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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/03/2019

Days / Times: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00

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.




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

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