ANCN1001 - Certificate in Dog Care

Rated 4.45 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
(22 customer reviews)

Provide the very best care for dogs!

This 100 hour online course will teach you how to look after your dog and meet all their health requirements. You’ll learn about nutrition, exercise, training, hygiene and common health issues, so you can offer your pet a long and happy life. By the end of this course you will be able to provide effective practical training for your dog.

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Key Benefits

  • Describe the health requirements for your dog including nutrition, exercise and hygiene.
  • Explain the anatomical structure of the dog.
  • Understand the common health problems in dogs and their treatments.
  • Identify the dog breeds available.
  • Explain the breeding process.
  • Be able to provide practical training for your dog.
  • Explain the importance of dog grooming.
  • Determine other requirements for your dog including professional dog handling services and day care services.
  • This course has been reviewed by RSPCA Victoria

We Donate to the SPCA when you complete!

Our students say

★★★★★ "Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor is always there whenever I need help!Harriet Gregory


This course covers 9 modules

ANCG149 - Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 - Canine Biology
ANCG125 - Dog Health - Part 1
ANCG126 - Dog Health - Part 2
ANCG131 - Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 - Dog Breeding
ANCG123 - Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 - Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 - Other Dog Services

Meet your course tutor

Katie Fasher studied the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at university, covering all aspects of animal knowledge from basic animal care, to surgery and training ranging from farm animals to exotic pets. She has had experience in veterinary clinics of all types and has volunteered with a range of animal charities including de-sexing stray dogs in Samoa.

Katie’s pride and joy are her two dogs Oggy and Merlin. She enjoys oil-painting, playing the piano, sewing clothes, reading and playing sports. Katie finds her work at The Career Academy rewarding and enjoys giving feedback and supporting students. Katie enjoys learning from the students as the students learn for themselves.


Course Summary

Investment: $495 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Assessments: 10 modules / 10 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

Duration: 100 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone

Course Level: 4

This course is accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

22 reviews for Certificate in Dog Care

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Cuello

    The payment options were ideal! Course material needs to be reviewed – there were various editorial errors throughout. Now that I have completed both certificates towards the Diploma – is there a Diploma awarded? Also I am still being charged $25 per week when my last assignment was successfully completed approx. two weeks ago. Is there something left for me to complete?

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tina May Sutherland

    I chose the career Academy because it was online at home and have two kids so it made it easy

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lauren Cumming

    Due to my family/work situation I found that online study would fit in best to my schedule to allow me to further my knowledge to gain further qualification for the animal industry.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Skye Venom

    I chose to study with the career academy because i was able to do it in my own time – i dont think anzthing needs apporving

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aine Ryan

    Wanted to upskill and found the career academy very appealing so I chose to go with them, course content is easy to follow

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aine Ryan

    As Im am working full time in a different career and it appealed to me.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shayna Rose Laing

    Course was good, Perhaps videos for better understanding. I have studied most of course content through EIT Hawkesbay with the animal care course so had knowledge already on many things. I'm a visual learner and find videos to explain things help me to understand i chose the career academy because Because it was an online course and I could study in my own time Loved studying this course. Thanks to everyone for the support. Learned a lot and can now put my knowledge to use

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robyn Mathieson

    I found the course notes very informative and all instructions easy to follow.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yurie Ichinose

    I wanted to study about the dog grooming, and I couldnt find any places to learn. I wanted more pictures to understand clearly.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lydia van der Pump

    I am enjoying the course a lot and even though at first I didn’t think it was thorough enough, as I discover that’s up to me, I think this is a good thing.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harriet Gregory

    They had the course that I wanted to study!

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kristy Ensby

    the notes and information could be clearer in one book.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kristy Ensby

    I chose to study with the career academy because of the price – the notes and information could be clearer in one book.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Skinsley

    Great course 🙂 – Very affordable

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harriet Gregory

    Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor Sean is always there whenever I need it!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donnamaree Edwards

    Loving the course so far! It’s taking me a long time to get through due to a busy schedule, but the course is easy and I’m really enjoying it. I’m generally working through it on my own but I’ve gotten a bit of help from the tutor as well.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emily Eyra

    I chose to study with The Career Academy to further my education.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emily Eyra

    I chose this course to further my education.

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paris Le Mar-Walker

    As it was all online and was affordable with great payment. Thanks so much I enjoyed this course and though there was great stuff in the contents. I would suggest maybe some video tutor work also as sometimes I find this easier to understand for the more complex things

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