Working as a dog sitter or dog walker has become an increasingly popular career but it is still an unregulated profession. We have designed this certificate course to provide you with knowledge and understanding of how to be a professional dog sitter and dog walker.

ISCP Professional Dog Sitter and Dog Walker Certificate course

Excluding VAT
  • This certificate course includes the four modules of the professional dog walker course and two additional modules for dog sitting.

    Module 1. Legislation and transportation

    1.1       Know UK countrywide and local legislation

    1.2       Know how to transport dogs safely

    Module 2. Working with dogs and clients

    2.1       Understand exercise, physical health, and mental wellbeing

    2.2       Understand group walks and multiple dogs

    2.3       Know how to work with clients

    2.4       Understand lone working and emergencies

    Module 3. The impact of dog walking

    3.1       Know the potential impact on the environment, people, and other animals

    Module 4 Planning for potential problems

    4.1       Know canine emergency first aid

    4.2       Understand canine body language and play

    Module 5 Dog sitting

    5.1       Know roles and responsibilities

    5.2       Understand house security

    Module 6 Caring for dogs and other animals

    6.1       Caring for dogs

  • Refunds: There is an optional 14 day cooling off period during which you can ask for a refund on your course fee. However, as the course files are sent electronically, this means we would need to delay sending the course files until after the 14 day period is over. If you wish to take advantage of a cooling off period please send an email to our secretary at to inform her of your decision, immediately after purchasing. If you do not email the secretary we will assume that you have chosen to receive the files immediately and that you are happy to waive your right to a 14 day cooling off period and the option of a refund. Our secretary will send your files as soon as she receives your form if you have chosen to start the course immediately

About Us

The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd educates students of canine behaviour in the most up to date methods, and places a strong emphasis on positive dog training and rehabilitation.

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Walcot Street
Bath, Somerset

Registered Company Number: 10983218

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