Pet Sitting Course

The Dog Walking Business and Pet Sitting Course Diploma course is available now for immediate study.

Pet sitting involves caring for other people's pets whilst they are away. The use of boarding kennels and catteries is on the decrease as more people now choose to pay a pet sitter to care for their animals (either in their own home, or boarding with the pet sitter). 

As this is a growing sector, there are plenty of opportunities for those passionate about animal care to set up or run their own pet sitting business. To be successful, pet sitting companies must provide high quality animal care and excellent service to clients who need re-assurance that their pets will be well cared for in their absence. 

Usually, pet sitters offer to care for cats, small animals and reptiles in their clients own home as this ensures minimum disruption for the animals and involves twice a day visits by the pet sitter to ensure the animals are given attention, fed and receive medication as necessary. 


In most cases, pet sitters will board dogs in their own homes whilst the owner is away and this ensures that the dog receives home-from-home individual care rather than having to stay in a boarding kennel (which can be highly stressful for dogs). The Dog Home Boarding Certificate course is ideal training for someone just wanting to home board dogs as a career. This course focusses just on dog care and doesn't include other pet sitting elements.

Pet Sitting Course Details:

Having relevant training is crucial for working as a pet sitter. The Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma course consists of 6 modules dealing with dog, cat and small animal care and welfare, house security & law, dog walking, animal first aid as well as how to set up and run a pet sitting business. Successful completion of the course results in an accredited Level 3 Diploma that will re-assure your new clients.

Many pet sitters choose to add extra services to enhance what they can offer clients, these include dog walking, dog grooming, cat grooming, animal behaviour and more. We offer a variety of pet business courses dealing specifically with these subjects and are happy to advise pet sitters on additional relevant training.

Having relevant training is crucial for working as a pet sitter. The Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma course consists of 6 modules dealing with dog, cat and small animal care and welfare, house security & law, dog walking, animal first aid as well as how to set up and run a pet sitting business. Successful completion of the course results in an accredited Level 3 Diploma that will re-assure your new clients.

Many pet sitters choose to add extra services to enhance what they can offer clients, these include dog walking, dog grooming, cat grooming, animal behaviour and more.

We offer a variety of pet business courses dealing specifically with these subjects and are happy to advise pet sitters on additional relevant training.

Animal Jobs Direct offers a variety of accredited and affordable animal care courses, please contact us for free careers and training advice

For more information about the pet sitting course please contact us.

If you think you may be eligible for funding towards your studies, please visit the Course Funding section of our website for more information. 

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