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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Become a Professional Dog GroomerANS-3100A31 available classes
Turn your love for animals into a successful career as a pet groomer! This course provides basic knowledge of pet grooming as well as hands-on experience in the field of professional retail pet care. You’ll work with dogs, under the supervision of a an experienced groomer. Y...
Become a Professional Dog Groomer IIANS-3100B31 available classes
This course is Part II of a two-part series providing knowledge and skills for employment in a pet grooming salon. Participants will learn grooming standards for specific breeds as well as grooming and clipping techniques for thinning, cutting, and styling each one. They wil...
Becoming a Dog TrainerANS-3500A21 available classes
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...
Practical Wildlife Rehabilitation - RaptorsSEF-3001DK21 available classes
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...
Practical Wildlife Rehabilitation - MammalsSEF-3001DQ2
Interested in mammal rehabilitation? A state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, will show you how to rescue some native NC wildlife, including Eastern grey squirrels, flying squirrels, opossums, cottontails, and fawns. Course sections include capturing, triage, animal control,...
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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