iPet Network Level 3 in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation and Welfare (Ofqual regulated)
It’s the only Ofqual regulated qualification written and delivered by an experienced dog breeder. Bag yourself a nationally recognised qualification especially for dog breeders and prepare your puppies for a secure and happy future.
With weekly guided lessons and tutoring, you’ll be establishing yourself as one of the only dog breeders in the UK to have this qualification.
This course covers absolutely everything you need to know to confidently breed, raise, match and home your puppies as ethically and safely as possible.
The course is unique because it doesn’t focus on just one element.
From start to finish, from planning to conception, through birth, raising and beyond, we cover it all!
Whether you consider yourself a dog breeder or not, if you’re due a litter of puppies or thinking about breeding then you have a HUGE responsibility to be the best breeder you can be.
Just one litter could result in 10 puppies, and those little lives are in your hands.
When you choose to breed (or get hit with a surprise impending litter), you are creating lives. And having the right support, skills and knowledge will go a long way to making those lives happy, confident and safe.
Dog breeding is full of surprises, and often, you don’t know what you don’t know until a problem arises. With the Ofqual regulated iPet Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation and Welfare, you will discover how to navigate the journey ahead correctly, using the most up to date methods, so your dog and her puppies are in competent hands.
And you’ll have a community of support around you to answer the inevitable questions that arise throughout your breeding journey.
You have the power to care for and raise your puppies with love and science, setting them up to be world ready and set for success in their new homes.
Don’t go it alone.
Why choose the Level 3 Certificate in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation and Welfare regulated by Ofqual?
Feel prepared, clued up and ready for the journey
Advance your dog breeding knowledge and expertise, so you feel confident in any scenario
Acquire your hallmark of quality and stand out against backyard breeders
Sail through your licensing application and inspection with the most relevant industry-specific qualification
Assure new puppy owners and the licensing authority of your commitment to ethical dog breeding
Take unparalleled care of your bitch and her puppies throughout every stage
Become one of the only qualified dog breeders in the UK
You will learn everything you need to know about
Breeding, Pregnancy & Whelping so you’re equipped for every possibility
Puppy Socialisation for Breeders so your pups are world ready
Puppy Profiling to successfully match puppies with their forever homes
Breeder planning and schedules for healthy, happy pups
The iPet Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation & Welfare is equivalent to A level learning.
It’s the new industry standard we’ve all been waiting for, and you can be among the first to gain this influential qualification
At £1250, it’s the price of a puppy, but it’ll set you up for success with every litter you breed for life.
Dog Breeding, Canine Pregnancy and Whelping
Deciding to breed
UK Dog Breeding Law and Licensing
Choosing a mate
Planning your mating
Caring for the pregnant bitch
Whelping and Aftercare
Troubleshooting the Whelping
Aftercare for the bitch and puppies
Worming & Immunisation
What you need to raise your puppies
Newborn puppy handling and early scent introduction
Sound and texture socialisation and desensitisation
Socialisation with people
Car and crate socialisation
Exploring the outside world
Early recall so your puppies can experience freedom safely
Nail care and husbandry so your puppies get used to handling early on
Fear periods, sleep and processing so you can meet all your puppies needs
Raising a singleton puppy
Matching puppies with the appropriate owners
Breed-specific considerations to be aware of
Enrol on the course with Pupstarts, and we’ll throw in our BONUS Dog Breeder Paperwork Bundle, Puppy Profiling Program and access to The Puppy Pod for FREE!
Dog Breeder Paperwork Bundle
- Instructions for this bundle
- UK Dog Breeding Law and Licensing explained
- Contracts & Receipts
- Dog Register
- Flea/Worm/Vaccine Charts
- Breeding & Whelping Charts
- Puppy Records & Charts
- Health Testing Charts
- Monitoring & Information Sheets
- Emergency Forms
- Isolation & Quarantine
- Health & Welfare Plans
- Risk Assessments
- Socialisation & Enrichment Plans
Puppy Profiling (Matching pups with their perfect homes)
- Benefits of Profiling
- Observing and Recording Puppy Behaviour
- Matching People & Puppies
- Individual Puppy Profiling Sheet
The Puppy Pod (early training and support for your puppy owners)
- Preparation & mindset
- Microchipping and vaccines
- New Puppy Shopping List
- Managing children and existing pets
- Understanding dog body language
- Resource guarding
- Separation anxiety
- Puppy Biting and nipping
- Puppy Development & socialisation
- Puppy Training methods explained
- Complete set of puppy training tutorials including:
- Leave it
- Loose lead walking
- Hand touch
Do I need this for licensing?
Yes, you can undertake Ofqual level 3 certification in alternative canine subjects, but this is the only course that focuses specifically on dog breeding, helping you achieve licensed status AND to breed safely and ethically throughout.
How much does the Course cost?
The course costs £1250. To put it into perspective, that’s the sale price of one puppy, and you’ll be setting your entire litter, plus any future litters up for the absolute best in life.
Not to mention, you’ll know exactly how to take excellent care of your bitch at every stage of the breeding journey.
How long does the course take to complete?
You can take your assessment whenever you’re ready, so it’s entirely up to you how long the course takes to complete.
I don’t have a litter of puppies right now. Can I still take the course?
Don’t forget, you’ll have lifetime access to the course content, so you can revisit and refresh your understanding whenever you need to.
I’m not very academic. Will I struggle?
The course assessment is both written and verbal, and you’re not graded on your grammar! So you’ll be just fine!
Are you teaching people how to make money from breeding dogs?
Prior to the launch of our Ofqual Level 3 Certificate for dog breeders, DEFRA has long been stating that breeders must have a minimum Level 3 Ofqual Qualification for licensing. However, previously there was nowhere for breeders to learn and obtain this specific information. This has led to breeders getting qualifications that are not best suited for their roles and responsibilities.
Now becoming a qualified, knowledgable and skilled dog breeder is possible. Nobody has to take a course in an alternative area as a tick box exercise. Instead, they can tick the box, get qualified and crucially, obtain the knowledge and support they need to be the best breeder possible.
And that is great news for everybody.