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Animal Psychology Online Course from International Open Academy (Up to 92% Off)

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The course can help pet owners to understand their furry friends and therefore, improve the relationship with them

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Course breakdown

Module 1: Domestication - How Pets Came In From The Cold
1.1 History to human engagement with pets
1.2 Breeding
1.3 Anthropomorphism (transferring human emotions & expectations to pets)
1.4 Choosing your pet

Module 2: Normal Dog Behaviour - When Your Pet Is Being True To His Nature
2.1 Socialisation
2.2 How older dogs change
2.3 Understanding puppy behaviour
2.4 Feeding time
2.5 Habits like licking, digging & jumping

Module 3: If Dogs Could Talk
3.1 Dogs’ body language
3.2 How they greet humans and other dogs
3.3 How to recognise what signals play
3.4 Different types of aggressive behaviour
3.5 The hidden language in dogs’ smells/urine/faeces/sniffing
3.6 Translating vocal language

Module 4: Calm The Pack – Fear, Aggression And Anxiety
4.1 Aggression: territorial, protective, predatory, sexual, fearful and more
4.2 Anxiety due to separation
4.3 Fear

Module 5: How Well Do You Know Me? The Colourful World Of Dogs’ Antics Explained
5.1 Rolling over and rolling in poo!
5.2 How dogs feel about your stroking, patting
5.3 tummy tickles & ear scratching
5.4 Circling and chasing tail
5.5 Tail between legs
5.6 Muzzle grabbing
5.7 Eating grass

Module 6: Lose Your Mind To Understand Your Dog’s
6.1 Marking in inappropriate places
6.2 Urination due to excitement and submission
6.3 Unusual levels of barking
6.4 Soiling your home

Module 7: What Is Normal Behaviour For A Cat?
7.1 Eating rituals - how and why they differ from dogs
7.2 Important early lessons for kittens
7.3 Understanding how older cats change
7.4 Kneading
7.5 Burying faeces

Module 8: A Cat’s The Only Cat Who Knows Where It’s At
8.1 Kitties and litter trays
8.2 Some of the top reasons cats do not use a litter tray
8.3 Understanding cat body language

Module 9: When You’ve Had It With Your Cat – Psychiatric Challenges
9.1 The ins and outs of litter trays - what works and doesn’t
9.2 Why they soil where you don’t want them to
9.3 How to deal with challenges
9.4 Jumping up
9.5 Shouting

Module 10: Cat On A Griddle
10.1 Likely reasons for aggression and how to recognise different kinds
10.2 Desensitising
10.3 Separation anxiety
10.4 The impact of environmental stress

Module 11: Understanding Rabbits
11.1 Body language
11.2 Rabbit noises
11.3 Normal behaviour and what signals a problem
11.4 Chewing
11.5 Marking

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