International Pet Sitting Diploma

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International Pet Sitting Diploma Course

Pet lovers can have their dream job – getting paid to take care of animals. The International Pet Sitting Diploma course can teach you how to start up your own business in a very short period of time.

For a one-off fee and just 15 hours of tuition, you will be taught everything there is to know about pet care, from pet psychology, grooming and legalities to what insurance policies you need and more. The Pet Sitting Diploma is suitable for all animal lovers and business entrepreneurs alike.

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  • What pet sitting involves
  • Health, safety and animal welfare
  • The importance of security
  • The safest way to approach to any animal
  • When you need a written health and safety policy in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • How to protect yourself when you're on the job
  • The risks involved in pet sitting and dog walking
  • How to protect yourself from some serious health concerns you can be affected by through animal contact
  • The different types of Zoonotic diseases to protect yourself from
  • Why you may need a licence from your local authority
  • Various legislations you need to know about and comply with as a professional pet sitter
  • About the contracts you should have in place as a pet sitter
  • Who your true target audience is for your dog walking service
  • How to build your pack of dogs
  • How to recognise the signs of dog aggression
  • The different types of dog aggression
  • The purpose of the pre-service visit
  • How to prepare your pet information sheet
  • About creating the right impression
  • The documentation required
  • The five forms to include in your client information pack
  • How to use a client information pack to increase your profits
  • How to store client information in compliance with data protection regulation
  • An example statement to include on your veterinary release form to minimize your vet expenses (May be compulsory for your business insurance policy)
  • The time you need to allocate for each dog walk
  • The length of time you should leave between appointments
  • The order in which to take care of each of the pets you’re responsible for
  • Insurance vulnerabilities when you include additional services for clients when they are on holiday
  • The importance of securing animals during transport
  • The safest transportation methods for dogs and cats
  • Proper usage of crates for smaller animals
  • The danger of cold temperatures to reptiles and how to aid their survival when necessary
  • Why tight grasps negatively affect animal behaviour
  • When you should and shouldn't handle animals
  • A 3-step approach to minimizing stress in animals
  • Animal handling precautions that gets the animal to come to you rather than you cornering the animal
  • The different breeds of dogs and cats
  • Nourishment guidelines for feeding dogs and cats
  • Precautions with vitamin supplements
  • The different types of exercise to stimulate each pet in your care
  • The three groups of fish, and examples of breeds within each group
  • The temperatures to maintain for each type of fish
  • The frequency to test water for nitrates
  • The amount of water needing changed, when and how to change it
  • The best type of habitat to house rodents safely
  • How often their cages need cleaned
  • The safest type of bedding to provide
  • The different breeds and types of rodents
  • The different breeds of rabbits and guinea pigs
  • How to care for young and elderly rabbits and guinea pigs
  • The nutrition requirements
  • About their behavioural traits
  • Why you need to know about reptiles, lizards, snakes and turtles
  • Dietary requirements and feeding guidelines
  • The temperatures each type of reptile requires
  • The behavioural traits of reptiles
  • How to approach birds for your first time with them
  • The different types of birds you could be caring for
  • The best types of bird cages that allow birds to exercise
  • What you need to do when letting birds out their cage
  • What viruses pets need to be vaccinated against
  • How to care for diabetic pets
  • The symptoms of common illnesses and why you need to be aware still of Distemper
  • The age kittens and puppies should get their primary course of vaccinations
  • The essentials to have in your animal first aid kit
  • How to stop bleeding from a minor cut
  • The risks of choking and how to treat a choking animal
  • What to do if a dog suffers from heat stroke
  • The length of time it could take for your business to receive its first payment
  • How long you need to keep financial records for
  • The importance of your diary
  • How to manage your time efficiently
  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to identify what people are already spending on pet care
  • The simplest route to starting your own business
  • What will drive a prospect to make the hiring decision and become a paying client
  • A variety of ways to market your business effectively
  • How to use your brand identity to promote your service
  • The social media profiles to help you create your online brand
  • How to design your business cards in a way that encourages people to keep hold of your information
  • What you need to account for when pricing your services
  • Pricing for small animals
  • Pricing for dog walks
  • Incorporating your business costs into your prices
  • The difference between your direct costs and indirect costs
  • How to determine your start up costs
  • How to maximize your earnings
  • How to determine your cost of customer acquisition
  • What to do when your business hits a quiet spell
  • About making contingency plans
  • How to deal with and reduce cancellations
  • About scenarios when you may be best to discontinue services with problematic clients
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

International Pet Sitting Diploma

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 23 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 23 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 23 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

I found the course straight forward and easy to follow.

It’s given me a great understanding of first aid procedures and has outlined some important aspects of looking after pets in general. It paid particular attention to the description of the CPR procedure. I will come in very useful.

The multi choice test at the end is easy to complete and I found the worksheets at the end of each module very helpful to outline the important aspects.
I look forward to completing many more courses on offer to help progress my new dog walking and pet care business.

Thank you.

Georgina Batty

I can only say that I enjoyed doing this course and highly recommend it to everybody. It’s very easy to use the website and you can access all the information you need to learn. I’m feeling confident with my career change choice.

I found this way of learning perfect for me, as I could study at my own pace in the comfort of my home plus a great teaching layout for each module. Clear and easy to follow studying method of the 21 modules. This course is very well written and understandable. There is a lot of important information, all the chapters are well proportioned and enjoyable to read and understand and doesn’t take too much time.

I really enjoyed learning about new things of every each modules which give me chance to summarise all the important parts in each module. I can recommend this course to anyone who would be interested in admin and PA.

Elena Cramp

I had been interested in learning about face painting as I am a makeup artist myself. I decided to do this course as a cheaper alternative to going to a school to learn.

This course takes you through all the tips and techniques of face painting from starting your own business to essentials for your kit and popular face painting designs which are easy to follow. The instructor is very clear and breaks down the face painting into several steps.

Since completing this course I have been face painting for children’s parties and other events earning good money for my services. Thank you for this course it has been fantastic!

Anahita Roshna

I am over the moon with my experience in completing my first online course with New Skills Academy. I found the whole process quick and efficient and the site very easy to navigate. I found it helpful to complete short tests at the end of each module as I feel this help to review the information I have read and confirm that I understood it and could retain the information as well. I found the course to be very well written and the information provided to be interesting and relevant to the course and the final test to be efficient in recapping everything I had learnt throughout the course. I completely the course quite quickly as was able to study using my iPhone as the course was iOS compatible which I found to be the best way of accessing the course, information and tests. I'm thrilled that I passed my first course and can't wait to get started on the next one. Thank you for such a positive and rewarding experience.

Lisa Simmons

I use Sage 50 every day at work, but wanted a qualification on my CV to reflect this. I thought this course was well set out and very informative.

I really appreciated that the course is split into 10 modules as this made it very easy for me to stop and come back to when convenient. I found with work and 4 kids this was very helpful and with a good feature that it saved the place where I was so you could return at any time.

I must admit I was very surprised that I learnt new things and really glad I took the course. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of using Sage for the first time or like me already use it daily. I really appreciated the fact that I used my tablet while taking the course.

I must be honest at 36 years old, this was my first course taken online, I was generally really surprised how easy to it was to order/book on line. Overall I felt this was a very positive experience for me I not only gained a qualification, I also gained confidence and have now book up 2 more courses.

Justine Pitman

An excellent course with up to date thinking based on good research about canine behaviours. I particularly liked the style of teaching. Suitable for all levels and had just the right touch.

I found it stimulating, encouraging and above all, not patronising. It will be very helpful to me on my road as an animal Reiki therapist working with a wide variety of breeds in a rescue centre. I am now much more aware of calming signals and subtle signals that the dog is ready to accept contact.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enhance their understanding and communication with dogs.

Lucy Lofting

Duration:
15 hours hours

Access:
Lifetime Access

Approved by:
CPD

Learning Type:


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Cost:
£100.00

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International Pet Sitting Diploma Course

Pet lovers can have their dream job – getting paid to take care of animals. The International Pet Sitting Diploma course can teach you how to start up your own business in a very short period of time.

For a one-off fee and just 15 hours of tuition, you will be taught everything there is to know about pet care, from pet psychology, grooming and legalities to what insurance policies you need and more. The Pet Sitting Diploma is suitable for all animal lovers and business entrepreneurs alike.

Call

24/7 Customer Support

certificate

End of course certification

electronic

Compatible with all modern devices

forever

Lifetime access to your course

  • What pet sitting involves
  • Health, safety and animal welfare
  • The importance of security
  • The safest way to approach to any animal
  • When you need a written health and safety policy in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • How to protect yourself when you're on the job
  • The risks involved in pet sitting and dog walking
  • How to protect yourself from some serious health concerns you can be affected by through animal contact
  • The different types of Zoonotic diseases to protect yourself from
  • Why you may need a licence from your local authority
  • Various legislations you need to know about and comply with as a professional pet sitter
  • About the contracts you should have in place as a pet sitter
  • Who your true target audience is for your dog walking service
  • How to build your pack of dogs
  • How to recognise the signs of dog aggression
  • The different types of dog aggression
  • The purpose of the pre-service visit
  • How to prepare your pet information sheet
  • About creating the right impression
  • The documentation required
  • The five forms to include in your client information pack
  • How to use a client information pack to increase your profits
  • How to store client information in compliance with data protection regulation
  • An example statement to include on your veterinary release form to minimize your vet expenses (May be compulsory for your business insurance policy)
  • The time you need to allocate for each dog walk
  • The length of time you should leave between appointments
  • The order in which to take care of each of the pets you’re responsible for
  • Insurance vulnerabilities when you include additional services for clients when they are on holiday
  • The importance of securing animals during transport
  • The safest transportation methods for dogs and cats
  • Proper usage of crates for smaller animals
  • The danger of cold temperatures to reptiles and how to aid their survival when necessary
  • Why tight grasps negatively affect animal behaviour
  • When you should and shouldn't handle animals
  • A 3-step approach to minimizing stress in animals
  • Animal handling precautions that gets the animal to come to you rather than you cornering the animal
  • The different breeds of dogs and cats
  • Nourishment guidelines for feeding dogs and cats
  • Precautions with vitamin supplements
  • The different types of exercise to stimulate each pet in your care
  • The three groups of fish, and examples of breeds within each group
  • The temperatures to maintain for each type of fish
  • The frequency to test water for nitrates
  • The amount of water needing changed, when and how to change it
  • The best type of habitat to house rodents safely
  • How often their cages need cleaned
  • The safest type of bedding to provide
  • The different breeds and types of rodents
  • The different breeds of rabbits and guinea pigs
  • How to care for young and elderly rabbits and guinea pigs
  • The nutrition requirements
  • About their behavioural traits
  • Why you need to know about reptiles, lizards, snakes and turtles
  • Dietary requirements and feeding guidelines
  • The temperatures each type of reptile requires
  • The behavioural traits of reptiles
  • How to approach birds for your first time with them
  • The different types of birds you could be caring for
  • The best types of bird cages that allow birds to exercise
  • What you need to do when letting birds out their cage
  • What viruses pets need to be vaccinated against
  • How to care for diabetic pets
  • The symptoms of common illnesses and why you need to be aware still of Distemper
  • The age kittens and puppies should get their primary course of vaccinations
  • The essentials to have in your animal first aid kit
  • How to stop bleeding from a minor cut
  • The risks of choking and how to treat a choking animal
  • What to do if a dog suffers from heat stroke
  • The length of time it could take for your business to receive its first payment
  • How long you need to keep financial records for
  • The importance of your diary
  • How to manage your time efficiently
  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to identify what people are already spending on pet care
  • The simplest route to starting your own business
  • What will drive a prospect to make the hiring decision and become a paying client
  • A variety of ways to market your business effectively
  • How to use your brand identity to promote your service
  • The social media profiles to help you create your online brand
  • How to design your business cards in a way that encourages people to keep hold of your information
  • What you need to account for when pricing your services
  • Pricing for small animals
  • Pricing for dog walks
  • Incorporating your business costs into your prices
  • The difference between your direct costs and indirect costs
  • How to determine your start up costs
  • How to maximize your earnings
  • How to determine your cost of customer acquisition
  • What to do when your business hits a quiet spell
  • About making contingency plans
  • How to deal with and reduce cancellations
  • About scenarios when you may be best to discontinue services with problematic clients
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

International Pet Sitting Diploma

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 23 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 23 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 23 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

I found the course straight forward and easy to follow.

It’s given me a great understanding of first aid procedures and has outlined some important aspects of looking after pets in general. It paid particular attention to the description of the CPR procedure. I will come in very useful.

The multi choice test at the end is easy to complete and I found the worksheets at the end of each module very helpful to outline the important aspects.
I look forward to completing many more courses on offer to help progress my new dog walking and pet care business.

Thank you.

Georgina Batty

I can only say that I enjoyed doing this course and highly recommend it to everybody. It’s very easy to use the website and you can access all the information you need to learn. I’m feeling confident with my career change choice.

I found this way of learning perfect for me, as I could study at my own pace in the comfort of my home plus a great teaching layout for each module. Clear and easy to follow studying method of the 21 modules. This course is very well written and understandable. There is a lot of important information, all the chapters are well proportioned and enjoyable to read and understand and doesn’t take too much time.

I really enjoyed learning about new things of every each modules which give me chance to summarise all the important parts in each module. I can recommend this course to anyone who would be interested in admin and PA.

Elena Cramp

I had been interested in learning about face painting as I am a makeup artist myself. I decided to do this course as a cheaper alternative to going to a school to learn.

This course takes you through all the tips and techniques of face painting from starting your own business to essentials for your kit and popular face painting designs which are easy to follow. The instructor is very clear and breaks down the face painting into several steps.

Since completing this course I have been face painting for children’s parties and other events earning good money for my services. Thank you for this course it has been fantastic!

Anahita Roshna

I am over the moon with my experience in completing my first online course with New Skills Academy. I found the whole process quick and efficient and the site very easy to navigate. I found it helpful to complete short tests at the end of each module as I feel this help to review the information I have read and confirm that I understood it and could retain the information as well. I found the course to be very well written and the information provided to be interesting and relevant to the course and the final test to be efficient in recapping everything I had learnt throughout the course. I completely the course quite quickly as was able to study using my iPhone as the course was iOS compatible which I found to be the best way of accessing the course, information and tests. I'm thrilled that I passed my first course and can't wait to get started on the next one. Thank you for such a positive and rewarding experience.

Lisa Simmons

I use Sage 50 every day at work, but wanted a qualification on my CV to reflect this. I thought this course was well set out and very informative.

I really appreciated that the course is split into 10 modules as this made it very easy for me to stop and come back to when convenient. I found with work and 4 kids this was very helpful and with a good feature that it saved the place where I was so you could return at any time.

I must admit I was very surprised that I learnt new things and really glad I took the course. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of using Sage for the first time or like me already use it daily. I really appreciated the fact that I used my tablet while taking the course.

I must be honest at 36 years old, this was my first course taken online, I was generally really surprised how easy to it was to order/book on line. Overall I felt this was a very positive experience for me I not only gained a qualification, I also gained confidence and have now book up 2 more courses.

Justine Pitman

An excellent course with up to date thinking based on good research about canine behaviours. I particularly liked the style of teaching. Suitable for all levels and had just the right touch.

I found it stimulating, encouraging and above all, not patronising. It will be very helpful to me on my road as an animal Reiki therapist working with a wide variety of breeds in a rescue centre. I am now much more aware of calming signals and subtle signals that the dog is ready to accept contact.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enhance their understanding and communication with dogs.

Lucy Lofting

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