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Animal Care Courses

Animal Care is the skill of understanding animal behaviour, needs and characteristics which you will learn which our animal care courses. The animal care industry can include opportunities such as working in a Boarding Kennel, managing an Animal Welfare Centre and so much more.

Animals are becoming increasingly popular to work with or to keep as pets, the variety of jobs available is constantly increasing. From dog walker or dog groomer to working within a vets or zoo. 

With the majority of these jobs there is also great flexibility allowing you to work part time or on a self-employed basis becoming your own boss. 

Our most popular subjects include our dog grooming courses, and animal care courses online. 

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when you want to pursue your dream career but our animal care courses can provide you with a starting point and help you along the way.   Please visit the National Careers Service for information on job roles.

Animal Behaviour Level 3 Course

Animal Behaviour
Level 3

Dog Grooming Level 3 Online Course

Dog Grooming
Level 3

Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 Online Course

Veterinary Support Assistant
Level 3

Animal Care Courses Online

Animal Care
Level 2

Domestic Animal Care Level 3 Online Course

Domestic Animal Care
Level 3

Zoology Level 3 Course Online

Level 3

Animal Welfare Level 4 Course Online

Animal Welfare
Level 4

Canine Science Level 3 Online Course

Canine Science
Level 3

Animal Care FAQs

It really depends on the career path you choose.  Here are some career examples of where our courses would be valuable to you.

Pet Sitter and Pet Walker

If you are a pet sitter, you may be employed or have your own business.  Your duties will involve:

  • Ensuring the pet is not hungry or thirsty
  • Providing any medication required if the owners are not able to
  • Carrying out different types of grooming
  • Walking or playing with the pet to ensure they have had sufficient exercise

Whilst these tasks seem simple, there are certain things you should understand before being responsible for the pet’s needs such as:

  • Animal First Aid
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Care
  • Basic Pet Grooming

In this case, you may want to investigate either our Animal Care Level 2 or Domestic Animal Care Level 3 courses.  These two courses will provide you with a good foundation of knowledge to be successful in this field.


Ever wanted to work for the Zoo?  These jobs do not come up often and if you are applying for the role, you want to be in the best position possible to be offered the job.

Our Zoology Level 3 will not only provide you with the knowledge required in order interview well, but it is also a popular course due to the fascinating content you will learn.

Once you have your foot in the door, you could progress onto Zookeeper, or team leader. With experience and a degree, you could become a curator!

Veterinary Support Assistant

Training to become a veterinary support assistant can lead onto all kinds of job roles and most people who take this course apply to work within a local veterinary practice.

This course will provide you with the basics you need to know when working within a veterinary practice including anatomy of dogs and cats, health and safety, infection control and veterinary pharmacy.

What is your end goal?

With every course sold, we can offer you:

A Level

Dog Behaviour

Article Written by Hayley
June 2022

Whilst most people can train a dog to sit or lie down, it is very complex understanding the behaviour of a dog and why they do certain things.

More people are introducing dogs to their families and there has never been a greater need for a dog behaviourist.  One breed that has become extremely popular over the last five years is the Cockapoo and I have one of these dogs myself.

The Cockapoo is a mixed breed between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel.  Cockapoos are very intelligent dogs in fact one of the most intelligent breeds out there, however they are also very nervous and this can be their downfall if not managed correctly.

An anxious dog can lead onto issues such as:

  • Dog Aggression
  • Panting
  • Destructive Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Excessive Barking
  • Pacing

This can make jobs for the owner hard such as taking your dog to the vets, going for a relaxing walk, grooming your pet or leaving them at home by themselves.

When walking a cockapoo, sometimes they are not keen on other dogs when they are approached by one. If you tell your dog off, does it ever help the situation?  Not in my experience!

This is a common occurrence with many dogs who have not been socialised from a young age.   

There are other ways to deal with dog anxiety and first you must understand how the dog’s mind works.  They could be aggressive because they are not confident in the dog approaching them.  Therefore, telling them off is only installing more fear into them.  In this case, you must work on the dog’s confidence. 

In other cases, the pet could be showing dominance aggression, and this would require a completely different approach to fear aggression.

These are issues most people do not understand when acquiring a pet for the first time and has therefore caused a great demand in dog behaviourists.

Our animal behaviour course is great for anyone wanting to work within this field or if you just want to understand pet behaviour in more detail.