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Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals Level 3 Award (RQF)
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Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals Level 3 Award (RQF)

  • Build your confidence to walk dogs and pet-sit for a professional career
  • Learn the requirements to start up a small dog and pet sitting business
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification to work as a Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
  • Start and study at any time
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award

 

Studying your Level 3 Award

This iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is an Ofqual regulated Qualification. It is the ideal qualifications for anybody wishing to qualify as a professional Dog Walker or Pet Sitter.

This comprehensive course is made up of 2 units of in-depth theory. It has been developed by iPET, a recognised awarding organisation and Network. 

You will develop a range of skills and theoretical knowledge covering the roles of dog walking and pet sitting, the necessary skills you will need to perform these roles, current legislation you should be aware of, basic canine behaviour and psychology, as well as running and operating your own small dog business.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show your future employers that you possess the correct theory and training to start a career in dog walking or pet sitting, or both.

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine behaviour and psychology, dog walking, pet sitting and relevant animal legislations.

You will learn how to set up and run your own dog business – allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career path as a trained animal professional.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This iPet Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is regulated and recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

It has been designed according to the highest standards in canine education, providing learners with the essential knowledge they need to embark on a career as a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you specifically through the course and the content. Additionally, your tutor will be providing you with constructive feedback on your assignments, ensuring that you remain on the right track.

There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning immediately after you enrol.

Start studying for your dream career as a dog walker and pet sitter today!

This course consists of 2 comprehensive units. 

Unit 1: Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

In completing this unit – students will:

  • Learn the basic roles of a professional dog walker and pet sitter
  • Understand the admin side of client relations
  • Study the legal regulations and procedures required inside a dog business
  • Learn how to set up and prepare your home to meet these regulations
  • Study various dog breeds and their individual needs
  • Study to code of practice for safely transporting animals in the UK
  • Learn how to handle, care and look after small animals relevant to a pet sitting service
  • Learn the best practices of dog walking and handling
  • Learn the health and safety precautions including potential hazards to prevent animals from harm

Unit 2: Planning the Operations of a Small Dog Business

Upon completion of Unit 2, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to set up, launch and run your own small animal business
  • Understand the roles of marketing for a small dog business
  • Learn about the financials of a dog walking or pet sitting business

There are no prerequisites for studying this course, however, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be in good physical health.

This course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years.

This course takes around 16 Guided-Learning Hours to complete, which students can do at their own pace.

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award for the iPET Network Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals, students must achieve 2 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments, conducted online and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

Students will need to complete a 1 hour recorded professional discussion with their Tutor covering various aspects of pet sitting and dog walking. Learners will also need to upload some video evidence.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

Once you have successfully, completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

iPET Network

iPET Network logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded PET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting and Professionals (Qualification Number: 603/6844/5)

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales, specialising in qualifications in the Canine and Feline sector. iPET Network is unique in its approach, being a sector-specific Awarding Organisation and are constantly developing NEW Canine and Feline qualifications in the industry.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is designed to be flexible to meet the needs and circumstances of its students. It is aimed at students who wish to gain a recognised qualification to work as a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales.
They are a sector-specific organisation that is dedicated to promoting improvements in canine, feline and animal care and welfare. 

A canine career can take you in many different directions! This Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals allows students to develop the necessary skills and tools to become a qualified Dog Walker, Pet Sitter or the owner of a small dog business.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show employers and clients that you have the correct theory and training to start a career in dog walking or pet sitting.

This qualification is additionally suitable for anyone who may already walk dogs or act as a Pet Sitter but does yet not hold a nationally recognised qualification.

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals Level 3 Award (RQF)

  • Build your confidence to walk dogs and pet-sit for a professional career
  • Learn the requirements to start up a small dog and pet sitting business
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification to work as a Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
  • Start and study at any time
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award

 

Studying your Level 3 Award

This iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is an Ofqual regulated Qualification. It is the ideal qualifications for anybody wishing to qualify as a professional Dog Walker or Pet Sitter.

This comprehensive course is made up of 2 units of in-depth theory. It has been developed by iPET, a recognised awarding organisation and Network. 

You will develop a range of skills and theoretical knowledge covering the roles of dog walking and pet sitting, the necessary skills you will need to perform these roles, current legislation you should be aware of, basic canine behaviour and psychology, as well as running and operating your own small dog business.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show your future employers that you possess the correct theory and training to start a career in dog walking or pet sitting, or both.

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine behaviour and psychology, dog walking, pet sitting and relevant animal legislations.

You will learn how to set up and run your own dog business – allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career path as a trained animal professional.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This iPet Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is regulated and recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

It has been designed according to the highest standards in canine education, providing learners with the essential knowledge they need to embark on a career as a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you specifically through the course and the content. Additionally, your tutor will be providing you with constructive feedback on your assignments, ensuring that you remain on the right track.

There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning immediately after you enrol.

Start studying for your dream career as a dog walker and pet sitter today!

Modules

This course consists of 2 comprehensive units. 

Unit 1: Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

In completing this unit – students will:

  • Learn the basic roles of a professional dog walker and pet sitter
  • Understand the admin side of client relations
  • Study the legal regulations and procedures required inside a dog business
  • Learn how to set up and prepare your home to meet these regulations
  • Study various dog breeds and their individual needs
  • Study to code of practice for safely transporting animals in the UK
  • Learn how to handle, care and look after small animals relevant to a pet sitting service
  • Learn the best practices of dog walking and handling
  • Learn the health and safety precautions including potential hazards to prevent animals from harm

Unit 2: Planning the Operations of a Small Dog Business

Upon completion of Unit 2, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to set up, launch and run your own small animal business
  • Understand the roles of marketing for a small dog business
  • Learn about the financials of a dog walking or pet sitting business

Requirements

There are no prerequisites for studying this course, however, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be in good physical health.

This course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years.

This course takes around 16 Guided-Learning Hours to complete, which students can do at their own pace.

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award for the iPET Network Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals, students must achieve 2 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments, conducted online and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

Students will need to complete a 1 hour recorded professional discussion with their Tutor covering various aspects of pet sitting and dog walking. Learners will also need to upload some video evidence.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

Once you have successfully, completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

Qualifications

iPET Network

iPET Network logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded PET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting and Professionals (Qualification Number: 603/6844/5)

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales, specialising in qualifications in the Canine and Feline sector. iPET Network is unique in its approach, being a sector-specific Awarding Organisation and are constantly developing NEW Canine and Feline qualifications in the industry.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals is designed to be flexible to meet the needs and circumstances of its students. It is aimed at students who wish to gain a recognised qualification to work as a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales.
They are a sector-specific organisation that is dedicated to promoting improvements in canine, feline and animal care and welfare. 

A canine career can take you in many different directions! This Level 3 Award in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for Professionals allows students to develop the necessary skills and tools to become a qualified Dog Walker, Pet Sitter or the owner of a small dog business.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show employers and clients that you have the correct theory and training to start a career in dog walking or pet sitting.

This qualification is additionally suitable for anyone who may already walk dogs or act as a Pet Sitter but does yet not hold a nationally recognised qualification.

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