DO YOU ENCOUNTER DOGS DURING YOUR WORK DAY?
Dogs communicate with us every day but not using words.
In order to keep everyone safe and avoid a dog bite, it is critically important that we
learn to interpret their language and react appropriately.
Whether you are a groomer, vet tech, law enforcement officer, utility worker, or
Health Care Visitor, if you encounter dogs during your work day,
our "canine body language & behavior" class is for you.
UTILITY WORKERS, METER READERS & INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS
When you have to enter a property to carry out your job and you come face to face with the resident dog, in his domain, it is imperative that you are able to understand what a dog is trying to say.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS
Surprisingly, Animal Control Officers receive little or no official training on canine body language and behavior!
Even if you have been an ACO for many years and presume you understand what the dog is saying, this class will expand your knowledge and may make you think twice about you already know, putting you and your team one step ahead.
Remember the dog is likely scared and alone, you are there to help him to the next place, so he can begin his journey and hopefully find a new home, so start off on the right foot and understand him, keeping yourself and the public safe. A fearful dog can be a dangerous dog if you don't handle the situation correctly.
SHELTER STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
If you are a paid shelter employee or a fabulous shelter volunteer, it is imperative you understand a dog's body language and behavior.
Not only does this keep you safe, but remember a bite or display of aggressive behavior can result in a dog loosing his life and no one wants that.
All dogs have teeth and are capable of biting or acting aggressively, it's your job as the human not to put the animal in a position where he feels the need to do so.
Shelter workers and volunteers play a vital role in preparing the dog for adoption, this class will help you understand what the dog is trying to communicate, help you to ensure he feels safe and relaxed, this in turn enables training to take place and a well behaved trained dog, is a more adoptable one.