Animal Psychology

Animal Psychology

  • 30 ONLINE STUDY HOURS
  • INCLUDES VIDEO CONTENT
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$ 175

This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to better understand the behaviour of animals, how to properly care for pets, and to any learner who is interested in pet care as a future industry to work in. 

COURSE MODULES

Module 1: Domestication - how pets came in from the cold
  • 1.1 History to human engagement with pets
  • 1.2 Breeding
  • 1.3 Anthropomorphism (transferring human emotions & expectations to pets)
  • 1.4 Choosing your pet
Module 2: Normal dog behaviour - when your pet is being true to his nature
  • 2.1 Socialisation
  • 2.2 How older dogs change
  • 2.3 Understanding puppy behaviour
  • 2.4 Feeding time
  • 2.5 Habits like licking, digging & jumping
Module 3: If dogs could talk
  • 3.1 Dogs’ body language
  • 3.2 How they greet humans and other dogs
  • 3.3 How to recognise what signals play
  • 3.4 Different types of aggressive behaviour
  • 3.5 The hidden language in dogs’ smells/urine/faeces/sniffing
  • 3.6 Translating vocal language
Module 4: Calm the pack – fear, aggression and anxiety
  • 4.1 Aggression: territorial, protective, predatory, sexual, fearful and more
  • 4.2 Anxiety due to separation
  • 4.3 Fear
Module 5: How well do you know me? The colourful world of dogs’ antics explained
  • 5.1 Rolling over and rolling in poo!
  • 5.2 How dogs feel about your stroking, patting,
  • 5.3 tummy tickles & ear scratching
  • 5.4 Circling and chasing tail
  • 5.5 Tail between legs
  • 5.6 Muzzle grabbing
  • 5.7 Eating grass
Module 6: Lose your mind to understand your dog’s
  • 6.1 Marking in inappropriate places
  • 6.2 Urination due to excitement and submission
  • 6.3 Unusual levels of barking
  • 6.4 Soiling your home
Module 7: What is normal behaviour for a cat?
  • 7.1 Eating rituals - how and why they differ from dogs
  • 7.2 Important early lessons for kittens
  • 7.3 Understanding how older cats change
  • 7.4 Kneading
  • 7.5 Burying faeces
Module 8: A cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at
  • 8.1 Body language – tails, whiskers, eyes & 8.2 ears, posture
  • 8.3 Instinctive activity
  • 8.4 Cat calls
  • 8.5 Bringing you their catch
  • 8.6 Napping & playing
  • 8.7 Grooming
Module 9: When you’ve had it with your cat – psychiatric challenges
  • 9.1 The ins and outs of litter trays - what works and doesn’t
  • 9.2 Why they soil where you don’t want them to
  • 9.3 How to deal with challenges
  • 9.4 Jumping up
  • 9.5 Shouting
Module 10: Cat on a griddle
  • 10.1 Likely reasons for aggression and how to recognise different kinds
  • 10.2 Desensitising
  • 10.3 Separation anxiety
  • 10.4 The impact of environmental stress
Module 11: Understanding rabbits
  • 11.1 Body language
  • 11.2 Rabbit noises
  • 11.3 Normal behaviour and what signals a problem
  • 11.4 Chewing
  • 11.5 Marking

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