Training Courses for Licensed Dog Breeders, Traders and Staff (Cap 139b)

The SPCA has been approved by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) to deliver training courses to licensed dog breeders, traders and their staff as required under the Cap 139b regulations.

These training courses are designed to train those involving in dog breeding and the trade in the interests of improving animal health, care and welfare.

How to Enroll

Depending on your engagement in the dog breeding and trade industry, you can enroll to one of the following course

Course 1

DBLA licensees
DBLB Licensees, Managers, Supervisors

Modules 1-16
[24 hours]
Course 2

ATL Licensees, Managers, Supervisors

Modules 1-8, 13-16
[18 hours]
Course 3

Supervised staff

Modules 1-8
[12 hours]
 
   
Upcoming course dates  
  Modules 1-4 Modules 5-8 Modules 13-16 Modules 9-12
Course 1  Aug 14  Aug 16 Sept 6  Aug 28
Course 2 Aug 14  Aug 16   Sept 6   
Course 3 Aug 14  Aug 16     

 

Exam date : Sept 17

 

 

 

To Enroll

Online Enrollment

  1. Watch this space for future training courses!
  2. On successful enrollment, you will receive an online instruction payment notice
  3. Once your online payment is processed, you will receive an email confirmation

 

To Receive an Enrollment Form by Fax

  1. Please call 22325574 and leave your fax number, an enrollment form together with payment instructions will be sent to you by fax
  2. On completion of the enrollment form and your payment, fax the form together with your paying-in slip to 25115590
  3. On receiving your form and proof of payment, a confirmation letter will be sent to you by fax

 

Please Note: The course fee is not reimbursable or transferrable for other purposes

For enquires, please call 22325574 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Regulations

  1. Classes will run from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
  2. Please arrive at the B&T Room 15 minutes before the course begins.
  3. Student registration will be done at the start of the class, after recess and after lunch. The SPCA will validate attendance by checking your identity with your ID card (according to the AFCD’s guidelines, ID cards are provided on a voluntary basis, however if the attendee is reluctant to show their ID Card for verification purposes they will not be allowed to sit the examination and no attendance certificate will be awarded
  4. Attendees must remain silent in class.
  5. The use of mobile phones, paging devices and games devices, as well as smoking, eating, drinking, gambling, fighting and/or the use of foul language are prohibited in class. Sound recording, video taping or other photo shooting activities are also not allowed.
  6. If registration is delayed due to number of attendees, SPCA will conduct registration while the speaker delivers the lecture. Students should place their ID card on their desk for this purpose.
  7. Any late arrivals, early departures or departing from the B&T Room for more than 45 minutes in a day, the student concerned will be considered absent. Arrangement to resit the class is required and the fee will be $1000 per day.
  8. There will be an IN/OUT record form placed at the entrance to the B&T Room. Attendees who need to leave and/or re-enter the room need to register their name and IN/OUT time accordingly.
  9. The SPCA will submit the attendance record to AFCD.
  10. Any attendees who fail to attend all modules at a 100% attendance rate will not be invited to particpate in the examination.
  11. No suspension request or a request to change to other modules will be entertained.
  12. If a student falls sick and is not able to attend the class, they must contact the SPCA to inform of their sickness before the class commences, and submit an original copy of a medical certificate issued by a doctor within 7 working days. Failure to do so will result in the student being considered absent and they will need to arrange to resit the class. As above arrangement to resit the class is available at a fee of $1000 per day.
  13. All attendees need to complete all modules enrolled and sit the examination within 12 months of attending the first module. Failure to do so will be considered a discontinuation, and all fees paid will not be refunded.
  14. Each attendee will be presented with a Course Handbook. In the case of loss of the handbook, students need to pay $200 to purchase a new handbook for each course.
  15. The SPCA reserves the copyright of the Course Handbook content. Duplication of content is prohibited.

 

Guidelines for Adverse Weather

  1. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered before 6:30am, all courses on that day will commence as normal.
  2. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered before 2pm, all attendees need to arrive at the SPCA within 2 hours to attend classes.
  3. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is still hoisted at 2pm, all classes on that day will be rescheduled.
  4. If typhoon signal No. 8 is hoisted during the class, all attendees will be dismissed immediately.
  5. If Black Rainstorm Warning is in force during the class, everyone shall remain in the class..

All attendees should follow all Regulations set herewith. Failure to do so, the SPCA reserves the right to issue a Warning which may lead to termination of Cap 139B Training.

Course Modules

The training courses are divided into 16 modules, for full details of the course syllabus please click HERE.

Modules

  1. Legislation relating to dogs in Hong Kong.
  2. Animal welfare and ethics of the pet trade.
  3. Basic requirements of dogs.
  4. Hygiene.
  5. Basic healthcare.
  6. First aid.
  7. Grooming.
  8. Handling and Basic Training.
  9. Genetics.
  10. Mating.
  11. Whelping.
  12. Care of neonates.
  13. Socialisation of puppies.
  14. Infectious disease and disease control.
  15. Preventative care.
  16. Dog breeds. 

Course Delivery

Course Delivery Team

The course will delivered by instructors and trainers with areas of expertise in specific aspects of the course including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, animal behaviour trainers and qualified groomers.

  1. Dr. Lillian Wong
  2. Dr. Denise Chan
  3. Dr. Anne Chow
  4. Ms Becky Lin
  5. Ms Vivian Or
  6. Mr. Rocky Sham
  7. Ms Gabbie Lam
  8. Ms Lily Leung
   

Specific Course Tutors

First Aid, Genetics, Mating, Whelping and Infectious Disease:

Dr. Wong, Lai Wun Lillian, Dr. Chan, Ting Hey Denise and Dr. Chow, Tze Yan Anne.

Hygiene, Healthcare, Care of Neonates and Preventative Care:

Dr. Wong, Lai Wun Lillian, Dr. Chan, Ting Hey Denise, Dr. Chow, Tze Yan Anne, Ms. Lin, Bei Kei Becky and Mr. Sham, Rocky.

Legislation, Welfare, Basic Requirements and Dog Breeds:

Dr. Wong, Lai Wun Lillian, Dr. Chan, Ting Hey Denise, Dr. Chow, Tze Yan Anne, Ms. Lin, Bei Kei Becky, Mr. Sham, Rocky and Ms. Or, Wai Yin Vivian.

Grooming:

Ms. Lam, Chi Yan Gabbie

Socialisation of Puppies, Basic Training and Handling:

Ms. Leung, Suet Ping Lily.

Examination and Certification

Having completed all modules enrolled, you are eligible to attend an examination (in multiple choice format). The passing rate is 76% (Course 3) or 77% (Courses 1 or 2), and for those who pass the examination will be awarded a Certificate as a recognition to your achievement.

Training Location, Facilities and Equipment

The course will be held in the B&T Room located on 2nd floor at the SPCA Headquarters, 5 Wan Shing Street, Wan Chai.

There is an opportunity for both practical demonstrations and student participation for example in the first aid, dog handling and grooming sessions.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are $1,000/per person/day whichever course is taken.