Not so much this week at AniEd and more like the past month at AniEd…
At the end of 2015 we said good bye to 19E…
…and hello to number 23.
We have mainly spent this month getting settled in a new training & education centre. Now, we still have a ways to go but at least we are working from there and offering a limited range of services.
We won’t be ready for training classes for a while as we get our new big space ready – it’s next on the list!
Awesome pets & their people
In trying to get back to normality our one to one training, daytraining and behaviour consultation services have continued.
We had visits and got to hang out with some great pets (and of course their people too)!
We worked on some recall exercises:
We did tons of work on self-control:
We got started on some loose leash walking skills:
We even started with some husbandry training with a teeny-tiny muzzle:
A whole new group of Canine Training & Instruction (CTI) learners started, christening our new classrooms!
A diverse group of fab dog-lovers, just starting on their journey toward becoming the dog pros of the future.
During their first weekend they were introduction to Biology for Animal Care, Communication Skills and Health and Safety for an Animal Care Setting.
They began to learn about how dogs tick, from molecular, cellular and physiological levels with examinations of tissues and organs.
Lots of discussion went into the best approaches to dealing with sticky issues, how to make sure that the welfare of the pet is the goal through improving the welfare of their person and learning to communicate your message so education is always the priority.
They had an intense weekend, with great feedback – we have high hopes for CTI3!
Read more about this program here.
We worked with lots of animal care students all over the country, helping them become Canine First Responders so that they will know how to help a dog in an emergency, working with our teddies and Caspers!
Our next CFR course is 12th March – email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
And we help spread some dog awareness with talks to Gas Networks Ireland staff on staying safe in their daily dealings with dogs as they carry out meter readings and maintenance.