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City & Guilds Qualification
Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking (0146- 21)

New Course & Structure Fee: Course Total Fee £385 plus enrolment and certification fee

for full City & Guilds Unit plus additional ABC Awards Certificate in Canine First Aid

technical competencies course with comprehensive workbook and mentor support for completion. 

1 Day Introduction to Canine First Aid with practical assessment and multiple choice questionnaire after teaching session.

Not a walk in the park!

this course is no longer available after 28th November 2017 - last registrations are required now please. 

Technical Competence in Dog Walking 

Introduction to Canine First Aid: only date available now is February 11th 2018. This is the last date this course will be running. 

Are you thinking of setting up your own dog walking business?

Already own and run a dog walking business? 


Job retraining and a new business set up may involve learning a whole new skill set, therefore starting a new course can benefit you in a variety of ways. You may be undergoing retraining because you want to try something new, or perhaps you've lost your job and can't find work in the field you know. Before you embark on retraining, we can help you decide on what you want to achieve and how best to achieve it. 


If you are already working within this area of pet care then remember the importance of continuing professional development. This should not be underestimated because you work with dogs. CPD is a career-long obligation for canine related professionals.  Well written and effectively delivered courses within continuing professional development are important as they benefit to the individual, their profession and the public. The level of professionalism with this area of care needs lifting! 

Be one of those that raises the level of knowledge and skills to enhance their business in this industry. 

Q. What does this qualification cover?

This is a comprehensive course and is rigorous in its demands to achieve a high standard of professionalism within this industry.  This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to work as a dog walker and enhance your knowledge, skills and professionalism. 

Mandatory content covers:

Roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker

Legislation and Codes of Practice

Breeds and behaviour

Walking and controlling a dog

Problems, injuries and emergencies

For each area covered there is a full and comprehensive workbook that you will require home time to research and complete in full to gain your qualification. For the animal learning theories behaviour and handling contents you are required to demonstrate your understanding and practical application.  

Q. How will I be assessed? 

The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve

    • One to one practical assessment with oral questioning
    • Written evidence through set assessments
    • Completion of workbook
    • Practical first aid assessment
    • First aid multiple choice questionnaire

Q. Why choose this qualification over others?

There are no other recognised qualifications for dog walkers at this level.

Q. Who will be my tutor? 

The Lead Tutor for this course is Dean Hart MCFBA AABP Clinical Behaviourist, Professional Speaker and Business Mentor. 

For his full CV click here.