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Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Online Course - CPD Certified & IVCAS Accredited - Best Seller *NUS Extra Card Eligible*

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Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course – CPD Certified & IVCAS Accredited - Best selling Pet Sitting Diploma

**We have now partnered with NUS so once you've purchased your course you are eligible by studying with us to apply for an NUS Extra card which gives you 1000's of discounts with the biggest companies**Have you ever considered a career working with animals but not sure how?

Take the Pet sitting diploma and start your own business or work for someone part or full time in this wonderful profession looking after animals and dog walking.

Pet Sitters perform a wide range of functions for pet owners who may be on holiday or at work and need someone to look after their pets. Job duties include visiting the client’s home and feeding and walking pets during scheduled times. Pet sitters often complete a daily log of feeding times, animal behaviour and any other noteworthy happenings, such as failure to eat. In addition, pet sitters may be asked to stay overnight, or, as needed, to provide companionship and comfort for the pet. Depending on client needs and pet sitter experience, pet sitters may also provide additional services, such as bathing and grooming.

On average Pet sitters/Dog Walkers earn between £16-22K per annum once up and running – You will charge hourly between £7-15 however there are many factors contributing to the profit levels of a pet sitting business. Geographical location can have a major influence on profitability. For example, pet sitters who live in metropolitan areas may have a greater income potential than those in rural areas, simply because there are more potential clients.

Module 1

In this module you will learn why the pet sitting is popular, in addition you will be introduced to the basics of pet sitting and the course including:

What pet sitting involves
Health, safety, and animal welfare
The importance of security
The safest way to approach to any animal
Plus much more..
Module 2

In this module you'll learn about the importance of safety, both your and the animals that you are caring for. You will learn:

When you need a written health and safety policy in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
How to protect yourself when you're on the job
The risks involved in pet sitting and dog walking
How to protect yourself from some serious health concerns you can be affected by through animal contact
Plus much more…
Module 3

In this module you will discover exactly what your legal obligations are as well as other requirements for pet sitters. You will learn:

The 5 Types of Zoonotic Diseases to be on the lookout for
About the Animal Boarding Act and when you will need to have a licence
Your legal obligation to protect client information
About health and Safety at Work
Plus much more...
Module 4

Dog walking will more than likely form the bulk of your income. This detailed module examines all aspects of dog walking including:

Who your true target audience is for your dog walking service
How to build your pack of dogs
How to recognise the signs of dog aggression
The different types of dog aggression
Plus much more…
Module 5

In this module, you will learn about being an employed cleaner. You will learn:

What the typical working hours and conditions are for cleaners
How much holiday you can expect to receive
What a typical cleaner can earn
The different environments that cleaners work in
Plus much more…
Module 6

Forms and record keeping will form an integral part of your pet sitting business. They will help keep things running smoothly and protect you from any issues that may occur . You will learn:

The five forms to include in your client information pack
How to use a client information pack to increase your profits
How to store client information in compliance with the Data Protection Act
An example statement to include on your veterinary release form to minimize your vet expenses (May be compulsory for your business insurance policy)
Plus much more…
Module 7

This module covers the tasks that will form the core of your day to day pet sitting duties. In this module you will learn:

The time you need to allocate for each dog walk
The length of time you should leave between appointments
The order in which to take care of each of the pets you’re responsible for
Insurance vulnerabilities when you include additional services for clients when they are on holiday
Plus much more…
Module 8

In this module you will find out what is required to safely transport around animals in your care. You will learn:

The importance of securing animals during transport
The safest transportation methods for dogs and cats
Proper usage of crates for smaller animals
The danger of cold temperatures to reptiles and how to aid their survival when necessary
Plus much more…
Module 9

In this module you will discover how to correctly handle the different types of animals that you may encounter. You will learn:

Why tight grasps negatively affect animal behaviour
When you should and shouldn't handle animals
A 3-step approach to minimizing stress in animals
Animal handling precautions that gets the animal to come to you rather than you cornering the animal
Plus much more…
Module 10

In this module you will learn everything necessary to ensure you can give a high standard of care when looking after cats & dogs. You will learn:

The different breeds of dogs and cats
Nourishment guidelines for feeding dogs and cats
Precautions with vitamin supplements
The different types of exercise to stimulate each pet in your care
Plus much more…
Module 11

Fish are relatively easy to look after compared to some other domestic pets, however you will still require a deep understanding of them. You will learn:

The three groups of fish, and examples of breeds within each group
The temperatures to maintain for each type of fish
The frequency to test water for nitrates
The amount of water needing changed, when and how to change it
Plus much more…
Module 12

Rodents may be seen as a pest, but when domesticated can be ideal pets. In this module you will learn:

The best type of habitat to house rodents safely
How often their cages need cleaned
The safest type of bedding to provide
The different breeds and types of rodents
Plus much more…
Module 13

This module will guide you though the process of caring for rabbits and guinea pigs. In this module you will learn:

The different breeds of rabbits and guinea pigs
How to care for young and elderly rabbits and guinea pigs
The nutrition requirements
About their behavioural traits
Plus much more…
Module 14

Reptiles are becoming an ever more popular pet choice in homes across the United Kingdom and there at some stage your work is bound to involve contact with them. in this module you will learn:

Why you need to know about reptiles, lizards, snakes and turtles
Dietary requirements and feeding guidelines
The temperatures each type of reptile requires
The behavioural traits of reptiles
Plus much more…
Module 15

There are several different types of bird that you may be asked to care for. This module examines these types and how to best care for them. You will learn:

How to approach birds for your first time with them
The different types of birds you could be caring for
The best types of bird cages that allow birds to exercise
What you need to do when letting birds out their cage
Plus much more…
Module 16

Knowing the ailments that pets may suffer from and understanding the symptoms will be vital in ensuring a high standard of care is given. In this module you will learn:

What viruses pets need to be vaccinated against
How to care for diabetic pets
The symptoms of common illnesses
The age kittens and pups should get their primary course of vaccinations
Plus much more...
Module 17

Do you know what to do in the case of an emergency? The chances are you don't. This Module will guide you through the possible first aid scenarios you may encounter. You will learn:

The essentials to have in your animal first aid kit
How to stop bleeding from a minor cut
The risks of choking and how to treat a choking animal
What to do if a dog suffers from heat stroke
Plus much more…
Modules 18-20

Running Your Own Business, Setting up a business, Marketing

It's all well and good knowing ho to look after the animals in your care, but if you don't know how to take care of your business you are destined to fail. In these modules you will learn:

The length of time it could take for your business to receive its first payment
A variety of ways to market your business effectively
About Tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
Plus much much more…
Modules 21-22

Pricing & Costs

This module investigates the different pricing methods that you should employ. You will learn:

What you need to account for when pricing your services
Pricing for small animals
Pricing for dog walks
Incorporating your business costs into your prices
Plus much more…


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Online Course – CPD Certified & IVCAS Accredited - Best Seller *NUS Extra Card Eligible*.

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 support@newskillsacademy.co.uk. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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