About the course
This two-day course, designed specifically for dog wardens working for local authorities and councils. It aims to give the professional dog handler an insight into canine aggression and plan the modification of the aggressive dog's behaviour in order for it to be integrated successfully into society.
Typically covering areas faced by staff dealing with aggression from dogs in various situations.
Topics covered are:
What is an aggressive dog?
Signs of canine aggression
Breeds and temperament types;
Identify and examine the term aggression
Legalisation in relation to dogs and aggression
The canine communication system
What are the signs of stress?
How to read the dog body language
How to calm a stressed/reactive dog using body language
Observation of dogs interacting with each other and people
Health and safety issues - when dealing with an aggressive dog
Entry Criteria / Additional Information
Hand-outs will be given out to candidates throughout the course
The content and delivery of this course is very specific and therefore only suitable for candidates that are currently involved in the licensing and/or inspection of animals/animal establishments or the control of dogs. Typically local authority employees or agencies/companies in a supporting role of the inspection and monitoring of premises and animals. It is not suitable as a training course for people preparing to enter such a role, choice of career path or related roles. Further information on the vocational training for Dog Wardens may be available from the National Dog Warden Association. Website: www.ndwa.co.uk