CIDBT 4120 Kennel Management, Care and Business Skills

In this module you will learn what a leading practitioner regards as crucial to the successful running of a kennel. People who opt for a lifestyle business can walk right into the problem of thinking that their love of their subject is all they need. This is the same for those wishing to work in this field. You have to be great at running a business, and you have to be great at working on the factory floor, as it were. Scrubbing kennels, grooming cats, marketing, dealing with clients and keeping the books are all as important as each other. Above all, however, is the business of establishing trust and a reputation for care and competence whilst providing a home for other people’s loved pets.

Your course will comprise three phases covering the key areas that you will need to be familiar with in order to be successful in this activity, which requires a good understanding of caring for clients’ pets and basic business practice.

Phase 1 (Distance Learning)

  • Introduction to Kennel Management
  • Day care
  • Canine habituation procedure
  • The owners mind set and their expectations – reasonable risks explained
  • Introduction to the species, a brief development and history
  • A canine behaviour perspective on kennel habituation of the dog’s mind
  • The difficult, aggressive or surprise dog behaviour in kennels

Phase 2 (Distance Learning)

  • Kennel specialisation of dog breeds sizes
  • Quarantine sections
  • First aid station and facilities, veterinary inspection room
  • Kennel location and business opportunities are specific to and area and parts of the country
  • Grooming – breed specific requirements, are some breeds impractical to house?
  • Bathing, clipping and trimming services
  • Nutrition / Canine Health
  • Some dogs psychologically cannot adapt to kennel life without severe anxiety
  • Dog Law
  • Local council licensing laws
  • Collection and delivery services
  • Documentation, forms, contracts and brochures

Phase 3 (Distance Learning)

  • IT Systems for effective and time-saving management
  • Instant access to files is a must for communication, speed and veterinary work
  • Enriching the Kennel or Cattery environment
  • Canine or Feline Mind games, occupation, time, personal interaction
  • Can you mix dogs; should you mix dogs, play times
  • General Feline Care in a Cattery
  • Cattery construction, location do dogs and cats mix
  • Law and a Cattery
  • Cats in boarding:
  • General welfare, diet, exercise and grooming
  • Basic feline psychology, Safety First, Cats like a safe distance from acute noise
  • Marketing a cattery

Tutor for this Course

Vicky Lawes

This course costs £585. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.

Your tutor for this course is Vicky Lawes.

This is a distance learning course which has three phases, there are no workshops to attend.

This course needs to be completed within six months. Extensions can be granted under exceptional circumstances.

On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.

This course is approved by the PETbc