Study Method Online
Institution The Career Academy
Recognition ICOES
Start Date Enrol anytime

Course overview

Start your very own doggy daycare business.

If you love canines and want to work for yourself, you won’t find a better or more helpful way to go about it. This course teaches you how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and the basics of starting your own business. 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.

Combining the Certificate in Dog Care with the Certificate in Dog Psychology & Training, coupled with the Start Your Own Business modules and Practical one-to-one Tuition, this course is ideal for anyone wanting to launch a doggy daycare business.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care
  • Learn about key concepts dog groomers require, including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling
  • Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own Dog Grooming business


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Accredited by The International Council for Online Educational Standards

Study method

  • Online Online info icon
    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
  • Virtual Virtual info icon
    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • 400 hours
  • 18 months access

Course features

  • Learn about what drives canine behaviour
  • Discover a terminology framework for canine psychology
  • Gain a certificate of achievement
  • Access useful resources for business planning
  • Learn what banks need to see on your business plan
  • Understand some key facts about the canine care market
  • Position yourself as a knowledgeable applicant with online dog training certification
  • Upskill while you earn – study at your own pace


  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer
  • Practical assessments


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100% Online and 24/7 Access

  • Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you’re ready
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email from experienced professionals


The Dog Grooming to Business Pathway comprises the following three programs:

ANCA1001-1Certificate in Caring for Dogs 
ANCA1004-1Dog Psychology, Behaviour and Training
MGTA1011Start your own Business

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Interest-free payment plans available from $25/week.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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