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Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

iPET Network Level 3 Award

  • Started 6 Feb
  • 380 British pounds
  • 74A Blackpole Trading Estate West

Service Description

iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking & Pet Sitting for Professionals. Our 2-day Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is perfect for those who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to safely and professionally operate a dog walking or pet sitting business. In a sector which remains unregulated, it can be difficult for customers to know who to trust with their loved pets. This qualification will evidence that you have the appropriate knowledge and skills to run your own business and care for their animals. Our course is a combination of theory and practical learning that allows you to develop vital skills such communication, problem solving and planning. Topics covered include your roles and responsibilities, legislative requirements, health and safety, transporting animals, animal behaviour, managing animals in your care and setting up a business amongst others. Following completion of this qualification, you will: Know and understand the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker and pet sitter. Be able to record details of animals and clients for the purpose of pet sitting. Know and understand the policies and procedures that need to be put in place prior to setting up a dog walking and pet sitting business. Know and understand client requirements and requests when carrying out dog walking and pet sitting services. Know and understand how to minimise risks when lone working as a dog walker or pet sitter. Know and understand the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice for dog walking and pet sitting including transporting animals. Know and understand a variety of breeds and behaviours typical to their breed group Know and understand how to care for small animals that may require a pet sitting service. Be able to observe and record behaviour demonstrated by a dog, when working as a dog walker or pet sitter. Know and understand how to walk and control a dog. Be able to carry out effective dog walking activities. Know and understand potential hazards that may be experienced whilst in a small animal business. Understand the fundamental requirements of setting up a small animal business Understand the role of marketing in a small canine business Understand the financial requirements of running a small animal business You will be required to successfully complete one written assessment under exam conditions. You will receive a recognised certificate for your learning.

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Contact Details

01905 452078

86H Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ The Dog House, Worcester, UK