What Is A NAPPS Certification for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Pet Sitter - Dog Walker Certification

The NAPPS certification is a certification that is designed specifically for pet sitters and dog walkers. We maintain a NAPPS certification at Paws At Home by completing 10 Continuing Education Credits, related to the pet care industry, per year.

The initial certification requires about 600 pages of reading and 500 test questions to be completed. The topics covered are:

  • Dog & cat behavior
  • Nutrition for dogs and cats
  • Common pet medical issues
  • Safe handling practices for pets
  • Dog & cat body language
  • Bird health and safety
  • Reptile Care
  • Fish care
  • Bunny best practices
  • Disaster planning for pets
  • And more


In 2019 we launched a sister company, PetSitterCourse.com, which offers a dog walking and pet sitting certification.

Through PetSitterCourse.com we offer pet sitting and dog walking specific online training courses, exams, and a certification. Our certification teaches the hands on knowledge that pet sitters need to do a great job at each visit. 

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