Pet Care Business Courses 

To assist pet businesses with meeting  the new Regulations for Animal Activities Licensing (AAL), we have developed a range of courses and qualifications that are Ofqual regulated and will ensure a  License is issued or renewed for dog boarding, dog day  care, dog home boarding, cat boarding, breeders and pet shop businesses.

We are the largest organisation in the UK offering Ofqual regulated qualifications that meet rigorous government regulated standards. 

The pet care business courses that we offer are designed to provide accredited training for a variety of careers working with companion animals. We have many students who have gone on to successful careers working in the pet care sector.

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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare 

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma qualification is a comprehensive Diploma course consisting of 2 units from the Award couse and and additional 5 units exploring canine care, welfare, first aid, training, handling, transportation, legislation, grooming, behaviour and more. 

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

Course Fees:  £899


Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4263/8

Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

The Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare is an Ofqual regulated qualification that is suitable for anyone working with cats. 

This is an online course that consists of 8 units. 

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

Course Fees:  £899

Dog Grooming Courses

Pet  Shop Studies Diploma Level 3

This 6 module course  contains information relevant to pet shop management.  Learn about companion animal nutrition, health & hygiene, animal enrichment and advising customers.

Course Fees:  £499

Dog Grooming Course

Course Fees:  £499


Dog Training Webinar 

Dog Training Webinar 

This is an intensive theory and practical dog training course was created as an introduction for careers working as a dog trainer and for those working as dog walkers, pet sitters, dog day care workers etc. 

It is also an ideal course for dog owners who want to learn more about how to gain connection rather than control of their dogs. 

Course Fees:  £14.95

Dog Walking Certificate Course

The Dog Walking course has been designed to respond to the fast growing industry of dog walking.

Course Fees:  £99

Pet Bereavement Course

This course is of benefit to animal care professionals and those who would like to assist when pet owners lose their animal through euthanasia, accident or natural death.

Course Fees:  £149

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma Level 3

This Pet Sitting Dog Walking course is designed for those who want to set up their own business

Course Fees:  £399

Canine First Aid Certificate

This Canine First Aid course is presented as an online webinar and is of relevance to anyone working with dogs in an animal hydrotherapy, animal physiotherapy, veterinary, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for pet owners wishing to increase their knowledge and skills. 

Course Fees: £19.95

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!"

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. 

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 Courses

We offer Ofqual approved qualification that meet the new Animal Activity Licensing requirements. These qualifications provide knowledge about running pet care businesses as well as re-assure customers. These courses are studied at your own pace and successful completion results in an Ofqual regulated qualification - please click here for more information.

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PP Guild - Proud Member

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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