Courses

Courses

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ALTR 1079 - Dog Walking - Practical

Students will visit a local park to interpret and assess interactions between dogs as a group. Students are asked to bring a dog with them to this class only. A signed "Informed Consent" form is also required to participate in this class.

ALTR 1074 - First Aid for Dogs

Students are welcome to complete their First Aid for Dogs course elsewhere and submit their completion certificate when submitting their request for certificate for the Professional Dog Walker Program. Equivalent training must meet the same course outcomes and be a minimum of 7 hours of training. First Aid certificate must have a minimum of 6 months remaining on the validity of the certificate at the time the Langara Professional Dog Walker Certificate is issued. Recommended courses include DogSafe and/or Walk 'n Wags. 

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Explore the basic theoretical and practical elements of dog behaviour and their social structure including breed specific behaviours, stages of normal development, dog signals, communication, dominance, and dog pack theories.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60300 1 mng Sa Jun 04, 2022 0830-1200 Online Rebecca Ledger $115 Online

Learn why dogs develop difficult-to-control behaviours and discover techniques to manage these. Topics covered include hostility, predatory chase, and other aggressive behaviour. This course builds on theories learned in the Typical Dog Behaviour course. This course may be taken individually for personal interest or as part of the Professional Dog Walker Certificate. Prerequisite: Typical Dog Behaviour ALTR1075

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60301 1 aft Sa Jun 04, 2022 1300-1630 Online Rebecca Ledger $115 Online

Visit a local park to interpret and assess interactions between dogs as a group. Immediate instructor feedback and suggestions for implementation are provided. Leash practice work is included. Students are asked to bring a dog with them to this class only. A signed "Informed Consent" form, found on the website, is also required. Prerequisites: Typical Dog Behaviour, and Difficult Dog Behaviour.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60303 1 mng Sa Jun 11, 2022 0830-1200 Rebecca Ledger $161 CS-Off Campus (Map)

As a professional dog walker, or a conscientious dog owner, you need to know about your community and how legislation and local bylaws impacts you, your dogs and your business. Course content also includes animal welfare legislation.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60302 1 mng Su Jun 19, 2022 0900-1230 Online Sarah Bull $90 Online

Walking dogs is much more than grabbing a leash and getting some exercise. You need to be a dog-lover who is in-tune with canine ways and ready to run a business. Discover the physical, emotional, and business skills you will need to start a business working with animals. Explore ways to create a niche marketing concept for your business and examine grassroots advertising options to give yourself that initial start to success. This course may be taken individually for personal interest or as part of the Professional Dog Walker Certificate.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60304 2 eve Tu/Th Jun 14, 2022 1800-2030 Online Sarah Jones $138 Online

Once you have completed all seven courses, you may write the Professional Dog Walker Certificate final exam. (ALTR1075,1076,1079, 1077,1086,1079,1103)

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60305 1 aft Su Jun 19, 2022 1330-1430 Online Sarah Bull $37 Online

Hear about common sense activities, and the less common things that ensure your clients pets safety and the safety of yourself. Topics to include: unknown threats outdoors and inside your home or working facility; ingestion hazards; avoiding and keeping safe during dog fights; bedding;, transportation; disaster planning; off-leash; escape artists, etc. Students will learn about providing emotional, mental and physical stimulation and environmental enrichment to avoid causing harm to yourself or the animal; and tips for preventing dog bites to yourself. Previously called Keeping Dogs Safe. This course may be taken individually for personal interest or as part of the Professional Dog Walker Certificate.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60306 2 eve Mo/Th Jun 06, 2022 1800-2000 Online Kimberly Marosevich $128 Online

Dogs can be curious about smells and new things around the home, and their environment. Learn to respond safely and effectively in emergency situations such how to treat pet injuries and most importantly how to prevent them! Important topics covered in the course include: steps to take in an emergency, how to handle bleeding wounds and bone injuries, how to perform Artificial Respiration and CPR, what to do for poisoning and heat/cold injuries, and more. This is a 10 hour course and suitable for pet owners and pet professionals. It is not intended to be a substitute for veterinary care but does teach you the best first response procedures. This course may be taken individually for personal interest or as part of the Professional Dog Walker Certificate.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email kramsden@langara.ca for details.

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This one day intensive workshop is designed for those planning to pursue a career in animal control and/or bylaw, and for those with a general interest in animals. On the surface, you may think that Animal Control Officers (ACO) deal mainly with barking dogs or loose animals, but there is so much more to their role. Learn about the training, recommended certification, job skills and experience required for starting a career in animal control. Hear from experts in the field about a day in the life of an ACO, what qualities are needed to be successful, and what you need to know to secure a job in this industry. NOTE: Students who successfully pass this course may apply this as a required pre-requisites for entry into the Animal Control Basic Training Program.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email kramsden@langara.ca for details.