Why Dogs Bite

Length of Course 8 hours
Fee $50.00
Prerequisite None
Certificate Certificate of Attendance

Dog bites in the United States have risen to epidemic proportions, with approximately 4.5 million people in the US being seriously bitten each year. In Canada, 500,000 dog bites occur each year.

Dogs don’t bite for the reasons the general public believes. As a professional in the canine care industry, it is critical that you understand the issues surrounding dog bites.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce students to the causes of dog bites
  • To provide students with an understating of the statics and issues surrounding dog bites
  • To provide students with an understanding of how to prevent dog bites for themselves, their staff and their clients

Course Topics:

  • What is a Dog Bite
  • What the General Public Thinks About Dog Bites
  • What the Statistics Tell Us About Dog Bites
  • The Role of Canine Communication in Dog Bites
  • How to Prevent Dog Bites
  • Training vs. Behavioural Therapy

Practical Handling:

  • Practical experience is not included

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