As part of AABS commitment to providing our volunteers and supporters with the best training available in order to carry out the tasks and assessments we require to be carried out on our dogs, we have arranged for Elaine Henley a full APBC member http://www.apbc.org.uk/ to provide us with an informal but comprehensive training day on Saturday 20th April 2013 at The Albany Centre Glasgow 9am to 4:30pm.
The training day will be split into sections, with emphasis being put on areas like:
- Being able to read a dog’s body language. Reading basic signs to spot when first meeting the dog
- How to meet & greet other dogs plus tips for integrating a new dog into the house (especially when there is an existing dog) How a dog reacts/behaves to a new foster home/adopted family
- What to do if faced with an aggressive dog. How to handle a nervous dog. Moving and handling a strange dog. Ways to spot an anxious dog and how to calm the situation? Managing and retraining tip for common issues Boxer issues (poor recall, lead pulling, jumping up)
- Explaining key areas of our initial assessment form and our foster assessment form.
We appreciated that giving up a Saturday for most people is a lot to ask however we feel that this type of training is imperative to anyone who wishes to be ‘hands on’ with our dogs. The training provided will also be an invaluable tool for our foster carers.The training given by Elaine will provide you with the essential knowledge and skill set to becoming a trained AABS volunteer.
If you are interested in attending our free training day, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your details by Friday 12th April 2013.
There is limited on-site parking, so if anyone is interested in attending it would be beneficial if people could car share. Elaine has kindly agreed to provide us with hand-outs from her training as well as allowing us to film the day.