Turn your passion into a profession – Why you should get a job working with animals
Love animals? With the animal and pet care industry growing, there are a number of opportunities to turn your love for animals into a job.
If you hate your job and have always dreamed of working in the animal care industry, why not get the qualifications you need?
Working with animals has a range of benefits, some of these include:
Physical and emotional health benefits
A large amount of animal care will require a certain degree of physical activity, which has obvious health benefits. The degree of exercise will depend largely of course on the specific type of work and animal.
On top of the physical benefits, caring for animals is likely to alleviate stress and include an element of improved emotional health.
Feeling of accomplishment and community service
Similarly to anyone working in the healthcare industry, helping and caring for others (animals included), provides a sense of self-accomplishment and satisfaction.
As a nation of animal lovers, it’s no surprise that working with animals is such a popular prospect. Most people however, are deterred by thinking they will have to complete a lengthy amount of study to find their desired position.
You don’t need to study a university level veterinarian degree to get involved in the animal care industry!
Whether you’re hoping to become involved in veterinary practice, work at an animal shelter, pet shop, farm or zoo, or even establish your own business exercising animals – there is a qualification and course for you.
Here at Dog Security, we believe in hands on training to help those passionate about the industry get to where they need to be. Two of the courses we offer provide participants with an entry into the animal care industry.
Certificate III – Pet Grooming
This qualification provides specialised training to individuals or organisations who provide professional pet grooming and hygiene services. This certificate also provides participants with skills in:
- Basic animal first aid
- Monitoring animal health
- Environmentally sustainable work practices
- Capturing, handling and transporting companion animals
Certificate III – Companion Animal Services
The Cert III Companion Animal Services provides participants with an introduction the basic elements of animal welfare. These include nutrition, hygiene and grooming.
Along with providing a foundation to animal welfare, the Cert III Companion Animal Services gives participants an insight into the essential business and administration aspects of the industry.
The courses are flexible, affordable and hands on; positioning participants for work in areas like:
- Pet Shop Management
- Dog Training
- Animal Attendance
- Control and Animal Security
- Pet Care
- Animal Welfare Services
If you think you might be interested in taking a course in the Animal Care Industry, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Dog Security. We’d be happy to provide you with any necessary information, or answer further questions you might have.