ANCN1017 – Dog Training Business Pathway
Do you want to start a Dog Training Business?
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog related business? In this course you will learn how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and finally move on to the Start Your Own Business program. Alongside practical experience, this could be your first step in starting a dog related business, such as; boarding kennels, dog walking dog and sitting and doggy daycare.
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- Describe the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care
- Gain an understanding of the common diseases of dogs
- Explore the behavioural development of puppies
- Learn the basic concepts behind dog training, and how they can apply to different situations.
- Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own business
- Receive one to one mentoring from an expert business coach
- Get 12-month FREE access to the Sarah Whitehead Train your Dog online program
Investment: Save over $100 – Only $1750 + GST or from $25 per week on an interest free payment plan. Get started now by clicking here.
Assessments: 27 modules / 27 assignments
Duration: 250 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Start date: Get instant access to your course
Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.
Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone. This course also has optional online study group support.
Course Level: 6
Potential Career Outcomes
The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses or are employed by animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:
- Pet Shop staff member
- Animal Trainer
*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.
The availability of animal care-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in 150 job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $37,000 – $55,000 per year.
Sources: Pay Scale NZ, Careers.govt.nz
★★★★★ “This was my first course with the Career Academy and I really loved it. I conversed with the tutors via email and they were excellent about getting back to me quickly and providing good feedback. This was a great course overall.” – Sarah Vaughan-Williams
★★★★★ “I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to follow. The content was extremely interesting and it was well set out. I have recommended this course to other people. I would love to move on to do something more in dog psychology.” Donna Mackinnon
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ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 – Canine Biology
ANCG125 – Dog Health – Part 1
ANCG126 – Dog Health – Part 2
ANCG131 – Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 – Dog Breeding
ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 – Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 – Other Dog Services
Dog Psychology & Training
ANCG153 – Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
ANCG115 – Canine Senses and Communication
ANCG172 – Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
ANCG112 – Canine Behavioral Development
ANCG113 – Canine Behavioral Disorders
ANCG106 – Basic Dog Training Principles
ANCG127 – Dog Obedience Training
ANCG122 – Controlling a Dog’s Movement
ANCG171 – Training Working Dogs
Start your own business
ABKN201 – Starting Up
ABKG186 – Preparing your Business Plan
MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
ABKG185 – Planning for Profit
ABKN214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKN133 – Understanding GST
ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis
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Our expert tutor – Eden
Eden loves animals, and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.
Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.
When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).
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Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.
This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.
Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.