Animal Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Animal Grooming and Training




Total 351 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Equine Care and Management (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Guelph Kemptville Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kemptville, Canada
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This two-year program provides students with the theoretical expertise, applied technical skills, and hands-on experience required by equine industry employers. It is well-suited to individuals who are motivated to expand their knowledge and abilities in horse care and managing an equine-related organization. A 200 hour industry internship at the end of the first year provides students with the opportunity to practice newly acquired skills and apply equine management practices common in the industry.

Features
�Meet industry need for knowledge and skills required by a barn manager
�Apply a general understanding of nutritional science, anatomy and physiology, as well as equine health to the care needs of horses
�Relate business concepts and management principles to an equine operation

Career Opportunities
�Advertising Sales/ Trade Magazines
�Equine Facility Owner
�Industry-related retail (e.g. tack shops, feed stores)
�Professional Groom
�Sales Agent/ Broker
�Stable Manager/ Barn Manager

Equine Management

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Guelph Kemptville Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kemptville, Canada
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The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM) is a degree program designed for students looking for career-oriented training focused on renewable resources. The major in Equine Management focuses on the development of leaders with a genuine regard for all horses and their well-being, a conscious concern for the environment, and a passionate interest in all aspects of the horse industry.

The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience. It provides in-depth understanding of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of all equine disciplines with a broad and current knowledge of horse industry issues and develops the skills to gather, access, interpret and apply industry data. The flexibility provided in semesters 6 and 7 permits students to participate in international exchanges and semesters abroad. Students can also incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace, and independent research projects into their program.

Family Pet Grooming Coach

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Pamper your Pet - Learn how to provide a spa experience for your dog or cat including wash, dry, groom or nails. A professional groomer will work with you to learn the tips and tricks to grooming so you can pamper and groom your family pet. The groomer can explain and demonstrate the proper tools and techniques for your pet grooming needs. Work with the groomer and learn and practice the grooming solutions most appropriate for your family pet which may include grooming, wash and dry techniques, nail care and cleaning eyes and ears. Your pet must have current vaccinations, kennel cough vacciniation also preferred.

Dog to Dog Aggression

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Recognize, Understand and Rehabilitate This basic course is designed to teach canine rescue workers, trainers and dog owners how to assess, manage and treat mild cases of dog to dog aggression. Participants will explore how to identify and categorize the common types of dog aggression, isolate the dog’s motivation for the problematic behaviour, setting realistic treatment goals and how to choose the best treatment and/or management option for that dog. As well course reviews the technical aspect of applying strong management and two treatment techniques designed to rehabilitate the two most common types of dog to dog aggression. This course may be recognized for continuing education credits as follows: 4 CEU credits IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. www.iaabc.org 4 CEU credits O.A.V.T., Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. www.oavt.org 2 CEU credits CCPDT Certification Counceil for Professional Dog Trainers http://www.ccpdt.org

Canine Territorial Guarding

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Territorial response behaviours include harmless alert barking to aggressive displays including attack behaviours leading to serious injuries. Participants review the process of domestication and selective breeding. They discuss which dogs may be best suited to urban and family environments and how to work with a dog’s natural tendencies to reduce the risk of injury and legal liability. Participants identify the early signs of territorial behaviour in young dogs that are often either dismissed or confused with a fear response. Participants learn how develop a management program best suited for the individual dog and their unique living situation. This course may be recognized for continuing education credits as follows: 3.75 CEU credits IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. www.iaabc.org. 4 CEUs for behavior consultants with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) http://www.ccpdt.org. 4 CEU credits O.A.V.T., Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. www.oavt.org

Canine Self Defense

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Dogs are experts at reading our body language because that is their primary means of communication. In turn, they are constantly sending us messages through their body language, which we often either misinterpret or miss altogether, leading to a chance of being hurt. This course is designed to demonstrate how to read canine body language, quickly assess the intentions of an approaching dog, avoid errors when being approached by a hostile dog, defuse a display of aggression directed towards you, defuse a display of aggression directed towards your dog and protect yourself should an attack become unavoidable. This course is external recognized for six continuing education credits with the IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. WWW.iaabc.org This course is external recognized for 2.0 continuing education credits with the OAVT, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Canine Behaviour - Resource Guarding

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Resource guarding is characterized as an aggressive reaction towards a person/ animal with the intent to protect a valued resource, such as food or a toy. Resource guarding is in the top 5 reasons owners euthanize or surrender their dog. This course is for canine rescue workers, trainers and dog owners to gain the knowledge needed to understand and treat mild to moderate cases of resource guarding. Participants identify types of guarding and isolating triggers as they assess cases and how to manage them.This course may be recognized for continuing education credits as follows: 3.75 CEU credits IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. www.iaabc.org 4 CEUs for behavior consultants with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)http://www.ccpdt.org

Basic Dog Obedience Training

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Barrie, Canada
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Basic obedience behaviours are taught using motivational and modeling methods. This class helps builds the bond between you and your dog. Some of the behaviours covered are: Heal comfortably on a leash, automatically sit when handler stops, sit/stay and down/stay (with distractions), come from a distance and sit, return to heel position. This course is suitable for dogs 14 weeks of age or older.

Animal Behaviour

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Yukon College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Whitehorse, Canada
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This course examines the ecological and evolutionary factors that influence how organisms acquire resources (food, territories, mates), avoid predators, produce offspring, communicate and live socially. Material will cover a wide range of behaviours, including their proximate (how) and ultimate (why) causes, the role of the environment in their development, and their evolutionary significance, as well as the methods used to study animal behaviour.

Equine (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Truro, Canada
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Love horses and want to make a career out of working with them? By choosing the Business Management Technology Diploma and the Equine specialty, you&,#146,re taking a big step toward that goal. Our program offers a real-world education, through classroom lectures, hands-on labs, and field trips to local stables and agricultural enterprise - so you&,#146,ll have lots of fun while you&,#146,re learning.

The curriculum balances the science of horse husbandry with essential business skills, and is capped by the creation of a comprehensive business plan. And our small class sizes mean you&,#146,ll get as much personalized attention from instructors as you need.

You&,#146,ll leave the program with the skills and practical knowledge you&,#146,ll need to successfully manage or contribute to a horse-related business. And because you&,#146,ll be in courses with students who share your interests in horse care, you&,#146,ll also leave with life-long friends.

Animal Breeding

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Truro, Canada
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The course covers variation in animal performance and the techniques whereby genetic superiority can be recognized and improved. Goals and programs of improvement are discussed with reference to commercial farm species. The emphasis is on programs in current use but applications of new technologies are included. Labs deal primarily with data collection, analysis, and computer applications.

Animal Welfare

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Truro, Canada
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This course deals with the well-being of animals, with emphasis on farm animals. Issues include what we mean by animal welfare, what the animal welfare issues are in modern agriculture and in modern society, and how we use ethology and physiology to assess animal welfare. The course outlines the international efforts to improve on-farm animal welfare. There is a term project in which students attempt to assess animal welfare in a particular farm (or other) environment, and all students will participate in class debates on current issues in animal welfare.

Animal Science

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Truro, Canada
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Experienced faculty and state-of-the-art facilities make Dalhousie&,#146,s Faculty of Agriculture at the Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS the ideal place to study Animal Science. It’s more than just a school. It’s a real-world environment where students put theory into practice.

Topics of study include animal physiology, animal welfare, breeding, environmental sustainability and the production of products like meat and eggs. Students are also able to focus on specific animals like cattle, sheep, poultry and mink.

Graduates leave the program with an understanding of how animals work, as well as the practical experience to work with them.

Sport Horse Evaluation and Judging

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Providence, United States
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This course covers the relationship of form to function in the horse. Judging sport horses in hand with respect to conformation and movement are a major area of concentration. Competitive judging format is utilized to place classes of horses and present written reasons. Performance horse judging emphasizes the basic gaits of the dressage horse and the analysis of jumping technique. Ethical business practices of horse sales are discussed.

Equine Business Management-Riding

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Providence, United States
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Designed for the student who desires a career in teaching, training and/or farm management, the Equine Business Management/Riding bachelor&,#146,s degree program combines riding instruction, specialized academic equine courses and hands-on equine experience with business and general studies courses.

As part of the program, you’ll participate in nine riding classes focusing on dressage and jumping. Each course is individually tailored to your competencies so that you’ll achieve maximum advancement. Another unique feature of the program is the use of Eckart Meyner&,#146,s warm-up routine and exercises to unblock the rider and achieve harmony with the horse. Your riding outcomes will be measured through performance transcript and certificate programs, which validate your progress at three levels of dressage and jumping alike.

Specialized science-based equine classes develop your understanding of the function of the horse with study in anatomy, lameness, physiology, sports therapy, genetics, nutrition, diseases and reproduction. Further classes strengthen your ability to evaluate horses for sport, develop a farm management plan, manage horse show... [Read More]

Equine Business Management

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Providence, United States
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The Equine Business Management bachelor’s degree program combines equine academic courses and hands-on equine labs with business and general studies courses. The program prepares students for areas of the industry demanding managerial skills, a knowledge of business practice and equine experience.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
Analyze and format equine nutritional and preventative health plans.
Select and rank sport horses based on conformation and movement and prepare the sport horse for presentation.
Develop an equine facility business plan.
Analyze ethical issues and identify socially responsible business practices in the equine industry.
Understand the international nature of the equine industry.

Specialized science-based equine classes develop the understanding of the functioning of the horse with study in anatomy, lame­ness, physiology, sports therapy, genetics, nutrition, diseases and reproduction. Further classes develop the ability to evaluate hors­es for sport, develop a farm management plan and manage horse shows. Through these equine academic courses graduates... [Read More]

Animal Health Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Red River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Winnipeg, Canada
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This program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to perform a variety of veterinary medical procedures, such as:

Anesthesia induction and monitoring
Drug dosage calculations
Surgical and animal nursing
Laboratory testing
Diagnostic imaging
Dentistry
Emergency care
Routine veterinary clinic and office procedures

Animal Health Technologists play a vital role in the veterinary industry. They work under the supervision of veterinary practitioners to support the veterinarian in all aspects of practice.

As part of this program, you will participate in on- or off-campus labs where you will be handling animals species such as horses, cattle, swine, chickens, ferrets, rats, mice, as well as dogs and cats.

Dog Grooming Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Assiniboine Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brandon, Dauphin, Canada

Learn how to maintain your dog&,#146,s appearance. This workshop will demonstrate the techniques on basic grooming such as combing, brushing, dental care, ear care and foot care as well as tips on dog massage that you can take home to use on your own dog. Please do not bring your own dog.

Swine Production (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Assiniboine Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brandon, Dauphin, Canada

The Swine Production program provides advanced skills and practical knowledge to enhance currency and efficiency in pork production management. It prepares students for careers as hog barn managers and provides upgrading for current managers.

Animal Health Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edmonton, Canada
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An animal health technologist is a valuable member of the animal health-care team who performs a large range of tasks, such as nursing, diagnostic procedures and client interactions, to assist veterinarians in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in animals. The program focuses on practical skills used in both small and large animal practices, including lab work, x-rays and medical and surgical nursing.

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