Make Animal Care Your Business

Take the first steps to being your own boss and working with animals every day after mastering animal care and best business practice

Make Animal Care Your Business

Take the first steps to being your own boss and working with animals every day after mastering animal care and best business practice

  • You’ll find all the information you need to turn your passion for pets into a profitable business

  • Every wondered how to become a dog trainer? Groomer? Marine biologist? Wildlife forensic scientist? This course will help you expand your horizons exploring many different jobs

  • You can learn at your own pace from anywhere on any device so you have plenty of time to thoroughly research your market and get the experience you need
$199
  • 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

100 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 45 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Get the edge over the competition by thoroughly understanding how to run a business before you start

  • Find your niche in the exciting world of pet businesses - there are dozens of different types of jobs so find the one with your name on it!

  • Gain knowledge of starting a pet business so you can take the first step to being your own boss after studying our accredited course

  • Learn techniques to successfully research and apply for a satisfying career with animals which is perfect for you

  • Learn all about animal behavior and handling animals so your clients will be confident their pets are in capable hands

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Everyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about all types of animals so you can help them the right way

  • You, if you dream of turning a hobby or 'good turn' looking after friends' pet or walking them into a professional business

  • Anyone who knows they want to work with animals but are unsure of which career is for them, how to get work experience, what qualifications are needed and what salaries they can earn

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Get the edge over the competition by thoroughly understanding how to run a business before you start

  • Find your niche in the exciting world of pet businesses - there are dozens of different types of jobs so find the one with your name on it!

  • Gain knowledge of starting a pet business so you can take the first step to being your own boss after studying our accredited course

  • Learn techniques to successfully research and apply for a satisfying career with animals which is perfect for you

  • Learn all about animal behavior and handling animals so your clients will be confident their pets are in capable hands

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Everyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about all types of animals so you can help them the right way

  • You, if you dream of turning a hobby or 'good turn' looking after friends' pet or walking them into a professional business

  • Anyone who knows they want to work with animals but are unsure of which career is for them, how to get work experience, what qualifications are needed and what salaries they can earn

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • With 100s of jobs in the animal kingdom, you may find your ideal career is in a field you’ve never heard of. Until now!

  • Learn more about animals, their needs, how to care for them in sickness and in health plus a useful insight into what their body language tells you

  • Get a new perspective on animal-related careers, expectations and knowledge of animals from an accredited course compiled by professionals

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • Show your certificate or ICOES certificate to prove to potential employers or clients that you have the drive to succeed

  • Expand your horizons by having a greater understanding of animals to make you more confident when applying for jobs or promotion

  • This course if packed full of information about animals and careers. If you have a burning desire to work in this field, all this practical information will drive you forward so you can live the dream

COURSES MODULES

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
    • Wildlife Biologist or Zoologist
    • Wildlife Rehabilitator
    • 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 behaviour
  • 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 behavioural 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 vocalisation
  • 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 behaviour
  • 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 Recognising 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 Recognising 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 Recognising 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 behaviour
  • 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 behaviour 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 Recognising 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 diarrhoea 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 Behaviour - When Your Pet Is Being True To His Nature
  • 33.1 Socialisation 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 faeces, 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 Colourful 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 Behaviour 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 faeces?
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 behaviour 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
  • 45.tellectual 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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ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Once you complete the payment you get immediate access to the course

  • Don't worry if you're not ready to start studying now, because you'll have 12 months to activate the course

  • Once activated, you have 45 days to complete it

  • The course will only take about 100 hours to complete

  • You can set your own pace of study - completely online and available on any device.

  • Busy life? Don't worry! You can study anytime, anywhere

  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage

  • The 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'll get a pdf certificate

  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses

  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, 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

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE

  • The 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

  • 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

CAREER PATH

  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them

  • 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

  • We've proudly trained thousands of dog lovers and pet parents from around the globe. Will you become the next addition to our community? Do it for you and for your pets! They'll thank you for it

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