Best Free Pet Care Courses

Find the best online Free Pet Care Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Learn How To Start A Dog Walking Business in 2021

Everything you need to know to start your dog walking business today! Great for teens or adults looking for extra income

Created by Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO - Instructor & Management Consultant


Students: 3111, Price: Free

Have You Ever Thought About Starting a Dog Walking Business But Aren't Sure What Is Involved?

Do You Want To Know the Pros and Cons of Starting a Business Up Front Before Diving In?

Are You Looking For a Great Part Time Way To Make Money?

Are You Passionate About Dogs and Want To Turn That Into A Business?

If You Answered "Yes" To Any Of The Above, Look No Further.  This Is The Course For You!

*** Updated in January 2021 with new content! ***

Enroll today and join the 100,000+ successful students I have taught as a Top Rated Udemy instructor!

Three reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:

  1. You get lifetime access to lectures, including all new lectures, assignments, quizzes and downloads

  2. You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoroughly! 

  3. You will are being taught by a professional with a proven track record of success!

  4. Bonus reason: Udemy has a 30 day 100% money back guarantee if for some reason you don't enjoy the course!

  5. Bonus reason: I am a dog lover myself, and have 2: Avalanche the Shiba Inu and Midnight the Chow Chow - pictured in the course image. 

Recent Review:

Amy T. says: "Great course, I've been wanting to start a dog walking business but I didn't know how to go about it, like how do I find customers, do I need to do anything legally, etc.  All that and more was covered in the course.  Really happy with it!"

Why You Should Take This Course With Me:

Starting a business of any sort is a large endeavor.  While the actual day to day business (in this case Dog Walking), are probably something you are passionate about and looking forward to, its all the other aspects of running a business that can be overwhelming.  Do you need a business license? How do you estimate how much you'll make? What are your expenses? Do you need a business bank account? How do you find clients? How much will marketing cost?  And more! 

Don't worry! I'm here to help you! By the end of this course you will have answers to all your questions, and if you don't you can email me and I'll answer them for you!

My goal with this course is to make sure you feel 100% confident and ready to start your business.  In the course we'll be covering the topics below:

What We Cover In The Course:  

  • Picking a name for your business

  • Do you need a business license?

  • Should you get a business bank account?

  • Who is your target market?

  • How do you market your business? Should you spend money on it?

  • How much should you charge?

  • How will your customers pay you?

  • What schedule will you keep?

  • And much more!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  


About The Instructor

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, financial reporting, and small business, and also dogs!  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course on Udemy. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

Pomsky Dog Care and Training Course

Pomsky - How to buy, care for, and train them - this course is also suitable for any dog breed

Created by Stephen DeStefano - SwiftUI / Swift / Developer / Instructor


Students: 1838, Price: Free

The Pomsky Care and Training Course is taught by expert trainers Stephen DeStefano and Akiko, whom together have over 30 years of experience caring for, working with, and training dogs.

The Pomsky is a relatively new designer dog breed, around since 2012, and is currently the most sought after and popular dog to have.

Learn all about this incredibly cute, smart, playful, and relatively new designer dog breed from Steve and Akiko. Find out how and where to buy one, how to care for it, groom it, train it, as well as housebreaking using the crate training method. Use the best training methods to teach your Pomsky (or any breed) the important commands. Learn how to stop many unwanted behaviors, like chewing, aggression, barking, jumping, biting, and more, incredibly fast using a technique that employs both of the dogs important senses, sound and smell. You'll also see what the absolute best diet is for superior health and longevity,  (organic and part raw)...this diet has been shown to stop and reverse many diseases and illnesses that plague most dogs today, and helps your dog achieve an incredibly long lifespan (24 years or longer - double the standard lifespan). Also get pro tips on spotting ethical breeders, see some of the latest accessories that help make life easier and safer, for both you and your dog, and know if your dog is prone to SA (separation anxiety) and how to cure him of it with the latest methods...and more.

Reptile Series: A Guide to Choosing Your First Snake

Learn about important things to consider when buying your first snake, good choices, & how to recognise a healthy snake.

Created by Steve Crawford - Reptile keeper & breeder; Podcast co-host


Students: 162, Price: Free

Maybe you’re considering getting your first pet snake, or maybe you have already made the decision to get a pet snake. This course is one in a series of courses. The focus of this course is to help you decide which type of snake would be best suited to your personal circumstances and motivation, and to help you avoid making a choice you later regret! (This particular course is not about how to care for your snake).

Make an Informed Decision about the Best Pet Snake for you

If you are new to keeping reptiles you may have a number of questions buzzing round your head that include:

· What type of snake should I buy?

· Where should I buy it from?

· How do I know if I'm buying a healthy snake?

At the end of this course you will be able to answer these questions and more.

Learn to Differentiate Between Snakes and Find a Healthy Specimen

There are many different species of snakes, as well as subspecies and morphs within species, so I will give you a basic understanding of different types of snakes. I will also give you my recommendations for first time snake ownership.

Did you know, or ever wonder why so many giant snakes get handed into animal rescue facilities? It is common place for people to buy a pet snake only to find themselves with a giant snake on their hands a few years later that they don’t have the space for!

Sure you could spend time watching YouTube videos, and there are some great keepers giving great advice on YouTube, but there are also bad ones and why waste your time sifting through the bad to get to the good! And what if you can’t tell if someone is giving you good or bad advice, after all you can’t judge every book by its cover right!?

This course has been put together to put you on the right track by giving you what you need to know in one place.

Contents and Overview

During the course I will show you video footage and images to demonstrate some of the information I am giving you. This course contains 17 lectures and about 35 minutes of video content.

I have added a practical exercise, multiple choice quiz, and a printable checklist to help you.

At the beginning of this course I start by introducing you to the different families of snakes.

I will ask you to reflect on your motivation for wanting a pet snake and make recommendations to you.

We will also address the following questions:

· How much room will I need to give it?

· Should I get a baby snake or an adult for my first pet snake?

· Should I get a male or female?

· If I see a snake for sale that I want, how will I know if it is healthy?

· What sort of questions should I ask the seller before I buy?

· Do I need a permit to keep snakes where I live?

If you are new to the reptile hobby then this course will give you some confidence about the right questions to ask a seller and basic, sound knowledge before you head out to buy.