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About the course

Would you like a healthy career that involves working with dogs? Then dog walking is right up your street! You can go on lovely walks and have fun with animals. It’s also a quick and inexpensive business to set up - with our help!

This in-depth course covers everything you need to know to start a successful career as a dog walker. You’ll expand your knowledge of dog training and psychology while gaining useful skills.

Through this course, you will learn how to safely interact with all temperaments of dogs, from reading body language to calming anxiety and first aid.

Take your love of dogs and turn it into a money-making business! Working towards an accredited course will show your customers that you’re the best person for the job.

    Requirements

    Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: The Fundamentals Of Dog Walking
    • 1.1 Safety First – For Pooches and People
    • 1.2 Entering and Leaving Homes Securely
    • 1.3 Your Responsibilities
    • 1.4 Complying with the Law
    Module 2: Advanced Principles Of Dog Walking
    • 2.1 Be Prepared
    • 2.2 Reading Body Language
    • 2.3 Understanding Aggression
    • 2.4 The Dynamics of Dog Fights
    Module 3: Training & Psychology
    • 3.1 Reward Based Training
    • 3.2 Recognizing Bad Habits
    • 3.3 Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
    • 3.4 Dealing with Fear
    Module 4: First Aid
    • 4.1 On the Spot Diagnosis
    • 4.2 Vomiting and Diarrhea
    • 4.3 Poisoning
    • 4.4 Cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
    • 4.5 Breaks and Fractures
    • 4.6 Shock
    • 4.7 When you’ll need to involve a vet
    • 4.8 Your First Aid Kit
    Module 5: Setting Up Your Business
    • 5.1Research Time
    • 5.2 Finances and Insurance
    • 5.3 Regulations
    • 5.4 Get Creative with Services to Drive Business
    • 5.5 Advertising & Marketing

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Pet sitters, dog walkers and other professionals who want to impress their 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.

      Career path

      • Start your dream job working with animals by knowing how to set up a successful dog walking business.
      • Surrogate carers, dog walkers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with dogs can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them.
      • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
      • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals.

      Certification

      Certification details

      • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
      • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
      • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

      Author

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

      Expertise: Health, Veterinary

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

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      About

      About the course

      Would you like a healthy career that involves working with dogs? Then dog walking is right up your street! You can go on lovely walks and have fun with animals. It’s also a quick and inexpensive business to set up - with our help!

      This in-depth course covers everything you need to know to start a successful career as a dog walker. You’ll expand your knowledge of dog training and psychology while gaining useful skills.

      Through this course, you will learn how to safely interact with all temperaments of dogs, from reading body language to calming anxiety and first aid.

      Take your love of dogs and turn it into a money-making business! Working towards an accredited course will show your customers that you’re the best person for the job.

        Requirements

        Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

        Lessons

        Course Breakdown

        Module 1: The Fundamentals Of Dog Walking
        • 1.1 Safety First – For Pooches and People
        • 1.2 Entering and Leaving Homes Securely
        • 1.3 Your Responsibilities
        • 1.4 Complying with the Law
        Module 2: Advanced Principles Of Dog Walking
        • 2.1 Be Prepared
        • 2.2 Reading Body Language
        • 2.3 Understanding Aggression
        • 2.4 The Dynamics of Dog Fights
        Module 3: Training & Psychology
        • 3.1 Reward Based Training
        • 3.2 Recognizing Bad Habits
        • 3.3 Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
        • 3.4 Dealing with Fear
        Module 4: First Aid
        • 4.1 On the Spot Diagnosis
        • 4.2 Vomiting and Diarrhea
        • 4.3 Poisoning
        • 4.4 Cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
        • 4.5 Breaks and Fractures
        • 4.6 Shock
        • 4.7 When you’ll need to involve a vet
        • 4.8 Your First Aid Kit
        Module 5: Setting Up Your Business
        • 5.1Research Time
        • 5.2 Finances and Insurance
        • 5.3 Regulations
        • 5.4 Get Creative with Services to Drive Business
        • 5.5 Advertising & Marketing

        Career

        Who is this course for

        • Pet sitters, dog walkers and other professionals who want to impress their 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.

          Career path

          • Start your dream job working with animals by knowing how to set up a successful dog walking business.
          • Surrogate carers, dog walkers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with dogs can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them.
          • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
          • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals.

          Certification

          Certification details

          • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
          • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
          • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

          Author

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

          Expertise: Health, Veterinary

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

          3111 Students

          Guarantee

          Accredited

          Accredited