Animals are “sentient” beings, just like us. They think, they have emotions, and they communicate. Just like us. It follows, then, that they also have a complex psychological make up which governs their behaviour and motivation. Just like If you’re like most people in the UK, you probably have at least one pet. We are a nation of pet lovers, with dogs and cats being the most popular. But, increasingly, we are taking more unusual or exotic animals into our homes and lives. This isn’t the right place to discuss the rights and wrongs of this, but more and more people are becoming aware of their animals’ psychological needs in addition to their need for food and shelter.
This course gives you a great insight into psychology generally, but as it applies to animals in particular. In real terms, you may be interested to know, there is little difference between them and us.
Animals have mood swings. Their behaviour changes when they’re happy or when they’re sad, and you can learn to understand when that occurs. With a little empathy and observation you can often determine why too.
They understand the concept of love and affection, and respond accordingly. Similarly, they appreciate the concepts of reward and punishment. Animals can also communicate both with us and each other with an extraordinary level of competence.
Take this course now and get on the fast track to caring properly for (probably) the only friend and companion you have that will never lie to you, never cheat on you, and never talk behind your back. Animals deserve better. Find out how to give them that by studying our excellent Animal Psychology Course.