Dog Behaviour and Safe Handling Practices - Writtle University College

Dog Behaviour and Safe Handling Practices

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About the Course

This comprehensive two day program is delivered through a blend of theory and practical activities.

The course is a must for Dog Wardens and those likely to come into close contact with unfamiliar dogs for example, volunteers in rescue centres and those working in boarding kennels.

Day one - Covers canine body language, human body language, the ladder of aggression, dog bite scale, animal welfare and the dangerous dogs act (1991) revised (2016)

Day two - Covers maintaining a safe working environment, risk assessing, communication with other professionals and members of the public, approaching and handling dogs safely and assessing risks of disease and evaluating injuries.

Participants will receive a course handbook and a Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course

Entry Requirements

This training is specifically designed for Canine Professionals i.e. Dog Handlers, Dog Wardens and those working with unfamiliar dogs.

Participants are required to wear sensible, covered footwear.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) issued by an employer should also be worn.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course

Useful Information

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

Course Dates

  • Thursday 7 November 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019 (9:30am to 4:00pm)
    £330 per person (6 places available)

For group bookings please contact Michelle Williams 01245 424287




Helen Withey FBIPDT Adv, KCAI (CDA)


Two days


Michelle Williams 01245 424287

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  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm
  • Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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