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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
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    About the course

    Know you can confidently and successfully step into any pet guardians’ shoes. Our pets are family. We love them, will do anything for them and lavish a lot of attention on them. Working with animals is an amazing way to get paid to play and take care of pets. People are prepared to pay top dollar for someone who really loves animals and has been trained to know how to look after them in the way they deserve.

    Animal training the fun way

    A well-trained pet is safe to be around and easier to look after than one that does its own thing. Know how to get animals to do what you want with our animal training methods. Build their confidence. Turn them into sociable creatures. Get rid of bad habits. Most of all, know how to train a dog, cat and other animals with love and kindness.

    How to become a dog walker

    Imagine being paid to do what you love - take dogs on walks! Once you know how to handle pets, you can monetize your love of animals by setting up as a professional dog walker. You will have a better knowledge of animals by reading their body language and be confident that you know how to act in emergencies. You’ll need to know how to set out your areas of responsibility and comply with the law. Then you're in business.

    Joys of being a pet sitter

    Our course written by professional veterinarians shows you how to correctly handle and transport animals. Know what to do if they're nervous. Understand their needs emotionally and nutritionally. You’ll find all you need to know about how to become a pet sitter to successfully launch your business.

    Knowing about animal health, hygiene and first aid

    Our veterinarians show you what to look for in a healthy animal. How to keep them in tip-top condition. Grooming techniques. And how to administer first aid if and when accidents happen. With all this knowledge, you’ll be confident that you can look after pets. Clients will feel confident handing over their loved ones into your capable care.

    Launching your pet business and finding clients

    Working towards an accredited course will help you gain even more clients as they can trust you to be their surrogate career who’ll safeguard their pets. We’ll show you how to drum up publicity for your new pet business. Make sure you get the clients you want. And make money with pets doing a job you love. Taking this online certificate course now means you’re taking your first step towards your new career with animals.

    What you will learn

    • Professional skills to boost your career by studying an internationally-recognized ICOES and CPD accredited course
    • Get a new perspective on animal training and behavior from experienced veterinarians
    • By the final module, you'll be in a position to turn your passion for pets into a profitable business - and we'll be with you every step of the way

    You’ll learn many training methods and ways of looking after different types of pets and breeds, such as:

    • Teaching the basic commands and obedience
    • Training puppies in a positive way
    • Teaching old dogs new tricks
    • Nipping problems in the bud - no more biting, barking or jumping up
    • Successful litter training
    • Clicker training for animals
    • Socializing animals so they all get along with fellow animals and humans

    You’ll also gain expertise in how to be a successful pet sitter, like:

    • How to take more than one dog on a peaceful and fun walk
    • Hygiene and preventing disease
    • How to keep pets safe
    • How much exercise and nutrition your animals need
    • Keeping your clients’ premises secure
    • Understanding animal behavior and dealing with aggression
    • How to handle unusual or exotic pets such as reptiles or fish
    • Administering first aid and knowing when to call the vet
    • Handling and grooming animals

    Launching a dog walking or pet sitting business. Find out how to:

    • Seek out your first clients and keeping clients
    • Your responsibilities as a business owner
    • The law and your animal business
    • Finance and insurance


    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.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Training Puppies
    • 1.1 Training with treats so puppy falls in love with you
    • 1.2 Provide a safe den for your pup through crate training
    • 1.3 Have a safe, obedient dog which responds to basic commands
    • 1.4 Trim nails, clean ears and handle paws without nips
    • 1.5 The 3 stages of house training to stop ‘accidents’
    • 1.6 Teach your pup how to greet other animals and humans
    • 1.7 Nipping problem behaviors before they escalate
    • 1.8 Fun and games for everyone with tricks and treats
    Module 2: Training Of Adult Dogs
    • 2.1 Breaking bad habits by knowing what to ignore and what to reward
    • 2.2 Teaching good behavior with kindness (and doggie treats!)
    • 2.3 Learn your dog’s habits to prioritize what work needs to be done
    • 2.4 Be consistent with commands to avoid confusing your pet
    • 2.5 Stop anti-social behavior so your dog is fun to be around
    • 2.6 Confidence-building tips for a happy dog
    • 2.7 Teaching an old dog, new tricks
    Module 3: Cat Training
    • 3.1 Teach your cat to respond to the sound of a clicker
    • 3.2 Getting cats to use their litter box
    • 3.3 Stop scratching or clawing and save on repair bills
    • 3.4 Distraction techniques to stop cats jumping on furniture
    • 3.5 Purr-fect methods to having a sociable cat and not a sour-puss
    Module 4: Bird Training
    • 4.1 Show birds how to respond to clicker training
    • 4.2 Golden rules in teaching birds to speak
    • 4.3 Learning to socialize without ruffling feathers
    • 4.4 Safe handling so you don’t frighten your bird (or get pecked)
    Module 5: Fundamentals Of Dog Walking And Pet Sitting
    • 5.1 Keeping you and all pets safe
    • 5.2 How to handle an attacking dog
    • 5.3 Knowing when you’ll need to involve a vet
    • 5.4 Entering and leaving pets homes securely and safely
    • 5.5 Know your responsibilities as a pet carer
    Module 6: Out And About –professional Dog Walking
    • 6.1 Be prepared - what to be on the lookout for
    • 6.2 Reading dogs’ body language and responding correctly
    • 6.3 Understanding and reacting to aggression
    • 6.4 The dynamics of dog fights and how to avoid/intervene
    • 6.5 Complying with the law
    Module 7: Disease, Health And Hygiene
    • 7.1 How to keep pets bedding and general environment clean and hygienic
    • 7.2 Control of disease and infection
    • 7.3 Keeping yourself safe from infection
    • 7.4 Know the signs of infections and diseases which animals can pass to humans
    • 7.5 Find the safe way to administer medication safely
    Module 8: Being Professional With Clients
    • 8.1 Get off to a good start - you only have one chance to make a great impression
    • 8.2 Preparing your checklist for meeting new clients
    • 8.3 Microchipping and other forms of ID
    • 8.4 Arranging entry/security details
    • 8.5 Be forewarned on what clients are likely to ask
    • 8.6 What to put in your contract’s Terms & Conditions
    • 8.7 Work out your fees and exactly what is included
    Module 9: Handling And Getting Around With Your Pets
    • 9.1 Knowing which handling equipment and restraints you’ll need
    • 9.2 Safe way to approaching a nervous animal
    • 9.3 Learn the warning signs of unpredictable behaviour
    • 9.4 Learn the techniques to handle cats and dogs correctly so they are content
    • 9.5 Find out the best ways to handle exotic pets without stressing them
    • 9.6 Keeping animals safe and secure in your car
    Module 10: Specific Information On Dogs And Cats
    • 10.1 One size doesn’t fit all - know the correct levels of exercise for each individual animal
    • 10.2 Study nutrition to know what to dish out at mealtimes
    • 10.3 Understanding behaviour and retraining when needed
    • 10.4 Caring for elderly pets and changes to watch out for
    • 10.5 Physical care and grooming needs of your clients’ pets
    • 10.6 Ways to show affection to keep animals calm and happy
    • 10.7 Recognising signs of common diseases and the course of action
    Module 11: First Aid
    • 11.1 On the spot diagnosis and what to do next
    • 11.2 Learning when vomiting and diarrhoea need urgent attention and when not
    • 11.3 What items are poisonous for pets and what to do if he swallows them
    • 11.4 Dressing and nursing cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
    • 11.5 Coping with breaks and fractures
    • 11.6 Taking action when an animal goes into shock
    • 11.7 Saving animals’ lives with CPR
    • 11.8 What you need in your first-aid kit
    Module 12: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
    • 12.1 Learn about different breeds and how to deal with them
    • 12.2 Common problems and diseases to look out for
    • 12.3 Providing an adequate living environment for happy, healthy animals
    • 12.4 Keep pets stimulated with enough exercise
    • 12.5 How to care for rabbits and guinea pigs as their surrogate guardian
    Module 13: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats
    • 13.1 Show your knowledge of different breeds
    • 13.2 Understanding behaviour so you can correctly deal with it
    • 13.3 Spotting the signs of common problems and diseases
    • 13.4 Providing an adequate living environment for healthy rodents
    • 13.5 Usual care needed for a long and healthy life
    Module 14: Specific Information On Birds
    • 14.1 General tips on caring for birds
    • 14.2 How to look after small birds in your care
    • 14.3 How to deal with larger birds & birds of prey
    • 14.4 Keeping poultry healthy to produce happy eggs
    • 14.5 Ways to stop parrots from getting bored and destroying your furniture
    • 14.6 Recognising common diseases and preventing it from spreading
    Module 15: Specific Information On Fish
    • 15.1 How to care for fish
    • 15.2 What tropical fish need to stay healthy
    • 15.3 Best ways to look after cold water fish
    • 15.4 Difficulties you face with marine fish
    • 15.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
    Module 16: Specific Information On Reptiles
    • 16.1 How to care for reptiles
    • 16.2 Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
    • 16.3 Looking after turtles, terrapins and tortoises
    • 16.4 Handling and caring for snakes & lizards
    • 16.5 Recognising disease and action to take
    Module 17: How Pet Sitting Can Get You Up And Running In Business
    • 17.1 How to set up a successful pet business
    • 17.2 Ways of arranging finance & insurance
    • 17.3 Regulations that you need to bear in mind
    • 17.4 Being creative with services to make you stand out from the crowd
    • 17.5 Effective and cost-effective advertising & marketing


    Who is this course for

    • All animal lovers looking for a dream job with pets
    • Animal guardians who want to properly care for, understand and train their pets
    • Pet sitters, dog walkers and other professionals who want to deliver a better service for their clients
    • To gain a competitive edge over rival businesses through increased knowledge of animal behavior and business planning

    How will it help me

    • Learn more about your animal's' behavior and how to properly train them
    • Continually learn new skills to broaden your knowledge and understand pets better
    • Your certificated course will prove to pet owners that you know how to communicate with animals and keep them safe

    Career path

    • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them
    • Find a job or voluntary position working with animals
    • Be your own boss and start your career in pet sitting, dog walking, or animal care
    • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
    • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion or a raise - certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals


    Certification details

    • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses
    • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education
    • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service
    • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career
    • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage
    • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember
    • You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up
    • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate
    • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate
    • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material
    • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours