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Become a Certified Dog Care Professional

International Dog Care Professional™ | IDCP™

There's never been a better time to start a career as a dog care professional. Pup parents are always looking for pet care they can trust, and dog walkers and daycare facilities all over the country are booked solid! What an amazing opportunity to start a new and lucrative career!

Get your International Dog Care Certification in less than a year with QC's interactive online training. Study at your own pace. Watch instructional videos and complete hands-on assignments to grow your dog care skills. Graduate with all the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the dog daycare industry!

Are you ready to jump into an amazing career?

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  • Certification upon graduation
  • 21-day money-back guarantee
  • Lifetime access

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Newest Course Materials

Your course materials are always available online and are always being updated with the latest science-based industry standards. Refer to your updated training guides throughout your career!

Personalized Feedback

Just because you're learning online doesn't mean you're learning alone. You'll receive personalized audio feedback from your tutor on every dog training assignment you submit. Use this feedback to improve and succeed!

Lifetime Access

Once you're a member of the QC family you'll have lifetime access to all the tools and resources available to QC students. This includes discounts on industry products and so much more!

Course Outline

The Dog Daycare course is split into four main parts, each with individual training units designed to build your skills and confidence as a dog care provider.

In the first part of your course, you'll build a foundation for your career in the pet industry. You'll discover the many opportunities available to you as a dog daycare provider. You might open a doggy daycare facility, offer dog-walking services or board dogs over night. You'll also learn all about the tools and supplies you'll need to safely provide these services. Of course, a strong understanding of the dogs themselves will be essential to your career as a dog daycare provider. In the introductory units of your course, you'll learn all about dog behavior and communication. You'll discover how a dog's breed, age and health can impact its behavior.

With all this information, you'll feel confident and prepared when you care for dogs.

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Although caring for dogs is a big responsibility, it's also a lot of fun! You'll learn all about the activities you can perform with dogs to ensure they receive social, physical, emotional and cognitive stimulation at daycare. You'll study essential topics, from collection and drop-off services to the best locations to exercise dogs. You'll also learn how to plan fun activities that will engage your furry friends!

At QC Pet Studies, the safety of dogs is of the utmost importance. You'll study the essential precautions you'll take to keep dogs safe. You'll be well prepared to provide every dog with an exciting, stimulating and safe experience as a dog daycare provider.

Your clients will rest assured knowing their beloved pets will be returned happy and safe at the end of their stay with you.

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As a dog-care provider, you can offer a huge range of valuable services to pet owners. In this part of your course, you'll learn how to develop standard operating procedures to ensure that you are always providing the best care possible for your furry friends. With detailed procedures in place, you'll be prepared to handle any situation you might encounter. Every detail is important when you're caring for someone's pet. You'll also discover how you can enrich the dog daycare experience by offering supplementary services, including transportation, training or grooming.

You'll stand out as the best dog daycare in town if dog owners know you can take care of all of their pets' needs.

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Once you've learned and practiced the skills you'll need to take care of dogs, you'll focus on developing your dog daycare business. In this optional part of your course, you'll learn how to turn your passion for working with dogs into a thriving career. You'll discover what it takes to start a business, from naming and registering your business, to selling your services. Honing these important business skills will help you to jumpstart your career and launch a successful business.

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21 Day Money Back Guarantee

QC Pet Studies' Guarantee

QC means Quality of Course, and we stand behind that promise. That's why QC Pet Studies offers a money-back guarantee.

The 21-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Try the course risk-free for 21 days. This gives you time to receive your course materials and evaluate whether the course is right for you. If you decide it's not a good fit, simply contact QC and request a refund. It's that easy!

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Learn from Dog-Care Experts

QC's Dog Daycare course was developed with assistance from experts in the pet-care industry. When you enroll with QC Pet Studies, you'll be matched with an industry professional working in the field who is eager to share their professional insight and help you succeed. Your tutor will review your work and provide you with in-depth audio feedback on each assignment to let you know what you did well and how you could improve. Use this feedback to guide you through the next unit in your course.

Your Dog Daycare Tutor

dog-care expert, Samantha Michaels

Samantha Michaels

Samantha has many years of experience running her own pet-care business, offering a range of services including dog grooming, dog training, first aid, dog walking and doggy daycare. Becoming an expert in this industry required dedication, hard work and lots of qualifications. Samantha has gained a wealth of experience in the many facets of the pet-care industry. She is now excited to share her experience and professional skills to help QC Pet Studies' students build successful careers in the pet industry. She hopes that her experience offers added value to help her students safely care for dogs, while developing strong technical knowledge and confidence.