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Location: Broomfield Hall
Days / Times: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00
Tuition (£): 140.00*
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.
You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.
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.