Animal Training Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to teach and exercise animals for leisure, sport, show, and professional purposes. Includes instruction in animal psychology, health, and safety; human-animal interaction; learning and behavior styles associated with different breeds and species; and the technical and pedagogical aspects of training animals for such specific functions as obedient household pets, performing show animals, animal athletes, care-giving (e.g., seeing-eye dogs), search and rescue, and police/security work. Is Animal Training the right major for you?
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Animal Training Major

What Courses Do Animal Training Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Animal Training majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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