The Dog Walking Academy


 The Dog Walking Academy

Attend the Dog Walking Academy course online

Continued Education Units

IAABC 20.5, PPAB 20, CCPDT 23

Earn Your DN-CPDW
You’re serious about a fun, profitable dog-walking business. We’re serious about getting you there.

We’ve set the bar for professional dog walker training courses since  dog*biz created the first-ever course for dog walkers in 2004.

Attend the original online dog walking course from the comfort of your home.

You can visit dog*biz here and explore their great business packages.

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What is Included

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?

1. 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?

2. 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.

3. Set yourself apart

Stand out to potential clients, referral sources, or employers by investing in the “Harvard” of dog walking programs. Your CPDW (Certificate in Professional Dog Walking) seal proclaims your professionalism and commitment to the best possible care of the dogs entrusted to you.

4. 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.


5. 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.

6. 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. This program has continued to set the bar for dog walking education since it was first launched in 2004. 

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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