The Dog Walking Academy

Attend the Dog Walking Academy online course!

Earn Your DN-CPDW

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

You get

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.

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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.

Maximize safety

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.

Course Curriculum

  DWA Section 1. Module 4: Dog Fights Prevention & Resolution
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  DWA Section 3. Module 9: Canine First Aid. Building Critical Skills
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  DWA Section 5. Module 14. Coursework Review
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Courses Included with Purchase

Pet First Aid Certification
You, Your Pets and Your Clients Deserve For You to Have This Knowledge and Master These Skills!
Rebekah King

Original Price: $60

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Start your course as soon as you enroll! It is a completely self-paced online course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Please review the full curriculum before you enroll.
How do I gain my professional dog walking certificate?
To gain your DWA certificate, you will need to: Complete each of the lessons within the course modules; successfully complete all module quizzes; submit your skill videos for assessment.

Looking to start a dog-walking business or elevate your current one?

Ready to take dog walking—and your confidence—to a new level?

Become a Professional Dog Walker.

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