Animal Care Courses Online
Have you often thought you’d love to work with animals but wouldn’t know where to start? Maybe you assumed, like many others, that you had to have veterinary qualifications to achieve such a goal. There are, in fact, several careers today that involve hands on work with our lovable creatures...and courses that can help to get you started. You can even study the psychology behind animal behaviour. Recent research has revealed more to us about animal language, cognition and tool use – and even about their emotions. According to one Biology professor, “There’s dog joy and chimpanzee joy and pig joy, and dog grief, chimpanzee grief and pig grief... Fish show fear. Rodents can empathise. This is hard science.”
Get Qualified: ADL offer several courses in animal care and behaviour, helping you towards a vocation and career working with animals.
Change of Career: Whether you want to work with animals in a wildlife park, zoo, veterinary practice, pet shop or on a farm, an ADL course will give you a good foundation in animal husbandry, welfare and behaviour.
Learn Something New: If, for example, you love spending time in the great outdoors, are reasonably fit and love dogs, then maybe consider becoming a dog-walker. For this occupation an ADL course can teach you the importance of recognising and understanding a dog’s unique personality and behaviour, their body language, and how to group them in the appropriate walking packs. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in working with a wider variety of creatures, why not look into becoming a trainee zookeeper? Alternatively, there are a number of animal welfare centres, charities and clinics that rely on volunteers to help with rescued or ailing creatures – why not find out about one in your area? Whichever job appeals to you, one thing is guaranteed: when working with animals you will rarely have a dull or humdrum day.
Professional Development: ADL's course in Animal Health Care provides students with the majority of a veterinary assistant's syllabus, both here and abroad. Working with animals is a rewarding vocation, but relevant training and qualifications are always important to a potential employer. ADL offer a variety of distance-learning courses to help get you started.
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Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications.
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Learn to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of dairy cattle:comparing dairy breeds, managing anything from one cow to a large herd, and producing dairy products (milk, cheese, cream butter etc).
This course is developed to assist animal owners to decide when symptoms could indicate a serious condition, and therefore warrant calling a vet. The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate in order to obtain a diagnosis.
Understand animal behaviour - learn at home This course is relevant to pet owners, veterinary assistants, or people who work with animals (eg. in pet shops, animal shelters, farms, kennels and catteries, etc).
Dog Psychology and Training course online. An understanding of canine psychology and behaviour is vitally important for anyone who works with dogs or keeps them as a companion animal.
This online course in Domestic Cat Care will appeal to cat lovers who want to learn everything they can about looking after their own cat and anyone who works with cats in a charitable or professional capacity.
Master the basics in environmental studies! An excellent foundation course for understanding key environmental principles and issues. This online course may provide a first step towards the higher qualifications needed to work in Environmental Management or Consulting.
Diploma in Equine Husbandry course online. Through studying this Online course you will, depending on the electives chosen, be able to describe the procedures for the buying...
This course is perfect for entering the animal industry because it introduces a large range of grooming techniques for most household animals. It also shows you how to use common grooming equipment and the anatomy, skin and coat health of domesticated animals.
Interested in knowing more about reptiles and amphibians? You'll learn how to develop your ability to understand the biological and ecological characteristics of reptiles and amphibians. The course also covers conservation issues and as well as learning how to keep them at home.
Horse Care III course online. Excellent Home Study - Distance Learning Course.Know about caring for horses? Increase your knowledge further! Develop your skills in the feeding, stabling, bedding, tacking up, foot care and conditioning of horses...
Invertebrate Zoology Course Online: Acquire an expertise of invertebrate animals by completing this specialised course. Learn all about spineless creatures, from the microscopic to those that can be seen with the naked eye.
Want to care for animal health? Prefer to work naturally? This course is perfect for those who work, or would like to work, in the animal health care field and value a more holistic treatment approach. You will learn natural therapies which can be used to treat animals and maintain their well-being.
Pet Care course online. Understand and learn how to care and bring out the best in your pets with this home study pet care course...
This course will give you a thorough understanding of “higher” animals’ Zoology, Taxonomy and Biology, together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology...
This Wildlife Management online distance learning course is a must course for anyone who wishes to to work to conserve wildlife whether it's in the wild, in zoos or working with captive...
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