Pet Sitting Dog Walking Course

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business Diploma Course

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business Diploma Course

Course Price:  £339

£175 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £70.

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

Course Accreditation

QLS-01982


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Continued Professional Development

 This course counts for 60 hours CPD

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma Course Level 3

This Pet Sitting Dog Walking course is designed for those who want to set up their own business  as a Professional Pet Sitter and Dog Walker.

The course is written by animal professionals who understand the current pet sitting and dog walking industry.

The well-being of animals in your care is a huge responsibility and has to be taken seriously if a pet sitting business is to be successful.

Gaining this Level 3 Diploma, will re-assure pet owners that you have sufficient knowledge to take care of their pets.

This is a 6 module theory course with an OPTIONAL 1 to 1 Practical training day that can be added on to enhance your theory knowledge. The practical training is held in Cambridgeshire.


Module 1

Companion Animal First Aid

The first module of this pet sitting dog walking course, is all about ensuring that you have up to date first aid knowledge; this is vital for anyone engaged in this type of work who may need to assist animals in an emergency situation.


Module 2

 Dog and Cat Care 

This module covers the basic care and welfare of cats and dogs; including recognising signs of ill health, nutrition, vaccinations, with an emphasis on how to provide emotional, mental and physical stimulation and environmental enrichment.


Module 3

Small Animal Care

This module covers the basic care and welfare of small animals incl. signs of ill health, nutrition, vaccinations, with an emphasis on how to provide emotional, mental and physical stimulation and environmental enrichment.


Module 4

House Security and the Law

This concerns the legal side of being in someone else’s property whilst caring for their pets.  It includes some emergency procedures and security of the home.


Module 5

Professional Dog Walking

This module covers all aspects of walking dogs, including equipment, dogs and the law, handling and restraint and understanding canine aggression.


Module 6

Running your Business

This is currently optional to course achievement and it covers a number of vital factors that are involved in being a self-employed Pet Sitter & Dog Walker. You will have an overview of maintaining records for income purposes, registering with the Tax people and general aspects of being your own ‘boss’ in the formal sense.

Free with this course 2 ebooks - over 600 pages of exclusive content - Volunteering with Animals and Working with Animals, compiled and written by the Animal Jobs Direct team of animal care professionals.

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business Course Student Review from Peter Gettins who has completed our course and has now set up and is running his own successful pet sitting and dog walking business!

"I wanted to find a way to work with animals as a career change and after exhaustive research, I decided that pet sitting and dog walking would be a viable option. I wanted to find a course to study and gain practical experience which would offer me the ability to begin this path. I searched many courses online and chose the Animal Jobs Direct “Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma Course Level 3” and “Practical Dog Walking Course”. They offered me the chance to study both the theory and practical elements of both pet sitting and dog walking during the course before putting it all in to practice on the training day. Each module of the course was studied and assessed individually with excellent comments and feedback from my tutor. The hands on practical day was invaluable and I gained great insight into both the business and practical side of dog walking with once again an excellent tutor who runs her own dog walking business. I was able to complete and pass the courses whilst still working and I have now set up my own full time pet sitting and dog walking business www.carefreepetsitting.co.uk  

I highly recommend both the course and practical day for anyone thinking of working in pet sitting or dog walking".



£339

 £175 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £70

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

The 1 Day Practical Dog Walking Course can be added to this course and this provides an intensive 1 to 1 training day with a professional dog walker. This is a great way to gain hands-on experience and to put your theory knowledge on this subject into practice. The Practical training is held in Buckinghamshire.


£449 (Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma course AND the 1 Day Practical Dog Walking Course)

£230 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

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