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Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional

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  • Accreditation by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 13 units

Looking after people's pets is a rewarding career with increasing career opportunities in the UK. This course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

About Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention, but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

What Could I Do After Taking This Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Course?

This course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

Start your own business. This course covers basic pet care including the handling of dogs, cats and other common pets. It also helps you become more security-minded, to keep records and to act appropriately in an emergency. It will teach you what you need to start and run your own dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

SAC Diploma

Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Introduction

Benefits and how to get the most out of this course

Your Safety

Zoonosis

Animals safety

Disease control

How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

 

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Business Plan, Insurance and Finance

Law and Regulations

Image

Pet Services Offered

Advertising

Organisation

 

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Responsibility

CRB checks

Property security

Animal security

Veterinary considerations

Updates

Leaving the property as you found it

Dog attacks!

 

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

First Impressions

Pre service visit

Information and records

Checklist

Microchips and other ID methods

Keys

Terms and Conditions

Possible client questions

 

Unit 5: Dog walking

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Introduction

Dog walking basics

Body Language

Law

Aggression

Dog fights

 

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Approaching an animal

Typical restraints and handling equipment

Behaviour

Correct handling methods of dogs and cats

Exotic handling

Transporting animals

How to administer medications

 

Unit 7: First aid

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Aims and assessment

Animal first aid kit

ABC and CPR

Handling

Shock

Fractures

Bites and stings

Wounds and burns

Poisoning and fitting

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

 

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Groups and breeds

Nutrition and exercise

Behaviour and training

Grooming  and care

Elderly dogs and cats

Common diseases

 

Unit 9: Birds

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Small birds

Parrots

Poultry

Birds of prey

Common diseases

 

Unit 10: Fish

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Cold water fish

Tropical fish

Marine fish

Common diseases

 

Unit 11: Reptiles

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Snakes and Lizards

Tortoises, turtles and terrapins

More difficult to keep reptiles

Common diseases

 

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Groups and breeds

Nutrition, housing and exercise

Behaviour and training

Grooming and care

Common diseases

 

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Breeds

General care

Nutrition, housing and exercise

Common diseases

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Looking after people's pets is a rewarding career with increasing career opportunities in the UK. This course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

About Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention, but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

What Could I Do After Taking This Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Course?

This course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

Start your own business. This course covers basic pet care including the handling of dogs, cats and other common pets. It also helps you become more security-minded, to keep records and to act appropriately in an emergency. It will teach you what you need to start and run your own dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

SAC Diploma

Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Introduction

Benefits and how to get the most out of this course

Your Safety

Zoonosis

Animals safety

Disease control

How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

 

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Business Plan, Insurance and Finance

Law and Regulations

Image

Pet Services Offered

Advertising

Organisation

 

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Responsibility

CRB checks

Property security

Animal security

Veterinary considerations

Updates

Leaving the property as you found it

Dog attacks!

 

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

First Impressions

Pre service visit

Information and records

Checklist

Microchips and other ID methods

Keys

Terms and Conditions

Possible client questions

 

Unit 5: Dog walking

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Introduction

Dog walking basics

Body Language

Law

Aggression

Dog fights

 

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Approaching an animal

Typical restraints and handling equipment

Behaviour

Correct handling methods of dogs and cats

Exotic handling

Transporting animals

How to administer medications

 

Unit 7: First aid

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Aims and assessment

Animal first aid kit

ABC and CPR

Handling

Shock

Fractures

Bites and stings

Wounds and burns

Poisoning and fitting

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

 

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Groups and breeds

Nutrition and exercise

Behaviour and training

Grooming  and care

Elderly dogs and cats

Common diseases

 

Unit 9: Birds

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Small birds

Parrots

Poultry

Birds of prey

Common diseases

 

Unit 10: Fish

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Cold water fish

Tropical fish

Marine fish

Common diseases

 

Unit 11: Reptiles

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

General care

Snakes and Lizards

Tortoises, turtles and terrapins

More difficult to keep reptiles

Common diseases

 

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Groups and breeds

Nutrition, housing and exercise

Behaviour and training

Grooming and care

Common diseases

 

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

 

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

 

Breeds

General care

Nutrition, housing and exercise

Common diseases

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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