Dog Care

ANC302

This online dog care course introduces basic knowledge of dogs, their needs, and how to safely care for dogs under limited supervision in an animal care organisation or on a lifestyle block.

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    Level
    3
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

This course will enable students to provide quality care that improves dog welfare practices in New Zealand.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify dog groups and breeds and their physical features; and describe normal behaviour for dogs.
  • Identify basics of dog anatomy and physiology, life stage development and husbandry; and describe their impact on care and well-being.
  • Describe general nutritional needs, special dietary needs and substances toxic for dogs.
  • Apply safe handling techniques to handle and transport dogs.
  • Assist with regular and routine dog care, in accordance with compliance requirements, to protect animals, humans and the environment.

Assessment

100% internal assessment 

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate

Course availability over the next 12 months

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  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us