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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Race Horse Groom

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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A passion for horses is alive and well with Olds College and Horse Racing Alberta and we’re proud to offer you opportunities to define your career in the equine industry with this apprenticeship-type 15-week program.

This program is a serious introduction to horse racing in Alberta and the basics of working as a groom. The information in this course has been validated with the horse race industry to teach you skills that you are required to perform when working for a trainer, breeder or horse owner in their industry. You will learn

horse handling techniques,
grooming,
feeding and nutrition,
conformation and body conditioning,
health care,
first aid and bandaging techniques,
tack and equipment usage,
stable management for the flat race track and the harness race track.

Pet Sitting

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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Pet Sitting was virtually unheard of 20 years ago. But now, with our busy lifestyles and demanding work schedules, many people rely on pet sitters to help ensure that their furry friends are well taken care of.

This 2-day course provides the essentials to setting up your own pet sitting business. Taught by a Registered Animal Health Technologist, this course will focus on small animal care as well as canine and feline behaviour. In addition, find out how to manage home visits, learn how to work with people and their pets, and learn the basics of business management.

Topics to be covered include:

�Normal and Abnormal Behaviour in Animals
�Handling and Restraint of Selected Species
�Bandaging Procedures for Small Animals
�First Aid in Emergencies
�First Impressions with Clients
�How to Get Your Business Going

Animal Inspection

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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Livestock Identification Services (LIS) have opened their Olds College Inspector Certification course to those that might be interested in seeking employment in the future with this organization. Forty hours of instruction coupled with 30-40 hours of online study will give you the confidence to apply to LIS for part time or full time employment when openings occur. You will learn a full understanding of the current legislation that controls livestock commerce and movement within Alberta. You will learn the aspects of a livestock inspector at points of commerce and in situations where you will be called for further animal identification.

Equine Massage

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada


Two days of theory and hands-on massage for your horse. This course will give you the basics to give your horse

comfort for sore muscles and related soft tissue stress
the ability to return to work sooner

Horse Hoof Care and Trimming

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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Horse owners know how important hoof care is. You also know it can be expensive and time consuming. This course will help save you time and money.

During this 2 1/2 day hands-on course, you will learn

the basics of hoof care
how to treat minor hoof problems
and when to call the farrier

You will practice trimming in a supervised setting. If you would like to put your newly aquired knowledge to use immediately, you have the opportunity to bring your own horses on the last day of the course, this way you can trim your horses for the first time with assistance &, guidance from your instructor.

Animal Behaviour

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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Are you an animal health technologist getting back to work after a maernity leave or just in need of a refresher?

Do you want the latest information?

Do you work with animals and want a better understanding of animal behaviour to increase your feeling of safety?

Do you want the convenience and freedom of online learning?


Animal Behaviour

Theory Only

This is an introductory study of animal behaviour, training and handling. The learner will develop skills in identifying normal and abnormal behaviour in the common domestic species, recognizing effective training protocols and will gain an understanding of how to deal with problem behaviours.

Animal Health Technology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Olds, Canada
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If you have a passion for animals and enjoy working with people, our two year Animal Health Technology (AHT) diploma program can put you on the right track to your dream job. Imagine spending everyday working closely with animals and their owners, knowing that your efforts are making a difference in the health of an animal. Whether you prefer working with large or small animals this program provides you with the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field.

Natural Health Care for Pets

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Lethbridge College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Lethbridge, Canada
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In this course you will learn helpful strategies for dealing with many ailments and concerns of dogs, cats and horses. You will learn what essential oils are, why you should be using essential oils and what essential oils are the most effective and safe for the health and well-being of your four legged friends.

Animal Health Techology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Lakeland College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vermilion, Canada
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Learn to be an essential member of a veterinary health care team or in a research facility.

As an animal health technologist, you&,#146,ll combine your theoretical understanding of anatomy, physiology, animal behaviour and animal handling with your clinical lab skills such as collecting and analyzing samples for diagnosis.

Lakeland College offers you real clinical experience with instructors who are veterinarians and animal health technicians. As well, we are a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited facility and an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) inspected facility for mixed animal practice.

At the small animal clinic you’ll: •Prepare for actual surgery
•Learn intravenous injections, catheter placement, IV fluid maintenance and animal restraint.
•Collect and analyze blood and urine as well as parasitology and cytology specimens.
•Take X-rays of large and small animals.

Animal Science Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Lakeland College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vermilion, Canada
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You’ll be immersed on the livestock side of Lakeland’s Student Managed Farm when you take animal science technology.

Your hands-on training in animal husbandry and livestock enterprise management will blend with knowledge you’ll acquire about food industry regulations and environmental issues. End result: you’ll be an integral part of maintaining health and safety for both livestock and humans.

Your live-the-learning experience includes learning: •Practical skills to manage feeding and health of livestock
•Proper and safe handling of beef and dairy cattle, swine and sheep
•How to artificially inseminate cattle and assist with calving and lambing.
•Additional theory about maintaining business records of an agricultural operation.
•How to assess key economic principles to market and develop business plans
•How to create an environmental farm plan for your family operation.

Most importantly, you get to choose production courses of most interest or value to you. Your choices are dairy, cow-calf, feedlot, sheep or swine.

Animal Care and Sanitation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Tarrant County College District
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States

Survey of basic patient observation, record
keeping, care and comfort, animal husbandry,
sanitation, safety procedures, and the roles and
responsibilities of the veterinary team. 3.60 CEUs

Dog Obedience

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Tarrant County College District
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States
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Your dog can be a charming companion or a nuisance
to yourself and others. Learn to train your dog
the way the professionals do. Skills covered
include attention and obedience under adverse
conditions, heeling on a leash, recall and staying
in standing, sitting, or down position. South and
Northeast Campuses both use the Koehler Method of
Training, developed by an animal trainer for Walt
Disney Studios.

Animal Health Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: eCampusAlberta
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Calgary, Canada
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If you have a passion for animals and enjoy working with people, the Animal Health Technology diploma program can put you on the right track to your dream job. Imagine spending every day working closely with animals and their owners, knowing that your efforts are making a difference in the health of an animal. Whether you prefer working with large or small animals this program provides you with the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field.

Olds College&,#146,s Animal Health Technology diploma program is offered online through eCampusAlberta.

Equine Hoof Anatomy and Trimming

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Grande Prairie Regional College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edson, Fairview, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Canada
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This four-day course introduces the student to the anatomy and physiology of the horse from the knee down. Lectures and demonstrations emphasize the importance of proper trimming, students will gain practical experience on specimen hooves and, by the end of the course, could work on their own horses.

Learn: anatomy and physiology of the horse from the knee down, the basics of trimming. There will be a combination of classroom theory and hands-on. Students will work mainly on specimen (dead) horse hooves, and may bring their own horse to practice on.

Intermediate Equine Hoof Care

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Grande Prairie Regional College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edson, Fairview, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Canada
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In this four-day course, the student who is comfortable with trimming will learn more advanced skills for hoof repair and shoeing. The course focuses on emergency repairs. Subject areas include pulling shoes, shoe fit, foot preparation, nail finishing, basic cold shoeing. Knowing these techniques will enable the student to replace a blown shoe for a short-term fix until a farrier can look at their horse.

Animal Health Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Grande Prairie Regional College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edson, Fairview, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Canada
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The Fairview Campus Animal Health Technology (AHT) program has a long-standing reputation for producing highly skilled and capable professionals.

Students receive training in animal nursing, surgical assistance, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology and dental procedures. Studies include animal diseases, animal behavior, parasitology, nutrition, microbiology, hematology, ethics, anatomy, physiology, pathology and terminology. Students also practice communications, office procedures and client relations.

Our campus features a working farm with a variety of large animals plus companion animals on site. These provide our students with many opportunities to gain experience in handling, treating and caring for live patients of all sizes. Practical expertise is emphasized and complemented with relevant theory and taught by highly qualified, skilled and experienced veterinary professionals.

Students also have the opportunity to spend time in veterinary clinics and other veterinary facilities. In addition to more traditional lecture and laboratory settings, students in second year will do rotations in the on-site ... [Read More]

Trouble with Fido

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Portland Community College Community Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States

Jumping, barking, chewing... oh my! Sometimes it&,#146,s easy to train your pooch to do good things and hard to train him to stop doing bad things. Come learn how to turn around those bad habits using non-punitive methods.

Pooch Problems

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Portland Community College Community Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States

Home alone issues? Potty problems? Is the jumping getting you down? Come get expert advice on your dog training and behavior issues. Humans only in this class.

Dog Obedience

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Portland Community College Community Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States

Reward-based training methods help you to enjoy your dog to the fullest! Master the basics in this obedience course for beginners. Learn several commands and perfect your skills by practicing around distractions. No dogs at first class.

Biology and Management of Zoo Animals

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Portland Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States
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Headquartered at our beautiful Rock Creek Campus, PCC&,#146,s Biology and Management of Zoo Animals program is a two year course of study that offers an Associate of Applied Science degree.Our program is offered in partnership with the Oregon Zoo, and the cooperative education courses as well as portions of several lab courses are on the grounds of this facility. Other area partners provide additional specialized experiences to increase the knowledge base of our students in their chosen field.

Our new program has already generated a lot of interest and admittance will be limited to 24 students per year. Prospective students must apply for admission to the program. Applicants should attempt to maximize their animal experience, successful math and science college coursework, and be prepared to provide a good letter of recommendation from an animal care manager to increase their chance of acceptance. There will be an interview process for qualified candidates.

Our program is challenging and includes 15 hours per week of internship during most quarters of the program, including the summer, in addition to a large number of other required courses. We ... [Read More]

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