Dog Behaviour and Safe Handling Practices

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.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Course Dates

Course dates are not currently available. Please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when dates have been arranged.