Quality canine training

John McClay, Director at new Pershore based venture, Animal Care and Control, offers a range of nationally accredited courses in dog training and first aid.


What experience do you have in training animals?

I’ve worked with highly trained service animals in the civil and military police for 23 years, including security, explosives, drug detection and cadaver dogs. I’m an Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) dog handler, qualified in animal containment and a licensed dog transporter. I have been an accredited instructor for over nine years, am an Advanced Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and have a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Whatever job I’m doing, my approach is to treat animals with humanity and respect.


What training courses do you offer?

Pet First Aid, relevant to cats and dogs, equips you to take quick and confident action for the most common accidents in the minutes before you can reach a vet. You will learn how to give potentially lifesaving treatment for choking, drowning, bleeding, poisoning and burns. As owners, we’re the first line of defence for our pets. This four hour course prepares you to give emergency care to your dog or cat as you would any other member of your family, offering them the best chance of survival. Content includes: how to pet-proof your home, how pets show pain and how age, pet type and injury informs treatment. You will learn basic theory and practise handson first aid techniques using dog manikins for bandaging and CPR.


Basic Handling Techniques teaches the essentials of dog behaviour and safe handling skills. This includes how to distinguish true and nervous aggression plus how to restrain a dog and put it safely in a vehicle.


Who are the courses suitable for?

Pet owners and dog professionals such as veterinary staff, kennel assistants, dog walkers and groomers.


How are the courses taught?

We work in a small groups of four to twelve students. For elements of some courses you can bring your dog if you have one. All courses are nationally recognised and accredited by ProTrainings, the National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and qualify for Continual Professional Development (CPD). For full details of all courses please call on 07706 667535 or visit our website.







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