Here at COAPE SA we aim to make a difference to the lives of all companion animals through education. We are working towards this goal with every new student who enrols with us to learn more about companion animal behaviour.
In our intermediate courses, we encourage our students to get practical experience at a shelter, where they learn to assess cats and dogs, help with basic behaviour problems and train the dogs in some obedience exercises. The benefit of this is that due to these positive interactions the animals are eminently more adoptable.
In the Diploma courses we require the students to log hours of community service at a shelter and encourage them to offer their services free of charge to owners who have recently adopted their forever pet from a shelter, to assist in the settling in process, introduction to resident pets and any other problems they may be experiencing.
Many of our students are from a rescue background and we offer a 10% discount on all our course fees to people working full time in shelters, this is just part of the way we try to give back to the animal community in need.
Rescue Organizations and Animal Shelters are welcome to contact us for more information on these courses to give to new and prospective owners.