Animal/Pet Care

Professional Dog Walker Training

Program is offered early Fall and late Spring 

Take this program for personal interest or to pursue a career in the field of Professional Dog Walking. Courses will bring insight into canine behaviour as well as legislation, bylaws and first aid. Those working in this industry, such as established and new dog walkers, pet handlers, groomers, and others in animal related industries will find these courses valuable in providing new insight into animal interaction and response. Learn to better understand your own pet, or to support those whose animals are in your care. See program details and program schedule

Note: Due to COVID, most courses are now offered online (Zoom and Brightspace) with the exception of the Dog Walking Practical. This session will be hosted outdoors at the University Endowment Lands, in Vancouver. If due to a change in restrictions, the practical session will be postponed until we are permitted to offer it outside. 

Animal Control Training

The April 2021 Program is now full. If you wish to be considered for any late openings in the program, please email your application form to kramsden@langara.ca

Next intake April 2021 - UPDATED INFORMATION (10.2020)

Practical and relevant Animal Care and Control training for working enforcement officers, and those wishing to enter the industry*. 


A top priority of all officers who work in this field is personal safety, safety of the public, and the well-being of the animals in their community. With this in mind, we have revamped the delivery of the curriculum to a 70 hour online, distance learning format delivered by professional, skill specific, industry leaders: 

  • 40 hours of online pre-recorded webinars with reinforced reading material
  • 20 hours of live online scheduled training and scenario facilitated sessions, with industry experts*
  • 8 hours of self-directed projects and assignments
  • 2 hours for exam on May 1, 2021, plus optional 2 hour review the Thursday prior.

The Langara Animal Control Training program provides training on acting without harm, handling of complex animal related complaints, identifying opportunities for pro-active relationship building, and contributions to the development of effective ACO programs and regulations specific to the needs of their individual community. Courses in the program reflect current practices and trends in this profession with a focus on supporting the officer with access to a variety of tools to assist them in their role. Training Schedule may be viewed here.

Program Fee: $1471 (discounts available), plus $40 application fee

Visit Admissions process for entry requirements and to download an application form Langara ACBT Application

For more information email kramsden@langara.ca.

Introduction to Animal Control

This class will be online and hosted over two Saturday mornings in February, 2021 (9am-12pm). Registration now open. See class details here