CIDBT 4119 Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills

Course Info

Is this course for you?

Do you want to start a business walking dogs?  Do you want to know how to walk dogs safely?

Then this course is for you.

What you will cover:

  • How to start off a dog walking & pet sitting business.
  • Looking at how to improve the business you are already running.
  • Understand how to walk dogs safely.
  • Learn how to manage multiple dogs.
  • Learn how to walk multiple dogs safely.
  • Learn how to minimise risk when walking other people’s dogs.
  • Understand how to run your day care or home boarding business.
  • Understand the responsibilities and requirements of looking after other people’s Canine companions.
  • Know the do’s & don’ts of meeting and handling dogs.
  • Understand how dogs interact.
  • Know your legal responsibilities.
  • Be aware of insurance requirements.
  • Be aware of how the Dog Law affects you.
  • Know your legal requirements walking dogs.
  • Know your local by-laws and national laws.
  • Get an insight into looking after your owners’ Feline friends.

How it works:

  • Course comprises of three phases.
  • Study from the comfort of your home.
  • All work delivered via e-mail.
  • You will have your own dedicated tutor with years of experience in this field.
  • Your work will be assessed, and relevant help and advice given.
  • Enrol at any time and you will have six months to complete the course.

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Phase 1 (Home Study)

  • Understanding basic canine communication
  • Learn handling and observation skills
  • Investigate some of the triggers for dog aggression
  • Examine breed characteristics of different dogs
  • Canine etiquette
  • Understand more about the risks and how to manage potential dangers when walking and boarding dogs
  • Dogs evolution to domesticity – a quick guide

Phase 2 (Home Study)

  • Examine the general principles, procedures and safety requirements when walking and boarding clients dogs
  • Local by-laws relating to dog walking
  • Training and handling equipment essentials
  • Prevention of losing a dog in a public place (security checks before the walk)
  • The doggy extras – owners requests
  • All weather dog walking in Britain’s climate
  • Characteristics of dogs in a group and inter pack relationships

Phase 3 (Home Study)

  • Examine routine care for cats
  • Learn the characteristics of different cat breeds
  • Protocol for meeting a new dog and client
  • A further insight into the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Dog Law elements being in charge of a dog in public or private places
  • Dog Law elements appertaining to the Dog Walker
  • Understand the business basics for setting up and running a successful dog walking/boarding & pet sitting business.
  • Other domestic pets
  • Understanding what is expected from a pet sitter & dog walker

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CIDBT 4119 is a three phase course, it is solely Home Study and no workshop attendance is required.


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