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Caring for Dogs & Understanding Dog Behaviour (book both and save!)


Next Available: Tue, 09 Jan 9:00AM
7.0 hours x 2 Sessions

Description

Gain a solid understanding of dogs, their care and their behaviours with our Caring for Dogs session, followed by a more in-depth session on Understanding Dog Behaviour session.

Learn to identify different dog breeds, understand common health issues and basic nutrition as well as how to work with dogs safely. Then take your knowledge to the next level to identify and learn about the behaviours we see in dogs and the basis behind them. Develop the skills to create and use positive training techniques to enhance your working relationship with dogs, and learn how to train skills and new behaviours in the dogs with which you live and work.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

This course can be completed as a standalone session, or as a follow up to our Caring for Dogs foundation course.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.
  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $11 student lunch special.
  • We may be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.
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Class Schedule

Duration: 7 hours each session (14 hours total)

What you will learn
  • Two full-day sessions, taking you from the basics of dog health, work safety and care through to more specific understanding of dog behaviour and training techniques
  • Session one: Caring for Dogs -- how to work safely with dogs; common health issues, basic nutrition; breed identification; and equipment used
  • Session two: Understanding Dog Behaviour -- identify dog behaviours and their development; how to train skills and new behaviours in the dogs with which you live and work; an overview of training methods
What you will get
  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our Education dogs as well as and industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • RSPCA take home bag
  • An engaging and informative session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea

What to bring
  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $11 student lunch special.
What to wear

We will be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.

Appropriate for

Those working with dogs, pet owners, potential pet owners, those working with pet owners. Attendees must be 16 years or older.


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RSPCA Victoria

Vendor sincce 2016

Want to improve your animal skills? Looking for quality teaching by industry experts? Want real skills and training?

Whether you’re a pet owner or thinking of a career in animal care, RSPCA Victoria has a short course to extend your animal skills and understanding.

Designed to develop new skills for anyone dealing with animals; RSPCA short courses provide valuable access to industry experts and utilise quality resources and trainers in an informative and hands-on environment.

As the trusted name in animal welfare in Victoria, we understand what animals need, and what works and what doesn’t – and are keen to share our practical knowledge and skills with you through.

 

Gain professional skills. Learn about your pet. Or both!

Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or improve their skills within this field, as well as helping people to increase their skills with their own pets.

Hands-on experience is essential to understanding animals so you will have the chance to meet and work with – animals from our education team – as well as learn from industry experts and qualified trainers.

And of course, profits raised go towards supporting animal welfare projects. You’re helping animals while you learn to… help animals!

So book your course with us today.

 

About RSPCA Victoria

We are a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.

Our community services include work in education, advocacy, animal care and protection. In Victoria, we operate nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre, providing refuge and care to more than 20,000 animals every year. 

 As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of our funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

For further information, visit www.rspcavic.org 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

The following booking conditions apply:

  • If the Booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, the full fee will be refunded;
  • If the Booking is cancelled 14 -30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, 50% of the full fee will be refunded; and
  • If the Booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, there will be no refund.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 

DISCLAIMER

Participants will be involved in a range of hands-on activities visiting various parts of the Burwood East site. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants enter at own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

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Larissa

16 January 2017 • Caring for Dogs & Understanding Dog Behaviour (book...

Very informative. Great info delivered in a friendly environment.