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Working with dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by ebonymooncats, Jul 15, 2009.


  1. ebonymooncats

    ebonymooncats PetForums Junior

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    Hiya

    I was wondering whether anyone knows what sort of qualifications or experience I would need to wotk with neglected or abused rescue dogs. Its something I have been thinking about and feel that I would really like to do it. I would love to help them become happy etc. I know I would probably need some sort of qualification in canine behaviour but does anyone know anything else i would need to have.

    thanks xx
     
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    I think the main thing animal places look for is experience so I would advise seeing if there are any shelters in the area you could volunteer at.
    I'm about to start a distance learning foundation degree in canine behaviour and training. It means I can get a qualification whilst working.
    I hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for your posts...

    I have experience with animals and am a qualified animal nursing assistant - I have done a course in canine first aid and dog grooming also microchipping. I do have some experience with basic training but nothing on paper. I would love to volunteer with a rescue but live in East London and cannot see to find any rescue centres around this area... dont know if anyone knows of any?
     
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    I work in rescue,before that i worked in a show kennels and boarding cattery for 9 years,it`s a very difficult career to get into,it took me 5 years to get this job,the demand is so high.
    I have a first and national diploma in animal care.(3 years at college)various work experience placements etc
     
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