ANCN1004 – Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training

Teach your dog good behaviour habits that will last a lifetime!

Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs. Our 100 hour online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques.

Fantastic for dog owners, dog breeders, dog groomers, dog trainers, dog therapists, dog walkers, pet sitters, dog boarding or kennel assistants, pet shop assistants and pet rescue attendants.

Rated 4.20 out of 5 based on 88 customer ratings
(88 customer reviews)
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88 reviews for ANCN1004 – Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Johanna Gallichan

    I love how flexible the course is and much I was able to learn and easy on my financial budget. I really appreciate how easy it was for me to get this course started. I think the lessons would be more understanding with some video’s or something so there is more than just reading. I find it easier to understand things when explained on a video or over the phone with the tuter. Which brings me to something I was disappointed with. Trying to get in touch with a tutor was difficult which I understand they are very busy but I could not find a number or anything. The online emails were great but as I said just reading about something is sometimes difficult especially with the conditioning part. But I think videos would be a huge help.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Storm Mackenzie

    The easy to follow assignments and the ability to complete the course in my own time, around other work commitments. I feel like a practical aspect is needed for the course, which is obviously hard to change with an online certificate, but if it’s possible it would be a handy addition to the content.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Leanne Judith Wreakes-Fallen

    The Dog Psychology and Training is the only certificate available in NZ. The Course material that is printed is different to the On-line material, It would be beneficial if they complimented each other and also provided more scope of each subject. I would be interested in becoming a Tutor for this Course.

  4. Rated 2 out of 5

    Sarah Skinsley

    Some of the assessement questions were badly written and I needed a tutor to explain what was wanted and was also told the questions were to be rewritten as they were wrong. I have worked in this industry a long time and thought this course would further my knowledge but it didn;t. I feel I have paid a lot for nothing. Printing out your own certificate is a cop out, you should get a decent one sent to you with the amount the course costs

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brittany Adamson-Turfrey

    Found online. affordable

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lakeisha Bain

    I have long wished to study animal related courses but due to barriers am unable to attend campus courses. The Career Academy is the first and only institute I have come across that offers animal courses via distance.
    Thanks to the friendly, helpful staff and tutors I will be looking to study more through the career academy. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and though I only requested help once the person I spoke with was extremely helpful and friendly and made me feel more comfortable should I need to ask for help again.
    The feedback I got on each assessment was great and the tutors ensured I knew I was on the right track. I genuinely cant think of anything that could be improved with this course.

  7. Rated 3 out of 5

    Nicole Polkinghorne

    only course to help me provide more knowledge of training dogs more resources need to be available for students

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna Pedone

    I found the topics interesting & a reasonably priced course, I think the course is fine considering it was online… Tutors were very supportive & prompt whenever I required assistance. Thank you all for helping me achieve my goal

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lauren Barnard

    online learning was more beneficial to my life style and easy to complete the reply of the tutors though was sufficient enough.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lauren Barnard

    online learning was more beneficial to my life style and easy to complete and the reply of the tutors though was sufficient enough.

  11. Rated 3 out of 5

    Katrina Meielke

    topic one, needs to be worded better.

  12. Rated 3 out of 5

    Katrina Mielke

    topic one, needs to be worded better.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne Pedone

    excellent I think the course is fine considering it's online… Tutors were very supportive & prompt whenever I required assistance. Thank you all for helping me achieve my goal 🙂 I found the topics interesting & a reasonably priced course !

  14. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ellie O’neill

    Questions needed to be written more clearly. They didn't make much sense. The course notes had multiple spelling mistakes and some of the sentences didn't make sense either – I wanted to do a course that had something to do with animals, this showed up online and I thought I would give it a go.

  15. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ellie O’neill

    I wanted to do a course that had something to do with animals, this showed up online and I thought I would give it a go. Questions needed to be written more clearly. They didn’t make much sense. The course notes had multiple spelling mistakes and some of the sentences didn’t make sense either.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Lesage

    I wanted a course to do through correspondence while I worked part time, and the career academy had the exact course I wanted to do Some of the assessments (particularly the first one) could have a bit more of an explanation of what we needed to write about.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anne-Maree Harding

    the lay out of the assignments, and warning that the questions had been changed, when I started this course the first assignment was different to the one that I origionaly started with. the easy payment choice, and offered the courses that I was interested in doing

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Louise Peresa

    positive comments from the Assessors was very uplifting .. and Muchly appreciated. notes to be a little user friendly as such .. as a Professional Dog Minder myself, I was able to work through the vocabulary, but to a complete layman, they wouldnt be able to. It was a great course though .. I totally enjoyed it! Thankyou xo

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Louise Peresa

    notes to be a little user friendly as such .. as a Professional Dog Minder myself, I was able to work through the vocabulary, but to a complete layman, they wouldnt be able to. It was a great course though .. I totally enjoyed it! Thankyou xo

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emma Roots

    I really enjoyed the course – particularly learning about the dogs!

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Charlene Ross

    Course is great I’m enjoying learning again and I like getting feedback from my tutor if I have done things wrong. I do struggle a lot as it’s been a lot of years since I last did any sort of study. And I’m not great with technology haha

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carlie Donmall

    Flexible with being able to still work full time. Looked like an easy to follow course and well laid out. Plenty of time to work at your own pace.

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alana Acott

    The course was easy to navigate!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda May Fox

    I think the course was excellent and would definately look at other courses and recommend to other people. I am a full time worker and time is not always available for me as I work up to 10 days straight in a row at times, so when I had my days off I had to study hard. Doing this online was fantastic for me. Thank you. It was available online and easy access to information, the initial signing up process was very friendly and helpful. A+

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hannah Palmer

    Good course – useful content and not too difficult.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Vaughan-Williams

    This was my first course with the Career Academy and I really loved it. I conversed with the tutors via email and they were excellent about getting back to me quickly and providing good feedback. This was a great course overall.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginia Hollander

    This is the only institution offering the course that I wanted to study. More training techniques would have been helpful, but overall I learned a lot and thought the tutors were very helpful.

  28. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kristan Dantas

    Course is good. Have had no contact from my tutors so far, so will be in touch with them shortly. I work during the day so can’t call them, so email will have to do.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corrine Trevena

    I’m absolutely loving this course! It’s super interesting and the tutors have been absolutely wonderful.

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    Melanie Brookfield

    I liked this course. The content was really helpful and I definitely learned a lot.

  31. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ruth Brehaut

    Pretty good overall. Some of the questions are a little unclear, because the stuff you’re expected to read doesn’t always correspond to the questions. The tutors are fine, though the feedback on assessments is a bit generic at times.

  32. Rated 4 out of 5

    Janelle Bonner

    It’s progressing a bit slowly for me at the moment but it’s going well. The course is easy to handle.

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    Denise Sands

    I really enjoyed it, can be tough when you’re working long hours to find time. I did enjoy the time where I sat down and did it. I felt as though the feedback could of been a bit more in depth as I was unsure if I was on the right track. Tutors were helpful, and informative.

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Victoria Rothwell

    It’s been useful so far; it was an adjustment to get used to doing schoolwork again, as well as doing an online course, but I’ve found it to be good overall. I appreciate the fast responses from tutors, they always get in touch quite quickly when I email them with any questions.

  35. Rated 4 out of 5

    Simon Sanchez

    I am gaining a lot of knowledge with this course. It is very informative and I am happy with how it’s going so far.

  36. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rachael Ridd

    I have finished the course, I really enjoyed it as I am really passionate about the subject I was learning about. I would of enjoyed some more in depth marking and feedback, otherwise marked really fast. I really enjoyed getting positive results, tutor contact was great.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jokita Ram

    It was good, the work was interesting and easy. My tutors were good, and helpful! I really enjoyed the course.

  38. Rated 4 out of 5

    Patricia Midwinter

    I’m enjoying the course, and I have found the parts about wolves to be fascinating

  39. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anonymous 

    Finished my course about 3-4 months ago, it was enjoyable, tutors were great and helpful.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Howell

    I found the diploma in dog psychology very insightful, which especially helped me to understand the behavior of my dogs at home.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allie Hardie

    When I was doing my research this course seemed to have everything I was looking for in terms of what it covers etc. It has been a pleasure doing my course through you, my tutor was lovely and so helpful!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Callum Grady

    This is the best formal education course I’ve taken. I am loving the course – it’s easy to manage and the tutors are super helpful. They always get back to me in 1-2 days with any questions I have. What I like about the course is that the information is succinct – it’s not just a bunch of useless information being thrown at you, it sticks to the important things that you really need to know.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carlie Donmall

    Got a quiz to do tonight, everything is fairly straight forward and it’s going good.

  44. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ebony Davis

    Good course, really enjoying it, I like to learn about this side of dog care.

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alana Davies

    Loving all aspects of the course so far as I am working with dogs so everything applies for me. Really good course and enjoying it a lot.

  46. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Diack

    Good course, pretty easy. The content could have been a bit harder, or gone more in depth.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodie Ngaia

    I am enjoying my course it gives me a great knowledge on dogs and how there ability. My tutor is great and very helpful, especially when i first started.

  48. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jamie Chapel

    Course was fine. It was easy to learn with.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kerri Foote

    Was easy for me to do it on line. – Thank you.

  50. Rated 3 out of 5

    Sarah Crowther

    I found The Career Academy through searching on google. I feel that some of the topics could have had more information in them.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginia Hollander

    Im very satisfied, the answer was precise and very prompt, thank you.

  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    Katrina Mancini

    Quick response time and really great answer to my question providing me with what i needed to know.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emily Eyra

    Very satisfied. It was so quick 🙂

  54. Rated 3 out of 5

    William Wright

    This was the first course that was available online giving me a certificate relating to dog psychology and training that I found. There could be a lot more information on training, giving diagrams and videos of examples. People like to see visual evidence of training techniques in action. I found some of it a bit too general and could have been more detailed.

  55. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sarah Vaughan-williams

    Great support any time i had a question via email i got a response very quickly

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jarrad Randell-Walsh

    I thought this course was excellent because it gave me all the relevant information I needed to learn about dog psychology and how to train them. This course definitely met my expectations.

  57. Rated 4 out of 5

    Troy Jensen

    For some of the questions, I needed clarification as they were not specific enough. It could be a bit more in depth, however is a fantastic basis. Also, it could be more specific to NZ as NZ is in the title, particularly where laws and councils are mentioned. I was able to study at my own pace and when I was able. I am not fond of classroom situations so this was also a bonus. It was a reasonable price and offered the course I was wanting to do.

  58. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rachael Ridd

    I was looking for an affordable course I could do at home while my baby slept. I found this with The Career Academy. One thing i think could be improved is getting a detailed feedback about my work. Rather than just ‘well done’ or ‘great work’. So it felt more personal and not an automated response.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Celeste Erasmus

    It seems like a reliable academy and they had the course that I always wanted to do, plus it was affordable. This course was an eye opener for myself and I will definitely make use of all the techniques I have learned. Thank you so much for letting me have this opportunity to study with you and have all the guides available to me.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Williams

    I saw it online and found that it would benefit me with no actual deadline as I work full time and the content was very relevant to what I was wanting to learn. I found this course extremely good, assessments were marked promptly and if help was required emails were answered within a day, change nothing!

  61. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emily Eyra

    Good! You offered what I needed. I have truly enjoyed this course and I feel like it put me on the way to live up to my full potential.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leah Wilson

    Nothing could be improved. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I am interested in dogs behaviour and psychology. In the future I would love to change my career to working with dogs and open a doggy day care. I chose this course to get me started.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney Terras

    provided courses I am interested in. Excellent overall

  64. Rated 3 out of 5

    Shannen Church

    My tutor was helpful. You could even introduce video submission that people have to do with a dog to show they can apply the training also, because anyway can learn the theory but application is different. I think getting some one to look over the content as there are a few typos and misleading mistakes. For example in the Operant conditioning module it talk about unconditioned and conditioned stimulus, some part the wrong word was used. (they would say something was unconditioned stimulus when it was infact conditioned stimulus). I think just getting someone to carefully read through. Also some instruction for the assignments werent so clear, and some assignments were very similiar. 😀

    But over all I enjoyed the course – very informative.

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Antje Schmidt

    Just started my course with the career academy and absolutely love it. I like the flexibility the online course gives me as I can study in my own time. The material is very easy to access and easy to read and learn. Like the assignments too (never thought I would say that). Can’t wait for the next module.

  66. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lisa Norton

    Good overall.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alana Acott

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because it was highly recommended. What aspects of this course could be improved? None. The course was excellent overall.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Boe

    It was a great course I do not think any improvements are required. The course option was the reason that I choose to study with The Career Academy.

  69. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lynn Page

    Had the topics I wanted to study. Average overall.

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jotika Ram

    Excellent overall. I choose to study with The Career Academy because it fits in with my budget and family life.

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannen Jamie Phillips

    Career academy have been amazing. the team were not pushy with me in my long leadup to enrolling in dog psychology and training. They were very helpful in answering questions I had quickly.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Shefford

    I’ve just started studying dog training a psychology and it’s amazing, being about to do it in your own is a great bonus too

  73. Rated 4 out of 5

    Raelene Maclver

    I searched google for courses and when I read through the content of yours it was what i wanted to do plus it was very affordable. The modules were direct and to the point, containing easy to understand useful information. It was well structured and I found it really enjoyable completing the set tasks. thanks for a great course.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dayna Brady

    I was referred by my sister and i am greatful she told me about it totally loved it i am also going to dog grooming. excellent. I lover every bit of the course it has given me the knowledge I needed to learn.

  75. Rated 4 out of 5

    Felicity Jones

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because I found it difficult to find any training for Dog Grooming and was told about your website from a friend. The content was well organised and easy to follow. The assessments instructions were clear and easy to follow. Good overall.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robyn Lewis

    I enjoyed the course and have found it very beneficial. I decided to enrol with The Career Academy because I wanted to study in my own time and they were offering the course I was looking for and being affordable to undertake. Excellent.

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pamela Milligan

    Good overall. Thank you to tutor, very nice when I had a question.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Couchman

    Excellent overall. i could study from home which was easier for me.

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kendall Davies

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because it was the best course I found out of all the others I was looking at to help me further my skills. Nothing could be improved – I loved the course.

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Mackinnon

    I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to follow. The content was extremely interesting and it was well set out. I have recommended this course to other people. I would love to move on to do something more in dog psychology.

  81. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tracey Miller

    Good course. Found online and liked the info. Very enjoyable.

  82. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shanna Claydon

    I really enjoyed the whole course and structure. Thank you. Excellent.

  83. Rated 3 out of 5

    Diana Soulsby

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because it was the only place I could do this online.

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Cook

    Excellent course. I really enjoyed the whole course and structure. Help was available when I needed it. Thank you.

  85. Rated 4 out of 5

    Storm Mackenzie

    The easy to follow assignments and the ability to complete the course in my own time, around other work commitments. I feel like a practical aspect is needed for the course, which is obviously hard to change with an online certificate, but if it’s possible it would be a handy addition to the content.

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Course structure.

Key benefits

  • Gain an Employer Recognised Certificate of achievement
  • Understand how canine animals think and communicate
  • Learn to train a dog to perform predetermined actions upon command
  • Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
  • Discover the roles of working dogs, and how they can be trained.

Modules

ANCG153 – Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology

ANCG115 – Canine Senses and Communication

ANCG172 – Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour

ANCG112 – Canine Behavioral Development

ANCG113 – Canine Behavioral Disorders

ANCG106 – Basic Dog Training Principles

ANCG127 – Dog Obedience Training

ANCG122 – Controlling a Dog’s Movement

ANCG171 – Training Working Dogs

This course is designed for

  • People who want to work in dog training or animal daycare
  • Responsible dog owners
  • People who want to work in the dog care industry

Course tutor: Katie Fasher

Katie 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.

Course summary

Investment: $595 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

 

Assessments: 9 modules / 9 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support via email or phone.

 

Duration: 90 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week. Enrol today and start when you are ready.

 

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

 

Course Level: 4

Our students say

★★★★★ “I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to follow. The content was extremely interesting and it was well set out. I have recommended this course to other people. I would love to move on to do something more in dog psychology.” Donna Mackinnon

 

★★★★★ “I was referred by my sister and i am grateful she told me about it totally loved it i am also going to dog grooming. excellent. I loved every bit of the course it has given me the knowledge I needed to learn.” Dayna Brady

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