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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. 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.
In this course, you’ll learn basic and advanced principles of dog walking, from equipment safety to breaking up dog fights. Our in-depth modules on training and psychology will keep your charges safe, and make dog walking a walk in the park! You’ll also find a full module covering the first aid that every pet professional must know. Finally, we teach you how to set up your own dog walking business, from finances to advertising. Overall, you will gain professional skills to boost your career by studying an internationally-recognized ICOES and CPD course.
This course is ideal for pet sitters, dog walkers and other professionals who want to impress their current clients and attract new ones. If you’re interested in turning your passion into a profitable career or gain a competitive edge over rival businesses through increased knowledge of animal behavior and business planning, then this is the course for you!
Anyone with an interest in working with animals can benefit from this course, from established dog walkers to those who are considering animal care as a career. Understanding the training, psychology, and correct de-escalation techniques can be valuable for dog owners, as well.
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. 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.
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After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.
CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.
International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157.
TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation
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Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!
There was uncertainty about my future, so I enrolled on the dog walking course, which was pretty thorough and will hopefully help me on my way to my new venture. If you can, do it! Colin Gray - United Kingdom
I have just started up my own dog walking business and I took the dog walking course and the animal first aid and CPR course- both of which were excellent and have thoroughly helped me expand my knowledge in my new career. Stephanie Cotillard - Jersey
I learned basic first aid and the benefits of reward-based training. Since putting out on Facebook that I have this dog walking course, I’ve had about three new clients come in. Tyler Brown - United Kingdom
There was uncertainty about my future, so I enrolled on the dog walking course, which was pretty thorough and will hopefully help me on my way to my new venture. If you can, do it!Colin Gray - United Kingdom
I have just started up my own dog walking business and I took the dog walking course and the animal first aid and CPR course- both of which were excellent and have thoroughly helped me expand my knowledge in my new career.
Stephanie Cotillard - Jersey
I learned basic first aid and the benefits of reward-based training. Since putting out on Facebook that I have this dog walking course, I’ve had about three new clients come in.Tyler Brown - United Kingdom
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