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Animal Husbandry


The new animal husbandry building is a permanent addition to our facilities. The kennel can accommodate thirty-two dogs and includes individual pens and indoor and outdoor runs, isolation cages, shower and bath facilities, and a modern kitchen. There are facilities for a special library of Braille books and recordings concerned with dogs and other animals available to the students.



In addition to dogs there are a variety of animals including rabbits, various domesticated birds, tropical fish, a Mexican burro, a calf and other small animals.

The Animal Husbandry courses are of vocation and therapeutic value. The dog courses give the students a thorough grounding in kennel work, feeding, grooming, exercising dogs, cleaning the kennel, and provide lessons in first aid.