Animal health and animal behavior training go hand-in-hand, but sometimes the behavioral side falls by the wayside. Did you know that St. Louis Community College offers a training course open to the public? Registration is open now!
In this course, participants will examine basic health considerations including prevention measures and spay/neuter issues and gain knowledge of animal behavior as a vital key to safe handling for yourself and the animals you work and live with. Learn about caring for and feeding a variety of animals, behavioral screening techniques and enrichment ideas to enhance quality of life for confined animals and hear from several shelters who explain their basic animal care-taking operations. If you’re interested in working directly with animals, this class is a must! This class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program as initial training and/or preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare organizations.
Additionally, if you work in Animal Welfare, there is a separate class designed just for you! If you’re thinking about working or volunteering in an animal welfare agency, you’ll need a variety of important “people” skills. Gain an overview of the many capabilities you’ll need within animal welfare organizations from matching pets with new families to educating adults and kids in the community. Learn ways of coping with the inevitable heart-breaking side of the business. There are many joys and rewards to working in animal welfare, but there may be some sadness too. This class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program as initial training and/or preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare organizations.