This course will teach participants how to assess a dog’s genetic predisposition and learned characteristics in order to gain pertinent information regarding their overall temperament. The information in this course is geared towards; Shelter workers, Dog Trainers, Behavioural Consultants, Canine Handlers, Veterinarian Technicians, Doggy Daycare Attendants and foster parents for canine rescue groups.
Lecture Hours: 4
Hands-on Hours: 3
A temperament assessment is an excellent tool to flush out hidden issues that may pose as problematic in placing a dog. Using an exam process as the sole means of assessing adopt-ability, leaves you with only a partial picture of the dog’s emotional state at the time of the exam. Behaviour 105 – Canine Assessment is designed to teach participants how to compose a more complete picture of a dog’s general disposition and areas of special needs, using a combination of assessment styles. During this course, participants learn how to perform a temperament assessment from beginning to end, using history and observational skills in conjunction with an assessment exam.
The goal of this program is to educate participants on how to identify areas in which a dog may require further assistance prior to adoption, to increase their prospect of being placed successfully in the most ideal home environment. During the practical portion of the course, each student is provided the opportunity to participate in one of the 3 assessment roles; primary handler, secondary handler and note taker, in a live assessment under the guidance and supervision of a Behaviour Consultant.
Topics to be covered include:
Canine Foundations is proud to offer 5 OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians), 8.75 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and 8.5 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) Continuing Education Credits for Behaviour 105.
When: To be announced
Where: Georgian College, Barrie Campus
Registration: can be done on line at Georgian College or by phone by calling Georgian College at (705) 722-1511