How Do I Become A Professional Dog Walker & Petsitter?

Understand, fully prepare and qualify for the role of OFQUAL accredited level 4 animal carer.

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Level 4 Award in Professional Pet-Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Day Care and Boarding - 603/5500/1.

OFQUAL Accredited Course
150 Hours Study
  • Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: Intermediate (4)
  • 13 Downloads/16 Assessments
  • 150 Hours Study/CPD
  • OFQUAL Level 4 award on completion.
  • 3 Certificates

Do You Want To Build A Welfare Focussed Animal Care Business That Meets Licensing Regulations?

As more of us head out to work longer hours, the need to provide care for our four-legged family grows. Dog walking and petsitting 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 experience. You will gain valuable insights in to the history of dogs, communication, canine behaviour, feline wellness how to provide the best care experience and advice on how to begin your own business. This new, revised edition of the course includes two new modules covering enrichment and home boarding, intensive cat care knowledge and awareness and was updated in 2021. This course on completion provides the Ofqual Level 4 Award in Professional Pet-Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Day Care and Boarding - 603/5500/1 for licensing as a pet carer, boarder, and petsitter in England and Wales. 

If you are looking for a Dog Walking and Care Qualification and do not need the OFQUAL Licensing requirements you can see our CPD Accredited Dog Walking, Boarding and Canine Care Diploma here. 

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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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