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Learn How to Become a Pet Sitter In Under a Week

• Be your own boss
• Enjoy a career you love
• Easy to get started

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Certification and Training

Learn How to Become a Pet Sitter In Under a Week

• Be your own boss
• Enjoy a career you love
• Easy to get started

Three Simple Steps To Get Started

The easiest way to get started as a pet sitter this week.

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The Course

Enroll in the online course to receive instant access to all lessons.

Complete Lessons & Quizzes

Easy to follow lessons and quizzes designed to help you learn and retain the most critical information.

Become
a Pet Sitter

Once you learn everything you need to know, you can start making money taking care of pets!

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Getting training and certification is the best step you can take in becoming a professional. Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence your clients expect.

What You Will Learn

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Certification and Training

How To Meet With Clients: The course covers 27 to questions to ask at every Meet & Greet to ensure you have all the information you need to make your visits go smoothly. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, negotiate concerns, notice subtle reactivity issues, and come away from the meet & greet confident you know every detail of the visits you are responsible for.

How To Complete Visits: You will learn how to order tasks to maximize your time at each visit, how to prevent and recognize medical issues such as bloat or a blockage, and simple tips and tricks that will help you avoid insurance claims. The course covers how to ensure pets stay safe between visits, the client's home stays safe and secure, and much more.

How to Know if a Client is a Good Fit: Not every client is a good fit for pet sitting. This course will teach you how to spot potential problems and negotiate concerns before they come up.

Methods That Show Professionalism and Attention to Detail: If you want your clients to book with you over and over again, you need to show you are a professional. A few simple tips and tricks will set you above your competition.

Why Pinch Collars and E-Collars Cause Reactivity and Behavior Issues: This is one thing I wish everyone in the world knew. Pinch collars and shock collars cause behavior problems in dogs. It has to do with the way dogs learn and how dogs learn differently than humans. This is one of our most important lessons.

The Best Way to Ensure You Give Medications Correctly Every Time: The most common mistake pet sitters make is mixing up medications. We teach a simple method that ensures you get the medications right every time.

The Best Ways To Handle a Dog Fight: Dog fights are dangerous and can escalate quickly. You will learn how to prevent dog fights all together and ways to safely break it up if a dog fight does occur on your watch.

Dog Walking Safety: Sometimes the way we would normally walk our own dogs would put reactive, senior, or brachycephalic dogs in danger. Learn easy and effective methods that keep the pets in your care safe.

How to Evaluate Aggression or Reactivity Issues in Dogs: Many clients hire a pet sitter because their pets do not do well around other dogs or in the kennel. When you onboard a client you need to know how to spot subtle aggression issues so you don't put yourself in a dangerous situation later on at the visits.

A Complete List of the Best Pet Sitter Supplies: Having the right tools makes all of the difference. This course covers everything you need to bring to keep your visits running smoothly. From the best poop bags, to the best key tags, to a highly recommended and easy to use first aid kit, and much more.

Dog training Without Fear or Pain: I tell my sitters they should to say "Yes" to a dog as much as they say "No." Punishment based training will cause unpredictable outcomes and reactivity issues. There is a better way. You will learn how to communicate with a dog on their level, and in a way that offers guidance and structure. Train dogs in a way that is compatible with the way a dog's brain works so they are actually learning what to do, not just avoiding punishment. It's an incredible difference.

Steps to Take In the Event of a Pet Health Emergency: When an emergency happens you need a plan. We teach you the steps to take to keep your client in the loop and in the driver's seat if you need to take a pet to the vet while your client is out of town.

Example Forms for Pet Sitters: Everything from medication charts, visit checklists, example customer surveys, trash day reminder, a meet & greet packet that sets policy expectations for clients, promotions that increase client referrals, and more.

How to React if You Make a Mistake: Mistakes happen, and no matter who is at fault, the way you handle fixing a mistake can be the difference between if a pet lives or dies. We teach you how to communicate with your client to make sure everyone stays on the same page and the pets in your care stay safe.

How Mental Models Help You Spot Medical Issues: You will learn how to spot subtle medical issues by building a mental model of what is normal for each pet in your care.

Why Declawing Cats Causes Litter Box Problems: It may not be intuitive at first but when a cat has their first knuckle amputated it impacts how the cat walks. The change in bone structure causes back problems over time. Older cats with back problems seek harder surfaces to urinate on, rather than using their litter box. Further, litter box problems are the leading cause of cats being euthanized in shelters because when cats don't user the litter box, they are much less likely to be adopted. Until declawing cats is outlawed worldwide we will remain committed to spreading awareness that declawing cats is the leading cause of older cats being euthanized in shelters.

Become A Certified Professional Pet Sitter

Online Pet Sitter Training
Become a pet sitter in one week.

Know how to handle every situation

Gain clients' trust

Get certified. Use our logos on your marketing materials

Save thousands of $$$ by starting off on the right paw

Keep pets safe

Lessons based on real world experience

Learn the skills you need

Start a career you love

Quick and easy to become a pet sitter in less than a week

Keep pets safe

Gain clients' trust

Know how to handle every situation

Get certified. Use our logos on your marketing materials

Save thousands of $$$ by starting off on the right paw

Start a career you love

Lessons based on real world experience

Learn what you need to do the job in an excellent way

Quick and easy to become a pet sitter in less than a week

A Masterclass in Professional Pet Sitting

For years, I struggled to train the pet sitters and dog walkers in my company. It seemed almost every day something new would come up which needed to be added to the training program. So, over the course of five and a half years I continued to add each new item to a notepad and those notes have become this training and certification course. 

Now, I’m excited to share everything I’ve learned with you. I wish I had this course when I started because it covers details you won’t find anywhere else. When you enroll, you get instant access to everything you need to know to become a pet sitter and enjoy a career you love. 

FAQ

Your certification lasts two years. To recertify you need to retake the quizzes and again pass at an 80% level. 

No, CEUs are not required to remain certified. Rather, we require you retake the quizzes every two years and again pass at an 80% level.

Yes, when you complete the quizzes at an 80% level or higher, we will send you a digital certificate. If you would like a paper certificate, please contact us. 

Only one person can complete the quizzes and be certified per username. Also, only one person per username can be listed in the directory of certified sitters and dog walkers. 

If you are looking to train your entire team, please contact us for tiered pricing available to agencies.

Testimonials

The pet sitting section clarified a lot for me. It's helpful for beginners and experts alike.
Certified Pet Sitter
Alex B.
Pet Sitter & Office Admin
This training really helped me be confident when talking with clients. Now I know exactly what to do.
Certified Pet Sitter and Dog Walker
Mak M.
Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
This course provided me the organizational steps necessary to make every visit run smoothly. With the knowledge that I am prepared for any situation, I can now focus even more energy on my clients.
Kate Testimonial
Kate F.
Pet Sitter & Dog Walker