Animal First Responder Trainings

Service Information
Bob and Bill are the resident horses
at Historic Wagner Farm and are
featured in the large animal
handling training.

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control offers a wide variety of training opportunities throughout the year for animal first responders, community officers and law enforcement. Trainings are a mix of virtual presentations and in-person courses that require hands-on learning.  

Types of training topics include:

  • Large animal handling 
  • Illinois Herptiles - Herps Act
  • Community service requests
  • Feral cat ordinance
  • Essential animal services (modules a & b)
  • Animal bites