Dungarvan College,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Email: dungarvancollege@wwetb.ie    Tel: 058 41184

Basic Pet Care

Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to take the best possible care of your four-legged friends with classes covering nutrition, healthcare, basic training advice, grooming and first aid. A Catcraft class can be included for those interested in demystifying their moggies! If you would like a career working with animals, this course will also cover the various careers in the companion animal care sector.

Course Content: Indicative Content

1. Basic Anatomy

Demystifying diseases, common problems and how to prevent injuries/illness.

2. Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

Healthy diet, forbidden/toxic foods, food allergies.

3. Health and Welfare

Costs of pet ownership, preventing diseases, Control of Dogs Act explained.

4. Animal Behaviour and Training

Basic commands and how to teach them.

5. First Aid

What to do in an emergency and who to call.

6. Careers

Programme Learning Outcome

On successful completion of this programme, the participant will be introduced to best practice in animal care and be competent in their abilities to provide this care. They will also learn of the various career opportunities should they wish to gain further education in this line of study.

Tutor: Aine Whelan Registered Veterinary Nurse

Fee: €135

Duration: 10 Weeks

Start Date: 24th Sept 2019

Class Time: 7.00-8.30pm


Further Education

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Progression to WIT
Students from Dungarvan College who meet the eligibility requirements, may apply for preferential entry to WIT.
Online Applications
Applications are now being taken.

Night Classes 2019

Here at Dungarvan College we offer a variety of evening classes and day courses for those looking to learn a new skill or explore personal interests. You can now enrol and pay securely online for any of our courses. more
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