Canine Enrichment Technician
Become The Enrichment Expert Pet Owners Seek Out!
What is a Canine Enrichment Technician?
A “Canine Enrichment Technician” has the ability and knowledge to improve and enhance a dog’s mental state by employing a set of skills and a range of activities designed to both challenge and provide mental exercise for the dog’s brain. Canine enrichment can even help change a pet's behavior.
Definition from Wikipedia.
Behavioral enrichment (also referred to as environmental enrichment) is an animal husbandry principle that seeks to enhance the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being.
Enrichment activities empower and encourage dogs to engage in a range of problem-solving activities, to learn new skills and develop more confidence. Most importantly, not only do dogs love these activities, but they also provide the essential environmental stimulation and daily enhancement needed for dogs to lead happy and fulfilled lives.
Pet Owners are busy and many need help to meet the physical and mental needs of their pet on a daily basis. Yet for many, the only option for employing outside help is a Dog Walker. As Pet Professionals we know that mental enrichment is just as important as a good physical romp and that providing enrichment services to pet owners is a much needed and valuable resource. It is not just pets whose owners are struggling with time who will benefit from the services provided by a Canine Enrichment Technician, but also pets (or owners) that have physical disabilities, pets recuperating from surgery, or any pet in need of creative outlets.
Become a Certified Canine Enrichment Technician with this DogNostics program. This short program provides you with:
- Mechanical skills so you can perfect the training of tasks that will test and challenge any grey mater.
- The know-how and knowledge to set up environmental enrichment activities for any size, breed or age of pet dog.
- The ability to guide pet dogs around town where they not only benefit from a physical but also a mental activity, engaging their seeking and scent systems.
As a a Canine Enrichment Technician you will be able to provide enrichment in its many forms, including:
- Physical Habitat
If you would like to be notified when this program is available, please add your name and email to the short form below
As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.
Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services.