Certification Programs and Training for Dog and Pet Boarding

Similar to a dog sitter, there is no formal education or training required to be a dog boarder. However, some business training is highly recommended, as well as industry knowledge, managerial skills and understanding of insurance, hygiene and safety protocols. Many dog boarders will have started in other jobs working with dogs. They may have worked for a veterinarian, a groomer, breeders, or as a dog sitter or dog walker. Having your own personal experience with dogs and ownership of dogs and other pets can be a great asset. Otherwise finding work at a good kennel is a great start. You may be able to find an apprenticeship program in this industry from one of the reliable groups and associations listed below.

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Fear Free, LLC

Fear Free, LLC Overview Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free has become one of the most transformative programs ...
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Animal Behavior College

Animal Behavior College  Overview This short term program provides training in the correct care of an assortment of pets — ...
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Super Dog Center

Super Dog Center Overview The boarding and training program is a good choice when a dog's needs are more than what ...
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Pet Sitters International, Inc.

Pet Sitters International, Inc.  Overview In the ever-growing pet-sitting industry, professional pet sitters need a way to distinguish themselves from ...
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Overview Rutgers Pet Care School can help yoiu improve your skills as a ...
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The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) Overview IBPSA Members can access 120 professional, online educatrional offerings prepared for IBPSA ...
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Professional Pet Boarding Certification

Professional Pet Boarding Certification Overview Professional Pet Boarding Certification is committed to helping pet care operators provide the highest quality care ...
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Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center

Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center Overview The Pet Care Learning Center is devoted to helping pet-care business owners and their staff ...
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Downtown Training & Boarding Center

Downtown Training & Boarding Center Overview This training package is a great option for dogs lthat require a complete behavior makeover ...
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IAP Career College

IAP Career College Overview Learn how to become a pet sitter and how to start a pet sitting business. GTraining covers ...
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Roe Pet Services

Roe Pet Services Overview Provides training on all aspects of pet handling for domestic helpers (maids, butlers, valets, etc.). Training can ...
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New Skills Academy

New Skills Academy Overview Anyone who loves animals and wants to start their own pet sitting business will profit by this ...
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Universal Class

Universal Class Overview This is a program for setting up and sustaining a pet sitting and pet walking business. Pet sitting ...
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San Diego State University World Campus

San Diego State University World Campus Overview Find out how you can transform your love for animals into a pet-sitting career ...
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Tatiana Ambrose LLC

Tatiana Ambrose LLC Overview Have you wanted to begin a dog-related business but don t know where to start? Do you ...
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