Start a Pet Sitting Business

Code: BUS1705

Course description

If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career!In this course, you'll master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You'll learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. Next, you'll discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You'll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care. In addition, you'll delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You'll find out how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, and entice financial institutions to loan you money. To complete the picture, you'll identify many opportunities for expanding your pet sitting services. Is a dog-walking service right for you? Can you train puppies? Do you want to look after other animals, including horses? By the end of this course, you'll have all the knowledge you need to become a professional pet sitter. In addition, you'll see how your pet sitting business can grow to continually challenge and satisfy you.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jul. 15, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Sep. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Aug. 12, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $165.24
 
End date: Oct. 12, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Sep. 16, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Nov. 16, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Oct. 14, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Dec. 14, 2020
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Nov. 11, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Jan. 11, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Dec. 9, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Feb. 8, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Winter 2021 registration opens November 2, 2020. Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021.