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Introduction to Pet Anxiety Webinar

Written by: Caroline ClarkClinical Animal Behaviourist, Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse, Qualified Teacher & Published Author

This short, veterinary approved webinar is written and presented by a clinical animal behaviourist and qualified registered veterinary nurse. It has been designed for pet professionals, fulfilling Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. However, it is also suitable for cat or dog owners who have an anxious pet that they want to help and understand better.

This course is a great foundation to the subject or a refresher for the current professional.

There are no exams, but to obtain your certificate of completion you must answer some multiple choice questions, which have been designed to ensure that you have learned the material.

Course aims:

  • To learn what anxiety is and how to recognise the signs.
  • To understand how body language is used to express anxiety.
  • To learn how anxiety leads to aggression.
  • To understand the importance of socialisation and habituation.
  • Learn focus & control training techniques and how to promote emotional well-being.
  • See full course curriculum below.

Course features:

  • Written by a qualified animal behaviourist with a busy behaviour referral practice.
  • Easy-to-digest lessons give you the flexibility to learn at home at your own pace.
  • Webinar slides presented with a voiceover – as if you were sitting in a real-life lecture theatre.
  • Helpful training downloads and informational factsheets.
  • Tutor and technical support available.
  • Lifetime access to dip in and out of the course whenever you need to refresh your knowledge.
  • CPD Certificate of completion.
  • Works on computers, tablets & smartphones.
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Suitable for:

  • Dog owners
  • Dog walkers
  • Dog groomers
  • Dog carers / sitters
  • Dog trainers
  • Rescue centre / kennel workers
  • Animal behaviourists
  • Veterinary nurses
  • Pet professionals

About your tutor

Caroline Clark

Caroline has a long and varied career working with companion animals. After many years working as a veterinary nurse she attended teacher training college and pursued a career in education - teaching veterinary nursing and other animal related subjects. Caroline's interest in behaviour led her to at Southampton University where she gained a post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling and after qualifying in 2006, she opened her own behaviour referral clinic in Yorkshire. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and is one of only a small number of specialists to have achieved the status of Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour Training Council. Caroline is the author of two books: Fear and Anxiety in Dogs published by Crowood Press and The Professional's Guide to Feline Behaviour by CRC Press. Caroline has also written several articles for veterinary journals and has appeared as the animal specialist on the 20 part, Channel Four TV series, ‘Embarrassing Pets’ which is still aired worldwide. Now Caroline combines her skills by writing a variety of online courses and shares her expertise with budding behaviourists through her mentorship programmes.

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Course includes

  • 6 Modules
  • Recorded Webinar
  • Downloadable Resources
  • No Exams!
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Lifetime Access
4.9 68 Reviews


by Jessica Dober 28/05/2024

Really great intro to the subject of anxiety. I undertook this introductory course as felt it would be beneficial as a dog groomer. Clear and lots to think about. Like the extra links for further research. Would recommend to others in my industry.

by Phoebe Brooker 05/03/2024

Good intro to pet anxiety. Learnt a lot and helps to summarise anxiety in pets

by Rachel Sutton 22/04/2021

Fantastic webinar introducing ten top tips to help reduce pet anxiety. This is the 2nd course I’ve completed with and I love the bite size layout. Sometimes an hour long CPD seems daunting and requires full attention for this time, when modern life doesn’t always allow a full hour with no interruptions. The course content was great, giving further reading and suggestions to contemplate for the anxious pet. Thank you! ☺️

by Sharodene Naomi Mellis 08/03/2021

Very useful information and clearly delivered. Brilliant introduction to the topic, can’t wait to learn more from this website!

by Lucynda Hodgson 14/12/2020

This course is a great place to start learning about pet anxiety or brushing up your knowledge. I have gone onto the Advanced course as I enjoyed this one so much and wanted more detail to help me going forward in my career. Amazing support throughout!


Another great seminar, that in such little time, I learned things I didn’t know about, or things I knew the wrong way.
I am definately going to take a lot more courses! You are the best!!

by Kerry Foce 14/09/2020

I have a major problem with anxiety stress tension amongst my 4 cats and had almost exhausted all ideas. But this course has give me a few more ideas and extra info to try out for which I’m grateful. Presentation was good, easy to follow, interesting and kept my attention

by Victoria Jarman 31/08/2020

Easy to follow, good content, I will definitely look at doing some of the other available course!

by Christine Meaney 30/08/2020

The course was well delivered, it was clear and easy to understand and follow I enjoyed this course and will be taking more of these courses in the very near future

by Georgina Swindells 20/08/2020

As an owner of a very anxious rescue dog I have found this course a very useful and informative introductory guide as to how to manage her and the situations that she finds difficult. Thank you.

by Annabel Knott 06/08/2020

This course taught me so much about Dog and Cat behaviour. Very clear and informative, well structured. Can’t wait to apply my knowledge in my own home!

by Tessa Aston 05/07/2020

Excellent introduction to this topic, especially if you volunteer at an animal shelter. The topics are clear, offer no nonsense information, and offer handy hints and tips narrated by the soothing Caroline Clark.. There are downloads that expand the topics and websites links to expand your knowledge further. Pleasant way to learn, most enjoyable.

by Judith Phillips 04/07/2020

I found this course covered, in easy-to-learn modules, a well defined introduction to cat and dog anxiety and stress. Caroline’s narration of the power points is excellent and has many examples which are very helpful. I plan on taking the next level of courses.

by Dr. Benjamin Samson Obojade 29/06/2020

I found the course very interesting. thank you very much….

by Tanya Gizzie 29/06/2020

Really enjoyed the course, Thank you