Humane Society University , part of  The Humane Society of the United States , offers online training and skills enhancement courses for pet industry professionals, business owners and pet service providers.

According to the  society , the courses can be taken at an individual pace and are offered on an ongoing basis.

Current  course offerings  include:

  • Guide to Interviewing (Free) - This course explores employee interviewing best practices and is the first lesson of a longer online course called Guide to Effective Staff Selection.
  • Guide to Effective Staff Selection ($25) - This self-paced course examines employee recruitment and staff selection best practices, including topics such as analyzing resumes, conducting legally defensible interviews and identifying job competencies.
  • Interpreting Animal Behavior for Safe Handling ($35) - This course examines cat and dog body signals. Students will become familiar with a variety of visual, auditory, and olfactory systems used by animals in communication.