The subject of animal behaviour is a fascinating one and most careers with animals involve some aspect of animal behaviour.
When working with animals it helps to know how they learn and think so that you can understand things from an animal's perspective. For example, having an understanding about the principles of behaviour and how body language is linked to an animal's emotional state can make a huge difference to how to best provide care for an animal at any given moment and this is precisely what an animal behaviour course can help you better understand.
Having an understanding of animal behaviour is hugely helpful in the prevention of behavioural problems in companion animals. It's helpful to have even a basic understanding of animal behaviour when working with dogs and cats - learning how to deal with problem behaviours will ensure that animals in your care in a rescue centre have the best possible chance of finding a new home. “Behavioural problems” is the most common reason for dogs and cats to be given up for adoption. Being able to assist these animals is highly rewarding - once the behavioural problem is dealt with, the animal can be successfully re-homed.
The Level 3 Companion Animal Behaviour course explores companion animal body language and the differences between learning and thinking in terms of animal psychology. Learn to understand things from the point of view of a dog, cat and rabbit. This animal care course is of benefit to those wanting to work with companion animals and for pet owners who want to gain knowledge about cat, dog and rabbit behaviour and psychology.
The subject of the behaviour exhibited by animals in the wild is of relevance and importance to those interested in wildlife and for those working with animals in zoos, safari parks and with wildlife collections etc. The natural behaviour of wild animals must be understood for a comparison of behavioural aspects of animals living in the wild and in captivity for there to be an accurate view to welfare. A thorough understanding of animal behaviour is crucial in order to maintain normal behaviour and well being. This is essential when creating animal environments and enrichment programmes.
The Level 3 Animal Behaviour Diploma explores a variety of the behaviours exhibited by wild animals. The subjects of genetics & behaviour, migratory behaviour, communication, aggression and animals at play are all covered by this course. For those interested in further study into animal behaviour, the Level 3 advanced animal behaviour diploma explores the physiology and evolution of behaviour and behavioural analysis.