The Dog Walking Academy
Duration: 3 or 4 days, depending on location (either Th & F evening and all day Sat & Sun OR all day F, Sat, Sun)
Size: Limited to 16 students
An intensive weekend workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new group-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
What You Get
· Professional dog walking certification
· First Aid certification
· Certification seals for marketing
· 24 CPDT CEUs
· Continental breakfast (weekend), afternoon power snacks
· Copy of The Business of Dog Walking by Veronica Boutelle
What You Will Learn
Group management | dog communication & body language | aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it | safety and fight protocols | basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior | client and dog screening | public relations | small business practices | liability protection | marketing | increasing profits | legalizing your business
The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and fieldtrips. This is a professional course for adults 18 years and older. Is it for you? Take a look here: Dog Walking For A Living (article) or contact us at 510-525-2547.