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Dog Walking

Course code: ESCP108P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Days of week:

Friday & Saturday

Course date:

27th Oct 2023 - 28th Oct 2023

Course location:

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


01235 555 585

Do you have your own or are you thinking about setting up a professional dog walking business and would like an offical qualifcation to give you the competitive edge? Or do you want to know more about your own dog's behaviour and gain some tips for a safer walking experience. Then this course may be just what you are looking for.

This is a two day intensive course leading to an accredited professional qualification which will allow you to gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a professional dog walker. The written and practical assessment elements of the course will take place on the second day.

You will cover roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker; legislation and codes of conduct; dog breeds and behaviour; walking and controlling a dog; problems, injuries and emergencies.
What next?
You could progress onto a level 3 qualification or another certificate in technical competence such as pet sitting, animal health, husbandry and handling
Entry criteria
You should have previous experience working with and walking dogs
Fee information

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £200.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
City and Guilds level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking
Learning & method assessment
Practical with oral and written questions
User skills
• Dog handling skills,

• Understanding dog behaviour and body language,

• Client liaison and management,

• Basic obedience techniques and correct handling.

• Health checking,

• Using and fitting basic training equipment.

• Canine and human emergency first aid.