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Do you know when your pet is happy, or unhappy? What triggers these feelings? Some pets seem bored, others aggressive, and still others seem sad. If you want to have a happy and healthy pet, learn pet psychology with the Advanced Diploma in Pet Psychology – Level 3 Certification. Before you understand why your pet feels down, it is important that you learn more about your pet. Pet behaviour is very telling, their patterns can inform you of a lot of things. The course offers insight into why your pet is feeling a certain way, and what you can do to change it. Pet psychology focuses on dogs and cats, how pet owners should choose their pets, how pets challenge their owners and understanding pet antics.

The course will look at key topics such as what is regarded as pet normal behaviour, behaviours of young and senior dogs, how to calm a dog’s anxiety, how to tackle feeding time issues and understanding cat behaviour.

The Advanced Diploma in Pet Psychology – Level 3 Certification is highly educational for pet owners and pet trainers. If you want a career in dog training or grooming, you will find this course very helpful. It contains information that will enable you to make the right choice regarding your pet. It will also give you an opportunity to turn your love of pets into a career making venture.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Study 365 has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Study 365 to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Why does your pet growl when at his food bowl? Understand the psychology of why your pet wants to protect his food.
  • Does your pet seem bored? Learn to identify the signs of boredom.
  • Does your pet jump on people? Learn how to stop this kind of behaviour.
  • Pets also feel separation anxiety. Learn how to tackle this with your pet.
  • Is your pet scared? Learn why.
  • Does your dog bark incessantly? Understand the reasons.
  • Does your pet not get along with children? Learn how a strong relationship with its owner can change most of their aggressive behaviour.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • The course is for pet carers, pet attendants and animal lovers who want to learn animal psychology and ensure they raise a happy pet.
  • Individuals who want to learn how to care for pets properly, and understand pet psychology.
  • Anyone who wants to learn about animal behaviour.

Entry Requirement

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Please Note: Additionally, £79 is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04920 

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully completed the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Pet Psychology you can have a career in animal care or veterinary care. If you are interested in working in animal shelters, owning animals or volunteering with animals, this qualification will give you a starting point to further your career path. Animal care workers who are in pursuit of a promotion will also find this course highly useful. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com is given below.

  • Veterinary Assistant – £7.39 per hour
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Caretaker – £14,995 per annum
  • Pet Cate Attendant
  • Dog Groomer – £8.08 per hour

Others jobs you can get

  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Pet Care Associate
  • Dog Bather
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Care Assistant

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

1: How to domesticate your pets
How to domesticate your pets 00:00:00
2: How to choose your own pet
How to choose your own pet 00:00:00
3: What is regarded as normal dog behaviour?
What is regarded as normal dog behaviour? 00:00:00
4: Young and senior dog behaviours
Young and senior dog behaviours 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission I – Pet Psychology Level 3 00:00:00
5: If dogs can talk, what will they say?
If dogs can talk, what will they say? 00:00:00
6: How to calm dog's fear and anxiety
How to calm dog’s fear and anxiety 00:00:00
7: How to tackle aggressive behaviour
How to tackle aggressive behaviour 00:00:00
8: Understanding dog antics
Understanding dog antics 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission II – Pet Psychology Level 3 00:00:00
9: Learn dog's behaviour
Learn dog’s behaviour 00:00:00
10: How to tackle issues with elimination and feeding time?
How to tackle issues with elimination and feeding time? 00:00:00
11: An understanding on cat behaviour
An understanding on cat behaviour 00:00:00
12: What makes cats unique?
What makes cats unique? 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission III – Pet Psychology Level 3 00:00:00
13: How cats challenge their human owners?
How cats challenge their human owners? 00:00:00
14: Is your cat demanding?
Is your cat demanding? 00:00:00
15: Are cats aggressive?
Are cats aggressive? 00:00:00
16: Learning about rabbits
Learning about rabbits 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission IV – Pet Psychology Level 3 00:00:00

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