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Certificate in Breeding Kennel Management                     Purchase this course


Course Description


This course has been introduced to address basic breeding kennel management theory, practical application and dog care with a focus on what is best for the dogs which live their lives in a breeding colony from a best practice welfare perspective and how that impacts on results. It is suited to anyone who breeds dogs and owns more than 3 fertile animals.


It has assessment tasks and a major project with a min 10 hour work experience component.


Pre requisite – none


Course duration: on average 12 months home study self-paced.


Maximum Time allowed


30 months from purchase date.


Qualification on completion – MDBA Certificate of Achievement.


Entry requirements Students must have Basic English literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet.


Fees - $463.00 – Member Discount applies Email for prices


Unit 1. Ethics, law, codes and regulations, best practice and mandatory regulations. Schedules of inoculation, disease control, and parasites. Site evaluation. Nutrition and welfare management. Breed type and size specific considerations. Much of this is relative to breeding protocols which are touched on here but which are looked at in details in the Canine Breeding Courses.


Unit 2


This unit will ensure the student has an understanding of the importance of effective Management of the Environment and Disease Control. Maintaining a Proper Kennel Environment and Hygiene and Sanitation of Kennel Runs and exercise areas. Much of this is relative to the design of the kennel which is touched on here but will be looked at in much closer detail in the Diploma of Kennel Management Course.


Unit 3


This unit will introduce the student to issues regarding housing of animals of various ages and types, management and segregation of male and female animals pre, during and post breeding, life stage requirements, grooming, training and socialisation in a breeding kennel setting and visitor attendance, management and reception.


Unit 4


Stress Management of Dogs in a Kennel Environment. This unit will teach students the factors to consider in identifying and reducing stress in dogs and staff in a breeding kennel setting, maintaining a quiet stress free kennel environment and the importance of daily visual inspections


Unit 5 This unit will show the student the basics of emergency first aid and the skills and equipment required to be prepared for an emergency situation including disaster management plans.


Unit 6 This unit will teach students the importance of keeping records and will discuss the basics of what records need to be maintained in a breeding kennel setting Staffing recruitment levels and duties training and supervision and management. Procedures and assessment mechanisms.


Unit 7 Work experience placement and major project.


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