Claire’s right…I am from BB.
No, you don’t necessarily need to already be working with dogs to do the canine course although some past/current experience is useful…but that’s something we can discuss if you decide to apply. You do, however, need to have a dog to work with during the course since there is strong emphasis on practical, hands-on skills as well as understanding the theory.
If you want more info, pm or email me. I can give you the contact details for the BSc AABT too if you’re interested.