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Aimed at someone working with dogs in a range

of capacities such as pet retail, dog walkers, sitters, day care and trainers. Who need a basic understanding of the principles

of food and feeding of dogs.

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Remote course. To be completed in your own time


Our Level 2 Award in Canine Nutrition is tailored for pet owners and professionals engaged in various dog-related services, such as pet retail, dog walking, sitting, and training. This course provides a foundational understanding of the principles of canine nutrition, equipping participants with the knowledge to make informed decisions about feeding practices that enhance the health and well-being of dogs.

Course Highlights:


  • Basic Nutritional Principles. Learn the fundamentals of canine nutrition, including the major nutrient groups—proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water—and their roles in canine health.

  • Dietary Requirements: Understand the nutritional needs of dogs at different life stages, from puppies through to senior dogs, and how these needs can vary among different breeds and sizes.

  • Reading Dog Food Labels: Gain skills in interpreting dog food labels to better understand product contents, nutritional values, and how to choose the best food for different types of dogs.

  • Common Dietary Issues: Explore common canine dietary issues, such as allergies, obesity, and sensitivities. Learn how to identify these problems and how diet can be adjusted to manage them effectively.

  • Feeding Practices: Discuss the pros and cons of different feeding practices, such as commercial diets, raw diets, and homemade diets, and understand how to implement them safely and effectively.

  • Supplements and Special Diets: Learn when and how to use dietary supplements and the importance of special diets for managing health conditions.

  • Practical Applications: Apply your knowledge through case studies and scenarios to recommend appropriate diets and resolve common nutritional challenges faced by dog owners.

  • Expert Guidance: Taught by experienced professionals in animal nutrition, this course provides up-to-date information and practical advice to help you confidently advise pet owners or manage the nutrition of dogs in your care.


This course is ideal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of canine nutrition with a practical, application-focused curriculum. Whether you're a dog owner interested in optimizing your pet's diet or a pet professional aiming to provide better services, the Level 2 Award in Canine Nutrition will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to improve the dietary health of dogs.

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