Professional Dog Walker Certificate – £119.99





Professional Dog Walker Certificate


The first of our program of short, affordable Certificate courses, our Professional Dog Walker Certificate is aimed at those already offering a dog walking service and those intending to start a Dog Walker business.

The Dog Walker Certificate course features units on the most important factors you’ll need to consider in order to get things right from the start. From recognising the body language which suggests a bite or confrontation is imminent, through to safe walking and lead training, the importance of your leadership role, dealing with aggression, fears and phobias and how to safely meet a dog.

Upon completion of this Dog Walker course, you will not only be able to present potential clients with a certificate illustrating your knowledge, you’ll also have the expertise you need to offer a service that your customers will use and recommend again and again.


Unit Breakdown:

  • UNIT ONE – Introductions
  • UNIT TWO – Basic Training and the Walk
  • UNIT THREE – Body Language and Communication
  • UNIT FOUR – Breed Difference
  • UNIT FIVE – Common Issues and Problems
  • UNIT SIX – Setting Up Your Business


This Professional Dog Walker course is also available with the Canine First Aid course as a combo and the Dog Law course as a combo.


How Long Will It Take Me To Complete This Online Professional Dog Walker Course?


This really depends upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies, as well as how easily and quickly you grasp the learning concepts. We recommend that students fully digest and understand the course content before submitting their question paper. We encourage students to do their own additional reading and research to reinforce what they have learned. Each unit comes with a question paper which should be completed and returned to the college by email. You should allow between one and two hours to complete each paper.

There is a two year time period within which you can complete this dog walker course.


Enrolment Requirements


GCSE level education or equivalent, and a good standard of English language. This course is open to anyone with an interest in working as a dog walker. You do not need any previous canine experience or qualifications to enrol, and you do not need to be a member of any organisations, clubs or governing bodies.


How Do I Enrol on the Professional Dog Walker Course?


You can enrol on the professional dog walker course by buying now through the site, or if you are from an organisation wishing to enrol a member of staff, please contact us for our BACS details.

By enrolling on this course through the website, you agree to our Terms Of Enrolment


  1. Claire Hogan

    After searching for an affordable course to learn more about dogs, I came across the British College of Canine Studies and after reading some of their testimonials thought I’d try them out. I couldn’t have been more happy with the professional way in which their courses have been put together and are delivered to the learner. The Professional Dog Walker Certificate has given me a deeper understanding of dogs, especially my own, and how their minds work, and it has given me much more confidence when meeting new dogs when out on walks. This course has given me the tools and confidence to hopefully in the near future fulfill my dream of working with dogs and become a dog walker/dog sitter. Thank you so much to all the team at BCCS!

  2. Marianna I

    I found the course inspiring, and a great confidence booster. A majority of the credit is owed to my fantastic tutor Dee, who proved to be very professional and incredibly supportive. I plan to utilise and expand on the knowledge the course has provided me with by expanding my dog walking business while also volunteering with friends’ dogs and at shelters when I can. This course has made me eager to gain a deeper understanding of the canine mind and I can’t wait to start the next one. Thanks BCCS.

    Marianna, Professional Dog Walker Certificate Graduate, Cyprus.

  3. Elizabeth Lowe

    I recently completed this course after starting up a dog walking/sitting service. I found every assignment relevant to my new venture and proved a valuable source of information; giving a sound foundation for further in depth study in various areas of canine care. It also dramatically improved my confidence when talking to prospective clients and caring for the dogs. I did experience personal problems in the middle of my studies and had to put my studies to one side for a few months. This proved no problem and was supported by Matthew, my tutor, who gave me reassurance that I would be able to pick up my studies any time within the designated timescale. I would like to offer my sincere thanks the the college and to Matthew for giving me the knowledge and insight to start my new business in a professional and confident manner.

  4. Elizabeth Lowe

    I recently completed the Professional Dog Walker Certificate and have to say I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable and informative. This course has given me the confidence and knowledge to develop a professional dog walking / care service. All assignments are relevant and well structured. The assignments were marked very quickly offering constructive feedback when needed, and the tutor was exceptionally helpful when personal circumstances led me to take a few months break in my studies. More importantly, this course has whetted my appetite to continue to develop my knowledge in canine behaviour and am seriously considering doing the Diploma in this area.

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