Course dates: 13-11-2017 till 8-12-2017
- at Grans, Sweden: 4 weeks, full time
- online: 40 hours over a 4-week period
Video impression: click here (start watching at 2:50 min).
Description of the course content:
- Biology of the sled dog
Behavior, breeds, anatomy, nutrient needs
- Working with sled dogs
Training, caring and handling, feeding, equipment maintenance and cleaning
- Housing of the sled dog
Facilities, cleaning, food storage, daily routines
- Healthcare of sled dogs
Prevention of injuries and diseases, first aid, bio security
Setup of the course:
The online course consists of theory about the topics mentioned above. The trainees are offered theoretical background through E-Books and presentations. Besides this theory, trainees are challenged to think about what they have learned through answering questions and discussing with their fellow trainees. Lastly trainees are encouraged to apply techniques learned in practice.
The course at Grans in Sweden offers the same theory as the online course, but also enables trainees to gain professional experience on sled dog farms, to learn all about sled dog care in reality. Besides this, trainees will get to experience the Swedish culture and lifestyle and interaction with an international group of trainees.
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