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Dog Home Boarding Course
Please note that this is not an Ofqual qualification and therefore it does not meet the new Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations. Please click here for Ofqual regulated qualifications that meet AAL requirements.
The Dog Home Boarding course studies this rapidly growing industry. If you love being around dogs, here is a highly rewarding career opportunity.
Dog Home Boarding is increasingly in demand as dog owners realise that leaving their dog in kennels can be traumatic for the dog and that there are now other alternatives.
Having this Certificate will re-assure pet owners that you understand the pet sitting business and take animal welfare seriously.
Canine Health & Welfare
The first module of this dog home boarding course studies general signs of ill health, common canine health disorders and parasites. The module includes training about how to conduct health checks on dogs.
Nutrition and basic First Aid
This module has comprehensive information about canine nutrition and how different diets must provide for various needs. This module also covers the objectives and rules of canine first aid. Learn how to recognise & treat a range of emergencies and how to construct a First aid kit.
Licensing and Insurance
Gain an understanding of current licensing rules and requirements as well as essential insurance information.
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Dog Home Boarding is an increasingly popular career option for those wanting to work with dogs and be self employed (or work for a small business). Dog Home Boarders are required to board dogs in their own homes whilst owners are away or unable to care for their dogs as for many this is a preferred option to putting their dog in a boarding kennels. Many owners prefer this as for the dog it is a home-from-home environment and therefore less stressful than a kennel. Dog Home Boarders should be used to dealing with various dogs of different breeds, size and temperament. Ideally you should have an understanding of dog behaviour and the needs of dogs, as well as be able to carry out a daily health check, provide adequate nutrition and first aid as necessary. Some Dog Home Boarders take in more than 1 dog at a time and this is dependant on the size of their house, the amount of experience they have had around dogs, whether the dogs all get along and whether you have other dogs or pets that need to be taken into consideration during boarding. Ideally you should be near to dog friendly parks, beaches or open spaces or have a vehicle adequate for transporting dogs. This work involves providing enrichment and exercise for the dogs in your care and ensuring they are kept healthy and happy during their stay.