How Do I Become A Professional Dog Walker?

Understand Canine Behaviour, Communication And Wellbeing For The Dog Care Professional

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Dog Walking, Boarding & Care

Accredited Diploma Course
150 Hours CPD
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: 3 (Intermediate)
  • 150 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Starts: Anytime
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 12 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • 2 Certificates Of Completion

Do You Want To Build A Dog Care Business That Stands Out From The Crowd?

As more of us head out to work longer hours, the need to provide care for our four-legged family grows. Dog walking is a fast-growing industry with more and more of us seeking out a true professional to understand our dogs needs and provide a quality enriching experience. This new, revised edition of the course now includes 2 additional modules covering enrichment and home boarding and was updated in 2021.

What Will I Learn?

You will gain valuable insights in to the history of dogs, communication, canine behaviour, how to provide the best care experience and advice on how to begin your own business. On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • The History Of Dogs
  • Canine Communication
  • Dog Behaviour Foundations
  • Succesful Dog Walking
  • Canine Nutrition.
  • Canine Social Interaction.
  • Home Boarding Best Practices
  • Canine Enrichment
  • Canine Care
  • Dog Law
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Business Growth
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Full Course Syllabus can be viewed below.

Who Is This Course For?

The Dog Walking, Boarding & Care Diploma Course is a theoretical understanding of the domestic dog, their needs and best practice for running a dog business. This course is designed for people with previous experience of dog walking/care and those looking to learn from scratch. All students must be aged 16+
Please be aware that this course is standalone and not the OFQUAL licensing qualification for England and Wales. You can see our Level 4 Award in Professional Pet-Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Day Care and Boarding - 603/5500/1 here. 

Requirements

Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection. Modules can also be downloaded for offline study. Courses are written or recorded in English.

Although not essential, it is recommended that you also have access to software that allows you to type up documents such as Google Docs, Word or Pages.

How Do I Enrol?

Fill in the sign up form below to join the course, then learn any time you like on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

Course Contents

Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

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