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    Apr 05, 2020  

Canine Care and Handling Certificate

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The Canine Care and Handling Certificate prepares students for entrepreneurship, employment or advancement in a variety of canine fields by developing student/canine handling skills, communication skills, health care and business operations knowledge. Students also complete the training requirements for the Therapy & Service Dog Team Skills Certificate which provides skills needed to take the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and a therapy dog evaluation exam offered by evaluators from three national therapy team organizations.

Credit Hours Required: 16


Choose one of the following electives:

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Canine Care and Handling Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Articulate and use positive canine training, handling, and task skills in highly diversified environments. (AGC 190, AGC 192, AGC 195)
  2. Identify canine behavior and psychology to analyze and train. (AGC 190, AGC 192, AGC 195)
  3. Communicate issues of handling a service dog with the general public. (AGC 194, AGC 195)
  4. Identify and articulate Service Dog Laws (AGC 194)
  5. Adhere to ADI minimum standards. (AGS 197)
  6. Identify, analyze, and articulate health related needs of canines:  general anatomy, disease control, illnesses, first aid, nutrition, grooming, breeding, and veterinary communication. (AGC 193, AGC 194)
  7. Explain the available boarding requirements needed for service dogs. (AGC 194)
  8. Prepare and understand legal documents for service dogs. (AGC 194)

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