About this course
Like to be your own boss AND enjoy a dream job working with dogs? This in-depth course covers everything you need to know to start a successful career as a professional dog walker!
This course is accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, and will count towards CPD hour records.
Course learnings and benefits
Understand dog behavior and feel more confident around your four-legged clients.
Expand your knowledge of Dog Training and Psychology.
Learn how to safely interact with all temperaments of dogs, how to read body language and calm anxiety.
Learn basic and advanced principles of dog walking, from equipment safety to breaking up dog fights.
Pet First Aid: there’s a full module covering a Pet First Aid that every pet professional must know.
Get advice on how to set up your own dog walking business, from finances to finding clients.
Undertaking an internationally-recognized ICOES and CPD course makes you stand out from the crowd and reassures dog owners that you are suitably committed, qualified and knowledgeable to take care of their much loved pets.
Check out the course details here.
Other Online PetCare Training Courses
Understand dogs and how to read their body language
When you offer a dog walking service, a key part of your role is you taking control of those furballs. That means being confident around your charges, no matter how big they are.
This ICOES-accredited course gives you a grounding in and understanding of dog behavior. You’ll know if they’re feeling a bit aggressive or scared. By knowing what they’re thinking, you can stay one step ahead of them and reduce the risk of mishaps or dog fights.
Know your responsibilities as a dog walker and stay within the law
But there’s more to being a dog walker than grabbing the leash and going for a walk. Get to know the responsibilities you face, and how to stay within the law.
You’ve also got to keep yourself and your furballs safe. That includes knowing how to get into and out of their homes securely. The tips and techniques covered in this course will show you how.
Ways to Add Value!
Training dogs in your care and teaching them tricks
You can offer additional value to clients by turning your walks into dog training exercises.
This ICOES-accredited course will help you learn how to teach essential dog commands and get them to perform a few tricks. Not only will your clients be impressed, you get a better-behaved dog to take on your walks, because he now knows how to obey you.
Pet First Aid
Know how to administer first-aid for injured or ill pets
Accidents happen. Dogs will cut themselves, eat something they really shouldn’t have, or run into a tree. Your mission is to stay calm and know what to do.
With this ICOES-accredited course you’ll learn how to administer to Pet First Aid, bandage wounds, deal with shock, cope with a sick dog and know when it’s time to call the vet. You’ll also know what to put in your first-aid kit.
Setting up your dog walking service and finding clients
With all this knowledge, you’re ready to start a dog walking business. But how exactly do you find dog walker jobs? Where do you find your clients? What insurance should you have? What finances do you need? The answers to all these questions and more about setting up and driving your business forward are covered.
Take the first step and learn how to become a professional dog walker with this certificate course now.
Who is this course for?
Pet sitters, dog walkers and other professionals who want to impress current clients and attract new ones.
Anyone interested in turning their passion into a profitable career.
Those wanting to gain a competitive edge over rival businesses through increased knowledge of animal behavior and business planning.
Check out the full course syllabus here!