• Pet Sitting Courses

  • Very Important Pets and Nescott College are proud to announce their specially created pet sitting courses.

    This pet sitting course is aimed at professional pet sitters, dog walkers, veterinary staff and those with an interest in starting out in the industry.

    We split this course into modules, there are both theory and practical elements to the course.

    You will receive a certificate endorsed by Nesot College at the end of the weekend.

    We believe that there is a real need for this course in the pet sitting industry.

    VIPs hope that by running this course we can set the standards high for pet sitters and give all clients and their pets the best service possible.

    We would like all pet sitters to work to a certain standard and by attending this course we believe that we can achieve this.

    Read our pet sitters story "working with animals"

    • Overview

    • Pet Sitting Course Modules:

      • Guide to pet sitting
      • Record keeping, legal issues and consent
      • Client interaction & pet assessment at initial meeting
      • Introduction to cat and dog behaviour
      • Learning theory & useful training
      • Practical animal handling
      • Practical companion animal health care and first aid
      • Animal welfare considerations
    • When & where are our Pet Sitting Courses?

    • Nescott College

      Reigate Rd


      KT17 3DS

    • The course fee for the weekend is £200, which includes all materials and a buffet lunch on both days. A CPD certificate will be issued declaring the number of hours attended.

      Places are limited and booking is essential!

      There are no current course dates planned yet.

    • Pet Sitting Course designed by

    • Adam Beral MSc, QTLS, Full Member ADBC (Nescot College)

      Zoe Brown BSc (Hons), MA, RVN, (Nescott College)

      Louise Root, A1, QVN, (Very Important Pets)

      Heidi Zouroudis, RVN, A1, MAPDT (Very Important Pets)

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    • Heidi Zouroudis

    • Heidi Zouroudis QVN MAPDT – Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

      Senior dog trainer, responsible for leading the dog training team and expanding our training schools

      Heidi is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has over 12 years’ experience in veterinary practice. While working in the veterinary world she developed an interest in canine and feline psychology and took her interest on to do a Companion Animal Behaviour course via Improve International in 2005 and passed with distinction. Heidi went on to see both cats and dogs for one-to-one behaviour home visits. Being more of a ‘dog person’ heidi went on to concentrate much more on further education specifically in canine behaviour. Heidi has been running puppy socialisation and adolescent dog training classes for the last 10 years. She also sees these puppies for one-to-one home visits as well as adult dogs for both training and behavioural assistance.

    • Heidi considers herself a crossover trainer only using kind and effective positive training methods including clicker training. Some of her qualifications include an advanced dog training instructor’s course with the Association of pet dog trainers and a 4 day trick training course with the renowned Nando Brown. She has also worked with dog trainers overseas learning about BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training). This specialist technique is used to help anxious and reactive dogs to overcome their fears.

      Heidi constantly updates her knowledge, regularly attending seminars and training courses around the country.

    • Bea bevan


      Bea currently owns an Alaskan Malamute and four cats and has a keen interest in all aspects of both canine and feline behaviour and training.

      Bea’s is passionate about puppy development and training.  She finds it particularly rewarding to inspire and empower owners to get off to the best possible start with their puppies.  She believes by understanding their emotional and physical requirements plus choice training you develop a trusting bond.

      Using fair, kind and force free methods, Bea gives a choice back to a puppy and achieves results. Training can be tailored to suit your own puppy’s temperament and should always be fun and rewarding for both of you to enjoy learning the life skills a puppy requires.

    • Bea finds it particularly rewarding inspiring owners to learn skills using kind and force free training methods and play. This enables owners to effectively communicate with their dogs to build a lasting bond based on trust and understanding. Every dog has its own unique personality and Bea enjoys adopting a flexible approach to bring out the best in each one.

      Bea has qualifications which include Think Dog Certificate, Think Dog Intermediate and Think Dog Practical Course. She has completed a Puppy Instructors Qualification and is mid way through an advanced diploma in canine management and behaviour.

      She regularly attends Practical Workshops, Seminars and Masterclasses to continue her professional development.

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