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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.

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Key Benefits

  • Gain an employer recognised qualification and add to your CV
  • 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
  • Private tuition from an experienced dog handler.
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email

Course summary

Investment:  $1750 + GST or from 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.


Start date:  Get instant access to your course


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 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
6. Breeding
7. Dog Behaviour and Training
8. Grooming
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.

Rachael – Animal Care Tutor

Rachel has over 20 years experience in the animal industry. She has owned her own grooming business and worked in a number of veterinary clinics throughout Melbourne. She has trained and been a mentor for many people who wished to learn to groom their own dogs and become professional dog groomers. Rachel is all about positive handling techniques and loves to see people succeed and follow their passion for working with animals.


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What our students say

★★★★★ “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

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Sarah Tottle

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.


Declan Scott

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 Naguib

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.

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