2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Canine Care and Handling Certificate

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 with national therapy team organizations.

Credit Hours Required: 16


Canine Care and Handling Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  

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. Apply positive canine training and handling skills in diverse environments. (AGC 190, AGC 192, AGC 195)
  2. Interpret canine behavior and psychology to apply to training and handling. (AGS 190, AGS 192, AGC195, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  3. Describe canine training concepts and skills in working with service and therapy dogs. (AGC 194, AGC 195)
  4. Adhere to Service Dog requirements, laws, and ADI Standards. (AGC 194)
  5. Identify health-related needs of canines. (AGC 193, AGC 194)
  6. Prepare legal documents regarding Service Dogs. (AGC 194)