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Dog Walking and Pet Sitting: How to Start Your Own Business

CPD and short courses (short course)


2 days


Learn how to set up a dog walking and pet sitting business in this two day course. Get the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to give you the confidence to start a business and communicate with clients.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for people wishing to set up a dog walking and pet sitting business.


Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

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