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23 / Aug / 2021

How to become an Animal Physiotherapist or Veterinary Physiotherapist

What is an Animal Physiotherapist? An Animal Physiotherapist is often known as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. They are qualified professionals with a degree or Level 6 qualification in treating animals.....

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30 / Jul / 2021

What is a wildlife sanctuary?

Sanctuary means a place of safety and a wildlife sanctuary is often a protected area of land set aside to keep animals safe whilst in their natural environment. Animals may enter a sanctuary in ‘ret.....

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26 / Jul / 2021

Is there such a thing as an Animal Psychologist?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It’s a relatively new discipline and has only been developed over the last 150 years or so. Although the roots of psychology stem from s.....

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23 / Jul / 2021

How can animal extinction be prevented?

Now is our chance to end animal extinction. A recent report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) measured extinction rates around the world.....

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23 / Jul / 2021

How to train your dog to become a service animal

  Service animals can be trained to support those who require assistance. Service animals are specifically trained to support humans in a variety of ways, for several requirements. Owners of a se.....

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18 / Jul / 2021

How to Become a Dog Walker

People who love the outdoors and have a passion for dogs may have, at some point, considered dog walking as a professional career. There are many ways to get started as a dog walker. It’s recommende.....

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15 / Jul / 2021

How to lead a Forest School Programme

Teachers and leaders who are passionate about holistic education will have heard about Forest School Programmes. It’s an exciting area to study for those who love the outdoors and have a passion for.....

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12 / Jul / 2021

How to become a Marine Conservationist

What is marine conservation? The health of all life on our planet depends on a thriving, healthy ocean. Marine conservation aims to protect and conserve our diverse and precious marine resources and e.....

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08 / Jul / 2021

Animal Charity Careers and Jobs Working in Animal Welfare

I’m sure we would all love to live in a world where animals and humans alike are cared for and respected. Until that time there is a lot of work to do! There are a myriad of ways that you can work f.....

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06 / Jul / 2021

Can you work with animals without a degree?

Working with animals is a sector ranging from highly specialist roles such as Zookeeper to more familiar jobs such as dog groomer. Some of these animal careers will require a high-level academic quali.....

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05 / Jul / 2021

What is it like to be a pet groomer?

What is the significance of pet grooming? First of all, let’s look at why our pets need to be groomed in the first place. Grooming not only helps our pets to look (and smell!) their best but it also.....

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02 / Jul / 2021

Small Animal Care & Health Advice (For Rabbits, Hamsters and Guinea Pigs)

For those of us who love small animals, it’s more than just taking care of them that motivates us. We love watching animal behaviour, they can be as stubborn as humans, or as silly as children. Even.....

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29 / Jun / 2021

How to gain 2-weeks work experience with animals

Work experience is one of the topmost and commonly requested requirements from animal employers and recruiters. Showing employees real evidence that you have work experience is often a golden ticket i.....

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25 / Jun / 2021

An Introduction to Animal Hydrotherapy

Canine hydrotherapy: an overview Dogs love to swim, it’s great exercise and lots of fun! Water can also be a great treatment option. Most pet owners come across small animal hydrotherapy when it is .....

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24 / Jun / 2021

What are some careers with animals?

There are many different options to consider when thinking about a career working with animals. There are well known animal career choices and others that you may not have come across yet. Career oppo.....

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21 / Jun / 2021

A Day in the Life of an Animal Conservationist

Working in animal conservation is increasingly important as our world struggles with the effects of climate change and population growth. It’s also an exciting time to join conservation efforts as m.....

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17 / Jun / 2021

How to open a pet shop

Have you a passion for animals, great with customers and would love to open a physical pet shop? Then perhaps you need some advice on where to start with your search. There are so many different optio.....

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15 / Jun / 2021

How to Adopt a Rescue Cat

There are thousands of adorable cats being looked after in shelters up and down the country, just waiting to find their forever homes. The RSPCA rescues over 30,000 cats each year and they each come w.....

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14 / Jun / 2021

Keeping your old dog happy & healthy

At what age are dogs considered senior? Obviously when a dog is classed as a senior depends on the breed, as there is considerable variation, but their age tends to show at around seven years (Human y.....

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11 / Jun / 2021

National Pet Appreciation month

  As a pet owner, we bet you appreciate your pet every day in lots of ways. From the greetings you get when you walk through the door, to getting some fresh air with your furry companion out and abou.....

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10 / Jun / 2021

10 job interview questions for a Kennel worker

If you are applying for a role at a dog or cat kennel you may want to consider recommended job interview questions that would be useful to know. We have also added alternative subjects around animal c.....

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07 / Jun / 2021

How to become a Veterinary Nurse

A Veterinary Nurse works alongside Veterinary Surgeons to provide high-quality health and medical care to a wide range of animals including domestic pets, farm animals and exotic species. Veterinary n.....

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04 / Jun / 2021

An introduction to canine massage techniques

What comes to mind when you think about massage? Most of us enjoy a massage to get rid of aches and pain, or even to relax those tense back, shoulder and neck muscles. We can feel the mental and physi.....

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03 / Jun / 2021

What is the best care for a pet dog?

Dogs consistently top the leader boards as the most popular pet. There are currently estimated to be over 10 million pet dogs in the UK alone. These are being added to all the time, especially during .....

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01 / Jun / 2021

How to Become a Zookeeper

So, you want to be a zookeeper or an aquarist? Let’s take a look at a Zookeeper job profile and find out what actually zookeepers do. Zoos, Wildlife Centres and Safari parks are run by Zoological So.....

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26 / May / 2021

What are the career options for people who love nature?

Caring for nature and the wildlife around us is increasingly important as we tackle climate change and seek to support our planet. There are many different roles working with wildlife and with an incr.....

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24 / May / 2021

A guide to raising chickens

If you are thinking about keeping chickens at home or in your back garden then you have come to the right place! Chickens make wonderful pets, and they can bring a lot of fun, entertainment, and resou.....

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21 / May / 2021

Should I adopt a Dog or a Puppy?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt a dog? Perhaps you have always dreamed of having a dog in your life, and you are now financially and emotionally ready to welcome a furry companio.....

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18 / May / 2021

ACTION PLAN FOR ANIMAL WELFARE 2021

12th May 2021 This date marks a significant step forward for animal welfare; the UK Government has published a comprehensive plan that will revolutionise animal welfare on a practical level in the UK,.....

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14 / May / 2021

How to Teach in the Animal Care Sector

How to Teach in the Animal Care Sector Teaching within the animal care and welfare sector is an opportunity to help likeminded, passionate people to achieve their career goals. Like many other profess.....

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21 / Apr / 2021

What does a Canine Nutritionist do?

What does a Canine Nutritionist do?   What is Canine Nutrition? When we are referring to ‘Canine Nutrition’ we are not just talking about dog food. When it comes to a Dogs health, they can be.....

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01 / Apr / 2021

How to Become a Professional Dog Groomer

A career as a dog groomer is a varied, flexible, and fulfilling profession. Work as a Dog Groomer involves caring for a wide range of dogs of all different shapes and sizes, checking for health issues.....

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26 / Mar / 2021

How to start up a Pet Sitting Business

A job as a Pet Sitter is a career-path many will only dream of! Combining a love for animals, varying locations, client interaction, and flexible hours – it’s easy to see why this job choice is de.....

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23 / Mar / 2021

5 top tips for anyone starting an internship: A reflection on my time at Animal Courses Direct

At the beginning of July, I was lucky enough to secure a place being the summer Marketing Intern for Animal Courses Direct, with an 8-week internship under the supervision of the lovely head of Market.....

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06 / Mar / 2021

Three reasons to work for an Animal Shelter

Working for a Kennel, Animal Rescue, or Animal Shelter has been a top favourite for those who want experience working with animals. Here are our top three reasons on why you should try to get a job at.....

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03 / Mar / 2021

Starting up your Dog Walking business

Animal Courses Direct Blog As a dog owner, you are probably also, a dog walker. You have learnt the best walking routes in the local area, worked out what times to go out to avoid (or meet up with) sp.....

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19 / Feb / 2021

Why Do Pets Make Us Feel Good?

Having a pet is one of life’s greatest joys. A companion animal provides loyalty, companionship, and love like no other – and how lucky we are to have them! People all over the world feel the bene.....

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16 / Feb / 2021

At what age should dogs start obedience training?

This is actually a complicated question and it could be answered by saying ‘Never’! Let’s start by thinking what we mean by ‘obedience’. The dictionary defines it as ‘compliance with an or.....

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11 / Feb / 2021

Valentine’s Day: Pet and Animal Special

Valentine’s Day: Pet and Animal Special With National Love Your Pet day headed our way on February 20th, animal lovers and pet lovers around the nation will unite to celebrate the beautiful bonds we.....

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08 / Feb / 2021

How to Get a Job as a Wildlife Photographer

Your guide to taking a shot at a career in wildlife photography Got a passion for both animals and photography? Wildlife photography is a fulfilling area of photography to work in. With live moving su.....

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03 / Feb / 2021

How to work with Big Cats

How to work with Big Cats Did you know there are 38 big cat species around the world? The term ‘big cat’ covers a variety of sub-species including tigers, panthers, leopards, jaguars, snow leopard.....

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02 / Feb / 2021

How to get a job training dogs

How to get a job training dogs Actually, this should really be called ‘what job can I do that involves working with dogs?’ as there are so many different ways of developing a career involving thes.....

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25 / Jan / 2021

How to get a job in Wildlife Conservation

How to get a job in Wildlife Conservation What is wildlife conservation? It’s the practice of protecting animal species, plant species, and their habitats. Wildlife conservationists are the people w.....

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25 / Jan / 2021

How to train a dog

How to train a dog by Karen Before we investigate ideal scenarios on how to train a dog, we ought to think about why we need to train and what we want them to learn. Although dogs are amazing creature.....

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15 / Jan / 2021

How to Get into Marine Conservation

How to Get into Marine Conservation The perfect guide to making waves as a future conservationist! What is Marine Conservation? Marine conservation is the practice of ensuring survival and safety for .....

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12 / Jan / 2021

How to Groom a Dog

How to Groom a Dog By Karen – Animal Courses Direct Canine Tutor So, get your dog, choose a brush and…. well, no, it’s not quite as simple as that! However, a lot of owners do approach grooming .....

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08 / Jan / 2021

Great achievements in 2020 for Animal Rights

Great achievements in 2020 for Animal Rights For many of us, 2020 was a year of uncertainty and unprecedented times. Lockdowns, remote-working and social distancing was a lot to adjust to, but thankfu.....

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31 / Dec / 2020

New Qualification

Launching our most accessible Entry Level Animal Welfare Qualification for 2021. We are pleased to announce our recently approved Ofqual Regulated Qualification Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and .....

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07 / Dec / 2020

Make the Most of Online Learning with A Monthly Subscription with Animal Courses Direct

Want to learn about animals but not sure which course to choose? Do you work with animals already, but want to upskill and increase your CPD training hours? Or maybe you’re simply bored, with some s.....

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02 / Nov / 2020

How to protect the wildlife in your garden this season

It’s not just pets indoors that can be affected by disruption during the Autumn period. Outdoor animals and wildlife that live in our gardens can face distress and disruption as a result of loud noi.....

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30 / Oct / 2020

Tips on how to keep your pets safe and calm this Halloween

How can we reduce the anxiety of our domestic pets this spooky season? As the end of October fast approaches, so does the season of outdoor parties, loud sounds, large gatherings, fires and fireworks......

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21 / Oct / 2020

Reptile Awareness Day 2020!

How can you take part? Every year on October 21st, people around the world come together to celebrate all things Reptile. Universally loved creatures, reptiles can be found as household pets, in capti.....

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16 / Oct / 2020

Supporting Cats Protection with National Black Cat Day 2020

Blog by Animal Courses Direct (As part of Animal Jobs Direct) Tuesday 27th October 2020 What is National Black Cat Day? National Black Cat Day falls this year on Tuesday 27th October 2020. It was orig.....

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24 / Sep / 2020

Canine Careers You Don’t Need A Degree For

It’s nearly impossible not to love dogs. Dogs provide us with endless loyalty, friendship, and support – we really are so lucky to have them. So, if you’re pining to spend more time with man’s.....

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24 / Sep / 2020

5 Top Career Tips If You Want to Work with Animals

Have you always dreamt of a career working with animals? Perhaps you want to work as a conservationist, dog groomer, zoologist or vet assistant! Whatever you’re looking to do, choosing a career work.....

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08 / Jul / 2020

How to prepare your dog when you return to work to minimise anxiety and stress

Many dogs are resilient and adapt to changes quite easily, but others find change difficult. We know that sudden changes in routine or household members suddenly not being around can contribute to pro.....

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03 / Mar / 2020

Wearables for Pets

Yes,you read that right! We have seen technology become integrated with so many different aspects of our lives, utilising the latest smart technologies to make our lives more convenient, secure and op.....

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