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Essentials for Rescue Shelter Staff

and Volunteers.

Dr. Jeff Grognet, veterinarian, heads the health courses for dogs and all topics regarding cats. He practices in Qualicum Beach (BC) Canada.


ACE Academy for Canine Educators.  Shelter course syllabus:

  • Behavioural evaluation of cats and dogs

  • Obedience training for dogs

  • Canine and feline body language

  • Socialization strategies

  • Problem behaviour avoidance and resolution for cats and dogs

  • Shelter medicine (examinations, disease prevention and treatment, vaccinations, recognizing pain, common diseases, and comfort for older animals)

  • Compassion fatigue in workers and volunteers.

This course consists of notes that explain each of the topics, and added videos that demonstrate the key training exercises. There are eight lessons. You control the pace, but we recommend at least one lesson a week.

The dog training and behaviour solutions are written by Mr. Mike Annan, a Canine Obedience Instructor, Professional Service Dog Trainer and Behaviourist. He teaches training classes at his Obedience school in Nanoose Bay and at the service dog training school where he runs the training department in Qualicum Beach (BC). However, the majority of his time is spent working with problem canine behaviour.

For further information about this course in Ireland and the UK, please contact us on:

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