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Cat Psychology and Training

Price: £340.00Course Code: BAG222
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( Marian Vermeulen, 05/01/2017 ) Q:

I want to become a cat physiologist. Is this course what I need or do I need more. Thank you very much Marian

( 05/01/2017 ) A:

Hello Marion and thank you for your question.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to describe yourself as a qualified Cat Psychologist and Trainer. You may also benefit after completing this course by taking our Course in Animal Healthcare in order to add to your expertise of working with cats, but the Cat Psychology and Training Course is very comprehensive on its own.  

( Katy, 16/09/2014 ) Q:

Hi I think i want to eventually have my own cattery,would this be a useful course for me to do,or is there a different one you would recommend ? Thanks

( 16/09/2014 ) A:

Hello Katy,

I would recommend beginning with this one as it would keep you in close contact with cats. Please let me know if you want anymore information.

( Christina, 14/05/2014 ) Q: I'd like to be a cat therapist or counsellor. What course do you think I should apply for to attain a qualification to allow me to set up a practice? Thanks C
( 15/05/2014 ) A: Hello Christina, For learning about becoming an Animal Therapist, you could consider either taking our Cat Psychology course Animal Behaviour course. Either would give you a good starting point. I would also consider doing a little more research as to what people expect their animal therapists to have in terms of qualifications. In this case, it may be best to talk to our Animal Behaviour tutor, would you like me to pass on the query to her?
( Michael Gilstrap, 11/12/2013 ) Q: Can I A. Take this course from the US? B. Can I pay in USD?
( 16/12/2013 ) A: Hello Michael, Yes you can take this course in the US and we accept any currency so long as it is to the value of the course price in pounds sterling.
( Cara Mae, 04/10/2013 ) Q: Hi there, I am interested in your course but am not interested in starting a cat business or becoming a breeder - there are far too many rescue cats that need homes and that are being put down worldwide. But I do have a passion for cats and I foster rescue cats and kittens. Is this course still appropriate for me to consider? Some of my foster cats have issues from ill treatment - physically and mentally - so I'd love to know how these amazing animals psychology work, so that I am further able to help them. So I look forward to hearing from you on whether this course would be suitable given that I don't want to run a cat business. Many thanks in advance. Cara Mea
( 07/10/2013 ) A: Dear Cara, I believe this course would be helpful to you, however you seem to have extensive experience with cats as you are. It may be worthwhile for you to speak to one of our tutors in animal behaviour before you commit to our course. Would you like me to pass on your question and email address to them?

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Cat Psychology and Training

 Cat Psychology and Training course online. Learn to understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats. You'll learn:- how cats think and the relevance of understaning cat psychology to people. How cats communicate; and formulate an understanding of possible ways that a human may communicate with a cat. Understand behaviours that are natural, hence predictable in cats; and learn to read signals that cats give. How cats develop behavioural characteristics throughout the various stages of their life. Learn to read the commonly occurring behavioural problems in cats and the techniques for training cats with understanding the measures necessary to manage the behaviour of cats. This distance learning/ homestudy course provides the knowledge needed to running your own cat business.

Lesson Structure:  Cat Psychology and Training BAG222

There are 8 lessons:

    1. Nature and Scope of Cat Psychology

  • Introduction
  • Terminology
  • Cat Industries
  • Differentiating health and behavioural issues
  • Feline Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Stress

   2.  Cat Senses and Communication

  • Understanding Cat communications
  • Sounds made by the Cat
  • Body Language
  • Smell
  • Hearing

   3. Understanding Natural Behaviour in Cats

  • Aggression
  • Scratch Fever
  • Cat Behavioural Development
  • Biological Rythms and Sleep
  • Sexual Behaviour
  • Maternal Behaviour
  • Eating and Drinking

   4. Behavioural Disorders/Abnormalities

  • Nature or Nurture
  • Sensitive Periods
  • Neurological Development
  • Sleep
  • Play
  • Cat Temperament Tests
  • How Breeds Differ

  5.   Basic Training

  • Aggression
  • Redirected Aggression
  • Maternal Aggression
  • Ideopathic Aggression
  • Dealing with Aggression
  • Housebreaking
  • Inappropriate Elimination
  • Excessive Vocalisation
  • Geriatric Dysfunction
  • Controlling killing of Wildlife
  • Eating Disorders
  • Abnormal Suckling
  • Separation Anxiety

   6.  Obedience Training

  • Forming Habits
  • Train them Early
  • Conditioning
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Socialisation
  • House Training
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Scratching
  • Catching Vermin
  • Tricks
  • Discipline

    7. Cat Behaviour Management

  • Cat Doors
  • Microchipping and Registering
  • Coming when Called
  • Energy Release Activities
  • Neutering
  • Drug Treatment
  • Nice Smells
  • Getting Used to a Cage
  • Managing Climbing

    8. Operating a Cat Business

  • PBL Project

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutor and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals:  Cat Psychology and Training BAG222
  • Understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats.
  • Describe how cats think, and discuss the relevance of understanding cat psychology to people.
  • Explain how cats communicate; and formulate an understanding of possible ways that a human may communicate with a cat.
  • Understand behaviours that are natural, hence predictable in cats; and learn to read signals that cats give.
  • Explain how cats develop behavioural characteristics throughout stages of their life.
  • Describe commonly occurring behavioural problems in cats.
  • Describe techniques for training cats
  • Implement measures to manage the behaviour of cats.
  • Develop knowledge on running your own cat business.
Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours100
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeBAG222
Course PrerequisiteNo
Course QualificationLevel 4 Certificate in Psychology and Training
Exam Required?Finalised with exam/test
UK Course Credits10 Credits
US Course Credit Hours3 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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