Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking



    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.


    After 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, for £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, for just £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.  

    Carrer 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

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