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Animal Care

Regular Price: $395

Special Price: $39

  • 50h - 60 Days
  • 2 students have purchased
  • Express
International Open Academy
Floor 1, Filmbase, Curved St., Dublin 2, Ireland 2 See in Google maps


  • Easy to follow
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


Every pet owner knows how intriguing and complex animals can be. Each creature is endearingly individual and full of surprises.

Taking care of all aspects of a pet’s life can be a tricky business. Cats can be spirited and mysterious. Dogs can be untameable but adorable. Before we get you to the hands on part of their personal care we spend a lot of time taking you through their psychology so you fully understand their habits, instincts and development first.

You’ll discover the answers to questions like:

What’s normal behaviour for a dog?
What level of understanding does my young cat have?
Are certain traits specific to some breeds?
What is my puppy trying to communicate to me?
What do those strange cat sounds mean?
What’s going on with my pet?

We’ll also give you good insight into what can cause a pet to be unhappy or stressed with topics like:

Eating disorders
Excess scratching
Separation anxiety

Module 1: What is normal behaviour for a dog?
Dogs and learning
Juniors and seniors
Habits – digging, chewing, and more!

Module 2: If dogs could talk
Body language
Body language reference table
Smells and sniffing
Urine and feces
Vocal language

Module 3: A dog's eye view
Scent marking
Issues at feeding time

Module 4: Normal cat behaviour
How cats’ behaviour develops as they grow
Feeding time rules
Sleeping and biological rhythms
Sexual behaviour
Maternal instincts

Module 5: When cat behaviour is abnormal
Peculiarities of certain breeds
When play is not play
Moody & sensitive times
Differentiating instinct from conditioning
Differentiating between behavioural and health issues

Module 6: Cats heightened senses and communication
Reading body language
Sense of smell
Sense of hearing
Distinctive cat sounds
What’s she trying to tell me?

Module 7: Cat care and health
Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
House training
Excessive vocalisation
Preventative health care
Responsible ownership
Effects of ageing

Module 8: Specific information on rabbits & guinea pigs
Different breeds
Common problems and diseases
Providing an adequate living environment
Usual care needed

Module 9: Specific information on hamsters, gerbils, mice & exotic rats
Different breeds
Understanding behaviour
Common problems and diseases
Providing an adequate living environment
Usual care needed

Module 10: Specific information on birds
General tips on caring for birds
Small birds
Larger birds & birds of prey
The parrot family
Recognising common diseases and preventing spread

Module 11: Specific information on fish
How to care for fish
Tropical fish
Cold water fish
Marine fish
Recognising disease and what to do

Module 12: Specific information on reptiles
Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
How to care for reptiles
Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
Snakes & lizards
Recognising disease and what to do


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain an Animal Care Online Course.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to info@internationalopenacademy.com. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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