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PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKER QUALIFICATION

Our Professional Dog Walking Certificate is aimed at those intending to start a Dog Walking business and also aimed at those already offering a Dog Walking Service.

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PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKER QUALIFICATION

Our Professional Dog Walking Certificate is aimed at those intending to start a Dog Walking business and also aimed at those already offering a Dog Walking Service.

Sold out

Gain Dog Walking Certificate

Self-paced learning

One-off purchase

The Course

Delivered by a fully qualified RCVS registered veterinary nurse

The Dog Walker Certificate course features units on the most important factors you’ll need to consider in order to get things right from the start. From recognising the body language which suggests a bite or confrontation is imminent, through to safe walking and lead training, the importance of your leadership role, dealing with aggression, fears and phobias and how to safely meet a dog.

Upon completion of this Dog Walker course, you will not only be able to present potential clients with a certificate illustrating your knowledge, you’ll also have the expertise you need to offer a service that your customers will use and recommend again and again.

PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKER QUALIFICATION REQUIRES NO PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE.

The course duration is typically 1 day and takes place at our State-Of-The-Art training academy in Manchester City Centre, with free parking. Just 5 minutes from Piccadilly train station.

Designed & delivered with “the beginner in mind” using a step by step easy to understand no nonsense approach - NO technical jargon & NO difficult language used.  

Your Instructor

Marnie

I have been a professional dog walker for 5 years now. I am a huge dog lover and always have been. I am reliable and responsible especially when dealing with other people’s dogs.

I really enjoy what I do, and more importantly have a great rapport with all dogs.

I have had references from previous clients who I have worked for. I am experienced in walking multiple dogs, different types of dogs in many various weather conditions.

I have acquired lots of different techniques over the years of how to deal with difficult dogs.

COURSE TOPICS

1. Intro

This will explain what will be covered in the course and the basics of the dog walking

2. Importance of Safety

You will learn the importance of safety, both for yourself and the dogs that you are caring for

3. Legal Obligations

You will learn exactly what your legal obligations are as well as other requirements for dog walking

4. Generating Income

Dog walking could generate a very healthy income when done correctly

5. Insurance

When starting any business you will need to get the appropriate insurance - a claim for an injured pet or customer could run into the thousands which in turn could cripple your business before it starts.

6. The Purpose of the Pre-Service Visit

The pre-service visit is one of the most important meetings you will have with your potential client

7. Forms and Record

In this section you will learn what forms to use, how to keep accurate records which will be an integral part of your business

8. Day-to-day Running

This covers the tasks that will form the core of your day to day dog walking duties

9. Safe Transportation

You will learn what is required to safely transport dogs in your care

10. Animal Behaviour

How to correctly handle the different types of dogs you may encounter

11. Ailments 

Knowing the ailments that dogs may suffer and understanding the symptoms will be vital in ensuring a high standard of care is given

SMARTBREEDER REFRESHER GUARANTEE:

Once you purchase and attend any of our courses—should you still not feel 100% confident—we provide unlimited refresher sessions for you in the subsequent 12 month period at our Manchester HQ Training Academy.

What our Customers Say

"Working with beautiful and cute dogs all day is the best feeling"

Elizabeth K.

02/05/2022

"The tutor was very patient with us and the dogs on the course"

Carla B.

09/05/2022

"I have recommended the course to my best friend and my sister this course was so informative"

Wayne G.

16/05/2022

"If you love working with dogs this is the course for you!"

Anan W.

24/05/2022

What our Customers Say

"Working with beautiful and cute dogs all day is the best feeling"

Elizabeth K.

02/05/2022

"The tutor was very patient with us and the dogs on the course"

Carla B.

09/05/2022

"I have recommended the course to my best friend and my sister this course was so informative"

Wayne G.

16/05/2022

"If you love working with dogs this is the course for you!"

Anan W.

24/05/2022

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28/07/2022
Robert T.
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Brilliant Course

Wonderful experience. Overall – very helpful. I recommend it.

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19/07/2022
Sarah L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Course

I love working with dogs. This is the perfect course.

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15/07/2022
Oliver F.
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Course

I would recommend this course to everyone. The tutor was so good with us and the dogs.

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14/07/2022
Claire S.
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Course

This is the best course for someone who loves dogs like me.

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11/07/2022
Daisy P.
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Course

I can't stress how friendly and cute the dogs are on the course. I was a great course.

JH
08/07/2022
Jason H.
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Good Course

Great course and very helpful Instructor

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07/07/2022
Beverley
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Very good course

I enjoyed the course

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06/07/2022
Karl S.
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What a course

Fab course

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04/07/2022
Joe G.
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Good

Really good experience

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04/07/2022
Ashley V.
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Fab

Great course:)