If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career! In this course, you will master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You will learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. You will discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You'll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care.
In addition, you will delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You will discover how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, and entice financial institutions to loan you money. Then you will look at many opportunities for expanding your pet sitting services. Is a dog-walking service right for you? Can you train puppies? Do you want to look after other animals, including horses? By the end of this course, you will have all the knowledge you need to become a professional pet sitter. In addition, you will discover how your pet sitting business can grow to continually challenge and satisfy you.
1 Welcome to the World of Pet Sitting
2 Caring for Dogs
3 Caring for Cats
4 Canine and Feline Behavior
5 Pet First Aid and Emergencies
6 The First Meeting, Finances, and Organizing Yourself
7 Servicing Clients and Home Visits
8 Sticky Situations and Medicating Pets
9 How to Market Your Pet Sitting Business
10 How to Set up a Business
11 Accounting, Money Management, and the Business Plan
12 Expanding the Business for Fun and Profit
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.