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About the course

Sadly, every year more than 6.5 million animals end up in the animal shelters in the US alone. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, your local animal shelter is a great place to start. How awesome will you feel knowing that you’ve saved a life! Your new furry friend will love you for it.

Unfortunately, some of these pets come with their own baggage. They may have been abused. They may be scared of people. Before bringing home a rescue dog, cat and other animals, study our practical advice on how to help them settle in.

Our course, written by experienced veterinarian Dr. Pippa Elliott, is designed to show you how to cope with an adopted dog and other rescue animals. Dr. Elliott gives solid advice on dealing with any first night nerves and introducing your new arrival to the rest of the family. Know what to expect when adopting a new dog or cat. Find out how to make sure your home is pet-proofed before they come home with you.

The best chance of a successful dog adoption or any other rescue animal is to be aware of what they may be thinking and to help them cope with their new situation. Start preparing for life with an adopted animal now by researching pet adoption in our online course.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Preparation And Planning
    • 1.1 Knowledge is Key
    • 1.2 Pet-Proof the Home
    • 1.3 Get to Grips With Ground Rules
    • 1.4 Children and New Pets
    • 1.5 Essential Equipment
    Module 2: Bringing A New Pet Home
    • 2.1 First Impressions Count
    • 2.2 Applying Ground Rules
    • 2.3 Meet the Family
    • 2.4 Food
    • 2.5 First Night Nerves
    Module 3: Settling In
    • 3.1 What to Expect From a Rescue Pet
    • 3.2 Settling into a Routine
    • 3.3 Avoiding Over-Dependence
    • 3.4 Changing Names
    • 3.5 Reward-Based Training
    Module 4: Introductions And Bonding
    • 4.1 Getting Along with Other Pets and People
    • 4.2 Avoiding Problems
    • 4.3 Train to Bond
    Module 5: Best Paw Forwards
    • 5.1 The Importance of Mental Stimulation
    • 5.2 More Bonding with Your Pet
    • 5.3 Helping Pets with Issues
    • 5.4 The Pet’s Well-Being
    • 5.5 Health Care
    • 5.6 When Things Go Wrong

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Anyone who is planning to adopt a pet - from a dog to a snake - will be better prepared to welcome their new friend into their home.
    • People working or volunteering at shelters can learn more about rescue animals’ behavior.
    • People who handle animals, such as pet sitters or walkers, will have a greater understanding of their special needs.

      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 HH.

      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.

        Creator

        Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

        Expertise: Health, Veterinary

        Dr 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 volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

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        About

        About the course

        Sadly, every year more than 6.5 million animals end up in the animal shelters in the US alone. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, your local animal shelter is a great place to start. How awesome will you feel knowing that you’ve saved a life! Your new furry friend will love you for it.

        Unfortunately, some of these pets come with their own baggage. They may have been abused. They may be scared of people. Before bringing home a rescue dog, cat and other animals, study our practical advice on how to help them settle in.

        Our course, written by experienced veterinarian Dr. Pippa Elliott, is designed to show you how to cope with an adopted dog and other rescue animals. Dr. Elliott gives solid advice on dealing with any first night nerves and introducing your new arrival to the rest of the family. Know what to expect when adopting a new dog or cat. Find out how to make sure your home is pet-proofed before they come home with you.

        The best chance of a successful dog adoption or any other rescue animal is to be aware of what they may be thinking and to help them cope with their new situation. Start preparing for life with an adopted animal now by researching pet adoption in our online course.

          Requirements

          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.

          Lessons

          Course Breakdown

          Module 1: Preparation And Planning
          • 1.1 Knowledge is Key
          • 1.2 Pet-Proof the Home
          • 1.3 Get to Grips With Ground Rules
          • 1.4 Children and New Pets
          • 1.5 Essential Equipment
          Module 2: Bringing A New Pet Home
          • 2.1 First Impressions Count
          • 2.2 Applying Ground Rules
          • 2.3 Meet the Family
          • 2.4 Food
          • 2.5 First Night Nerves
          Module 3: Settling In
          • 3.1 What to Expect From a Rescue Pet
          • 3.2 Settling into a Routine
          • 3.3 Avoiding Over-Dependence
          • 3.4 Changing Names
          • 3.5 Reward-Based Training
          Module 4: Introductions And Bonding
          • 4.1 Getting Along with Other Pets and People
          • 4.2 Avoiding Problems
          • 4.3 Train to Bond
          Module 5: Best Paw Forwards
          • 5.1 The Importance of Mental Stimulation
          • 5.2 More Bonding with Your Pet
          • 5.3 Helping Pets with Issues
          • 5.4 The Pet’s Well-Being
          • 5.5 Health Care
          • 5.6 When Things Go Wrong

          Career

          Who is this course for

          • Anyone who is planning to adopt a pet - from a dog to a snake - will be better prepared to welcome their new friend into their home.
          • People working or volunteering at shelters can learn more about rescue animals’ behavior.
          • People who handle animals, such as pet sitters or walkers, will have a greater understanding of their special needs.

            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 HH.

            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.

              Creator

              Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

              Expertise: Health, Veterinary

              Dr 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 volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.