The study of animal behaviour (ethology) is of obvious importance in the practice of training animals especially in considering their natural behaviour and how it may be suitable for specific tasks. Additionally, understanding animal behaviour contributes to animal training by means of understanding how to encourage desirable natural behaviour and discourage behaviour traits that are undesirable.
In this online animal behaviour course you will learn to understand why animals behave the way they do. Learn to understand difficult behaviour and techniques on how to deal with it. This is a very useful qualification for anyone working with animals or for someone wishing to set up their own business. Learn about the different influences on animal behaviour such as genetics, biology, environmental influences, the part played by instinct and the difference in behaviour in domesticated versus wild populations.
Careerline’s Animal Behaviour course is suitable for anyone interested in or working with animals, trainers, pet carers, pet shop workers, zoo keepers and so on. Students interested in further animal behaviour courses should also consider the Advanced Certificate in Animal Behaviour which includes this module as well as the equine behaviour, dog psychology and cat training modules.