Online Training Courses

Competency course for Kennels, Dog Day Care & Home Boarders

This course has been designed to demonstrate competency required for the 2018 Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations for kennels, dog daycare and home boarders. The course and final certification will satisfy this requirement.
The AAL guidance document states: "The licence holder or a designated manager and any staff employed to care for the animals must have competence to identify the normal behaviour of the species for which they are caring
and to recognise signs of and take appropriate measures to mitigate or prevent, pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour.

Suitable and sufficient training of staff involved in animal care must be demonstrated to have been carried out in the following areas:
Animal welfare including recognising poor welfare
Animal handling
Animal behaviour
Cleanliness and hygiene
Feeding and food preparation
Disease control
Recognition and first aid treatment of sick animals and abnormalities
Recognition of diseases including inherited disease

This course is copyright of the National Pet College. This course may not be reproduced digitally or in print or photographic form without the express written permission of the National Pet College.
  • PIF - Helping you and your business
  • Course introduction
  • Legislation
  • Legislation
  • Health and disease
  • Health Checking
  • Signs of good and poor health
  • Parasites
  • Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities - Part A
  • Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities - Part B
  • Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities test
  • Canine Anatomy
  • Canine Anatomy Task
  • Behaviour and Handling
  • Normal and Abnormal Behaviours
  • Behaviour Task
  • Behaviour Task - Continued
  • Stress
  • Handling
  • Nutrition
  • Canine Feeding Requirements
  • Feeding for Life Stages
  • Nutrition test
  • Accommodation
  • Canine Accommodation - day care
  • Canine Accommodation - home boarding
  • Canine Accommodation - kennel
  • Emergency policies
  • Disease Control
  • Cleanliness, Hygiene and Disease Control
  • Disease control test
  • Canine First Aid
  • Canine First Aid - Part A
  • Canine First Aid - Part B
  • How to bandage a dog's paw
  • Canine First Aid - Part C
  • First Aid Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever