Animal Care

Turn your love for animals into a successful career! Wake Tech provides instruction and hands-on practice to gain knowledge and develop skills to work in the pet care industry. Learn how to become a professional dog groomer, become a dog trainer, and learn practical wildlife rehabilitation for mammals and raptors. Discover opportunities available in the industry or start your own service business in the growing field of pet and animal care. 

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Becoming a Dog TrainerANS-3500A2
Learn about the foundations of dog training. Discover theory, training psychology, and behavior modification techniques. Experience hands-on learning with a variety of breeds and temperaments. Learn how to identify the importance of dog body language, play styles, socializat...
Dog Grooming: Part 1SEF-3001LA2
Turn your love for animals into a successful pet grooming career! This course provides basic knowledge of pet grooming as well as hands-on experience in the field of professional retail pet care. You will work with dogs, under the supervision of an experienced groomer, learn...
Dog Grooming: Part 2SEF-3001LB2
This course is part two of a three-part series providing you with knowledge and skills to start working in a dog grooming salon. Participants will learn grooming standards for specific breeds. Hands-on grooming sessions are an important part of the course.
Practical Wildlife Rehabilitation - RaptorsSEF-3001DK2
Taught by one of the few federally-licensed raptor rehabilitators in the area, this course will teach you how to rescue eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and vultures. Course sections include capturing and controlling the animals, basic emergency care, supportive care, licensing...
Professional Dog BathingSEF-3001DJ2
Would you like to learn the right way to give your pet a bath? This course covers canine coat and skin disorders as well as dog behavior and grooming safety for animals and humans. You’ll work with an experienced groomer to learn how to bathe and care for your pet properly....
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