Animal Care

Help animals in the right way by knowing what they’re telling you

Animal Care

Help animals in the right way by knowing what they’re telling you

  • Know how to react to an animal depending on the signs he’s giving out by recognizing when a dog is aggressive, scared, stressed or depressed
  • See things from an animal’s point of view to build a special bond and reassure clients their pets are in very capable hands
  • You can study anywhere and at any time through our online course available on all devices on a platform which is easy to navigate
$175
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

60 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 90 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Forewarned is forearmed so find out what your animal's behavior means. Why do dogs sniff butts? Why do cats mark their territory by spraying? Why is your dog howling all day?
  • Learn to `talk the talk` with your pet so you know what he’s telling you and react in the right way
  • Understand the challenges of being a pet owner or carer and how to deal with each situation
  • You’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to correctly care for animals to keep them healthy and happy
  • A better understanding will increase your confidence to live or work with animals

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Potential pet parents can find out about different types of animals and breeds to see if they are a suitable match.
  • Pet guardians can know if their animal is anxious, angry, happy or ill and, therefore, know the right course of action to put things right
  • Anyone working with animals can work towards the ICOES-accredited certificate to show clients they are more than capable of looking after their little loved ones

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Forewarned is forearmed so find out what your animal's behavior means. Why do dogs sniff butts? Why do cats mark their territory by spraying? Why is your dog howling all day?
  • Learn to `talk the talk` with your pet so you know what he’s telling you and react in the right way
  • Understand the challenges of being a pet owner or carer and how to deal with each situation
  • You’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to correctly care for animals to keep them healthy and happy
  • A better understanding will increase your confidence to live or work with animals

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Potential pet parents can find out about different types of animals and breeds to see if they are a suitable match.
  • Pet guardians can know if their animal is anxious, angry, happy or ill and, therefore, know the right course of action to put things right
  • Anyone working with animals can work towards the ICOES-accredited certificate to show clients they are more than capable of looking after their little loved ones

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Studying at your own pace, our professional animal experts will arm you with the knowledge to correctly care for animals
  • Watching and listening to animals to correctly read signals to become a responsible animal owner or professional
  • Our accredited course offers another perspective on caring for and understanding animals

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • Go further in your career with animals and have a better understanding of pets
  • Be the best owner you can by broadening your knowledge to properly take care of animals
  • Open your eyes to a new or better way to communicate with pets

COURSES MODULES

Module 1: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?
  • 1.1 Socialization
  • 1.2 Dogs and learning
  • 1.3 Juniors and seniors
  • 1.4 Habits – digging, chewing, and more!
Module 2: If Dogs Could Talk
  • 2.1 Body language
  • 2.2 Stances
  • 2.3 Body language reference table
  • 2.4 Smells and sniffing
  • 2.5 Urine and feces
  • 2.6 Vocal language
Module 3: A Dog's Eye View
  • 3.1 Fear
  • 3.2 Anxiety
  • 3.3 Aggression
  • 3.4 Scent marking
  • 3.5 Elimination
  • 3.6 Issues at feeding time
Module 4: Normal Cat Behavior
  • 4.1 How cats’ behaviour develops as they grow
  • 4.2 Feeding time rules
  • 4.3 Sleeping and biological rhythms
  • 4.4 Sexual behaviour
  • 4.5 Maternal instincts
  • 4.6 Aggression
Module 5: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal
  • 5.1 Peculiarities of certain breeds
  • 5.2 When play is not play
  • 5.3 Moody & sensitive times
  • 5.4 Differentiating instinct from conditioning
  • 5.5 Differentiating between behavioural and health issues
Module 6: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication
  • 6.1 Reading body language
  • 6.2 Sense of smell
  • 6.3 Sense of hearing
  • 6.4 Distinctive cat sounds
  • 6.5 What’s she trying to tell me?
Module 7: Cat Care And Health
  • 7.1 Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
  • 7.2 Scratching
  • 7.3 House training
  • 7.4 Excessive vocalisation
  • 7.5 Discipline
  • 7.6 Preventative health care
  • 7.7 Responsible ownership
  • 7.8 Effects of ageing
Module 8: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
  • 8.1 Different breeds
  • 8.2 Common problems and diseases
  • 8.3 Providing an adequate living environment
  • 8.4 Exercise
  • 8.5 Usual care needed
Module 9: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats
  • 9.1 Different breeds
  • 9.2 Understanding behaviour
  • 9.3 Common problems and diseases
  • 9.4 Providing an adequate living environment
  • 9.5 Usual care needed
Module 10: Specific Information On Birds
  • 10.1 General tips on caring for birds
  • 10.2 Small birds
  • 10.3 Larger birds & birds of prey
  • 10.4 Poultry
  • 10.5 The parrot family
  • 10.6 Recognising common diseases and preventing spread
Module 11: Specific Information On Fish
  • 11.1 How to care for fish
  • 11.2 Tropical fish
  • 11.3 Cold water fish
  • 11.4 Marine fish
  • 11.5 Recognising disease and what to do
Module 12: Specific Information On Reptiles
  • 12.1 Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
  • 12.2 How to care for reptiles
  • 12.3 Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
  • 12.4 Snakes & lizards
  • 12.5 Recognising disease and what to do

36548 STUDENTS

126 COUNTRIES

5960 HAPPY PETS IN 2017

15497 COURSES ENROLLED IN 2017

OUR COURSES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY PURR-FESSIONALS

Deborah

Deborah Shores, DVM, is an American Veterinarian and a 2008 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, minor in Chemistry, from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, USA.

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Pippa

Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27-years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started seeing practice at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream-come-true when she was accepted for vet school. Pippa then went on to graduate.

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Assessment

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On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 90 days to learn the tricks of the trade to confidently care for all types of animals.
  • The course will only take about 50 hours to complete, less time if you only want to study the modules concerning certain animals and not all of them. From the minute you start the course you will begin to learn the skills you need to care for animals, understand animals and learn about animal behavior.
  • You can set your own pace of study because it is completely online and available on any device. You can study anytime, anywhere so there's no pressure. These are some of the reasons that Holly and Hugo are the perfect partners for busy people.
  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage. These modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up.
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you will be able to download your pdf certificate.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE?

  • Our courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material. Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours. We're just a phone call or email away.
  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered to help you enjoy a better understanding of animals.

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses. The main veterinarians involved in our courses are Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS who graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, and has 27 years' experience and Deborah Shore DVM, who graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • You will be getting up-to-date information from experienced professionals so you can be confident the advice is credible.
  • In return for your dedication, you can receive a certificate of study.
  • Holly & Hugo courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, (www.icoes.org) , assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education.
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service. Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career.

CAREER PATH

  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better ways to care for animals.
  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals.
  • Be better equipped to go for a promotion or pay rise through your dedication to continual learning and improving your knowledge.

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOLLY AND HUGO

The course content was brilliant! It also stuck to the point and didn't veer off into only distantly related subjects unlike some courses I have attempted in the past. The e-books are a great idea and very attractively designed, and very helpful. I really like the layout of your course material and the ease of use, and it's great to receive a certificate from yourselves, an accredited one AND the added bonus of the Completion Letter and the Breakdown Transcript! I am finding it very rewarding to be learning so much on these courses and I am certain the new knowledge and understanding I am gaining will be hugely beneficial in helping me to achieve my animal career/business goals and also my ability to care for and understand my own and others animals. The Holly and Hugo team are lovely people who are very easy to communicate with and are always helpful And their social media presence is an awesome way to stay connected and feel part of an enthusiastic community. Don't look any further for courses!! Choose Holly and Hugo!! Susan Grainger - United Kingdom

My Boss told me all about Holly and Hugo's Courses that have great insight on Pet health, care and other business guidelines. So I thought I might enroll in the Ultimate Guide to dog Grooming and got side tracked by other fabulous courses as well. The Animal Care course gave me a better view of how to correctly care for your pets, along with common diseases, what symptoms to look for and what to do when they occur. I would love to complete a few more courses that will help me achieve my goals. Selente - New Zealand

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