Animal management training program

RSPCA Victoria offers animal management training for frontline municipality employees with interactive learning and realistic scenarios. Upskill your Animal Management Officers (AMOs) to be confident and effective in all animal related tasks and ensure good animal welfare standards at all times.

Key topics we cover include:

  • Animal welfare and maintaining low stress environments
  • Identification of dog breeds
  • Dog body language and behaviour
  • Identifying signs of stress in dogs
  • Working with dogs displaying stress and fear behaviours
  • Safety around dogs
  • Using and maintaining equipment to keep people and dogs safe
  • Techniques to get dogs in and out of vehicles.
  • What to do in the case of a dog attack
  • Cat body language and behaviour
  • Cat handling techniques
  • Identification of cat ownership.

RSPCA Victoria training programs are delivered by qualified education officers, animal care attendants and behaviourists. Support the training requirements in Council Domestic Animal Management Plans (a provision of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 section 68A), whilst providing a pawfect professional development opportunity for frontline council officers.

Contact the education team to tailor a training program to the needs of your group.

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Student feedback

“Presenters were excellent with great knowledge, which made the training even better.”

“Great practical experience.”

“Engaging and interactive.”

“Covered great content that is of benefit to the staff.”

“Practical exercises were great.”

“Well presented and good rapport with audience.”

“Kept it simple and relevant.”