Upskill your front line staff to be confident and effective in all animal related tasks, whilst ensuring good animal welfare.

RSPCA Victoria offers Animal Management Training for Animal Management Officers (AMOs), with interactive hands-on learning and real-life scenarios.

Key topics include:

  • Animal welfare and maintaining low stress environments
  • Identification of dog breeds
  • Dog body language and behaviour
  • Identifying signs of stress in dogs
  • Working with dogs displaying stress and fear behaviours
  • Safety around dogs
  • Using and maintaining equipment to keep people and dogs safe
  • Techniques to get dogs in and out of vehicles
  • What to do in the case of a dog attack
  • Cat body language and behaviour
  • Cat handling techniques
  • Identification of owned, semi-owned and unowned cats

Our training programs are delivered by qualified RSPCA Victoria Education Officers, Animal Care Attendants and Behaviourists.

This is the perfect professional development opportunity for council officers and supports the training requirements in Council Domestic Animal Management Plans (a provision of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 section 68A).

Is it time to upskill your front line staff? We can help!

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"Presenters were excellent with great knowledge which made the training even better."

"Great practical experience."

"Great practical skills shown."

"Engaging and interactive."

"Covered great content that is of benefit to the staff"

"Practical exercises were great."

"Well presented and good rapport with audience."

"Kept it simple and relevant."


5 Jun 2019 (Fully Booked)
19 Nov 2019 (Fully Booked)
3 Dec 2019 (Fully Booked)
13 May 2020, 9.30am - 4.00pm

$550 per person incl. GST *

Price includes lunch, morning/afternoon tea, course materials and a Certificate of Attendance

* We can also customise half/full day programs to suit your needs. Give us a call!

RSPCA Victoria
Education & Learning Centre
3 Burwood Hwy
Burwood Eas

For more information:

P: 03 9224 2286