Course Description

This course is proposed to equip veterinary clinic staff, rescue volunteers and/or pet owners with necessary skills and knowledge to handle dogs and cats that are aggressive or with unpredictable temperament. Also, by attending this course, it will help to prevent workplace bite incidents by understanding canine body language. Lastly, participants will be able to safely handle aggressive dog and cats.

Course Outline

At the end of the course, the applicant will be able to:

  • interpret canine and feline aggressive body language
  • prevent bites
  • safely handle aggressive dogs and cats with minimal stress to the animals
  • restrain aggressive animals using appropriate technique
  • apply dog muzzling techniques
  • keep employees or volunteers safe while working with dogs and cats with different temperaments
  • This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.

    Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.


Singaporeans aged 50 years & above


Full course fee


Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For information on other subsidies, click here.

The course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit, click here.

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice. Please take note that photos and videos may be taken during the course for record and publicity purposes.

Course Date(s)

  1. TBC

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Trainer's Profile

Marcus Royston Tan

Marcus Royston Tan has been a volunteer with animal shelters since 2004. His passion for animals led him into a career in vet nursing since 2008. Marcus and a team of four others have since set up Causes For Animals Singapore (CAS), a local animal welfare charity. He has since been the shelter manager at Causes for Animals Singapore and manages all the animals that come through the shelter doors. Marcus has equipped himself with Cert II in Veterinary Nursing from AIRC Australia as well as multiple dog training and behaviour courses held overseas. Marcus is now an AVA accredited dog trainer. He hopes with all this training and knowledge, he can help more animals in need.

Contact Details

Enquiries? Please contact

For General Enquiries: lsct-cet@np.edu.sg​

Course Related Enquiries: Ms Sarala Raju (Sarala_RAJU@np.edu.sg)


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