Dog Training Business Pathway
Do you want to start a Dog Training Business?
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog related business? In this course you will learn how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and the basics of starting your own business. Alongside practical experience, this could be your first step in starting a dog related business, such as; boarding kennels, dog walking dog and sitting and doggy daycare.
Fantastic for dog owners, dog breeders, dog groomers, dog trainers, dog therapists, dog walkers, pet sitters, dog boarding or kennel assistants, pet shop assistants and pet rescue attendants. Combining the Certificate in Dog Care with the Certificate in Dog Psychology & Training, coupled with the Start Your Own Business modules. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start their own doggy daycare business.
- Learn to train a dog to perform predetermined actions upon command
- Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
- Learn how working dogs can be trained to perform tasks. Includes a sheep dog, tracking dog, blind dog or substance detection dog
- We donate 15% of the course cost to the RSPCA when you complete!
- Private tuition from an experienced dog handler.
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★★★★★ “This was my first course with the Career Academy and I really loved it. I conversed with the tutors via email and they were excellent about getting back to me quickly and providing good feedback. This was a great course overall.” – Sarah Vaughan-Williams
★★★★★ “This is the best formal education course I’ve taken. I am loving the course – it’s easy to manage and the tutors are super helpful. They always get back to me in 1-2 days with any questions I have. What I like about the course is that the information is succinct – it’s not just a bunch of useless information being thrown at you, it sticks to the important things that you really need to know.” – Callum Grady
Rachael Hawkins – Animal Care Tutor
Rachael has been working in the animal industry for the past fifteen years. She began by studying a Professional Dog Grooming Certificate with a prestigious Dog Grooming School. After grooming for a year, she found her passion in teaching. She taught people how to groom their own dogs, people who wished to become professional dog groomers and groomers who wished to upgrade their skills. Rachael began teaching at University in the Animal Studies Department. She possesses a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Bachelor of Business Communications Degree, Certificate III and IV in Companion Animal Services and Gentle Dog Trainers Association Certificate in Professional Dog Training.
After getting her degree in Zoology and Animal Science Kaitlyn spent time in South Africa studying Cheetahs, as well as time in Zanzibar studying the impact that tourism has on Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins. Now she’s taking what she learnt there and is passionate about passing it on to all her enthusiastic Animal and Pet Care students at The Career Academy. Fortunately, online learning means that none of our students have to get too up close and personal with a hungry cheetah.
In her free time, Kaitlyn spends her time trying to wrangle her Great Dane puppy, and is also in the Australian Army Reserves – but she doesn’t know which is a tougher job.
Investment: $1750 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.
Assessments: 27 modules / 27 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
Pre-requisites: None. Enrol today and start when you are ready.
Duration: ~300 hours (approximately 10 hours per module). Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.
Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.
Dog Psychology & Training modules
1. Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
2. Canine Senses
3. Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
4. Canine Behavioural Development
5. Canine Behavioural Disorders
6. Basic Dog Training
7. Dog Obedience Training
8. Controlling a Dogs Movement
9. Training Working Dogs
10. Start a Dog Training Business
Dog Care modules
1. Introduction to Dog Care
2. Canine Biology
3. Dog Health Part 1
4. Dog Health Part 2 -Illnesses and Treatments
5. Dog Breeds
7. Dog Behaviour and Training
9. Other Dog Services
Start your own Business modules
1. Starting Up
2. Preparing your Business Plan
3. Marketing and Social Media
4. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
5. Planning for Profit
6. Fundamentals of Payroll
7. Understanding GST
8. Financial Statement Analysis
Receive one to one mentoring with a Business Coach.
For every student that completes one of our dog care courses, we make a donation to the RSPCA in Victoria. On a recent visit to the RSPCA in Melbourne we found their efforts and facilities to be incredible and we fully support them in their fight for the safety of animals. RSPCA Victoria are currently reviewing our course materials.
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Get 12-month FREE access to Sarah Whitehead Train your Dog video tutorials. This comprises a series of online videos and material by expert Dog Trainer Sarah Whitehead.
Receive a one-on-one session with a business coach!
Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.
This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.
Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.