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Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals

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Over 1 in 4 UK households have a dog as their companion animals. All of which require exercise and stimulation, plus care and company in times when their owners are away.

Choosing a canine focussed career could see you working in many roles. You could work in a kennel, open a home dog boarding service, provide day care, offer training and handling services, grooming or even walking. 

Many of these careers provide the flexibility to fit comfortably around your lifestyle, should you need to juggle your job with an already busy schedule. 

With qualifications in dog care, you can show prospective clients you have the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care for their pet. 

 

This Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets the Defra Animal Activity Licensing requirements for working as a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker in the UK.

This qualification has been carefully created to aid students who want to start a career working with dogs. As well as those already working as a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter who wish to obtain the relevant qualifications and training. 

The course has been created alongside the highest standards in canine education and will develop the learner’s confidence in operating a professional Dog Walking and/or Pet Sitting service.

The course is comprised of 2 core units covering essential aspects for proper care and handling of canines, as well as planning business operations. 

 

Developing your Career

This Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals has been carefully developed for students wanting to work with dogs in a dog walking or pet sitting capacity. By achieving this recognised qualification, students will show potential clients that they possess the relevant training necessary for working with and handling dogs in a home or outdoor environment.  

Alternatively, students could take their knowledge into roles within kennels and boarding facilities, as well as other roles involving canine care. They could also study related subjects further in higher education, such as Animal Welfare and Animal Science.

 

 

This course consists of 2 units.

Unit 1: Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker and pet sitter.

·        Record details of animals and clients for the purpose of pet sitting.

·        Study the policies and procedures that need to be put in place prior to setting up a dog walking and pet sitting business.

·        Understand client requirements and requests when carrying out dog walking and pet sitting services.

·        Know how to minimise risks when lone working as a dog walker or pet sitter.

·        Study the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice for transporting animals in relation to dog walking and pet sitting.

·        Learn the variety of dog breeds and behaviours typical to their breed group.

·        Understand how to care for small animals that may require a pet sitting service.

·        Observe and record behaviour demonstrated by a dog, when working as a dog walker or pet sitter

·        Discover the potential hazards that may be experienced whilst in a small animal business.

Unit 2: Planning the Operation of a Small Animal Business

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand the essentials of running a pet sitting and dog walking business.

·        Explore fundamental requirements such as operations, creating a business plan and legislation.

·        Understand how to market a small business to increase visibility and gain new clients.

 

·        Learn how to keep and monitor financial records within a business.

 

This course is open for all to study, providing that students are at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required. 

The approximate time required to complete the course is 20 hours.

When studying the Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals you will be assessed through a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit.

You will need to complete a 1 hour recorded professional discussion with your tutor covering various aspects of pet sitting and dog walking. You will also need to upload some video evidence.

There is no individual grade for each unit, you will receive either a pass or a fail (completed or not completed). Upon successful completion of the learning material, you will receive your certified award. 

As part of this learning experience, you will also receive advice on how to get the most out of your award.

On successful completion of the iPET Network course, you will gain an Ofqual regulated qualification at Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals.

The Ofqual Code for this diploma is 603/6844/5.

Over 1 in 4 UK households have a dog as their companion animals. All of which require exercise and stimulation, plus care and company in times when their owners are away.

Choosing a canine focussed career could see you working in many roles. You could work in a kennel, open a home dog boarding service, provide day care, offer training and handling services, grooming or even walking. 

Many of these careers provide the flexibility to fit comfortably around your lifestyle, should you need to juggle your job with an already busy schedule. 

With qualifications in dog care, you can show prospective clients you have the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care for their pet. 

 

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