Do you know a youth who is passionate about animals, wants to learn the importance of pet ownership, and wants to make a bit of money? Look no further than the WHS Pet Sitting Course!
We’ll teach you everything you need to know to keep a pet safe, healthy, and happy – whether you’re looking after your own at home or taking care of someone else’s pet.
We have worked with different WHS departments such as Behaviour, Animal Care, Clinic, and Investigations and Emergency Response to create a comprehensive class filled with all the knowledge and skills needed to be a responsible pet owner.
What you’ll learn:
- About the WHS.
- The Five Freedoms.
- Different basic and emotional needs each animal requires (cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters)
- How to put on training tools, such as a gentle leader, harness, and demi harness.
- How to read an animal’s body language.
- Positive reinforcement.
- Different emergency situations they may encounter and how to react.
- Signs an animal might be sick or injured.
- What to do if you cut your animals nails too short.
- Signs of heat stroke in an animal.
- What to do if your animal is choking.
- What to do if your animal is having a seizure.
- Steps you should take if you think an animal is being mistreated.
- And so much more!
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course!
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: 45 Hurst Way (Education Classroom)
Age Requirement: The WHS Pet Sitting Course is for youth ages 11 – 16.
Group Size: 20 youth per class
Lunch is not provided, please ensure your child has enough food and water for the day. They will get an hour lunch break.
Please register 2 weeks in advance for the course.