Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare

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New Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) regulations for Kennels, Catteries, Home Boarders, Breeders and Sellers of Live Animals


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OCN Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare

This Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare is an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets Animal Activity Licensing Higher Standard requirements. This qualification consists of 2 units about the care of dogs in kennels and dog day care/boarding facilities and an introduction to canine behaviour. The 2 units in this Award course also feature in the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare and these do not need to be repeated if progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma.

Unit Summary (130 GLH)

Unit 1

Canine Behaviour

Canine body language and common signs of stress and aggression and how stress can escalate into aggression. Learners will gain an understanding of the body language signs and signals, unwanted behaviour that may arise and the signs of stress and aggression.

Unit 2

Care of Canines in Kennels & Dog Day Care/Dog Boarding

Causes of disease transmission and prevention, appropriate welfare measures of kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments. Safe entry and exit management, essential PPE and the importance of environmental stimulation in kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments. Learners will understand basic health and welfare issues for kennels, dog day care and dog boarding establishments and how to ensure all canine needs are met.

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