Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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If you are a dedicated animal lover, study with us and turn that passion into a lucrative service. By taking our Pet Sitting and Dog Walking course, you’ll become skilled in all the practices you’ll need to be a professional animal-carer, entrusted by clients to care for and exercise their beloved pets. Crafted by industry experts, this tutorial is an excellent guide to animal care and contains all the necessary information required to look after dogs, cats, birds, small animals, and exotic pets.  

When you enrol in this course, you’ll be immediately introduced to the role and responsibilities of a Pet Sitter. You’ll also learn how to follow the legislation to start up a Pet Sitting business. This will then lead to instructions on how to manage such a company before we comprehensively cover the details needed to care for any kind of animal or pet correctly. The course covers dog-walking practises, caring for cats, working with birds, feeding rabbits, looking after fish, and the challenges of reptilian pets. It’s the full pet-caring package.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the responsibilities of a Pet-Sitter
  • Know all the UK legislation for running a pet care business
  • Learn how to set-up and manage a Pet-Sitting business
  • Purchase and store all the appropriate equipment for Pet Sitting
  • Be aware of the welfare and health requirements for cats and dogs
  • Attain the ability to care for small animals and birds
  • Become familiar with the requirements of ornamental fish
  • Gain knowledge on how to care for reptiles and exotic pets

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Pet Sitting and Dog Walking is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Who is This course for?

This course is designed for any individual who aspires to own and manage a Pet-Sitting business or Dog-Walking service.  

Career Path:

This course is primarily aimed at those who wish to start a Pet Care business or a comparable service. As such, it covers the following careers and roles:

  • Pet Sitting Business owner
  • Pet Sitter
  • Dog-Walker
  • Animal Welfare officer
  • Veterinarian 

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Pet Sitting
Introduction to Pet Sitting 00:09:00
Module 02: Licences and Legislation
Licences and Legislation 00:18:00
Module 03: Setting up Your Own Pet Sitting Business
Setting up your own Pet Sitting Business 00:24:00
Module 04: Managing Your Pet Sitting Business
Managing your Pet Sitting Business 00:22:00
Module 05: Getting to Know the Dogs & Puppies
Getting to Know the Dogs & Puppies 00:21:00
Module 06: Dog Walking
Dog Walking 00:19:00
Module 07: Getting to Know the Kittens and Cats
Getting to Know the Kittens and Cats 00:28:00
Module 08: Learning about Birds
Learning about Birds 00:20:00
Module 09: Specific Information on Rabbits & Guinea-Pigs
Specific Information on Rabbits & Guinea-Pigs 00:16:00
Module 10: Specific Information on Ornamental Fish
Specific Information on Ornamental Fish 00:26:00
Module 11: Specific Information on Reptiles
Specific Information on Reptiles 00:23:00
Module 12: Safety and Emergencies
Safety and Emergencies 00:22:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Pet Sitting and Dog Walking 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Pet Sitting and Dog Walking 00:20:00

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