Dogs and dog owners alike enjoyed a good outing to Henley Park in Masterton in the weekend for UCOL's Big Dog Day Out.
Over 40 members of the public attended the event on Saturday to grab free dog related giveaways and meet Dougie the blind Chow Chow, who has over 4000 followers on Instagram.
UCOL Wairarapa Campus Manager Angela Hewitt says event goers were also able to learn about UCOL's new programme, the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) Level 3, starting July 2016.
"This new programme is being offered on campus for people to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to look after companion animals such as cats, dogs, companion birds and rabbits."
"It may be of interest to general pet owners or pet groomers, as well as people wanting to work in pet stores, animal rescue centres, boarding and training facilities etc."
The New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) Level 3 will provide graduates with the qualification needed to comply with all regulatory requirements and relevant industry codes of practice for animal care, respond to normal and abnormal health and behaviour in animals and assist with the day to day care of animals.
It is a 6 month, full-time programme; enrolments are open now.