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OFQUAL Courses for Dog Businesses

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Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

inc Ofqual L3 in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing Higher Standard requirements. It covers the care of dogs in kennels, day care and boarding environments and provides an introduction to canine behaviour.

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Commercial Daycare

inc Ofqual L3 in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing Higher Standard requirements. The course also includes an immersion in the Day Care legislation and local authority guidance through an immersive series of flashcards and quizzes.

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Home Boarding

inc Ofqual L3 in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing Higher Standard requirements. The course also includes an immersion in the Home Boarding legislation and local authority guidance through an immersive series of flashcards and quizzes.

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Breeding

inc Ofqual L3 in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing Higher Standard requirements. The course also includes an immersion in the dog breeder legislation and local authority guidance through an immersive series of learning media.

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Canine Care & Welfare

inc Ofqual L2 in Canine Care & Welfare

This Ofqual Level 2 course and qualification is for anyone comfortable working with dogs of all breeds and sizes. The course covers: How to understand normal canine behaviour; how to prevent welfare and behaviour issues; and, how to provide for a dog’s basic needs.

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Commercial Boarding

inc Ofqual L3 in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing Higher Standard requirements. The course also includes an immersion in the Commercial Boarding legislation and local authority guidance through an immersive series of flashcards and quizzes.

Accredited courses (coming soon)

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Dog Walking Excellence Level 3 Accredited Course

This course will provide learners with the understanding of the roles, responsibilities, law & requirements of providing a professional dog walking service. 

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Pet Sitting Excellence Level 3 Accredited Course

This course will provide learners with the understanding of the roles, responsibilities, law & requirements of providing a professional pet sitting service. 

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Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Level 3 Accredited Course

This course will provide learners with the understanding of the roles, responsibilities, law & requirements of providing a professional dog walking/pet sitting service. 

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Setting Up A Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Business Level 3 Accredited Course

This course will provide learners with the understanding of the roles, responsibilities, law & requirements of providing a professional dog walking/pet sitting service. Learners will also gain knowledge of the requirements for setting up own canine business.

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Start Your Own Dog Walking And Pet Sitting Business

This online course has been especially designed for the aspiring professional dog walker who wants to get a thorough foundation in the fundamentals.

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Covid-19 Safer Pet Care Training & Assessment

This online course will equip pet-care professionals with an essential knowledge foundation and ensure you can operate as safely as possible in a Covid world.

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Welfare of Dogs Code of Practice – Flashcards and Quizzes

This course provides an immersive series of flashcards and quizzes to ensure you cover the Welfare of Dogs Code of Practice/Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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Home Boarding – Licensing Regulations, Flashcards and Quizzes

This flashcard course breaks down The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 specifically for home boarders into manageable chunks of info.

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Professional Dog Walking – Guidelines, Flashcards and Quizzes

This flashcard course covers the Code of Practice for Professional Dog Walkers which has been developed as a collaboration between the Dogs Trust and RSPCA.

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UK Dog Breeds & Cross Breeds – Images, Characteristics and Traits

This course is more of a handy reference guide, covering breeds & cross breeds in a series of 700 flashcards, quizzes and tips of the different dog breeds found in the UK.

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Business Planning and Research webinar and model template

This webinar and complete business planning template template addresses one of the most important and challenging aspects of developing your dog business idea.

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GDPR Action Planning – Getting It Right

Getting GDPR right is so important. You must comply with GDPR legislation regardless of size and this webinar course and templates helps you do just that.

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Dog Walking/Pet Sitting – Service Agreement, Forms, Policies, Templates

(.docx format)

Here’s a wide range of professional dog walking & pet sitting business supporting document templates you need, tried, tested and personalised (where appropriate).

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Home Boarding – Service Agreement, Forms, Policies, Templates

(.docx format)

Here’s a wide range of professional home boarding and dog walking business supporting document templates you need, tried, tested and personalised (where appropriate).

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Day Care (Commercial) – Service Agreement, Forms, Policies, Templates

(.docx format & Jot Form)

A professional day care dog business needs a forest of documented policies, processes, draft service agreements, key forms, check lists, guidance notes and swipe files.

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Welcome Pack (for your business)

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A Welcome Pack for your customer, tailored and personalised with your logo, hero images and information for your business. Comes in PDF format. Impress your customers!

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Useful Links for a Dog Business

Where do I find the stuff I need for my business? Even better if it’s recommended by other dog pros. Check out our links-from artificial grass to enrichment toys.

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How to start your Home From Home Dog Business Book

“How To Start Your ‘Home From Home’ Dog Business – The Kickstarter’s Survival Guide To Doggy Bliss”. Written by our principal, Randle Stonier and available on Amazon.

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Dog Business Coaching. Getting the most from your business.

We bring a fresh perspective to your business strategy. Rather than just questioning how things are run at your business, we guide you to adopt appropriate growth strategies.

Free Courses, Demos and Resources

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GDPR

An Introduction for the Dog Business Owner

This FREE webinar outlines the principles and key considerations for a small business complying with the requirements of GDPR and the lawful processing of personal data.

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K9 Trivia Challenge

(Free Quizzes)

Consider yourself a dog expert? Put your knowledge to the test with the Dog Busines K9 Trivia Challenge! 6 free quizzes for professional dog walkers and home based dog care professionals!

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Setting Up Your Dog Business – Live Webinar

(Free Introductory Webinar)

Setting up a dog business is no walk in the park. Sign up to our free webinar, where our founder talks about his experiences of setting up Dog Businesses, and what to watch out for!

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You – A Self Help Guide to Turn Thinking Into Doing

(Free PDF)

Helping With Your Personal Journey eBook. You! The Life Changing Magic. Turn Thinking Into Doing. Stop Putting Up With The Crap! Download now.

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Covid-19 templates including policies, procedures, risk assessment and household

(Free Word .docx templates)

We wanted to help fellow dog care professionals with inspiration for Covid 19 documentation templates. Each template is editable as it’s a Microsoft Word format.

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Canine Care & Welfare inc Ofqual Level 2 in Canine Care & Welfare

This Ofqual Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare is designed for anyone who would like to understand basic dog behaviour and those starting their own dog business.

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Dog Walking Accredited Level 2

The qualification covers some of the essential skills you will need as a Dog Walker. Roles, Responsibility, Legislation, breeds, behaviour, first aid and more.

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Licensed Dog Businesses inc Ofqual Level 2 Equivalent – Knowledge & Experience

This course demonstrates the competency required for the 2018 Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations for kennels, dog day care and home boarding.

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Commercial Day Care and Licensing Regulations flashcards and quizzes

This flashcard course breaks down The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 specifically for the commercial day care business into digestible info.

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Mastering Small Business and Canine Laws & Regulations

 This course helps the dog business master the fundamentals of the canine and small business legal landscape. The rules may be different in Wales, Scotland and NI.

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Dog Focussed Business and Marketing Skills

This is a dog focused course which is all about giving you an overview of the marketing skills most companies need and potentially how to grow/find these skills.

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Building Your Social Media Presence

Building your social media presence requires time and effort .This course sets out to shine a light on other platforms, as well as Facebook, and how to best use them.

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Photography, Video & Social Media – tips, tricks and apps to help you grow your business

There are no shortage of tips and applications when it comes to mobile photography/videography. In this course we share tips, tricks and apps to improve visual stories.