The Dog Walking Academy
Where: Multiple Locations
Duration: 4 days: Th & F evening, all day Sat & Sun
Size: Limited to 16 students
An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business - or advance an existing one.
Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
What You Get
Professional dog walking certification
First Aid certification
Certification seals for marketing
24 CPDT CEUs
Continental breakfast (weekend), afternoon power snacks
What You Will Learn
Pack management | dog communication & body language | aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it | safety and fight protocols | basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior | client and dog screening | public relations | small business practices liability protection | marketing | increasing profits | legalizing your business
The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercise, and fieldtrips.
“The Dog Walker Academy was great! It was so imformative, on so many levels, from body language to training and interviewing clients to first aid. The hands on exercises and field trip were very halpful and great learning experiences. Linda and Andrea made the whole class fun and interesting. You guys rock!"
-Kyl Odom, Phoenix AZ
“I came to the class not sure what to expect and I walked away with the knowledge and confidence to start my own dog walking business...Linda and Andrea kept the class fun but focused on all the important points. I would recommend the class to all who are interested in a dog walking business."
-Cassie Calvetti, Snoqualmie WA