Animal Management Officer Training

(in person workshops)

Incorporating components of our nationally accredited Workplace Dog Bite Prevention training (10784NAT) together with industry specific training in the safe handling, transportation, and assessment of dogs and cats as outlined by Council Domestic Animal Management Plans across Australia.

This comprehensive, full-day workshop has been designed specifically for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, shelter staff, and others working directly with and handling animals in their workplace.

In person training is facilitated by the Director of the Dog Bite Prevention Project and leading Behaviour Veterinarian Dr Tracey Henderson.

This training is ideal for:

  • Animal Management Officers
  • Civic Compliance Officers
  • Local Laws Officers
  • Council Rangers
  • RSPCA Inspectors
  • Shelter staff

Animal Management Officer Training

(In-Person Workshop)

Incorporating components of our nationally accredited Workplace Dog Bite Prevention training (10784NAT) together with industry specific training in the safe handling, transportation, and assessment of dogs and cats as outlined by Council Domestic Animal Management Plans across Australia.

This comprehensive, full-day workshop has been designed specifically for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, shelter staff, and others working directly with and handling animals in their workplace.

In person training is facilitated by the Director of the Dog Bite Prevention Project and leading Behaviour Veterinarian Dr Tracey Henderson.

Ideal for:

  • Animal Management Officers
  • Civic Compliance Officers
  • Local Laws Officers
  • Council Rangers
  • RSPCA Inspectors
  • Shelter staff

I would recommend any industry, considering providing its staff with Dog Behaviour Training to consider this program”
Rocky Warren, SA Local Government Authorised Persons Association.

Animal Management Officer Training

(In-Person Workshop)

Incorporating components of our nationally accredited Workplace Dog Bite Prevention training (10784NAT) together with industry specific training in the safe handling, transportation, and assessment of dogs and cats as outlined by Council Domestic Animal Management Plans across Australia.

This comprehensive, full-day workshop has been designed specifically for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, shelter staff, and others working directly with and handling animals in their workplace.

In person training is facilitated by the Director of the Dog Bite Prevention Project and leading Behaviour Veterinarian Dr Tracey Henderson.

Ideal for:

  • Animal Management Officers
  • Civic Compliance Officers
  • Local Laws Officers
  • Council Rangers
  • RSPCA Inspectors
  • Shelter staff

I would recommend any industry, considering providing its staff with Dog Behaviour Training to consider this program”
Rocky Warren, SA Local Government Authorised Persons Association.

Animal Management Officer Training

Workshop participants will learn to…

  • Recognise and assess dog and cat body language
  • Understand the behavioural characteristics of dogs and cats
  • Recognise the impact fear, anxiety and stress have on animals
  • Identify and avoid the factors that influence aggressive behaviour
  • Assess potential risk and use appropriate control measures when entering a property or facility
  • Distinguish potential training problems from mental health disorders
  • Better understand the cause of common problem behaviours including barking, escaping, and biting
  • Confidently use appropriate restraint equipment including muzzles, leads, collars, towels, crates, cages, and catch poles
  • Safely handle, restrain, and transport dogs and cats 
  • Reduce the likelihood of critical and/or welfare incidents

The program includes written course materials, comprehensive video training and small group interactive sessions, plus 14-days FREE access to our online program after the workshop.

Duration: Full day (8.45am to 4.00pm)
Assessment: can be included if required
Certificate: Certificate of completion

Access: Private or Open Workshop options available
Cost: from $597 per person (minimum numbers apply)

Or join any of the open workshops listed below and collaborate with other professionals in your local area.

Workshop participants will learn to…

  • Recognise and assess dog and cat body language
  • Understand the behavioural characteristics of dogs and cats
  • Recognise the impact fear, anxiety and stress have on animals
  • Identify and avoid the factors that influence aggressive behaviour
  • Assess potential risk and use appropriate control measures when entering a property or facility
  • Distinguish potential training problems from mental health disorders
  • Better understand the cause of common problem behaviours including barking, escaping, and biting
  • Confidently use appropriate restraint equipment including muzzles, leads, collars, towels, crates, cages, and catch poles
  • Safely handle, restrain, and transport dogs and cats 
  • Reduce the likelihood of critical and/or welfare incidents

     

The program includes written course materials, comprehensive video training and small group interactive sessions, plus 14-days FREE access to our online program after the workshop.

 

Duration: Full day
Assessment: can be included if required
Certificate: Certificate of completion

Cost: from $597 per person

Or join any of the open workshops listed below and collaborate with other professionals in your local area.

On behalf of the three councils that participated in today’s workshop thank you for the engaging, high energy you bought to the room. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from both the experienced and new team members who were in the session and everyone came away with new information and tools.

Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully Council 

Meet Your Trainer

DR TRACEY HENDERSON
BSC BVMS MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

With over two decades of experience Tracey is a well regarded General Practice veterinarian, and one of Australia’s premier subject matter experts in animal behaviour. She was the first South Australian to become a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour. 

A fun, outgoing and extremely knowledgable educator Tracey currently runs programs for councils across Australia, as well as corporate and community organisations.

As a consultant to the Adelaide courts on dangerous dog risks, a private practice Behaviour Veterinarian, and member of the Inter-agency Dog Bite Prevention Committee, Tracey delivers engaging, high energy, and evidence based training and presentations.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT This training

The opportunity to exchange ideas and workshop different handling methods with other Compliance Officers was great and will help me with new techniques and boost my confidence.

My team and I really enjoyed today’s workshop and have come away with so much more information about reading a dog’s body language in a way that will help us avoid stress for the animals and keep us safe.

After today’s workshop I have a new appreciation for how many dogs in our community are suffering from a mental health condition. I feel so much more confident to be able to have these conversations with my team and animal owners in our community.