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Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101

Online course • Become a successful professional pet sitter and dog walker by taking this course.

Cathy Chouinard and Dr. Bret Staples created this Universal Class online course.

Rated 4.6 over 5 stars by 1,883 students, this Universal Class course is a must-take class for people thinking of starting a pet sitting and/or pet walking service. The online course gives an overview of the qualities that make for a good pet sitter and dog walker, as well as how to run your own business and make it a successful one!

What is it?

The comprehensive course is broken down into 12 sessions: Is a Pet Care Business Right for You?, Preparation and Training, Business Plans and Protecting Yourself, Professional Organization, Forms Every Pet Sitter and Dog Walker Should Have, Equipping Yourself and Your Vehicle, Marketing Your Pet Sitting or Dog Walking Service, Meeting Your Clients, Success Tips for Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters, Keeping It Personal, Handling Difficult Clients, and When You are Ready to Grow! Each lesson comes with an assignment and exam at the end of every session. 

Who’s behind it?

The Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101 course was created by instructor Cathy Chouinard with the help of Dr. Bret Staples. Chouinard has over 20 years of experience in studying and teaching animal training, while Staples has over 34 years of experience in scientific research and publications. 

How much does the course cost?

You can gain access to this six-month course for 65 USD. You can also complete the course and receive a certificate for 90 USD. However, you must earn a final grade of 70% or higher to be able to claim the online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting the 0.8 CEUs earned.

The Universal Class’ platinum membership grants you access to unlimited classes from over 500 online courses for only 189 USD per year. However, you can only take 5 different courses at a time. 

*Please note these rates are based on currency conversions at the time of writing this post and may fluctuate.

What does the course include?

The course includes 12 lessons, 4 polls, 12 assignments, and 12 exams. You receive a total of 909 points for completing this course.

Why is this course better than other online courses?

People thinking of alternate ways to earn money in a post-pandemic world would benefit from taking this informative course. If you have a great love and compassion for animals, are dependable, level-headed, and highly adaptable, have an air of authority, have great business skills, and are in good health, you might just have what it takes to succeed in pet sitting and dog walking. 

How do I start it?

Click here to get more details about the course. 



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