Understanding Pet Loss and Bereavement - Supporting Skills

About the course

This 2 week evening course has been designed for those who wish to be able to support those dealing with the loss of a beloved pet, such as animal welfare charities, veterinary surgeries etc.

The aim of the course is to review and reflect upon the attitudes and reactions of people before and after the death.

Participants of this course will gain an understanding of pet loss and the common grief reactions at different ages including,

- The attitudes of others

- Children & pet loss

- Pets & the elderly

- Loss of the family pet

You will learn interface skills on how to support others with practical tips for listening.

Learning about pet bereavement and other animals, i.e. How to assist other animals which may pine

The practical elements of Pet Loss will also be covered, such as what to do with a pet's remains & belongings, rituals, goodbyes, ceremonies and mementos.

The course will be delivered as a mix of group discussions, presentations and other classroom based activities.

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.