Online Course: Pet Business Management

Often times, due to the vocational nature of our industry, we aren’t so hot on the business aspects of our businesses! It’s no lie, running a small business is challenging and certainly not for the faint hearted.

This becomes even more challenging in our industry where we don’t have a lot of standards defined; it can be hard to know which way to turn. Never fear, this course will provide you with straight-forward advice and tons of support resources too.

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Online Pet Business Management Course Details:

When? This course starts on Monday 17th October, 2022.
As soon as we receive your full payment, you will be sent access to the course website and away you go!

Where? Anywhere, any time! This course is entirely online so you can participate when and where you like….from your sofa…in your PJs…
You will have access to all the course materials to download so you can work anywhere.

Who? While we talk a lot about the practicalities of managing a pet business, we also emphasise discussions of ethics and devising professional codes. We are concerned for the direction of our industry in a number of capacities, including in the sometimes misguided nature of services presented as a way of improving animal welfare.

For example, services that prioritise large numbers of dogs in groups may not be conducive to canine welfare at levels that make good business sense. We discuss these topics and encourage those interested to participate so we can develop approaches to maintain business and welfare.

This course is perfect for those starting out and for those with established businesses looking for a boost and some further structure.

How long? This is a self-paced course and you will have access to the online course area for 4 months. Starting in October 2022, you will have continued access until the end of February 2023. 

How much? This course costs €150
You can pay the entire fee or in installments via bank transfer or PayPal.

Course fees must be paid in full before you can access the online area. Please read the terms at application carefully before committing.

What will I learn about? This program is made up of three course components that you work through in order.

Course content:

  1. Business Planning & Management
  • business planning
  • day to day operations

2. Introduction to Marketing for Pet Pros

  • marketing planning
  • marketing strategies
  • marketing methods

3. Business Operations, Policies & Procedures

  • health & safety
  • animal related legislation
  • management responsibilities

4. Responsible Dog Business

  • responsible business practice
  • our industry, roles & responsibilities

You get: 

  • 24/7 access to the course online area, from anywhere, for four months
  • multiple media learning resources for viewing and downloading
  • comment facility at the online course area for participation, enquiries, interactions
  • access to a private Facebook group for real-time feedback and guidance
  • regular live online meetings scheduled to suit group participants
  • ongoing online interaction with fellow-students and your tutor as we take this journey of discovery together

Submission of final assessment work is optional but you are encouraged to work through assessment and self-evaluation to support knowledge development and skill building.
As this is a self-paced course, the level of participation is up to you. There may be times when you are more available and other times when you have less availability. Obviously, to get the full benefit, we encourage the fullest possible participation.

After successfully submitting completed final assessment work, you will be awarded an AniEd certificate of achievement.

Once payment has been received, you will be provided with course access. There are no refunds, whole or partial, available for course fees once you have accessed the online course area.


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