Be a Dog Walker

In this part-time online Dog Walker Certificate Course you will learn how to become a dog walker, including important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for walking dogs and getting started in a career as a professional dog walker.

What Happens in the Dog Walker Certificate Course

The Dog Walker Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Dog Walker). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Dog Walker Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Dog Walker Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The online Dog Walker Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Dog Walker Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Dog Walker

Through this online dog walking training, you will learn how to become a dog walker. Topics covered in the Dog Walker Certificate Course include the following:

Providing Dog Walking Services

  • Planning Routes and Schedules
  • Handling, Transporting, and Supervising Dogs at Play
  • Assessing Dogs and Their Owners
  • Health, Safety, and Security

Starting a Dog Walking Business

  • Starting Out on a Budget
  • Licensing, Insurance, and Permits
  • Setting Your Prices and Accepting Payment

Managing Your Dog Walking Business

  • Attracting Customers and Getting Referrals
  • Marketing Tools
  • Handling Problem Clients
  • Offering Additional Services/li>
  • Hiring Great Employees

What Is Included in the Dog Walker Certificate Course

Through this online dog walking training, you will learn everything you need to know about how to become a dog walker. This all-inclusive Dog Walker Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Dog Walker Certificate Course Online (dog walking training)
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Dog Walkers for only 250.00 per month
  • Downloadable Dog Walker Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Dog Walker (e-book edition)

Register for the Dog Walker Certificate Course

12,440.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Dog Walker Certificate Course is priced as only 12,440.00 for the April 15, 2024 course.

Register today for the Dog Walker Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Dog Walker Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career as a Dog Walker

Imagine having a fun and profitable business that lets you spend time outdoors, playing with and walking dogs. You can when you start your own dog walking business.

Professional dog walkers take clients’ dogs out for a daily walk, either one dog at a time or a few dogs together. You can walk dogs on your favorite scenic excursion or take dogs to an off-leash area for some playtime before bringing them home, tired and happy.

There are few careers that offer so many benefits. When you start a dog walking business, you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and financially rewarding. You will get to be outside every day, enjoying the companionship of your favorite animals.

In addition to the rewards of working with wonderful, lovable dogs every day, starting a dog walking business has very low start-up costs.

You can start your dog walking business part-time or full-time and walk dogs yourself, or you might decide to manage a staff of dog walkers so you can earn more money through your dog walking business.

As the owner of a dog walking business you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. You can start your business from home, scheduling work around your family life or other commitments.

Your own dog walking business can be anything you want it to be. For example, you can choose to walk all types of dogs, or you can specialize in particular dog breeds, sizes, or energy levels.

You can also choose what types of dog walking services to offer, such as private (solo) walks, group dog walks, and walks to or through a favorite destination. You might also decide to offer other services such as dog massage or dog obedience training to increase your income.

This is a fantastic industry to work in. Two days are never the same, and you have the freedom to set your own schedule, be your own boss, and be playing with pets. What could be more fun?
Paul Mann, Founder, Fetch! Pet Care (Paul is one of the dog walking business experts who give advice in this guide)

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over 83,489.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Can You Earn as a Dog Walker?
    Having a flat rate per walking session is by far the most common way that dog walkers charge. Most dog walkers charge different rates for private and group walks, with the former being more expensive. Right now a group walk fee in the U.S. and Canada falls in at about $15-$25, while a private walk can be anywhere from $20 to $40 an hour or more.
  • Do You Need a License to Be a Dog Walker?
    You are likely to require a business license from the local level of government (city, county, etc.), even if you operate from home, however most local jurisdictions do not require a specific license for dog walking. Your city hall should be able to tell you if you need a license to work from home (may be known as a home occupation license) and, if so, where to get it.
  • How Do You Become a Dog Walker?
    Earning a certificate as a dog walker will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional dog walker. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Dog Walker Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Dog Walker Certificate Course you will earn certification as a dog walker and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional dog walker. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.