Animal Emotions

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Animal emotions – happier animals, better relationships

This course is unfortunately closed, next enrollment will be in October 2020.

“This has been a life-changing course. Its relevance and importance to my work as a dog/ animal trainer is immeasurable.” (Karen West)
How will the Animal emotions course change your life – and that of your animal?

“Animal Emotions” will help you develop a better relationship with animals in your care. The course helps you understand behaviour and how emotional experiences impact personality, brain development and social skills.

You’ll learn how to get happier animals that thrive in the care of humans.

“This course has forever changed how I behave with my animals” (Tina Kolhammar)
Who is this course for?
  • This course is for you if you’re a pet owner interested in learning more about what makes your animal tick. Most of my students are dog- and horse people, but I’ve also had students interested in cats, rodents and rabbits, farm animals, and exotic species.
  • This course is for you if you work professionally with animals. Many of my students are animal trainers, veterinarians or caregivers in zoos or animal shelters. If you’re one of those people who like theoretical discussions about animal behaviour and learning, there’s a nerd section in every module.
“It’s been several years since I learned so much new, useful and relevant stuff in ONE course.” (Bettina Hvidemose)
What are people saying about Animal Emotions?

For many students, the course transforms their life with animals. Here are some voices:

  • “Thank you for this course, it is, without question, far superior to any course I have participated in to date.” (Candice Milliard)
  • “I can honestly say that this course has changed my life. I have even changed my Master’s thesis subject because of it… This course has changed me and my dog’s welfare for the better, and I never even thought that it needed improvement.” (Madicken Åkerman)
  • “Most definitely the BEST and most relevant online course I have taken. Heartfelt thanks.” (Alison Parker-Jervis).
  • “The course has changed something in the way I look at animals. I feel… closer to them.” (Ewa Rumistrzewicz)
  • “This course was so much more than I expected! … I kind of knew what works in dog training, but now I know why!” (Birgitte Pletscher)
“This course is a must for all dog trainers within my field – behaviour modification” (Jenny Afvander)
How is this online course delivered?
  • Once you sign up, you’ll get immediate access to the first module. The other 9 modules will be released weekly from the 30th of September, which is also when admissions close.
  • This course makes the most out of the online format by using micro-learning: the content videos are short and actionable (2-10 minutes long).
  • The course modules are prerecorded and you can watch the videos anytime.
  • There are 10 modules (100+ videos) in the course, and they require about 10 hours of engagement in total – but many students return again and again to the videos, spending much more time than that revisiting the material.
  • All videos are subtitled in English – this makes it easier for the many non-native English speakers among the students.
  • There are some voluntary practical exercises and thought-provoking questions, but no exams.
  • Many students will take an active part in this course and help shape it! This peer-to-peer learning in the comments’ section is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of this course!
  • There are written summaries and audio files that you can download and keep.
  • You have access to the course for a full year after purchase.
  • If you have use of Continued Educational Units, the IAABC gives 10 CEUS for this course. Let me know if you need any other organization’s CEUs!
  • After you finish, you get a certificate of completion and a banner that you can display on your website.
“I thought that this course would be a nice review of my ethological studies – but it has really broadened my perspective on animals!” (Ann-Sofie Sandell)
Course details.

  • I will host two live Q&A webinars where I address your questions, in person. If you miss them, don’t worry – they’ll be recorded!
  • Access to a private Facebook Group where we can discuss, share and connect.

When you become a student, you’ll be getting weekly emails while the course is being delivered. I’ll also keep you posted on my other free webinars, masterclasses, silly experiments, online courses and blog posts!

“I don’t think I have taken part in any form of education that has been delivered with as much skill as this.” (Gordon Gill)
Frequently asked questions.
  • “How do I get the most out of the course?”

By engaging in discussions, sharing your own thoughts and reflecting on the questions asked – the content comes alive in the comments’ section!

  • “Is it worth it?”

Many of my previous students attest that they have found this course transformational – it has forever changed how they interact with animals. Also, as far as I know, this material isn’t taught at this level of depth anywhere else.

  • “Is there a scholarship program?”

Yes, there is – applications are closed now though – 16 students received scholarships! 🙂

  • “What if I change my mind?”

This course comes with a 30-day Money Back Guarantee. So, don’t look at joining this course like a risk!

Rather, it’s an opportunity. You can access more than half the content – at no cost! Yes, I have enough confidence in the qualities of this course to encourage you to test it, access 6 out of 10 modules – and not pay anything if you feel it’s not right for you.

The course is currently closed, but will open again for admission sometime October 2020. Enrollment only occurs for a limited time – if you want to get notified when it’s time, sign up below and I’ll let you know! I’ll also keep you posted on free resources, blog posts and other courses – all about animal behaviour, learning and wellbeing!

18 Replies to “Animal Emotions”

  1. Hi there! My daughter, who’s in Grade 12, with a full course load right now would like to take the course. I’m wondering if it will be available again after Christmas. Her next semester course load isn’t as demanding. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for the great free videos. I am interested in the course but have a very specific need. I have an increasingly anxious horse and am struggling to understand his anxiety. It is general but also increases in specific areas , it is when he is loose and eating and in training and it seems to be linked with overarousal. I have studied the 7 emotional systems through my clicker training but I feel your course will be different. Do you feel the course will help me with this specific and complex individual or is it more general? Do you do any one to one consultations either in conjunction with the course or independent of it ?

    1. Hi Tricia, the course is general so I can’t really say whether it will help with your particular situation. You might get into interesting conversations with other horse people (there’s a lot of peer-to-peer learning going on) but nothing I can guarantee.

      I do not offer one-on-one consultations, unfortunately – but would encourage you to seek a behavioural consultant focusing on horses – make sure it’s one who’s moved away from traditional horse-training methods and natural horsemanship. I wrote a blog post about how to find one:

      I know and trust that the horse charming group has the right approach:

  3. Wow! I can’t get enough of this. I really want to make mental health awareness among dog carers understood and taken seriously. This has given me even more motivation to get out there and share. Thank you Karolina you are a wealth of knowledge and a fantastic tutor.

  4. Could you please tell me what software Tobias is using to produce your animated graphics? I was impressed. Please pass on my word of appreciation– perhaps it might move his emotional state to quadrant 1 .

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