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Every pet owner knows how intriguing and complex animals can be. Each creature is endearingly individual and full of surprises. Cats can be spirited and mysterious. Dogs can be untameable but adorable. Learn to speak their language and fully understand their habits, instincts, wants, and needs with the Animal Care course, written by professional veterinarians. Once you understand each other, your bond will be so much stronger.

All kinds of pets need specific care, whether they have four legs, two legs or no legs at all. This online course covers a range of pets and their specific needs, care, living requirements, and diseases.

Learn how to take care of pets properly and react in the right way to give them what they need. Once you can see things from a pet’s point of view, you’ll be better equipped to give them a comfortable life and develop a harmonious relationship that’s fulfilling for you and them. Get started today and awaken your animal instincts!

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?

    • Socialization
    • Dogs and learning
    • Juniors and seniors
    • Habits – digging, chewing, and more!

    Module 2: If Dogs Could Talk

    • Body language
    • Stances
    • Body language reference table
    • Smells and sniffing
    • Urine and feces
    • Vocal language

    Module 3: A Dog's Eye View

    • Fear
    • Anxiety
    • Aggression
    • Scent marking
    • Elimination
    • Issues at feeding time

    Module 4: Normal Cat Behavior

    • How cats’ behavior develops as they grow
    • Feeding time rules
    • Sleeping and biological rhythms
    • Sexual behavior
    • Maternal instincts
    • Aggression

    Module 5: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal

    • Peculiarities of certain breeds
    • When play is not play
    • Moody & sensitive times
    • Differentiating instinct from conditioning
    • Differentiating between behavioral and health issues

    Module 6: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication

    • Reading body language
    • Sense of smell
    • Sense of hearing
    • Distinctive cat sounds
    • What’s she trying to tell me?

    Module 7: Cat Care And Health

    • Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
    • Scratching
    • House training
    • Excessive vocalization
    • Discipline
    • Preventative health care
    • Responsible ownership
    • Effects of ageing

    Module 8: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

    • Different breeds
    • Common problems and diseases
    • Providing an adequate living environment
    • Exercise
    • Usual care needed

    Module 9: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats

    • Different breeds
    • Understanding behavior
    • Common problems and diseases
    • Providing an adequate living environment
    • Usual care needed

    Module 10: Specific Information On Birds

    • General tips on caring for birds
    • Small birds
    • Larger birds & birds of prey
    • Poultry
    • The parrot family
    • Recognizing common diseases and preventing spread

    Module 11: Specific Information On Fish

    • How to care for fish
    • Tropical fish
    • Cold water fish
    • Marine fish
    • Recognizing disease and what to do

    Module 12: Specific Information On Reptiles

    • Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
    • How to care for reptiles
    • Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
    • Snakes & lizards
    • Recognizing disease and what to do

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who wants to know more about animal care and training
    • Pet parents who care deeply for their animals and want to get to know them better
    • Anyone interested in keeping a pet and who wants to know which one is right for them
    • Anyone interested in working with animals or starting an animal business
    • People who want to feel confident around animals by knowing how to read them

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      About

      Every pet owner knows how intriguing and complex animals can be. Each creature is endearingly individual and full of surprises. Cats can be spirited and mysterious. Dogs can be untameable but adorable. Learn to speak their language and fully understand their habits, instincts, wants, and needs with the Animal Care course, written by professional veterinarians. Once you understand each other, your bond will be so much stronger.

      All kinds of pets need specific care, whether they have four legs, two legs or no legs at all. This online course covers a range of pets and their specific needs, care, living requirements, and diseases.

      Learn how to take care of pets properly and react in the right way to give them what they need. Once you can see things from a pet’s point of view, you’ll be better equipped to give them a comfortable life and develop a harmonious relationship that’s fulfilling for you and them. Get started today and awaken your animal instincts!

        Requirements

        International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

        Lessons

        Module 1: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?

        • Socialization
        • Dogs and learning
        • Juniors and seniors
        • Habits – digging, chewing, and more!

        Module 2: If Dogs Could Talk

        • Body language
        • Stances
        • Body language reference table
        • Smells and sniffing
        • Urine and feces
        • Vocal language

        Module 3: A Dog's Eye View

        • Fear
        • Anxiety
        • Aggression
        • Scent marking
        • Elimination
        • Issues at feeding time

        Module 4: Normal Cat Behavior

        • How cats’ behavior develops as they grow
        • Feeding time rules
        • Sleeping and biological rhythms
        • Sexual behavior
        • Maternal instincts
        • Aggression

        Module 5: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal

        • Peculiarities of certain breeds
        • When play is not play
        • Moody & sensitive times
        • Differentiating instinct from conditioning
        • Differentiating between behavioral and health issues

        Module 6: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication

        • Reading body language
        • Sense of smell
        • Sense of hearing
        • Distinctive cat sounds
        • What’s she trying to tell me?

        Module 7: Cat Care And Health

        • Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
        • Scratching
        • House training
        • Excessive vocalization
        • Discipline
        • Preventative health care
        • Responsible ownership
        • Effects of ageing

        Module 8: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

        • Different breeds
        • Common problems and diseases
        • Providing an adequate living environment
        • Exercise
        • Usual care needed

        Module 9: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats

        • Different breeds
        • Understanding behavior
        • Common problems and diseases
        • Providing an adequate living environment
        • Usual care needed

        Module 10: Specific Information On Birds

        • General tips on caring for birds
        • Small birds
        • Larger birds & birds of prey
        • Poultry
        • The parrot family
        • Recognizing common diseases and preventing spread

        Module 11: Specific Information On Fish

        • How to care for fish
        • Tropical fish
        • Cold water fish
        • Marine fish
        • Recognizing disease and what to do

        Module 12: Specific Information On Reptiles

        • Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
        • How to care for reptiles
        • Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
        • Snakes & lizards
        • Recognizing disease and what to do

        Career

        Who is this course for?

        • Anyone who wants to know more about animal care and training
        • Pet parents who care deeply for their animals and want to get to know them better
        • Anyone interested in keeping a pet and who wants to know which one is right for them
        • Anyone interested in working with animals or starting an animal business
        • People who want to feel confident around animals by knowing how to read them

          Certification

          You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

          Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

          All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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          9750 Students

          highlight

          Guarantee

          highlight

          Accredited

          highlight

          Accredited