Unit # 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.
Unit # 2
Dog and Cat Care
This module explores 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.
Unit # 3
Small Animal Care
Learn about 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.
Unit # 4
House Security and the Law
This unit explores the legal side of being in someone else’s property while caring for their pets. It includes information about emergency procedures and security of the home.
Unit # 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.
Unit # 6
Running your Business
This unit is optional to course achievement. It covers a number of vital factors that are involved in being a self-employed Pet Sitter & Dog Walker. Gain an overview of maintaining records for income purposes, registering for tax and general aspects about how to make a success of running your own business.
Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course
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 has been developed by animal care 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.
Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course, Student Review.
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 Course Direct 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”.