Where: Multiple Locations
Duration: 3 or 4 days, depending on location (either Th & F evening and all day Sat & Sun OR all day F, Sat, Sun)
Size: Limited to 16 students
An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
What You Will Learn
Pack management | dog communication & body language | aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it | safety and fight protocols | basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior | client and dog screening | public relations | small business practices | liability protection | marketing | increasing profits | legalizing your business
The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and fieldtrips.
This is a professional course for adults 18 years and older.
See Dog Walking Academy photos on Flickr
Is it for you? Read Dog Walking For A Living (article)
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2015 - 2016 Dates & Locations
Please Note: As of January, DWA tuition will be increasing for 2016 classes. But you can still sneak in! Enroll in any 2016 class now at the current 2015 tuition rate.
Your city's dates not up yet? Email us and we'll let you know them as soon as we have them.
|Sacramento||2016 dates TBA|
|San Diego||April 28-30, 2016|
|San Diego||Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016|
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|San Francisco||Dec 10-13, 2015|
|San Francisco||Jan 28-31, 2016|
|San Francisco||Apr 28-May 1, 2016|
|San Francisco||May 12-15, 2016|
|San Francisco||Oct 20-23, 2016|
|San Francisco||Nov 3-6, 2016|
|Silicon Valley||Oct 27-30, 2016|
|Aurora||2016 dates TBA|
|Florida||2016 dates & locations TBA|
|Chicago||May 20-22, 2016|
|Chicago||Sept. 16-18, 2016|
|Boston||2016 dates TBA|
|Ann Arbor||Oct 7-9, 2016|
|Grand Rapids||May 13-15, 2016|
|NYC||Nov 12-15, 2015|
|NYC||Apr 14-17, 2016|
|NYC||Nov 10-13, 2016|
|Murphy||2017 dates TBA|
|Portland||Apr 8-10, 2016|
|Portland||Oct 21-23, 2016|
|Austin||Jan 8-10, 2016|
|Austin||Apr 22-24, 2016|
|Austin||Nov 11-13, 2016|
|Seattle||2017 dates TBA|
|Melbourne||2016 dates TBA|
|Sydney||2016 dates TBA|
|Sao Paulo||May 27-29, 2016|
|Mission, B.C.||Sep 30-Oct. 2, 2016|
|Richmond, B.C.||Apr 8-10, 2016|
|Richmond, B.C.||Sep 16-18, 2016|
|Toronto, Ont.||Apr 8-10, 2016|
|Toronto, Ont.||Jun 24-26, 2016|
|Toronto, Ont.||Nov 18-20, 2016|
|Dublin||2016 dates TBA|
|Seoul||2016 dates TBA|
|Auckland||2016 dates TBA|
|Wellington||2016 dates TBA|
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