: Dog Skeleton
  • Part 2: Muscular System
  • Part 3: Coat and Skin Issues
  • Part 4: First Aid
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Essential Grooming Requirements

  • Part 1: Essential Grooming Requirements
  • Part 2: Combs and Brushes
  • Part 3: Hairdryers
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Getting Practical

  • Part 1: Getting Practical
  • Part 2: Ears
  • Part 3: Nails
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Time to Get Clean

  • Part 1: Canine Coat Types
  • Part 2: Preparing for the Bath
  • Part 3: Drying the Dog
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Styling Theory

  • Part 1: Spaniel Style
  • Part 2: Drop Coat Style
  • Part 3: Legs, Feet and Tail
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Styling in Practice

  • Part 1: Styling in Practice
  • Part 2: Creating Face Shapes
  • Part 3: Styling for a Dog Show
  • Part 4: Styling for a Dog Show
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Grooming and Paperwork

  • Part 1: Grooming and Paperwork
  • Part 2: Grooming Puppies
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Building Your Business

  • Part 1: Building Your Business
  • Part 2: Registering Your Business
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Marketing, Customers and Growth

  • Part 1: Marketing
  • Part 2: Happy Customers
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 8 - Canine Communication

Module 1 The Dog

  • Part 1: Man’s Best Friend
  • Part 2: Dogs and Wolves
  • Part 3: Senses of the Dog
  • Part 4: Scent Based Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Communication Basics

  • Part 1: What is Communication?
  • Part 2: Breed Differences
  • Part 3: Dognition
  • Part 4: Canine Intelligences
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Faces

  • Part 1: Facial Expression
  • Part 2: Puppy Dog Eyes
  • Part 3: Warning Eyes
  • Part 4: Happy Smiles
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Calming Signals

  • Part 1: What Are Calming Signals?
  • Part 2: Walking in Curve
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Body Language

  • Part 1: Body Language
  • Part 2: Submissive Fear
  • Part 3: Tail Position
  • Part 4: Defensive Fear
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Emotion and Chat

  • Part 1: Emotion and Communication
  • Part 2: Voice Areas in the Brain
  • Part 3: Pro Social Behaviour
  • Part 4: Vocal Communication
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Adapting Your Own Input

  • Part 1: Happy Dogs
  • Part 2: Anxious Dog
  • Part 3: ‘Teenage’ Dog
  • Part 4: Aggressive Dog
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 A Dog’s Needs

  • Part 1: A Dog’s Needs

  • Part 2: Stress
  • Part 3: The Danger of Long Term Stress
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 9 - Pet Bereavement Counsellor

Module 1 - People and Animals

  • Part 1: The Science
  • Part 2: Dogs and Their Caregivers
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Stages of Grief

  • Part 1: Tradition Grief Interpretation
  • Part 2: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - How Your Clients Feel

  • Part 1: Symptoms
  • Part 2: Your Essential Skills
  • Part 3: Listening and Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Immediate Help

  • Part 1: Immediate Help
  • Part 2: Mindfulness and Grief
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Healing with Therapy

  • Part 1: Healing with Therapy
  • Part 2: Therapy Conclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Therapy Tools

  • Part 1: Therapy Tools
  • Part 2: Another Animal
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Grief Disorders

  • Part 1: Grief Disorders
  • Part 2: Grief and Depression
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Your Business

  • Your Business
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 10 - Horse Care and Management

Module 1: An Overview of the Horse

  • Part 1: Evolution and domestication
  • Part 2: Coats colours and markings
  • Part 3: Communication
  • Part 4: Learning
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Welfare

  • Part 1: The five freedoms
  • Part 2: Equine professionals
  • Part 3: Abnormal behaviours
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Physical Health

  • Part 1: Checking your horse’s health
  • Part 2: How to train your horse to accept health checks
  • Part 3: Common horse health problems
  • Part 4: First aid kit for horses
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Basic Horse Care

  • Part 1: Safety around horses
  • Part 2: Feeding and watering
  • Part 3: Grooming
  • Part 4: Thermoregulation and blanketing
  • Part 5: Hoof care
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Housing Your Horse

  • Part 1: Stabling
  • Part 2: Group housing
  • Part 3: Social structure
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Riding Equipment and Training

  • Part 1: Choosing and fitting a saddle for your horse
  • Part 2: Bridles and bits
  • Part 3: Understanding horse training methods
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Buying Your Horse

  • Part 1: The cost of owning a horse
  • Part 2: Before buying a horse
  • Part 3: Viewing prospective horses
  • Part 4: Taking your new horse home
  • Module 7 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

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Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

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Windows:

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

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  • 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:

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