Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course

Enhance Your Pet Care Knowledge Base

Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course

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Enhance Your Pet Care Knowledge Base

This course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

This animal care course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

You can find a variety of online animal care courses on Courses for Success.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional 
  2. Comprehensive 13 module Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Dog Professional experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment at Courses for Success, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits and how to get the most out of this course
  • Your Safety
  • Zoonosis
  • Animals safety
  • Disease control
  • How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • Image
  • Pet Services Offered
  • Advertising
  • Organisation

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Responsibility
  • CRB checks
  • Property security
  • Animal security
  • Veterinary considerations
  • Updates
  • Leaving the property as you found it
  • Dog attacks!

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • First Impressions
  • Pre service visit
  • Information and records
  • Checklist
  • Microchips and other ID methods
  • Keys
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Possible client questions

Unit 5: Dog walking

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Dog walking basics
  • Body Language
  • Law
  • Aggression
  • Dog fights

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct handling methods of dogs and cats
  • Exotic handling
  • Transporting animals
  • How to administer medications

Unit 7: First aid

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Aims and assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling
  • Shock
  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming  and care
  • Elderly dogs and cats
  • Common diseases

Unit 9: Birds

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Small birds
  • Parrots
  • Poultry
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 10: Fish

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Cold water fish
  • Tropical fish
  • Marine fish
  • Common diseases

Unit 11: Reptiles

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Snakes and Lizards
  • Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
  • More difficult to keep reptiles
  • Common diseases

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and care
  • Common diseases

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Breeds
  • General care
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Common diseases

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
About this Course

Enhance Your Pet Care Knowledge Base

This course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

This animal care course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

You can find a variety of online animal care courses on Courses for Success.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional 
  2. Comprehensive 13 module Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Dog Professional experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment at Courses for Success, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits and how to get the most out of this course
  • Your Safety
  • Zoonosis
  • Animals safety
  • Disease control
  • How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • Image
  • Pet Services Offered
  • Advertising
  • Organisation

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Responsibility
  • CRB checks
  • Property security
  • Animal security
  • Veterinary considerations
  • Updates
  • Leaving the property as you found it
  • Dog attacks!

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • First Impressions
  • Pre service visit
  • Information and records
  • Checklist
  • Microchips and other ID methods
  • Keys
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Possible client questions

Unit 5: Dog walking

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Dog walking basics
  • Body Language
  • Law
  • Aggression
  • Dog fights

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct handling methods of dogs and cats
  • Exotic handling
  • Transporting animals
  • How to administer medications

Unit 7: First aid

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Aims and assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling
  • Shock
  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming  and care
  • Elderly dogs and cats
  • Common diseases

Unit 9: Birds

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Small birds
  • Parrots
  • Poultry
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 10: Fish

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Cold water fish
  • Tropical fish
  • Marine fish
  • Common diseases

Unit 11: Reptiles

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Snakes and Lizards
  • Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
  • More difficult to keep reptiles
  • Common diseases

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and care
  • Common diseases

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Breeds
  • General care
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Common diseases

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OADWPH
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetim
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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