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Animal Training & Pet Sitting

Regular Price: $421

Special Price: $41

  • 50h - 60 Days
  • 2 students have purchased
  • Express
International Open Academy
Floor 1, Filmbase, Curved St., Dublin 2, Ireland 2 See in Google maps


  • Assitance by email, phone and 24/7 Help Centre
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


Much as we might adore our pets, very often we are reminded that they are animal and not human. Sometimes, we need to train them to adjust to living in a human world. There are social rules and boundaries that need to be observed so you and those around your pets stay safe and comfortable. Behaviour that could be dangerous must be managed responsibly.

Mind your manners!

We look at life with a pet from their point of view as well as yours. This course helps you understand what’s behind actions, reactions and dispositions. We outline behaviour modification advice and training that respects your pets’ natural instincts and inherent natures. To lighten things up, we also include guidelines for tricks and games.

This course teaches you a comprehensive range of approaches and disciplines:

Teach basic commands and obedience.
Train puppies using positive reinforcement.
Deal with problem behaviors like barking, biting, urine marking and jumping up.
Make litter box use a success.
Use clicker training to instil boundaries with your cat.
Train your cat not to jump on furniture.
Socialize your bird around people, other pets & other birds.
Condition your bird to handling and train to return to his perch.
Pet sitting for worried owners

When busy lives mean owners need to spend long hours away from pets, they worry.

I know he needs more exercise…
Will he be lonely while I’m gone?
Is her anxiety at night due to stress at being alone?
Will she eat anything all day?
hat if he knocks over his water dish and is thirsty?
Will her boredom lead to anything dangerous?
I feel so bad he’s not able to play more with other dogs
Offering to be the surrogate carer for much beloved pets puts people’s minds at ease and is a very rewarding career for you.

Module 1: Training puppies
Positive reinforcement
Crate training
Basic commands/obedience
Nail trims, ear cleaning, handling paws
Problem behaviours
Fun and games

Module 2: Training of adult dogs
Reappraise basic training
Reward based training
Recognizing bad habits
Consistent commands
Antisocial problems
Confidence building
Teaching an old dog, new tricks

Module 3: Cat Training
Clicker training
Litter box
Scratching, clawing
Jumping on furniture

Module 4: Bird Training
Clicker training

Module 5: Fundamentals of dog walking and pet sitting
Keeping you and all pets safe
How to handle an attacking dog
When you’ll need to involve a vet
Entering and leaving pets homes securely
What you’re responsible for

Module 6: Out and about –professional dog walking
Be prepared what to be on the lookout for
Reading dogs body language
Understanding aggression
The dynamics of dog fights and how to avoid/intervene
Complying with the law

Module 7: Disease, health and hygiene
How to keep pets bedding and general environment clean and hygienic
Control of disease and infection
Keeping yourself safe from infection
How to administer medication safely

Module 8: Being professional with clients
Getting off to a good start
The information you need to ask
Microchipping and other forms of ID
Arranging entry/security details
What clients are likely to ask
Outlining your business T&Cs
Agreeing costs

Module 9: Handling and getting around with your pets
Usual handling equipment and restraints you’ll need
Approaching a nervous animal
Predicting unpredictable behaviour
How to handle cats and dogs correctly
How to handle exotic pets correctly
How to transport pets safely

Module 10: Specific information on dogs and cats
Correct levels of exercise
Necessary nutrition
Understanding behaviour and retraining when needed
How elderly pets can change
Physical care and grooming
Need for love and affection
Recognising signs of common diseases

Module 11: First Aid
On the spot diagnosis
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
Breaks and fractures
Contents of your first aid kit

Module 12: Specific information on rabbits & guinea pigs
Different breeds
Common problems and diseases
Providing an adequate living environment
Usual care needed

Module 13: Specific information on hamsters, gerbils, mice & exotic rats
Different breeds
Understanding behaviour
Common problems and diseases
Providing an adequate living environment
Usual care needed

Module 14: Specific information on birds
General tips on caring for birds
Small birds
Larger birds & birds of prey
The parrot family
Recognising common diseases and preventing spread

Module 15: Specific information on fish
How to care for fish
Tropical fish
Cold water fish
Marine fish
Recognising disease and what to do

Module 16: Specific information on reptiles
How to care for reptiles
Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
Turtles, terrapins & tortoises
Snakes & lizards
Recognising disease and what to do

Module 17: How pet sitting can get you up and running in business
Setting up
Arranging finance & insurance
Being creative with services
Advertising & marketing


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain an Animal Training & Pet Sitting Online Course.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to info@internationalopenacademy.com. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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