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Course Overview

The Animal Care and Psychology course is designed by experts in the field with years of experience caring for and communicating with animals. In this accredited course, you will gain all the required skills and knowledge to work with animals successfully, learning the different methods for caring for a variety of common household pets, from cats and dogs to reptiles and fish. 

This course includes fundamental knowledge on animal care. You will become an expert in animal first aid and nutrition, learning how to identify when a beloved pet is ill and what their dietary requirements are. Not only that, but you will be able to build a stronger connection with animals by understanding how they think and interact with humans.

Kickstart your career as an animal psychologist, pet sitter, dog trainer or veterinary assistant, and earn a recognised qualification to work in zoos, veterinary surgeries and clients’ homes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of how to care for a range of household pets
  • Deeper your understanding of animal behaviour and psychology
  • Become an expert in animal first aid and broaden your knowledge of common illnesses and diseases in animals
  • Learn expert grooming techniques specifically for canines, cats and horses
  • Understand the dietary requirements of various household pets
  • Take steps to become an animal psychologist, veterinary assistant, pet sitter, dog trainer, or zookeeper
  • Train your puppy to heel, learn how to walk your puppy and teach your kitten to use the litter tray
  • Understand how to care for ornamental fish and keep their tank in excellent condition
  • Know how to look after reptiles and understand the kind of environment in which they thrive

Who is this course for?

Every pet owner, aide and professional working with animals should have a solid understanding of animal psychology. For animal lovers who are interested in exploring the basics of veterinary medicine and anyone involved in working with animals in any of the many jobs in the animal care industry, this course is a must.

Why Should You Choose this Course
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After completing all the modules of the course, your learning will be assessed by an automated multiple choice question exam. You can participate in the Mock Exam prior to commence the course completion Final Exam.


No previous experience is required to enrol in this course. You can access the course from any kind of e-device anytime, anywhere.

Career paths

After completing this course, you will be able to accelerate your career in this large industry, equipped with the skills to pursue related professions such as animal care assistant, working in kennels, catteries, rescue centres, shelters, and a host of other establishments, to help look after animals.


Once you’ve successfully completed your Animal Care and Psychology course, you can obtain the Digital (PDF) Certificate for only £2.49. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post for only £4.99 (FREE POSTAGE). With these affordable pricing on certificates, we’re also offering the PDF Transcript for FREE. This Offer is valid for the month of February Only. All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to the Care and Animal Welfare of All Species
Introduction to the Care and Animal Welfare of All Species 00:26:00
Module 02: Basic Animal Health & Nutrition
Basic Animal Health & Nutrition Part-1 00:24:00
Basic Animal Health & Nutrition Part-2 00:23:00
Module 03: Hygiene and First Aid for Animal
Hygiene and First Aid for Animal 00:46:00
Module 04: Getting to Know the Dogs & Puppies
Getting to Know the Dogs & Puppies 00:22:00
Module 05: Getting to Know the Kittens and Cats
Getting to Know the Kittens and Cats 00:29:00
Module 06: Learning about Horses
Learning about Horses 00:23:00
Module 07: Learning about Birds
Learning about Birds 00:21:00
Module 8: Specific Information on Rabbits & Guinea-Pigs
Specific Information on Rabbits & Guinea-Pigs 00:19:00
Module 9: Specific Information on Ornamental Fish
Specific Information on Ornamental Fish 00:28:00
Module 10: Specific Information on Reptiles
Specific Information on Reptiles 00:23:00
Module 11: Animal Psychology
Animal Psychology 00:33:00
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