Animal/Pet Care

Professional Dog Walker Certificate

Program is offered early fall and late spring - next intake 2022

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, risk management, 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: Courses have resumed back on-campus with the exception of the Dog Walking Practical. This session will be hosted outdoors at the University Endowment Lands, in Vancouver. 

Animal Control Training

Next intake March 2022

Program will be online via self-directed studies, and instructor-led zoom sessions.
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.

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.

Program Fee: $1493*, plus $40 application fee. 

Visit application process for entry requirements, early bird discount, and application forms for the program. For more information email kramsden@langara.ca

Introduction to Animal Control

This 6 hour class is offered in the Fall and Winter term. Next offering is January 2022. Registration will open mid-November 2021 with delivery online via Zoom. See course details, current offerings, and the delivery format.  

*program fee is subject to change