Kennel Cattery Management Course

Kennel and Cattery management Diploma Course
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This course counts for 130 hours CPD

Kennel and Cattery Management Diploma Course

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Kennel Cattery Management Course

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     Course Price:  £699

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£325 followed by 5 x monthly payments of £90 (includes optional practical placement)

Please contact us if you would like to enrol WITHOUT the practical placement

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

Kennel Cattery Management Course Diploma
Level 4

  • The Kennel Cattery management course is for working in kennel or cattery management in private boarding or council run boarding. 
  • This comprehensive course includes information about: Caring for dogs and cats, health & hygiene, nutrition, grooming, first aid, routine health checks, exercise, management, stress reduction, bite avoidance as well as environmental enrichment. 
  • This course includes a 1 or 2 week optional practical at an animal welfare charity in Gloucestershire.
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Module 1

Caring for Dogs 

The first module of the kennel cattery management course is all about dogs and it includes the following:

The Daily Health Check & common health disorders including purposes, actions, observations, recording and recognising, treating and preventing common health issues.

Basic canine grooming and how to recognise and deal with parasites.

Nutritional disorders including Diet & health; malnutrition: obesity, starvation, nutrient deficiencies; foods: bought V homemade; food groups; ESAs & EAAs. 

The module includes information about caring for an older dog including signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements; exercise; psychological changes; management; how to keep the older dog healthy & happy in a kennel environment.


Module 2

Caring for Cats

This module of the kennel cattery management course is all about cats and includes the following:

General health & welfare and the Daily Health Check. Including basic handling skills and how to recognise and respond to  & identifying common health disorders including FUS, abscess, cystitis, hairballs, renal failure, acute abdomen, poisoning, parasitic infections, etc.

Gain an understanding about feline nutritional disorders including health and diet, dealing with starvation and obesity and home made diets V bought foods for cats.

& diseases as well as parasites, grooming and nutrition as well as The 5 Freedoms, UK animal welfare legislation and how this relates to cats.

Learn how to care for the older cat including: signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements, illnesses, exercise, psychological changes and how to ensure the older cat is kept healthy & happy in a cattery environment.


Module 3

Health & Hygiene

In this module of the kennel cattery management course, you will learn about companion animal diseases and their causes. Learn about viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hereditary & those caused by environmental factors and pathways of disease transmission.

In this kennel cattery management course, you will learn to recognise signs and causes of ill health and disease and when to visit the vet.

Crucially, learn how to prevent the spread of infections and diseases in a kennel or cattery environment. This section includes: Basic hygiene; bactericides; fungicides; viricides. Sterilisation of equipment & materials, aseptic techniques. Safe use of chemicals – hazard symbols, changes to hazard symbols. Disposal of waste – hazardous, non-hazardous and statutory waste regulations.  


Module 4

Companion Animal First Aid

Learn how to deal with emergencies and the basic first aid principles for companion animals including how to check vital signs and administer first aid to maintain life until professional treatment is available.

Understand a range of essential first aid actions to carry out in the event of various common incidents affecting companion animals.

In this module of the kennel cattery management course, you will learn about what a companion animal first aid kit should contain; what items & materials need to be included, where to find them, how to store them and what they are used for

Learn how to improvise & use items such as muzzles, stretchers & splints. 


Module 5

Management 

What style of management should you have? What is the difference between management and leadership?  This module looks at different styles that may be used in running a kennel and cattery establishment


Module 6

Environmental Enrichment, Stress Reduction and Bite Avoidance

Learn how to provide adequate exercise & environmental enrichment in order to reduce stress for the dog and the cat in kennel and cattery environments. 

Understand how to recognise, prevent and respond to companion animal aggression.

In this kennel cattery management course module, you will also learn about Stress Reduction & Bite Avoidance.

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Please contact us if you would like to enrol WITHOUT the practical placement

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 £325 followed by 5 x monthly payments of £90 (includes optional practical)

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

Looking at The Kennel Cattery Management Course Diploma in Depth:

The first module of the kennel cattery management course takes an in depth look at dogs. The importance and how to carry out a daily health check and common health disorders are also covered. The module also includes information about caring for an older dog including signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements; exercise; psychological changes; management; how to keep the older dog healthy & happy in a kennel environment.

Module 1 also covers the legal responsibilities of running a boarding facility and the record keeping necessary to meet licensing requirements. As the owner or manager of a cattery or kennels, having an understanding of animal welfare should be the under-pinning method for keeping within all the Laws associated with the business.

The second module of the kennel cattery management course is all about cats. Just as with the dog, the most important piece of care you can give a cat is the daily health check. The daily health check allows you to track and monitor a cat’s health and condition whilst giving time for physical interaction. Giving a cat a health check will help you become aware of their normal condition. Examining daily will help you keep on top of their overall health and alert you to any possible problems. The daily health check is the underpinning action to ensure you meet the legal requirements of a pet owner/carer under the Animal Welfare Act (2006) and, the five main points of that act.

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General health & welfare and the Daily Health Check. Including basic handling skills and how to recognise and respond to & identifying common health disorders including FUS, abscess, cystitis, hairballs, renal failure, acute abdomen, poisoning, parasitic infections, etc. Gain an understanding about feline nutritional disorders including health and diet, dealing with starvation and obesity and home made diets V bought foods for cats, feline diseases as well as parasites, grooming and nutrition as well as The 5 Freedoms, UK animal welfare legislation and how this relates to cats.

Learn how to care for the older cat including: signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements, illnesses, exercise, psychological changes and how to ensure the older cat is kept healthy & happy in a cattery environment.

Module 3 looks at the causes of animal disease and explains how to prevent infection and disease transmission. The focus of this section of module 3 is hygiene. The diseases considered are those that can be transmitted by air, water, contact and vectors. Correct hygiene practices aim to prevent, wherever possible, the transmission of disease-causing organisms and, the illnesses they cause. This module includes: Basic hygiene; bactericides; fungicides; viricides. Sterilisation of equipment & materials, aseptic techniques. Safe use of chemicals – hazard symbols, changes to hazard symbols. Disposal of waste – hazardous, non-hazardous and statutory waste regulations.

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Module 4 looks at first aid for dogs and cats. Emergency treatment and first aid for animals should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. To administer first aid to the animal in your care is to put into action a number of processes that are needed in a health emergency. For any animal in your care, emergency and non-emergency illnesses and traumas will require immediate attention in order to prevent serious situations from turning into life threatening ones. Module 4 looks at some common animal illnesses and injuries. The symptoms and treatments for each are also described. As with any medical condition, if the symptoms persist or you are unsure about the nature of the problem, professional assistance should be sought.

Module 5 is concerned with managing a kennel and cattery establishment. Learn about the differences between leadership and management. Leadership always involves (leading) a group of people, whereas management need only be concerned with responsibility for things, (for example IT, money, advertising, equipment, premises, etc). The Kennel and Cattery Manager will have people-management responsibilities, but management does not necessarily include responsibility for people. However, leadership always includes responsibility for people. Good leadership always includes responsibility for managing. Many of the managing duties can be delegated to others, but the leader is responsible for ensuring there is appropriate and effective management for the situation or team concerned. We take a brief look at styles of management and leadership. We also need to consider staff management separately and the tools available for motivating and retaining staff. Stress in the workplace reduces productivity, increases management pressures, and makes people ill in many ways, evidence of which is still increasing. Workplace stress affects the performance of the brain, such as memory, concentration, and learning. Wellbeing and stress management issues are within the overall 'duty of care' that an employer owes to its employees.

Module 6 looks at how to provide adequate exercise & environmental enrichment in order to reduce stress for the dog and the cat in kennel and cattery environments. It also covers how to recognise, prevent and respond to companion animal aggression. Stress is covered in depth in this module. Animals are constantly being bombarded with new demands both psychological and biological. Responding to these demands required effort and preparation for energy expenditure. This preparation and activation of internal resources constitute the experience of stress. Although small amounts of stress are manageable, when stress becomes intense or long term, it can become detrimental and is then referred to as "distress".

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