Dog Walking Certificate Course

20th October 2021

4 weeks, Wed, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm and 2 weeks, Sat, 10:15 am - 2:15 pm
$199.00 incl. gst

For everyone who works or wants to work with dogs, A practical and theory course that includes: understanding dog body language, aggression and reactivity, common dog problems, basic obedience training, group management, plus much more..

With the rise in popularity and necessity of dog walkers as a vital service too many pet dog owners it is important that owners have the reassurance that their dog walker knows what they are doing and their dog is in safe hands.

The course consists of 4 online zoom classes and 2 onsite classes at the College. For the Saturday classes, student are required to bring a dog and their lunch.

Term 1  March / April class dates  

  • Online zoom lessons  03 & 10 March 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Onsite at Rutherford College with your dog-  20, 27 March  10:15am to 2:15pm 
  • Online zoom lessons 31 March & 07 April 6:30pm -8pm


Topics covered  in the course include:


  • Understanding Dog Body Language and Play Styles 
  • K9 Enrichment & Interactive Walks 
  • Aggression & Reactivity and Common Dog Problems
  • Safety and Dog Fights


  • Basic Obedience Training (dog's in)  
  • Solo & Group Leash Walks (dog's in)
  • K9 Enrichment on Walks  (dog's in)  
  • Emergency first aid  

 Bonus Material

Dog & Client Assessments 

Dogs MUST be dog and people friendly in a group environment, no aggressive or reactive dogs, if your dog is required to wear a muzzle for breed, please ensure you have the correct and appropriate sized muzzle. Dogs must also be fully vaccinated and of sound health, if your unsure if your dog is suitable please contact the trainer -  Liz Clough





Please note: All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.

Course Prerequisites