Training

Animal Control training usually includes:
  • Courses in communications, law, animals and public safety of the citizen as well as the companion animal
  • On the job experience
  • Instruction in the animal control, departments policies and rules
Many Animal Control Officers have previous work experience of education in law enforcement and or animal handling and behavior.

Advanced Training


Advanced training may cover:
  • Animal first aid and rescue
  • Animal handling
  • Breed identification
  • Human relations (working with people)
  • Legal aspect of animal control
  • Shelter management
  • Stress management
  • Use of chemicals in animal capture
  • Many other topics