Dog Walkers and Sitters

About the DWSA

The DWSA is the only Association for dog walkers and dog sitters approved and accredited by the British College of Canine Studies.

By being a DWSA member, your customers know you are…


Security checked
Photo ID, Address and CRB/DBS.

Qualified
Members complete the DWSA Certificate course, provided exclusively and accredited by the British College of Canine Studies. Or they have already completed a relevant BCCS course such as the Dog Walker Certificate.

Insured

Security checked

Photo ID, Address and CRB/DBS.

Qualified

Members complete the DWSA Certificate course, provided exclusively and accredited by the British College of Canine Studies. Or they have already completed a relevant BCCS course such as the Dog Walker Certificate.

Insured

All our members are fully insured

 Dog Walkers and Sitters

How does it work?

FREE MEMBERSHIP

There is no joining fee and the DWSA is a non profit. There will be an annual renewal fee to cover admin, of just £19.99, and you will need to keep your training and DBS check up to date and current.

​ALREADY AN ESTABLISHED DOG WALKER/SITTER?

If you have already completed relevant courses in dog walking and canine first aid, already have insurance and a DBS check, you will be approved for membership. Have your documents ready to upload.

Sign up NOW – Email us the evidence of everything listed above and we’ll get you added to our directory AND email your DWSA MEMBER CERTIFICATE

 Dog Walkers and Sitters

Not a dog walker/sitter yet but want to be?

Newcomers need:

1. To complete the DWSA Certificate course provided by the British College of Canine Studies. The home study and self-paced Certificate course is provided by email and must be completed for Membership.

The DWSA Certificate Course

UNIT ONE – The Basics, Heelwork, Introductions, equipment etc.
UNIT TWO – Canine Communication & Body Language
UNIT THREE – Get Up To Date On Pack Structure & Dominance
UNIT FOUR – Dog Law
UNIT FIVE – Business
UNIT SIX – Canine First Aid

Available exclusively from the British College of Canine Studies and designed to take you from beginner to dog walker/sitter.
Use code HALFPRICE and get the course for just £64.50

www.britishcollegeofcaninestudies.com/product/the-dog-walkers-sitters-association-dwsa-certificate/

2. Once the course is complete, you need to arrange insurance and a DBS check, and you’re ready to be listed.