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Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Home Boarding (Level 3)
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Course Summary:

A Pet Sitter, Dog Walker or Home Boarder has a very important role to play in the care of animals.

Not only are they asked to care for a very precious family member, they may also have access to and temporarily live in the owner’s home.

This course has been designed to give Pet Sitters and Home Boarders the skills and knowledge needed to appropriately and confidently handle these responsibilities.

You’ll receive your first unit as soon as you enrol, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Our Support Promise:

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of
knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What you will Learn

Unit 1

  • Basic legislation
  • Licensing
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Records
  • Banking and taxes

Unit 2

  • Signs of health
  • Basic veterinary terminology
  • Methods of restraint
  • First aid
  • Caring for geriatric animals
  • Giving medication

Unit 3 

  • The five freedoms
  • Basic principles of nutrition, utensils and hygiene
  • Identification of breeds and basic grooming
  • General care and management of small companion animals
  • Health problems of small animals
  • Infectious diseases of dogs and cats
  • Disinfectants and disinfections

Unit 4 

  • The management of other small domestic pets
  • Zoonotic diseases