Certificate in Practical Canine Care

Course overview

This short course provides a great introduction into health and grooming, and canine husbandry.

Suitable for beginners, this course will give you an overview of the knowledge and skills required in caring for your own dog, or for starting a career in canine care. You will also get a taster for what studying at Capel Manor College is like, if you are considering gaining further qualifications.

There has been a significant rise in people buying pets, particularly dogs since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With this increase, comes the growing demand for skilled workers within the canine care industry.

You will learn

  • How to check canine health and wellbeing
  • How to conduct visual health checks
  • How to administer preventative care
  • Feeding and grooming care
  • How to act in emergency situations within animal care

Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies Entry 3
Reference 60100266

A willingness and commitment to learn new skills.
Enthusiasm for working with a range of animals.

Successful completion of this course will build your confidence in caring for dogs. You can also progress onto one of our dog grooming courses.

Alisha’s story

Alisha studied Animal Care Diploma (Level 2) and Animal Management Advanced Diploma (Level 3), before progressing on to Dog Grooming Assistant Certificate (Level 2). Alisha’s story