The Dog Walking Academy
Attend the Dog Walking Academy online course!
You’re serious about a fun, profitable dog-walking business. We’re serious about getting you there!
The Dog Walking Academy set the bar for professional dog walker training courses since creating the first ever course for dog walkers in 2004.
Attend the online dog walking course from the comfort of your home.
Checkout The Full Curriculum Below
On-demand expert dog walker training instruction
Professional dog walking certificate seal
Answers to all your dog behavior questions
Answers to all your business questions, too
Course presentation materials
The Business of Dog Walking training course book
Start a new career
Trade in your stressful, stale, or unsatisfying work for a living doing something you love—spending time with dogs.
Grow your business
Already walking? Learn a few new dog tricks, gain a marketing edge, solve pesky problems, and grow your business to new heights.
Get the best staff
Save training time, set your company apart, and get more from your dog walking, pet sitting, dog daycare, and boarding kennel staff.
Why attend the Dog Walking Academy?
Love what you do
Whether you’re just starting as a dog walker or have been walking dogs for a decade, we’ll help you get the most from every moment. Walk with confidence and ease, enjoy safe control of your dogs, and let go of your business worries.
Bypass business hassles & make more money
Learn how to sidestep and fix the common start-up, marketing, rate, and policy mistakes that keep dog walkers from making a strong, reliable living walking dogs. Why learn from your own mistakes if you don’t have to, or make less money than you could?
Solve perplexing dog problems
Ever wondered why dogs do what they do? Found yourself unable to get a dog to start or stop doing something? Struggled with a stressful behavior problem? You’ll leave class with answers and solutions to all your canine dilemmas.
Set yourself apart
Stand out to potential clients, referral sources, or employers by investing in the “Harvard” of dog walking schools. Your CPDW (Certificate in Professional Dog Walking) seal proclaims your professionalism and commitment to the best possible care of the dogs entrusted to you.
From canine first aid/ CPR to emergency protocols and understanding how to avoid and break up dog fights, arm yourself with the understanding, skills, and confidence to handle anything that comes your way.
Be a pro
In an unregulated industry, anyone can be a dog walker. But to be a professional dog walker requires professional education and training. The Dog Walking Academy has continued to set the bar for dog walking education since it launched the first class of its kind in 2004.
StartModule 1 Overview
StartLesson 1 - Learning by Consequence (Operant Conditioning) (32:46)
StartLesson 2 - Learning by Association (Classical Conditioning) (45:50)
StartLesson 3 - Operant vs. Classical (12:44)
StartLesson 4 - Canine Myth Busting. Part 1 (19:54)
StartLesson 5 - Canine Myth Busting. Part 2 (24:58)
StartTake Module 1 Quiz - How Dogs Think & Learn!
StartModule 2 Overview
StartLesson 1 - Ritualization (16:49)
StartLesson 2 - Play Signals (27:19)
StartLesson 3 - Calming/Appeasing/Cut-off/Stress Signals (27:55)
StartLesson 4 - Fear Signals (16:49)
StartLesson 5 - Warning Signals (16:03)
StartLesson 6 - Tips for Reading Canine Body Language (36:06)
StartLesson 7 - Body Language Practice
StartTake Module 2 Quiz - Canine Communication
Courses Included with Purchase
Original Price: $60
Frequently Asked Questions
Looking to start a dog-walking business or elevate your current one?
Ready to take dog walking—and your confidence—to a new level?