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TX HSC 822 & 826

The goal of this class is to provide in depth instruction and discussion of both Health & Safety Code 822 and Health & Safety Code 826. This class is ideally suited to agencies that have limited Animal Control Resources and largely rely on peace officers to investigate these cases. This class will prepare each student to be able to work through these cases from start to finish with confidence and case continuity.

The first half of the day is dedicated to an in-depth examination and discussion of all five subchapters of the TX Health and Safety Code, Chapter 822, followed by training time to learn how to investigate a dangerous dog case, and review helpful paperwork and techniques that will assist in building a solid case.

The second half of the day includes discussion on TX Health and Safety Code, Chapter 826. We will spend time reviewing and discussing the chapter itself, including the LRCA, vaccinations of dogs and cats, and animal bites to humans. We will then discuss how to work through both an animal bite to a human as well as an animal that has been exposed to rabies. We will conclude the class with time spent on learning how to prepare a rabies specimen as well as how to submit specimens to the state.

*DSHS approved for 8 hours CEU


**Please note: If you are deciding between this class and the 3 day Dangerous Dog Investigator class: This class is only a short review of the law and the basics of these types of investigations. This is a familiarization course whereas Dangerous Dog Investigator is very in depth and comprehensive.

Black Dog
Two Dogs

This class is ideally suited for:

  • Peace Officers who are unfamiliar with the basics of rabies and dangerous dog cases.

  • ACOs & Shelter Staff who have to deal with dangerous dog investigations and rabies cases.​

  • The seasoned ACO wanting to fine tune their knowledge of either chapter and its application.

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