Skills + safety + science.

Everything you need to know to run an ethical, professional and successful dog walking business.

Why choose to become certified?

Raise the bar in an unregulated industry.

Show clients that you’re certified, qualified + trusted.

Online Live Classes

This course is strictly virtual and all learning modules, quizzes and testing is via the online platform led by your instructor during your specified class date and time you chose when you registered. As you go through the course you’ll view video and demonstrations, have access to handouts and downloads and go through quizzes and a final exam.

Expert Led Learning Sessions

Weekly classes will be taught live via your instructor who has many years of experience as a dog walker, and now a trainer, who knows the ins and outs of the business. Your “online classes” are once a week for up to 3 hours and will cover everything you need to know.

Robust Learning Experience

Dog walking is more than just “walking dogs”. Understanding animal behavior, equipment, business logistics…. it’s a lot! We provide what you need to be the best dog walker you can be!

Exam + Written Test

The seal of approval via this course means you have a full understanding of skills, safety + science! You will be required to take a Pet First Aid Course, pass the quizzes and final exam before you are “Certified”. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!

How the Course works

1: Register for the offered date

Choose the course date you’d like to attend and register.

2: Attend your live online classes

You must attend the live learning sessions as this includes your instruction.

3: Complete your quizzes + exam

Pass your quizzes and final exam and provide proof of Pet First Aid.

The 3 Learning Containers

Our certification is divided into 3 different containers to cover valuable information that

affects all aspects of a dog walking business.

Canine Behavior

Dog professionals with a full understanding of the science of canine behavior are ahead of the game.

The Dog Walks

Learn the ins and outs of walking dogs safely, effectively and with the right tools & equipment.

The Business

Learn the framework to set up your business successfully… because it’s more than just walking dogs!

Topics covered in the course…

  • learning theory
  • ethology 
  • body language
  • ethics
  • group vs private walks structure
  • appropriate walking equipment 

  • safe transportation
  • basic training
  • reactivity
  • aggression 
  • how to handle emergencies
  • how to run a small business

  • logistics
  • efficient client intake process
  • online booking options
  • terms and conditions/waivers
  • legalities 
  • marketing 

Pet First Aid is not covered in our course and you must provide proof of this before we grant you your Certification.

Your Instructor


Sandy Wei


Owned + ran successful dog walking biz in Vancouver for 5 years

DogBiz Academy  Dog Walking Certification Graduate

CPDT-KA Certified Dog Trainer 

Diploma in Canine Behaviour Sciences & Technology with CASI 

Completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course

LEGS Applied FDM course 

Dog Trainer with Bravo Dog


Next Offering::

Date: Sunday April 24, May 1, May 8

Time: 9am -12pm PDT

You must attend all 3 dates.


$799 CDN



With the increase in COVID numbers if you choose to register for a class and become ill we cannot offer a refund or credit for services.