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Love animals and looking for your ideal job? Combine the two by finding a top career working with pets. This course is packed with practical advice on how to find jobs in this field and write awesome job applications. It also details specifics on animal behavior and how to launch your own pet care service such as pet sitting or professional dog walking.

With the A-Z animal job directory list, you can learn about 60 career choices such as animal behaviorist, veterinarian, pet adoption counsellor, horse identifier, or wildlife rehabilitator. There's also business ideas for animal lovers such as becoming a dog walker, pet sitter, animal photographer, or pet writer. We’ll help you take your great idea and turn it into a successful pet business.

This course shows you how to get the relevant work experience that'll grab the attention of would-be employers or clients. We’ll guide you through creating an inspirational portfolio, writing a knockout CV, and what to write to make your application letter awesome.

Our certificate course shows you how to get your clients, create campaigns to get your business noticed, set out your business plan, and launch your successful venture. Start studying our course online now so that you can turn your dream of working with animals into a reality.

    Requisitos

    Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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.

    Lecciones

    Desglose del Curso

    Module 1: Brainstorming And Research
    • 1.1 Why Work with Animals?
    • 1.2 Pros and Cons
    • 1.3 Decide on Your Strengths
    • 1.4 Reality Check
    • 1.5 Where to Find Jobs
    • 1.6 Researching the Job
    • 1.7 Comparative Salaries
    Module 2: Gaining Experience
    • 2.1 Personal Experience
    • 2.2 Unpaid Experience
    • 2.3 Broadening Your Education
    • 2.4 Volunteering Abroad
    • 2.5 Internships
    Module 3: Portfolios, Cv, And Application
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 An Inspirational Portfolio
    • 3.3 Writing a Killer CV
    • 3.4 Creating an Awesome Application Letter
    Module 4: Applying To Vet School
    • 4.1 The Path to Vet School
    • 4.2 Planning your Finance
    • 4.3 Interviews and Experience
    • 4.4 Veterinary Careers and Specializations
    Module 5: Health-related Careers
    • 5.1 Animal-assisted Therapist
    • 5.2 Animal Behaviorist
    • 5.3 Animal Chiropractor
    • 5.4 Animal Geneticist
    • 5.5 Animal Health Inspector
    • 5.6 Artificial Insemination Officer
    • 5.7 Nutritionist
    • 5.8 Physiotherapist
    • 5.9 Practice manager
    • 5.10 Receptionist
    • 5.11 Vet Tech (US) Vet Nurse (UK)
    • 5.12 Vet Tech specializations
    • 5.13 VSA
    Module 6: Pet-related Careers
    • 6.1 Animal Control Officer
    • 6.2 Animal Cruelty Officer (ASPCA, RSPCA)
    • 6.3 Animal Photographer
    • 6.4 Detection Dog Handler
    • 6.5 Dog Breeder
    • 6.6 Dog Trainer
    • 6.7 Doggy Daycare Owner
    • 6.8 Dog Walker
    • 6.9 Drug Company Rep
    • 6.10 Groomer
    • 6.11 Kennel Attendant/Manager
    • 6.12 Pet Adoption Counsellor
    • 6.13 Pet Food Salesperson
    • 6.14 Pet Sitter
    • 6.15 Pet Writer
    • 6.16 Police Dog Handler
    • 6.17 Service Dog Trainer
    Module 7: Animal-related Careers
    • 7.1 Animal Behaviorist
    • 7.2 Aqua Culturist
    • 7.3 Dairy Herdsmen
    • 7.4 Ecologist
    • 7.5 Equine Dentist
    • 7.6 Exercise Rider
    • 7.7 Farrier
    • 7.8 Foaling Attendant
    • 7.9 Fish and Game Warden
    • 7.10 Groom
    • 7.11 Herpetologist
    • 7.12 Horse Identifier
    • 7.13 Horse Pedigree Analyst
    • 7.14 Jockey
    • 7.15 Marine Biologist
    • 7.16 Marine Mammal Trainer
    • 7.17 Mounted Police Officer
    • 7.18 Primatologist
    • 7.19 Racing Steward, Starter, Outrider, Licensing Clerk
    • 7.20 Ranch Manager
    • 7.21 Reptile Breeder
    • 7.22 Wildlife Biologist or Zoologist
    • 7.23 Wildlife Rehabilitator
    • 7.24 Zoo Keeper, Habitat Designer, Educator
    Module 8: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?
    • 8.1 Socialization
    • 8.2 Dogs and learning
    • 8.3 Juniors and seniors
    • 8.4 Habits – digging, chewing, and more!
    Module 9: If Dogs Could Talk
    • 9.1 Body language
    • 9.2 Stances
    • 9.3 Body language reference table
    • 9.4 Smells and sniffing
    • 9.5 Urine and feces
    • 9.6 Vocal language
    Module 10: A Dog's Eye View
    • 10.1 Fear
    • 10.2 Anxiety
    • 10.3 Aggression
    • 10.4 Scent marking
    • 10.5 Elimination
    • 10.6 Issues at feeding time
    Module 11: Normal Cat Behavior
    • 11.1 How cats’ behaviour develops as they grow
    • 11.2 Feeding time rules
    • 11.3 Sleeping and biological rhythms
    • 11.4 Sexual behavior
    • 11.5 Maternal instincts
    • 11.6 Aggression
    Module 12: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal
    • 12.1 Peculiarities of certain breeds
    • 12.2 When play is not play
    • 12.3 Moody & sensitive times
    • 12.4 Differentiating instinct from conditioning
    • 12.5 Differentiating between behavioral and health issues
    Module 13: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication
    • 13.1 Reading body language
    • 13.2 Sense of smell
    • 13.3 Sense of hearing
    • 13.4 Distinctive cat sounds
    • 13.5 What’s she trying to tell me?
    Module 14: Cat Care And Health
    • 14.1 Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
    • 14.2 Scratching
    • 14.3 House training
    • 14.4 Excessive vocalization
    • 14.5 Discipline
    • 14.6 Preventative health care
    • 14.7 Responsible ownership
    • 14.8 Effects of ageing
    Module 15: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
    • 15.1 Different breeds
    • 15.2 Common problems and diseases
    • 15.3 Providing an adequate living environment
    • 15.4 Exercise
    • 15.5 Usual care needed
    Module 16: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats
    • 16.1 Different breeds
    • 16.2 Understanding behavior
    • 16.3 Common problems and diseases
    • 16.4 Providing an adequate living environment
    • 16.5 Usual care needed
    Module 17: Specific Information On Birds
    • 17.1 General tips on caring for birds
    • 17.2 Small birds
    • 17.3 Larger birds & birds of prey
    • 17.4 Poultry
    • 17.5 The parrot family
    • 17.6 Recognizing common diseases and preventing spread
    Module 18: Specific Information On Fish
    • 18.1 How to care for fish
    • 18.2 Tropical fish
    • 18.3 Cold water fish
    • 18.4 Marine fish
    • 18.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
    Module 19: Specific Information On Reptiles
    • 19.1 Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
    • 19.2 How to care for reptiles
    • 19.3 Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
    • 19.4 Snakes & lizards
    • 19.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
    Module 20: Training Puppies
    • 20.1 Training with treats so puppy falls in love with you
    • 20.2 Provide a safe den for your pup through crate training
    • 20.3 Have a safe, obedient dog which responds to basic commands
    • 20.4 Trim nails, clean ears and handle paws without nips
    • 20.5 The 3 stages of house training to stop ‘accidents’
    • 20.6 Teach your pup how to greet other animals and humans
    • 20.7 Nipping problem behaviors before they escalate
    • 20.8 Fun and games for everyone with tricks and treats
    Module 21: Training Of Adult Dogs
    • 21.1 Breaking bad habits by knowing what to ignore and what to reward
    • 21.2 Teaching good behavior with kindness (and doggie treats!)
    • 21.3 Learn your dog’s habits to prioritize what work needs to be done
    • 21.4 Be consistent with commands to avoid confusing your pet
    • 21.5 Stop anti-social behavior so your dog is fun to be around
    • 21.6 Confidence-building tips for a happy dog
    • 21.7 Teaching an old dog, new tricks
    Module 22: Cat Training
    • 22.1 Teach your cat to respond to the sound of a clicker
    • 22.2 Getting cats to use their litter box
    • 22.3 Stop scratching or clawing and save on repair bills
    • 22.4 Distraction techniques to stop cats jumping on furniture
    • 22.5 Purr-fect methods to having a sociable cat and not a sour-puss
    Module 23: Bird Training
    • 23.1 Show birds how to respond to clicker training
    • 23.2 Golden rules in teaching birds to speak
    • 23.3 Learning to socialize without ruffling feathers
    • 23.4 Safe handling so you don’t frighten your bird (or get pecked)
    Module 24: Fundamentals Of Dog Walking And Pet Sitting
    • 24.1 Keeping you and all pets safe
    • 24.2 How to handle an attacking dog
    • 24.3 Knowing when you’ll need to involve a vet
    • 24.4 Entering and leaving pets homes securely and safely
    • 24.5 Know your responsibilities as a pet carer
    Module 25: Out And About – professional Dog Walking
    • 25.1 Be prepared - what to be on the lookout for
    • 25.2 Reading dogs’ body language and responding correctly
    • 25.3 Understanding and reacting to aggression
    • 25.4 The dynamics of dog fights and how to avoid/intervene
    • 25.5 Complying with the law
    Module 26: Disease, Health And Hygiene
    • 26.1 How to keep pets bedding and general environment clean and hygienic
    • 26.2 Control of disease and infection
    • 26.3 Keeping yourself safe from infection
    • 26.4 Know the signs of infections and diseases which animals can pass to humans
    • 26.5 Find the safe way to administer medication safely
    Module 27: Being Professional With Clients
    • 27.1 Get off to a good start - you only have one chance to make a great impression
    • 27.2 Preparing your checklist for meeting new clients
    • 27.3 Microchipping and other forms of ID
    • 27.4 Arranging entry/security details
    • 27.5 Be forewarned on what clients are likely to ask
    • 27.6 What to put in your contract’s Terms & Conditions
    • 27.7 Work out your fees and exactly what is included
    Module 28: Handling And Getting Around With Your Pets
    • 28.1 Knowing which handling equipment and restraints you’ll need
    • 28.2 Safe way to approaching a nervous animal
    • 28.3 Learn the warning signs of unpredictable behavior
    • 28.4 Learn the techniques to handle cats and dogs correctly so they are content
    • 28.5 Find out the best ways to handle exotic pets without stressing them
    • 28.6 Keeping animals safe and secure in your car
    Module 29: Specific Information On Dogs And Cats
    • 29.1 One size doesn’t fit all - know the correct levels of exercise for each individual animal
    • 29.2 Study nutrition to know what to dish out at mealtimes
    • 29.3 Understanding behavior and retraining when needed
    • 29.4 Caring for elderly pets and changes to watch out for
    • 29.5 Physical care and grooming needs of your clients’ pets
    • 29.6 Ways to show affection to keep animals calm and happy
    • 29.7 Recognizing signs of common diseases and the course of action
    Module 30: First Aid
    • 30.1 On the spot diagnosis and what to do next
    • 30.2 Learning when vomiting and diarrhea need urgent attention and when not
    • 30.3 What items are poisonous for pets and what to do if he swallows them
    • 30.4 Dressing and nursing cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
    • 30.5 Coping with breaks and fractures
    • 30.6 Taking action when an animal goes into shock
    • 30.7 Saving animals’ lives with CPR
    • 30.8 What you need in your first-aid kit
    Module 31: How Pet Sitting Can Get You Up And Running In Business
    • 31.1 How to set up a successful pet business
    • 31.2 Ways of arranging finance & insurance
    • 31.3 Regulations that you need to bear in mind
    • 31.4 Being creative with services to make you stand out from the crowd
    • 31.5 Effective and cost-effective advertising & marketing
    Module 32: Domestication - How Pets Came In From The Cold
    • 32.1 How animals first learnt to live with humans
    • 32.2 Characteristics and traits of different pets
    • 32.3 How we transfer our human emotions and expectations to pets
    • 32.4 Making sure you pick the right pet for you and your lifestyle
    Module 33: Normal Dog Behavior - When Your Pet Is Being True To His Nature
    • 33.1 Socialization and introducing your pet to other family members
    • 33.2 How older dogs change and how you can change with them
    • 33.3 Understanding puppy behavior
    • 33.4 Why animals like licking, digging or jumping and what to do about it
    Module 34: If Dogs Could Talk
    • 34.1 How dogs use their body to communicate
    • 34.2 Understanding how they greet humans and other dogs
    • 34.3 How a dog uses his nose to get to know you
    • 34.4 The hidden language in dogs’ urines and feces, and why they mark their territory
    • 34.5 Translating vocal language
    Module 35: Calm The Pack – Fear, Aggression And Anxiety
    • 35.1 Different reasons why animals become aggressive and how to cope
    • 35.2 Ways of stopping animals suffering from anxiety separation
    • 35.3 Learn the signs your animal is scared and ways to calm them
    Module 36: How Well Do You Know Me? The Colorful World Of Dogs’ Antics Explained
    • 36.1 Why do dogs love rolling over and rolling in poo!
    • 36.2 How dogs really feel about your stroking and patting,
    • 36.3 Importance of tummy tickles and ear scratching
    • 36.4 The instinct behind circling and chasing their tail
    • 36.5 Why a dog puts its tail between its legs
    • 36.6 Playful antics of muzzle grabbing
    • 36.7 Should you worry if your pet is eating grass
    Module 37: Lose Your Mind To Understand Your Dog’s
    • 37.1 What to do when a animal is marking in inappropriate places
    • 37.2 Dealing with urination due to excitement and submission
    • 37.3 Unusual levels of barking - what it means and what to do
    • 37.4 The kind ways to stop pets soiling your home
    Module 38: What Is Normal Behavior For A Cat?
    • 38.1 Eating rituals - how and why they differ from dogs
    • 38.2 Important early lessons for kittens
    • 38.3 Understanding how and adapting to changes in older cats
    • 38.4 Why are cats so knead-y?
    • 38.5 Why do cats bury feces?
    Module 39: A Cat’s The Only Cat Who Knows Where It’s At
    • 39.1 Kitties and litter trays
    • 39.2 Some of the top reasons cats do not use a litter tray
    • 39.3 Understanding cat body language
    Module 40: When You’ve Had It With Your Cat – Psychiatric Challenges
    • 40.1 The ins and outs of litter trays - what works and doesn’t
    • 40.2 Why they soil where you don’t want them to
    • 40.3 How to deal with challenges
    • 40.4 What to do if they are jumping up
    • 40.5 Do cats grieve and how to comfort them
    Module 41: Cat On A Griddle
    • 41.1 Likely reasons for aggression and how to recognize different kinds
    • 41.2 Tips on desensitizing cats so they keep calm in fearful situations
    • 41.3 Techniques to stop the distressing signs of separation anxiety
    • 41.4 Dealing with the impact of environmental stress
    Module 42: Understanding Rabbits
    • 42.1 Reading and reacting to body language
    • 42.2 What are those rabbit noises telling you
    • 42.3 Normal behavior and what signals a problem
    • 42.4 Reading different gestures and actions
    • 42.5 What to do when a rabbit marks his territory
    Module 43: Preparation – Before You Start Your Business
    • 43.1 Self-assessment. Are you an entrepreneur?
    • 43.2 Market Research and competition analysis
    • 43.3 Developing, assessing and testing your idea
    • 43.4 Funding – how to finance your business idea
    • 43.5 Availing of help
    Module 44: Introduction To Marketing
    • 44.1 Income sources and pricing
    • 44.2 Marketing, advertising, promotion
    • 44.3 Building your marketing and sales strategy
    • 44.4 Make full use of technology
    Module 45: Setting Up Your Business
    • 45.1 Your business structure
    • 45.2 Business name, brands and
    • intellectual property
    • 45.3 Legislation/regulation/permissions
    • 45.4 Registering the business
    Module 46: Running Your Business
    • 46.1 Budgets and cash flow
    • 46.2 Accounting, record keeping and taxes
    • 46.3 Business bank account and online banking
    • 46.4 Arranging finance
    • 46.5 Insurance
    • 46.6 Premises
    • 46.7 Home based business
    • 46.8 Staff, motivation and training
    • 46.9 Suppliers
    Module 47: Business Plan
    • 47.1 What is a business plan and why do you need one?
    • 47.2 Sections in the business plan
    • 47.3 Access help to write your plan
    Module 48: Launching Your Business
    • 48.1 Planning a successful business launch
    • 48.2 Time management and delegation
    • 48.3 Personal development
    • 48.4 Building Your Business Network

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    ¿Para quién es este curso?

    • Anyone who wants to work with animals, but is unsure of which career is for them, how to get work experience, what qualifications are needed, and what salaries they can earn.
    • Those looking to get the edge over the competition by thoroughly understanding how to run a pet business before they start. Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
    • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals and wants to learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them.

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      • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
      • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
      • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.
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      Love animals and looking for your ideal job? Combine the two by finding a top career working with pets. This course is packed with practical advice on how to find jobs in this field and write awesome job applications. It also details specifics on animal behavior and how to launch your own pet care service such as pet sitting or professional dog walking.

      With the A-Z animal job directory list, you can learn about 60 career choices such as animal behaviorist, veterinarian, pet adoption counsellor, horse identifier, or wildlife rehabilitator. There's also business ideas for animal lovers such as becoming a dog walker, pet sitter, animal photographer, or pet writer. We’ll help you take your great idea and turn it into a successful pet business.

      This course shows you how to get the relevant work experience that'll grab the attention of would-be employers or clients. We’ll guide you through creating an inspirational portfolio, writing a knockout CV, and what to write to make your application letter awesome.

      Our certificate course shows you how to get your clients, create campaigns to get your business noticed, set out your business plan, and launch your successful venture. Start studying our course online now so that you can turn your dream of working with animals into a reality.

        Requisitos

        Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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.

        Lecciones

        Desglose del Curso

        Module 1: Brainstorming And Research
        • 1.1 Why Work with Animals?
        • 1.2 Pros and Cons
        • 1.3 Decide on Your Strengths
        • 1.4 Reality Check
        • 1.5 Where to Find Jobs
        • 1.6 Researching the Job
        • 1.7 Comparative Salaries
        Module 2: Gaining Experience
        • 2.1 Personal Experience
        • 2.2 Unpaid Experience
        • 2.3 Broadening Your Education
        • 2.4 Volunteering Abroad
        • 2.5 Internships
        Module 3: Portfolios, Cv, And Application
        • 3.1 Introduction
        • 3.2 An Inspirational Portfolio
        • 3.3 Writing a Killer CV
        • 3.4 Creating an Awesome Application Letter
        Module 4: Applying To Vet School
        • 4.1 The Path to Vet School
        • 4.2 Planning your Finance
        • 4.3 Interviews and Experience
        • 4.4 Veterinary Careers and Specializations
        Module 5: Health-related Careers
        • 5.1 Animal-assisted Therapist
        • 5.2 Animal Behaviorist
        • 5.3 Animal Chiropractor
        • 5.4 Animal Geneticist
        • 5.5 Animal Health Inspector
        • 5.6 Artificial Insemination Officer
        • 5.7 Nutritionist
        • 5.8 Physiotherapist
        • 5.9 Practice manager
        • 5.10 Receptionist
        • 5.11 Vet Tech (US) Vet Nurse (UK)
        • 5.12 Vet Tech specializations
        • 5.13 VSA
        Module 6: Pet-related Careers
        • 6.1 Animal Control Officer
        • 6.2 Animal Cruelty Officer (ASPCA, RSPCA)
        • 6.3 Animal Photographer
        • 6.4 Detection Dog Handler
        • 6.5 Dog Breeder
        • 6.6 Dog Trainer
        • 6.7 Doggy Daycare Owner
        • 6.8 Dog Walker
        • 6.9 Drug Company Rep
        • 6.10 Groomer
        • 6.11 Kennel Attendant/Manager
        • 6.12 Pet Adoption Counsellor
        • 6.13 Pet Food Salesperson
        • 6.14 Pet Sitter
        • 6.15 Pet Writer
        • 6.16 Police Dog Handler
        • 6.17 Service Dog Trainer
        Module 7: Animal-related Careers
        • 7.1 Animal Behaviorist
        • 7.2 Aqua Culturist
        • 7.3 Dairy Herdsmen
        • 7.4 Ecologist
        • 7.5 Equine Dentist
        • 7.6 Exercise Rider
        • 7.7 Farrier
        • 7.8 Foaling Attendant
        • 7.9 Fish and Game Warden
        • 7.10 Groom
        • 7.11 Herpetologist
        • 7.12 Horse Identifier
        • 7.13 Horse Pedigree Analyst
        • 7.14 Jockey
        • 7.15 Marine Biologist
        • 7.16 Marine Mammal Trainer
        • 7.17 Mounted Police Officer
        • 7.18 Primatologist
        • 7.19 Racing Steward, Starter, Outrider, Licensing Clerk
        • 7.20 Ranch Manager
        • 7.21 Reptile Breeder
        • 7.22 Wildlife Biologist or Zoologist
        • 7.23 Wildlife Rehabilitator
        • 7.24 Zoo Keeper, Habitat Designer, Educator
        Module 8: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?
        • 8.1 Socialization
        • 8.2 Dogs and learning
        • 8.3 Juniors and seniors
        • 8.4 Habits – digging, chewing, and more!
        Module 9: If Dogs Could Talk
        • 9.1 Body language
        • 9.2 Stances
        • 9.3 Body language reference table
        • 9.4 Smells and sniffing
        • 9.5 Urine and feces
        • 9.6 Vocal language
        Module 10: A Dog's Eye View
        • 10.1 Fear
        • 10.2 Anxiety
        • 10.3 Aggression
        • 10.4 Scent marking
        • 10.5 Elimination
        • 10.6 Issues at feeding time
        Module 11: Normal Cat Behavior
        • 11.1 How cats’ behaviour develops as they grow
        • 11.2 Feeding time rules
        • 11.3 Sleeping and biological rhythms
        • 11.4 Sexual behavior
        • 11.5 Maternal instincts
        • 11.6 Aggression
        Module 12: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal
        • 12.1 Peculiarities of certain breeds
        • 12.2 When play is not play
        • 12.3 Moody & sensitive times
        • 12.4 Differentiating instinct from conditioning
        • 12.5 Differentiating between behavioral and health issues
        Module 13: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication
        • 13.1 Reading body language
        • 13.2 Sense of smell
        • 13.3 Sense of hearing
        • 13.4 Distinctive cat sounds
        • 13.5 What’s she trying to tell me?
        Module 14: Cat Care And Health
        • 14.1 Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
        • 14.2 Scratching
        • 14.3 House training
        • 14.4 Excessive vocalization
        • 14.5 Discipline
        • 14.6 Preventative health care
        • 14.7 Responsible ownership
        • 14.8 Effects of ageing
        Module 15: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
        • 15.1 Different breeds
        • 15.2 Common problems and diseases
        • 15.3 Providing an adequate living environment
        • 15.4 Exercise
        • 15.5 Usual care needed
        Module 16: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats
        • 16.1 Different breeds
        • 16.2 Understanding behavior
        • 16.3 Common problems and diseases
        • 16.4 Providing an adequate living environment
        • 16.5 Usual care needed
        Module 17: Specific Information On Birds
        • 17.1 General tips on caring for birds
        • 17.2 Small birds
        • 17.3 Larger birds & birds of prey
        • 17.4 Poultry
        • 17.5 The parrot family
        • 17.6 Recognizing common diseases and preventing spread
        Module 18: Specific Information On Fish
        • 18.1 How to care for fish
        • 18.2 Tropical fish
        • 18.3 Cold water fish
        • 18.4 Marine fish
        • 18.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
        Module 19: Specific Information On Reptiles
        • 19.1 Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
        • 19.2 How to care for reptiles
        • 19.3 Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
        • 19.4 Snakes & lizards
        • 19.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
        Module 20: Training Puppies
        • 20.1 Training with treats so puppy falls in love with you
        • 20.2 Provide a safe den for your pup through crate training
        • 20.3 Have a safe, obedient dog which responds to basic commands
        • 20.4 Trim nails, clean ears and handle paws without nips
        • 20.5 The 3 stages of house training to stop ‘accidents’
        • 20.6 Teach your pup how to greet other animals and humans
        • 20.7 Nipping problem behaviors before they escalate
        • 20.8 Fun and games for everyone with tricks and treats
        Module 21: Training Of Adult Dogs
        • 21.1 Breaking bad habits by knowing what to ignore and what to reward
        • 21.2 Teaching good behavior with kindness (and doggie treats!)
        • 21.3 Learn your dog’s habits to prioritize what work needs to be done
        • 21.4 Be consistent with commands to avoid confusing your pet
        • 21.5 Stop anti-social behavior so your dog is fun to be around
        • 21.6 Confidence-building tips for a happy dog
        • 21.7 Teaching an old dog, new tricks
        Module 22: Cat Training
        • 22.1 Teach your cat to respond to the sound of a clicker
        • 22.2 Getting cats to use their litter box
        • 22.3 Stop scratching or clawing and save on repair bills
        • 22.4 Distraction techniques to stop cats jumping on furniture
        • 22.5 Purr-fect methods to having a sociable cat and not a sour-puss
        Module 23: Bird Training
        • 23.1 Show birds how to respond to clicker training
        • 23.2 Golden rules in teaching birds to speak
        • 23.3 Learning to socialize without ruffling feathers
        • 23.4 Safe handling so you don’t frighten your bird (or get pecked)
        Module 24: Fundamentals Of Dog Walking And Pet Sitting
        • 24.1 Keeping you and all pets safe
        • 24.2 How to handle an attacking dog
        • 24.3 Knowing when you’ll need to involve a vet
        • 24.4 Entering and leaving pets homes securely and safely
        • 24.5 Know your responsibilities as a pet carer
        Module 25: Out And About – professional Dog Walking
        • 25.1 Be prepared - what to be on the lookout for
        • 25.2 Reading dogs’ body language and responding correctly
        • 25.3 Understanding and reacting to aggression
        • 25.4 The dynamics of dog fights and how to avoid/intervene
        • 25.5 Complying with the law
        Module 26: Disease, Health And Hygiene
        • 26.1 How to keep pets bedding and general environment clean and hygienic
        • 26.2 Control of disease and infection
        • 26.3 Keeping yourself safe from infection
        • 26.4 Know the signs of infections and diseases which animals can pass to humans
        • 26.5 Find the safe way to administer medication safely
        Module 27: Being Professional With Clients
        • 27.1 Get off to a good start - you only have one chance to make a great impression
        • 27.2 Preparing your checklist for meeting new clients
        • 27.3 Microchipping and other forms of ID
        • 27.4 Arranging entry/security details
        • 27.5 Be forewarned on what clients are likely to ask
        • 27.6 What to put in your contract’s Terms & Conditions
        • 27.7 Work out your fees and exactly what is included
        Module 28: Handling And Getting Around With Your Pets
        • 28.1 Knowing which handling equipment and restraints you’ll need
        • 28.2 Safe way to approaching a nervous animal
        • 28.3 Learn the warning signs of unpredictable behavior
        • 28.4 Learn the techniques to handle cats and dogs correctly so they are content
        • 28.5 Find out the best ways to handle exotic pets without stressing them
        • 28.6 Keeping animals safe and secure in your car
        Module 29: Specific Information On Dogs And Cats
        • 29.1 One size doesn’t fit all - know the correct levels of exercise for each individual animal
        • 29.2 Study nutrition to know what to dish out at mealtimes
        • 29.3 Understanding behavior and retraining when needed
        • 29.4 Caring for elderly pets and changes to watch out for
        • 29.5 Physical care and grooming needs of your clients’ pets
        • 29.6 Ways to show affection to keep animals calm and happy
        • 29.7 Recognizing signs of common diseases and the course of action
        Module 30: First Aid
        • 30.1 On the spot diagnosis and what to do next
        • 30.2 Learning when vomiting and diarrhea need urgent attention and when not
        • 30.3 What items are poisonous for pets and what to do if he swallows them
        • 30.4 Dressing and nursing cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
        • 30.5 Coping with breaks and fractures
        • 30.6 Taking action when an animal goes into shock
        • 30.7 Saving animals’ lives with CPR
        • 30.8 What you need in your first-aid kit
        Module 31: How Pet Sitting Can Get You Up And Running In Business
        • 31.1 How to set up a successful pet business
        • 31.2 Ways of arranging finance & insurance
        • 31.3 Regulations that you need to bear in mind
        • 31.4 Being creative with services to make you stand out from the crowd
        • 31.5 Effective and cost-effective advertising & marketing
        Module 32: Domestication - How Pets Came In From The Cold
        • 32.1 How animals first learnt to live with humans
        • 32.2 Characteristics and traits of different pets
        • 32.3 How we transfer our human emotions and expectations to pets
        • 32.4 Making sure you pick the right pet for you and your lifestyle
        Module 33: Normal Dog Behavior - When Your Pet Is Being True To His Nature
        • 33.1 Socialization and introducing your pet to other family members
        • 33.2 How older dogs change and how you can change with them
        • 33.3 Understanding puppy behavior
        • 33.4 Why animals like licking, digging or jumping and what to do about it
        Module 34: If Dogs Could Talk
        • 34.1 How dogs use their body to communicate
        • 34.2 Understanding how they greet humans and other dogs
        • 34.3 How a dog uses his nose to get to know you
        • 34.4 The hidden language in dogs’ urines and feces, and why they mark their territory
        • 34.5 Translating vocal language
        Module 35: Calm The Pack – Fear, Aggression And Anxiety
        • 35.1 Different reasons why animals become aggressive and how to cope
        • 35.2 Ways of stopping animals suffering from anxiety separation
        • 35.3 Learn the signs your animal is scared and ways to calm them
        Module 36: How Well Do You Know Me? The Colorful World Of Dogs’ Antics Explained
        • 36.1 Why do dogs love rolling over and rolling in poo!
        • 36.2 How dogs really feel about your stroking and patting,
        • 36.3 Importance of tummy tickles and ear scratching
        • 36.4 The instinct behind circling and chasing their tail
        • 36.5 Why a dog puts its tail between its legs
        • 36.6 Playful antics of muzzle grabbing
        • 36.7 Should you worry if your pet is eating grass
        Module 37: Lose Your Mind To Understand Your Dog’s
        • 37.1 What to do when a animal is marking in inappropriate places
        • 37.2 Dealing with urination due to excitement and submission
        • 37.3 Unusual levels of barking - what it means and what to do
        • 37.4 The kind ways to stop pets soiling your home
        Module 38: What Is Normal Behavior For A Cat?
        • 38.1 Eating rituals - how and why they differ from dogs
        • 38.2 Important early lessons for kittens
        • 38.3 Understanding how and adapting to changes in older cats
        • 38.4 Why are cats so knead-y?
        • 38.5 Why do cats bury feces?
        Module 39: A Cat’s The Only Cat Who Knows Where It’s At
        • 39.1 Kitties and litter trays
        • 39.2 Some of the top reasons cats do not use a litter tray
        • 39.3 Understanding cat body language
        Module 40: When You’ve Had It With Your Cat – Psychiatric Challenges
        • 40.1 The ins and outs of litter trays - what works and doesn’t
        • 40.2 Why they soil where you don’t want them to
        • 40.3 How to deal with challenges
        • 40.4 What to do if they are jumping up
        • 40.5 Do cats grieve and how to comfort them
        Module 41: Cat On A Griddle
        • 41.1 Likely reasons for aggression and how to recognize different kinds
        • 41.2 Tips on desensitizing cats so they keep calm in fearful situations
        • 41.3 Techniques to stop the distressing signs of separation anxiety
        • 41.4 Dealing with the impact of environmental stress
        Module 42: Understanding Rabbits
        • 42.1 Reading and reacting to body language
        • 42.2 What are those rabbit noises telling you
        • 42.3 Normal behavior and what signals a problem
        • 42.4 Reading different gestures and actions
        • 42.5 What to do when a rabbit marks his territory
        Module 43: Preparation – Before You Start Your Business
        • 43.1 Self-assessment. Are you an entrepreneur?
        • 43.2 Market Research and competition analysis
        • 43.3 Developing, assessing and testing your idea
        • 43.4 Funding – how to finance your business idea
        • 43.5 Availing of help
        Module 44: Introduction To Marketing
        • 44.1 Income sources and pricing
        • 44.2 Marketing, advertising, promotion
        • 44.3 Building your marketing and sales strategy
        • 44.4 Make full use of technology
        Module 45: Setting Up Your Business
        • 45.1 Your business structure
        • 45.2 Business name, brands and
        • intellectual property
        • 45.3 Legislation/regulation/permissions
        • 45.4 Registering the business
        Module 46: Running Your Business
        • 46.1 Budgets and cash flow
        • 46.2 Accounting, record keeping and taxes
        • 46.3 Business bank account and online banking
        • 46.4 Arranging finance
        • 46.5 Insurance
        • 46.6 Premises
        • 46.7 Home based business
        • 46.8 Staff, motivation and training
        • 46.9 Suppliers
        Module 47: Business Plan
        • 47.1 What is a business plan and why do you need one?
        • 47.2 Sections in the business plan
        • 47.3 Access help to write your plan
        Module 48: Launching Your Business
        • 48.1 Planning a successful business launch
        • 48.2 Time management and delegation
        • 48.3 Personal development
        • 48.4 Building Your Business Network

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        ¿Para quién es este curso?

        • Anyone who wants to work with animals, but is unsure of which career is for them, how to get work experience, what qualifications are needed, and what salaries they can earn.
        • Those looking to get the edge over the competition by thoroughly understanding how to run a pet business before they start. Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
        • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals and wants to learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them.

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          • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
          • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
          • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

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