Safe Handling and Restraining of Aggressive Animals

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2019507754

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Even the most sociable animal may show aggressive behavior during an emergency or in an unfamiliar environment. Knowing how to properly and safely handle displaced, injured or anxious animals will go far in reducing further stress to the animals, as well as reduce any risk of injury to you.

Learning Outcomes

You will be equipped with the necessary skills to handle dogs and cats that are aggressive or show unpredictable temperament using safe and effective methods. You will also learn to understand the importance of canine body language to prevent bite incidents.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC – Please register your interest now (
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Delivery Mode: TBC
Venue: TBC

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

  • 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

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. With all this training and knowledge, he can help more animals in need.


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.

Course Fees

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 8% GST and subject to review.)

Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023.

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Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$248.40
Singapore Citizens (SC)$246.10