Pet Sitting | Warren County Community College

Pet Sitting

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This 24-hour class will provide the necessary information for a student to enter the “pet sitting industry”. This class covers the content listed below; providing knowledge for basic care of “man’s best friend”.

Overview of Business

  • Boarding
  • House Sitting
  • Doggy Day Care
  • Dog Walking
  • Drop in

General Breed Info

Basic Grooming Care

  • Combing and Brushing
  • Care of the teeth and ears
  • Fleas and other critters

Animal Behavior

  • Body Language Dog and Cat
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Dog Park appropriate?

Animal Illness

  • 10 signs of illness for a dog ~ Is your dog sick?
  • Vital sign instruction for a Dog
  • It’s time to call the Vet

Pet Safety Issues

  • Weather ~ Heat and Cold
  • Dog Walking Safety
  • Dogs and Kids
  • Dog Bites

Online Purina Pro Nutrition 101 and Weight Management (5 Hours) Completed before last day of course. Courses assigned start of class and optional “work at home” or complete online ~ Week of 4/8/2019 on campus

  • Pet CPR/First Aid – 4 hours
  • Small Business Concepts – 6 Hours
  • Customer Service – 3 hours

Location: Phillipsburg Education Center 445 Marshall St. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865



Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)