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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/03/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This Certificate enables learners to understand the roles, responsibilities and requirements involved in offering a professional dog walking service.

This will include current laws, legislation and codes of practice in relation to a dog's health and welfare, walking a dog safely and dealing with emergencies.

Entry requirements

You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker 
  • Understanding the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice for transporting and walking dogs 
  • Knowing breeds of dogs and their typical behaviour 
  • Carrying out a behavioural observation on a client’s dog   
  • Walking and controlling a dog  
  • Understanding problems, injuries and emergencies sustained to the dog and dog walker while walking.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment with oral questioning.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to have access to a dog for assessment and to supply your own accessories - such as a lead set - plus stationery.

 

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

 

 

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Kim Leder

Kim Leder

“Horse-whisperer” Kim aims for degree

A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.

She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.

"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."


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