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Canine foster Care
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This course is designed for those who may be interested in doing volunteer Canine Foster Carer duties. It has been developed to meet a need in the Canine Rescue field and to encourage volunteer participation. It is especially suited to those who are new to the idea of Canine Foster care to expose them to the issues they will need to deal with as a foster carer.
We hope to reduce the number of dogs unnecessarily killed in shelters and pounds by introducing people to the concept and basic skills needed by those who would like to be involved in this area of rescuing dogs from being put to sleep in pounds/shelters.
This course is recommended for people who feel they may be able to temporarily provide food, care, and shelter for shelter animals in their own home until a permanent home can be found.
By completion of this course the student will know basic Foster Care duties and responsibilities, what to look for in a rescue group and how to find a reputable rescue group, emergency first aid, handling grooming and disaster management, cleanliness and hygiene, common diseases and their prevention, nutrition and feeding, Zoonotic diseases, ethics and legislation, networking and support groups, deciding what type of dog would most suit their lifestyle.They will also learn issues relating to assessment and training, preventing burnout and the importance of record keeping
Course duration: on average 4 months home study.
Maximum Time allowed 12 months from purchase date.
Qualification on completion – MDBA Certificate of Achievement.
Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer, a camera and the internet.
Fees $105 Member discounts apply - email for codes
Basic Foster Care duties and responsibilities.
What to look for in a rescue group and how to find a reputable rescue group
Emergency first aid, handling grooming and disaster management
Cleanliness and hygiene, common diseases and their prevention,
Nutrition and feeding, Zoonotic diseases
Ethics and legislation, networking and support groups.
Deciding what type of dog would most suit your lifestyle.
Preventing burnout and record keeping.