ANCN1004 - Certificate in Dog Psychology and Training

Rated 4.37 out of 5 based on 86 customer ratings
(86 customer reviews)

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.

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Key benefits

  • Gain an Employer Recognised Certificate of achievement
  • Understand how canine animals think and communicate
  • Develop a program for training a new pet dog when it is brought into a household.
  • Learn to train a dog to perform predetermined actions upon command
  • Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
  • Learn how working dogs can be trained to perform tasks. Includes a sheep dog, tracking dog, blind dog or substance detection dog

We Donate to the SPCA when you complete

Video tutorials included

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.

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.

Course summary

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

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

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

Duration: 100 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

This course covers nine modules

86 reviews for Dog Psychology & Training

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharnique Adams

    The course was a breeze! Easy to understand and found it easy to put things in my own words, the course content was well written and provided great and good information. I also have a little 4 month old puppy and i was able to apply the knowledge i learnt from this course to improve his care. I can’t fault this course awesome!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Leanne Judith Wreakes-Fallen

    I chose to study with The Career Academy because I found the course cost suitable for my finance, as well as emailing with The Career Academy, I found they were and will be very helpful, when needed.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda Mat Wendt

    I would like to thank the academy for enabling full time workers like myself the opportunity to complete a course online. Being a fulltime worker doesn’t give me time to attend classes physically.
    The tutors are very knowledgeable and professional. Submitting each assessment was an easy process and the returned marked paper was sent back within a couple of days. Very little waiting was involved.
    Doing this course online was easy to follow and user-friendly even for those who have limited computer skills.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the topics covered and would definitely look at more courses in the future.
    I thank the academy for their opportunity.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nicole Polkinghorne

    I chose to study with the career academy because Felixibility, efficiency and recognition

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Georgia Lee

    Being able to study the whole course online really lead me to the career academy. It fitted in with my part/full time work, and i could study at my own pace setting my own goals as I went along. Some topics were a lot easier than others due to the content given in the readings. Some readings had all information needed, but others required additional research (which is a good thing!) to answer questions for the assignment The tutors always marked my work really quickly and gave great, encouraging feedback!

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Louise Peresa

    I chose to study with the career academy because i enjoyed the previous course i did with you.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Louise Peresa

    I chose to study with the career academy because i could do it at home.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Katrina Mielke

    I chose to study with The Career Academy because I read that it offers a wide range of courses. This is such a great help on my part to be familiar with Xero Payroll as I seek job employment.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brittany Adamson-Turfrey

    So far the course is fun and am loving learning about it. Easy to follow through the different modules and tasks. Easily laid out. Tutors fast replying.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt Dewsnap

    I am really enjoying the course so far and the Tutor has given fast and effective feedback, I’m looking forward to finishing and possibly taking another certificate.

  11. Rated 3 out of 5

    Anne Pedone

    Can stay at home, work alittle and look after new puppy. I get a lot of migranes so studying at home was eaiser. In my own time.
    Extremely thankful for this. I am going to make my own file of medical terminology even though I have my old nursing dictionary to follow, but I find now that it would be extremely useful to have a list of prefixes, suffixes and root words to refer too, which is provided somewhat thru all units. But I found I had to keep refreshing my brain as to what, especially when inventing or making up new words…that is where I knew some but felt I needed to know the makeup of the word and meaning…just to implant that in my failing brain.
    It was Good to do extra research to complete assignments but would be useful to have some suggested websites for some units maybe.
    Definitely racked my brain since I have not done nursing for 20 years.
    I found the terminology much more intensive that what I remember in Nursing training so that was 5 I found.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucie Green

    The course content was interesting and very well presented the Tutors were also very professional.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ellie O’neill

    I chose to study with the career academy because I could do it all online and pay it off without a student loan

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharnique Adams

    They have been helpful and I am feeling very good about completing this course successfully

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larissa Winter

    So far i am finding this course amazing no known issues. The comfort and convenience of completing at your own time at your own place. Tutors are friendly and approachable, highly recommend!

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tina Cartwright

    The course isn’t too easy, it makes you think and study and research. It can be little confusing at times, the questions can be a little hard to understand, but the tutors are at hand to help out.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lakeisha Bain

    I’m only at the beginning of this course but so far I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The content is fascinating and the tutors have been helpful, I really appreciate the feedback I’m getting. Would recommend this course!

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emma

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

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emma Roots

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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alana Acott

    The course was easy to navigate!

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hannah Palmer

    Good course – useful content and not too difficult.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corrine Trevena

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

  28. Rated 4 out of 5

    Melanie Brookfield

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Rated 4 out of 5

    Patricia Midwinter

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

  37. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anonymous 

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carlie Donmall

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

  42. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ebony Davis

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

  43. 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.

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Diack

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

  45. 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.

  46. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jamie Chapel

    Course was fine. It was easy to learn with.

  47. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kerri Foote

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

  48. 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.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginia Hollander

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

  50. 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.

  51. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emily Eyra

    Very satisfied. It was so quick 🙂

  52. 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.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sarah Vaughan-williams

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney Terras

    provided courses I am interested in. Excellent overall

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lisa Norton

    Good overall.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lynn Page

    Had the topics I wanted to study. Average overall.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pamela Milligan

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

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Couchman

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

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tracey Miller

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

  80. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shanna Claydon

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

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

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