Canine Career Kickstarter

Award type Certificate
Guided Learning Hours 20
Units 5
Study mode Online Theory
Course content online, mix of videos, information, quizzes.
Start Date Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for 1 year
Entry Criteria Open to anyone over age of 14
Assessment Method Short Multiple choice Questions at the end of each unit

Course fees £49

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Would you like a career working with Dogs but don’t know where to start?

If you are unsure of the career path you want to take, but know you want to work with dogs, this short course will help to introduce you to the different options available.

Free Careers Advice with this course!

Once you have completed the course, our specialist Careers Advisor and Student Support team will get in touch to offer you the opportunity of a one to one call at a time that suits you to discuss Careers with Dogs and answer any questions you may have.

Course Description

This Kickstarter course on Working with Dogs will give learners an introduction to various career options such as working in Kennels, Dog Training, Dog Grooming, Dog Walking and Veterinary Careers.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history and domestication of dogs, dog breeds, behaviour and enrichment, and fear-free training.
Learners will have the opportunity to explore the relevant courses available for working with dogs. The course also looks at employability skills and the benefits of volunteering to gain experience.

Once you have completed the course you will have the basic understanding needed to look for entry job opportunities working with dogs and consider further training and qualifications.

Unit # 1

Dog History and Domestication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the history of canine domestication
  • Explore different dog breeds

Unit # 2

The Needs of Dogs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Study canine health and care
  • Learn about types of providing enrichment
  • Understand canine behaviour problems

Unit # 3

Body Language and Training

  • Understand canine body language
  • Investigate Fear Free Training

Unit # 4

Careers within the Dog Care Sector

  • Examine various canine sector course options
  • Look at the various canine sector career options
  • Understand the benefits of gaining an education

Unit # 5

Volunteering Opportunities and Employability Skills

  • Explore volunteering opportunities in the dog care sector
  • Look at employability skills
  • Learn how to write a CV and apply for jobs

Careers with Dogs

Dogs are highly social animals and many cultures consider them to be members of the family. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of dogs owned as pets. This has resulted in a growing dog care sector offering many career and job opportunities.

Dogs are intelligent and require both mental and physical stimulation. Working with dogs requires dedication, compassion and a sound knowledge base of canine care, behaviour and welfare.

There are many jobs and dog career opportunities in the veterinary, pet care, dog training and animal charity sectors. Working with dogs is a highly rewarding and popular career choice and each vacancy attracts many applicants. This means it is essential to gain relevant training before applying for vacancies.

Developing your Career with Dogs

Animal Courses Direct offers an extensive range of Ofqual regulated qualifications and accredited courses designed to enhance career and employment prospects in the Animal Care, Conservation and Wildlife sectors worldwide.

Our canine courses have been developed by animal care professionals in collaboration with employers within the canine care sector. Our accredited and Ofqual regulated courses enable students to enhance their employment prospects.

We have many students who have gone on to successful careers working in the canine sector.


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