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AFLC 120 - Animal Behaviour

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 120 08 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 120 03 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 120 28 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 120 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 120 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The study of animal behaviour provides a foundation for animal training, which also known as animal care. It provides real insights and a foundation for understanding on how to treat animals. This course examines the cognitive and physical behaviour of animals as well as the reasons behind it.  Furthermore animal social behaviour will also be covered. 

Course Objectives

  • Identifying factors affecting animal behaviour
  • Learning the influence of genes on animal behaviour
  • Understanding how animals perceive and how they respond to various stimuli
  • Understanding the influence of environment factors
  • Understanding the social influences on animal aggression, play, sexual behaviour, communication and other behaviour
  • Understanding different ways that animals learn (such as conditioning and habituation) and some effects of learning on behaviour

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone wishing to learn more about Animal Behaviour and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • What is behaviour
  • Causes of behaviour (eg. genetics, learning, external and internal influences)
  • Reactive, active and cognitive behaviour
  • Conditioning

Day 2

  • Natural selection
  • Understanding biology
  • Genetic variation
  • Development of behaviour
  • Behavioural genetics

Day 3

  • How animals perceive things
  • What stimulates them and how do those stimuli function
  • Instinct
  • Neural control
  • Sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing and etc.

Day 4

  • Animal societies
  • Aggression
  • Social constraints
  • Social order
  • Play
  • Acclimatisation
  • Communication

Day 5

  • Instinct and learning
  • Conditioning and learning
  • Extinction and habituation
  • Operant behaviour
  • Biological and cognitive aspects of learning
  • Psychological affects of different handling techniques
  • Training animals (horses, cats, dogs, etc)