Online Animal Behaviour Courses

We offer four stand alone online Animal Behaviour courses including, Equine Behaviour, Dog Psychology and Training and Cat Psychology and Training and Introduction to Animal Behaviour. All four modules are available the Advanced Certificate in Animal Behaviour.

All of our courses are offered online with printed notes available, with unlimited tutor support by email from our qualified, friendly tutors. Find out more or receive your free info pack by emailing us at or call us on 1300 172 882.

Don’t hesitate, go for it, you wont be sorry. It’s a lot of fun, great learning and doing the work doesn’t feel like a chore. I now want to do more and more courses. Thank you so much Careerline Courses.” J. Boxal, Equine Behaviour Graduate J. Boxall

Animal Behavior Graduate


Online Animal Behaviour Course This advanced animal behaviour course covers a fascinating range of topics. You’ll  learn a wide range of skills and knowledge with various types of animals including animal psychology, how to observe animals and record their behaviour, how their biology impacts on their behaviour, how to use what you learn to apply […]

In this online animal behaviour course you will learn to understand why animals behave the way they do. This course was written due to the demand from adult learners who want to understand animal behavior but don’t want to commit to an expensive and long term degree to do so.  Learn to understand difficult behaviour […]

Cat psychology course Sale!

Study this cat psychology course online! We have been fascinated by cats throughout our history with domestication dating back to 3700 BC!  Cat intelligence has been well studied and its known that cats have excellent memories which combined with the ability to apply their memory to current situations allows cats to adapt quickly to new […]

Equine Behaviour Online Course Sale!

This course presents an in depth study of equine behavior including psychological influences on behavior and how principles of learning are applied as effective horse training methods. Students will work through lessons over-viewing motivators of equine behavior, how genetics influence behavior, perception in horses and how horses respond to stimuli, social structure and communication behavior, […]


Do you love dogs, or dream of working as a dog trainer?  If so, then our 100-hr dog course is perfect for you.  You will learn about canine psychology, senses, dog training, dog obedience, solving behavioral disorders, and much more in this online course. This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about dogs and their behavior and training.

I think there are a lot of options and for someone like me who has been trying to get into the vet nursing industry but not able to find the 15 hours work required this was a great bridge to build on my skills, knowledge and confidence. I have now been accepted into vet nursing based on having the confidence through the course to find voluntary work in a vet clinic. Christopher Stitt

Animal Behaviour Graduate

My tutor was so lovely, always giving me positive feedback and very useful comments if it was obvious i had struggled in the module. She also went into depth to explain anything to me which i found very helpful as i could gain even more knowledge! Mikayla Rawlings

Equine Behaviour Graduate

What is Ethology?

Ethology is the study of animal behaviour which examines animal communication, animal culture, animal language, animal sexual behaviour and learning with its importance to training. Generally Ethology is more concerned with the patterns and processes of behavior across a range of groups rather than just focusing on one particular species (see our Animal Behaviour courses).. however in relation to training needs our other courses are focused on single groups (horses, cats and dogs).

Ethology is different from psychology (or comparative psychology) in that it does not consider animal behaviour in reference to human behaviour, but rather from what is understand about an animal’s anatomy, physiology etc.




Who are these online animal behaviour courses courses for? 

These flexible courses will work for you if you are looking for a fully tutor supported online animal behaviour course that is not a huge commitment, that doesn’t cost you the earth but will still get you thinking and learning and most importantly help you get where you want. Many students do a single subject as a stepping stone to a bigger thing, or find its enough to help start their journey to becoming a fully qualified animal behaviourist, many students go on to bigger courses such as degrees.


Do I have to know much about animal behavior before I start? 

No, our online animal behavior courses assume no prior knowledge and are designed as a practical guide to help you learn.


What sort of support do I get?

All our online animal behaviour courses are coached by tutors who are active in their field which means they are not sitting around our office waiting for phone calls!  We find email works best, if there is a problem that can’t be resolved give us a call on 07 5536 8783 or email our student support desk.


How long will the course take me to finish?

Generally the courses should take you about 100 hours of study.  We give you up to 12 months to complete the course, but you can finish faster.  Each lesson has a written assignment for you will receive individual feedback from your tutor.  There are also self assessment quizzes for each lesson (non assessable).  The strength of our courses is in that each lesson has an assignment, this means you are forced to engage with the content and can’t just skip over an important lesson.  By the end of the course you have really engaged and that equals learning!

These courses are very popular, enroll now and start learning today!

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