This 4-hour course provides participants with basic wildlife knowledge to be utilized in assisting members of the public with their wildlife concerns.  This course emphasizes professional and humane animal handling and focuses specifically on topics such as species identification, development stages, denning habits, feeding habits and humane methods on how to discourage wildlife from setting up residence in problematic locations.  In addition to public education information, this course also covers equipment and handling techniques recommended for safely handling various wildlife species that have a potential for being sick or injured, how to safely move wildlife within the facility, identifying possible risks and what may be a candidate for transfer to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. 

Topics to be covered are:

  • Public education
  • When to “rescue” and when to walk away
  • Equipment to facilitate safe containment
  • Disease control procedures
  • Factors that preclude rehabilitation
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Officer safety – pitfalls

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