Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma

  • Price

    £30.00 inc VAT (was £509.99)

  • Study method

    Online self-paced

  • Duration

    2 weeks, 2 days


Learning Outcome

  • 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


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 an 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.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Pet Sitting Module 02: Licences and Legislation Module 03: Setting up Your Own Pet Sitting Business Module 04: Managing Your Pet Sitting Business Module 05: Getting to Know the Dogs & Puppies Module 06: Dog Walking Module 07: Getting to Know the Kittens and Cats Module 08: Learning about Birds Module 09: Specific Information on Rabbits & Guinea-Pigs Module 10: Specific Information on Ornamental Fish Module 11: Specific Information on Reptiles Module 12: Safety and Emergencies Mock Exam Final Exam Assignment

Certificate Of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, 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.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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.


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

Career Path

This Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.