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Become An Accredited Dog Friendly Business With A New Online Course

Are you a hospitality business welcoming dogs into your premises and would like to make sure you are following best practices? Or are you a new business looking at welcoming dogs, but are not sure what you need regarding the legal or practical risks?

The new online course from National Pet College and DogFriendly takes you step by step through the practical requirements of inviting dogs into your business. Join your online instructor as they guide you through the decisions you need to make to ensure your business is ready for dogs.

Why take the Dogs In Hospitality Course?

  • Discover the benefits of going DogFriendly
  • Learn about the legislation relating to dogs in a hospitality setting
  • Run through best practices and a plan to deal with the unexpected when welcoming dogs
  • Download and use simple templates for advertising your dog policy
  • Receive your Dogs In Hospitality Certificate on course completion
  • Show your accreditation through the dogfriendly.co.uk website (1M visitors p/y)

Receive Your Certification

When you have completed the course, you will be able to download your Dogs In Hospitality Certificate which can be displayed on your premises. You will also get a logo to put on your website and your listing with DogFriendly to show that you have taken the course

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Course Details

  • Preparing to be dog friendly
  • Legislation impacting dog friendly businesses
  • Risk Assessments
  • Setting a dog friendly code of conduct
  • Challenges
  • Video tutorial with explanation slides and notes
  • Toolkit to support your business change (i.e. policy templates)
  • Additional reading material
  • Dogs In Hospitality Certificate

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Who Are National Pet College?

The National Pet College works with Ofqual regulated awarding bodies and training partners to ensure deliver high quality training to those working with dogs, cats and other pet animals. They develop and deliver training that helps raise industry standards and promotes animal welfare.

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Being Dog Friendly Is Better Business

“We have been so busy since reopening after covid. Pub is going from strength to strength. Loads of dogs visiting us also. Easily 50% increase in business since going dog friendly.”

Andrea Mcarthur, The Raikes Hall

“We estimate an increase in business going dog friendly as a 3% uplift in sales weekdays, with 5% at weekends.”

Sean White, Queen’s Head

“20% increase in business since going dog friendly. But difficult to say as last year so good and this year not so good, but generally we are getting more repeat business from our dog owning guests.”

Sandra McNeill, Rough Top Cottages

Stanley Hotel

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About Us

We have the largest database of dog friendly places to visit, eat and services.

We have a team of DogFriendly scouts who research every venue, either by completing a telephone questionnaire or by visiting and testing it in person.

Where We Are

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St Ives
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