Kennel Assistant Course

Animal Activity Licensing Regulations 2018: As from 1st October 2018, staff working for Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care or Dog Boarding must have a minimum of an Ofqual regulated qualification in a relevant subject. To meet the Higher Standard, it is necessary to have an Ofqual regulated Level 3 qualification. The Aim Awards Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification meets the Higher Standard licensing requirements for Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding Businesses.

Kennel Assistant Diploma Course
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Kennel Assistant Diploma Course

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Kennel Assistant Course

     Course Price:  £699

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 110 hours CPD

Kennel Assistant Diploma Course Level 3

This Kennel Assistant course has been designed for anyone wanting to pursue a career working with dogs in a rescue or boarding kennels.

Gain an understanding of canine welfare and how to clean, feed and care of dogs.

Crucially, it also contains information on how to ensure the mental and emotional well being of dogs in order to minimise the stressful environment of confinement.

This course includes a 1 or 2 week optional practical at an animal welfare charity in Gloucestershire.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue

Animal Jobs Direct makes a donation to Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue for each enrolment on this course.

Here at Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, we are an entirely voluntary organisation. We are totally dependent on donations and fundraising efforts. 

Due to overbreeding, many Staffordshire Bull Terriers are ending up in the Council Pounds or Rescues. If you are looking for a dog or a pup, please consider one of the dogs in our Rescue. 

Module 1

Canine Care – Basic Needs

Understand the basic needs of canines and how to respond to them. This module covers the 5 Freedoms and how they are put into action when caring properly for dogs. Learn about nutrition and how foods must meet the needs the dog and gain an understanding the emotional needs of the dog.

Module 2

Health of the Dog 1 - Grooming and First Aid

Canine health is introduced by describing and explaining the need for grooming. Canine health moves on to First Aid for dogs by putting together an appropriate First Aid Kit and being able to recognise and treat a range of emergencies.

Module 3

Health & Well Being of the Rescued Dog

Rescue dogs present a range of issues that tend not be found in the well cared for companion dog. Some of the module content is drawn from people working at canine and animal rescue centres including the health and safety of all concerned. 

Health & well-being of the rescued dog is developed from Module 2 so that you can learn about signs of abuse including emotional damage as well as a guide which describes how to deal with a newly-rescued dog and their immediate needs. 

Module 4

Health of the Dog 2 - Preventing Disease

Learn about general signs of good health & ill-health and more about disease, the causes of animal disease and how to prevent the spread of disease in kennel accommodation. 

Hygiene is emphasised in this module as well as maintain kennel accommodation to the standards required by Local Authorities & the general public.

Module 5

Environmental Enrichment

Understand how to meet a dog’s emotional needs by gaining an understanding of the the origins & causes of aggression. Learn to identify and recognise how aggressive behaviour differs between dog breeds.

Understand the safety measures & precautions in relation to an aggressive dog. Learn how to provide appropriate environmental enrichment and adequate exercise. Learn how to care for the older dog and nutritional disorders.

Module 6

Dog Bite Avoidance

Gain an understanding about what causes canine aggression. Learn to identify and recognise how aggression varies between different breeds of dogs.

Understand the safety precautions necessary when working with aggressive dogs.

1 or 2 Week Practical Placement (Optional) at the Cheltenham Animal Shelter in Gloucestershire

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(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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