Pet Care Business Courses 


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Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Level 3

The ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals is a regulated qualification that has been developed with the overall aim being to prepare learners for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price:  £1,950


Cattery Business Course

The Cattery Business Course serves as a guide for those thinking of opening their own cattery. If you love cats and want to work hands-on with them and run your own business, then setting up your own cattery or buying an existing cattery business may be an attractive and rewarding option.

Course Price: £165


Working with animals and running your own business can be the ideal career for many people. Increasingly people are using Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog Home Boarding to ensure their pets are well cared for whilst they are away or working during the day. 

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Courses

Our Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Business Diploma course is set at Level 3 and consists of 6 modules all about setting up and running a successful Dog Walking and/or Pet Sitting Business. This course includes an optional 1 Day Dog Walking Practical providing the opportunity to get hands-on with dogs and a busy dog walking business. Here are links to more information about our Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog Home Boarding Diploma courses.

Running your own pet care business can be an extremely rewarding way to combine a love of animals with earning an income. Different businesses working with pets include dog walking, dog and cat grooming, dog home boarding, animal behaviourist, pet shop manager, pet taxis and more. For those who provide good quality care for animals, there are always returning customers.

Dog Grooming Course

Dog Grooming is an increasingly popular business and a great career option for working hands-on with dogs and running your own business. We offer a 6 module Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma course that includes a 2 week Practical giving students the chance to put their theory knowledge into practice and to see how a successful Dog Grooming Salon is run. Students have the opportunity to deal with customers and lots of different dogs and coats and to also gain insight into running a pet care business of your own. 

Dog Grooming Diploma course (with Optional 2 week Practical)


Cat Grooming is a great career option for working hands-on with cats offering a feline grooming service for cats. Some cat groomers run their own business visiting client's homes, animal charities, veterinary surgeries, etc and this is an increasingly popular career. 

Cat Grooming Course

Cat Grooming Diploma course

Animal Jobs Direct Dog Grooming Course Student Review from Diane Constantinides who has completed our course and has now set up and is running her own successful grooming business

"When I decided to become a dog groomer I needed an initial combined theory and practical course that would provide me with the basic knowledge and support team that would enable me required to advance dog grooming as my careers. I searched the web and found Animals Job Direct and it ticked all the boxes for me. Affordable, all modules sent to me and marked one at a time and then of course the practical which helped tie it all together, all this and i was able to continue working.

The Animal Jobs Direct course and team gave me the confidence to continue and go on to  open my own grooming business "Bubbles Pet Parlour".

I now work full time in my own business.

Animals Job Direct has allowed me to open doors into the dog and cat grooming world which for me has become valuable and I would recommend this course 100%. My business is successful and I am now studying to teach grooming as well. Heres to the future!"

Pet Care Agency Course

Some of our students have set up their own Pet Care Business after studying our courses and have had such high demand for their services as Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Dog/Cat Groomer, Dog Home Boarder etc, that they have gone on to hire staff to assist them expand their businesses. Some have gone on to set up Pet Care Agencies and we have subsequently developed the Pet Care Agency Diploma course to provide training for anyone wanting to set up their own Pet Care Agency. This is a 6 module theory course that covers all aspects of setting up and running a successful Pet Care Agency. 

Pet Care Agency Course

Kennel and Cattery Management, Canine Behaviourist, Pet Bereavement Counsellor,

Pet Shop Management

We have several other courses that deal with the setting up and running of Pet Care Businesses. These include:

Kennel and Cattery Management Diploma course: A 6 module course dealing with running a successful kennels or cattery.

Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma course: A 12 module Level 6 Advanced course about Canine Behaviour Management, this is intended as a course for working as a Dog Behaviourist (another Pet Care Business option)

Pet Bereavement Counsellor course: For working as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor 

Pet Shop Management Diploma course: Learn the important aspects relevant to a Pet Shop Business

We offer accredited Diploma and Certificate courses that provide knowledge about running pet care businesses as well as re-assure customers. These courses are affordable and studied at your own pace.

Please get in touch for free pet business careers advice or for information about these pet care business courses.

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No Pain. No Force. No Fear.

Animal Jobs Direct is passionate about welfare and are proud to be a Corporate member of the Pet Professional Guild. The Pet Professional Guild is the only membership organisation for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behaviour modification of any animal.

Animal Jobs Direct wholeheartedly support this view and all of our courses, whether canine, feline or other animals are written with this ethos. We advocate force free training throughout all of our theory and practical courses. We also believe that experienced trainers must begin their behaviour change programs with the least invasive and least aversive training protocols necessary to change the problem behaviour.


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