Canine Basic Handling provides Kennel Attendants and Animal Care Providers with scientifically sound theoretical knowledge and practical experience on safe interactions with dogs in a kennel environment.  The theory portion of this course educates participants on how to; reduce stress, identify potentially anxious or volatile dogs, apply safety procedures for moving animals within the facility and appropriate scenarios for exercising the use of safety equipment.  The practical component focuses on; rapport building, leash handling skills, problem shooting stimuli overload, and building employing confidence using the least intrusive, minimally aversive training techniques, in accordance with the CCPDT Humane Hierarchy.  During the practical, participants gain individual instruction from a Canine Foundations’ Behaviour Consultant, while operating within an active kennel environment.     

Topics to be covered include:

  • Successful Introduction Methods
  • Identifying emotional Shifts
  • Defuse Emotionally Charged Situations
  • Minimally Intrusive Kennel Extractions
  • Utilizing Basic Training Equipment
  • Safe Canine Handling Practices
  • Defensive Leash Handling Skills
  • Loose Leash Walking

8.75 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and 8.75 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) Continuing Education Credits for Canine Basic Handling.

For information on ordering a private course, please contact our Corporate Training Manager at (705) 835-3177