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IDPT 19927 - K9 Coach Training

Course Credit: 0.25
Maximum Credit: 0
K9 COACH TRAINING The K9 Coach Program is a partnership between The College of Wooster and the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. The program consists of two parts: A training course for future coaches followed by the opportunity for coaches to be paired with recent adopters to improve the success of adoptions for the dogs, the adopters, and the shelter. The course is designed to train students to become coaches in which they will be paired with people who have recently adopted dogs from the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. The students will be trained in addressing common dog behavioral problems, communication skills, and record-keeping. They will be trained by a group of professionals including dog shelter staff, veterinarians, and behavioral specialists. Course topics will include: Overview of animal behavior, reasons for shelter return, identifying specific dog behavior, linking behavior problems to possible solutions, connections between dog health and behavior. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to participate as a coach to recent adopters. Annually.