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Dog Walking and Pet Sitting with Emergency Care – CPD Certified

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Study method
6 hours · Self-paced
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certification of Completion (Hard Copy) - Free
  • Transcript (PDF) - £2.99
  • Transcript (Hard Copy) - £7.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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When pet owners are away from their pets, they want complete peace of mind knowing they are in good hands and properly cared for. Your job is to give proper attention to and care for your animals. This Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to know to provide proper animal care and how to be better in dog Walking.

Dog walking course covers essential topics like pet sitting and dog walking, covering animal ailments, emergency care, roles, responsibilities, safety tips, and owners' rights. Dog Walking course includes applicative examples and expert advice on starting a pet care business, including marketing strategies, pricing, and costs. Our Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course will give you the knowledge and understanding you need to launch a successful pet business.

Learning Outcomes of Dog Walking course:

  • Understand pet sitting and dog walking principles for a diploma.
  • Develop exceptional customer service and communication with pet owners.
  • Comprehend pet care: feeding, grooming, dog Walking and exercise.
  • Acquire safety measures and nutrition for pet well-being.
  • Learn pet care in high temperatures and enrichment.
  • Gain expertise in handling small pets, reptiles, birds, and aquatic creatures.
  • Identify pet issues, master emergency care.

Dog Walking Course's Key Features:

  • Immersive course materials
  • Comprehensive Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course design
  • On-demand learning support 24/7
  • Freedom to study at your own pace
  • Instant certification on course completion
  • CPD accreditation
  • Course content developed by Industry Experts/Professionals

Enrol Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course immediately to learn how to turn your passion into a profitable business.


Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certification of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - Included

You have to pay £9.99 only as a postal charge for your hard copy certificate delivery.

Transcript (PDF)

Digital certificate - £2.99

Transcript (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £7.99


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

Course media


  • Animal Care - download
  • Animal Care 10 Exciting Careers - download
  • Pet Care and Safety Tips - download
  • Rights and obligations of pet owners - download
  • These are 9 strange but true animal laws all pet owners should be aware of - download
  • 7 Advice for at-home Dog Grooming by Expert - download


This comprehensive Pet Sitting and Dog Walking training course is designed to provide you with the best learning experience possible.

After completing this Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course, learners will gain confidence in dog walking and pet sitting. The study module covers a wide range of topics, including responsibility, legislation, and legal requirements to be aware of; knowledge and skills required to perform dog walking or pet sitting; and basic canine behaviour and psychology. There is no rush! You will have lifetime access to this course, allowing you to complete it at your own pace. This course is a comprehensive catalogue of information required to be a successful pet sitter.

*** Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course Curriculum ***

  • Module 01: Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma
  • Module 02: Service
  • Module 03: Responsibilities
  • Module 04: Safety and Food
  • Module 05: Pet in High Temperature
  • Module 06: Nutrients and Quality Food
  • Module 07: Fish Rabbits Guinea Pigs, Reptiles, Lizards, and Turtles
  • Module 08: Care for Birds
  • Module 09: Ailments, Symptoms and Emergency Care
  • Module 10: Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

Assessment Method:

After completing all the modules in this course, students will have to complete a multiple-choice question exam. Students will also be given the chance to complete a mock exam before their final exam, so they know what to expect from the assessment process.


Our Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course is fully CPD accredited.


  • Digital (PDF) Certificate: FREE
  • Printed Certificate (Delivered by Post): FREE (£9.99 Only for POSTAGE)


  • PDF Transcript: £2.99
  • Hardcopy Transcript: £7.99
  • PDF and Hardcopy Transcript Bundle: £9.99

Who is this course for?

There are no restrictions on who can enrol in the pet sitting and dog walking course; however, you should ideally be:

  • Over 16 years old.
  • Physically mobile and strong enough to handle dogs of various weights and sizes.
  • Animal lovers keen on understanding and caring for pets.
  • Aspiring pet sitters and dog walkers seeking theoretical expertise.
  • Current pet owners aiming to enhance their pet care knowledge.
  • Individuals interested in exploring pet-related business opportunities.

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course is perfect for:

  • Aspiring pet sitters and dog walkers
  • Pet enthusiasts seeking comprehensive animal care knowledge
  • Individuals planning to start a pet care business
  • Those interested in providing emergency pet care & support.


This course can be accessed from any internet-enabled device including computers, tablets, and smartphones. Access the course from anywhere in the world and work through the content at a pace that suits you.

There are no formal entry requirements for the Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course, and it is open to everyone.

Career path

Take your career to the next level after completing the course. Explore jobs such as:

  • Pet Sitter: £15,000 - £25,000 per year
  • Pet Daycare Attendant: £14,000 - £20,000 per year
  • Pet Care Assistant: £15,000 - £20,000 per year
  • Pet Coordinator: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Dog Behaviourist: £20,000 - £35,000+ per year
  • Housekeeper and dog walker: £16,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Dog Groomer: £20 - £35K per year

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Lea asked:

Does this apply to Northern Ireland?


Dear Lea, Thanks for your interest. Yes, this course is applicable to Northern Ireland. The course content is designed to be relevant and useful for dog owners and professionals across the UK. You can confidently apply the skills and knowledge gained from this course in Northern Ireland.

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Ellie asked:

Ive completed the course how do i get my free pdf certificate


Dear Ellie, Good Morning. The certificate has been emailed to you. You can download it from the attachment. Thanks

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Connie asked:

Can I be under sixteen to do this course but with adult supervision?


Dear Connie, Good Afternoon. Yes, you can do this with a guardian's consent.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.