Financial Management for Canine Professionals

Bespoke online course

Financial Management for Canine Professionals

This course is designed by Vicky Clark (The Pet Accountant), a qualified accountant specialising in the pet care industry and the Dog Business School.

Course Summary

This course is for learners who want to establish their own pet care business and covers the fundamentals of financial management and organisation.

Course: Financial Management for Canine Professionals

In completing this course – the learner will cover:

  • Introduction to the Financial Management of your new business
  • Employed Vs Self Employed
  • Different Legal Entities & VAT
  • Delving into the realms of HMRC and registering your canine business
  • Costs involved in setting up and running a small canine business
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Marketing Platforms & Strategies for a canine business
  • Record Keeping & Expenses
  • Taking on an employee
  • Making Tax Digital
  • FAQS
  • Final Advice

 The course is available online, and can be started at any time. There are no pre-requisites.

Who is this course for?

This course and certification is for anyone aspiring to build a pet care business. This course aims to equip you with a solid knowledge foundation whether you are a:

  • Dog boarder
  • Dog day carer
  • Dog walker
  • Dog trainer/behaviourist
  • Dog groomer
  • Pet sitter
  • Dog breeder

 You do not need any prior knowledge or qualifications to take this course but a broad understanding of the principles of a business will be helpful.

Qualification Level

Level 2 equivalent

Award type

Certificate of Completion

Guided Learning Hours

14 Hours

Total Qualification Time

18 hours

Enrolment will be valid for

6 months

Study mode

Online Theory

Start date


Entry Criteria

There are no entry criteria for this qualification

Assessment method

Assessment will take the form of a range of online quizzes


Dog Business School Certificate of Achievement

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a list of questions and answers below. If your question is not listed, feel free to chat to us by clicking the live chat button on the bottom right of your screen or submit your question by email.

Is this course online?


 You have access to a range of blended media and in-course exercises. 

You need access to half decent Internet and email. The course is a blend of different learning content and styles. We recommend you ideally study using a desktop, laptop or tablet. A mobile will work but the experience isn’t exactly wonderful.

How long do I have to complete my course?

We recognise that some people are in full time employment with busy family lives and preparing for a new future.

We give you 6 months from registration to complete the course.

Financial Management for Canine Professionals 1

£237.00 Inc VAT

Course Features

Bespoke online course

Financial Management for Canine Professionals 2

Blended media learning – start any time

Financial Management for Canine Professionals 3

Total Study Time: 18 hours

Downloadable learning materials

Financial Management for Canine Professionals 4

Certificate on successful achievement