This course covers absolutely everything you need to know to confidently breed, raise, match and home your puppies as ethically and safely as possible.

This 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 into owners homes, 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 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?

We are HUGELY invested in creating a world where dog breeding is undertaken in an educated, professional and ethical way.

  • 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

You will learn everything you need to know about;

Breeding, Pregnancy & Whelping so you’re equipped for every possibility

  • Breeder planning and schedules for healthy, happy pups

  • Puppy Socialisation for Breeders so your pups are world ready

  • Puppy Profiling to successfully match puppies with their forever homes

The Level 3 Certificate in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation & Welfare is equivalent to an A level. 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.

  • 24/7 instant access for life

  • Exclusive access to our private member’s community

  • Weekly lives, Q&A sessions, discussion threads and supportive peers

  • Pre-approved admission to our Ambassador program

  • Consent to display your Pupstart’s Breeder Ambassador badge on your website, socials and paperwork

  • A nationally recognised qualification that stands you out as an ethical and reputable dog breeder

Learn how to breed dogs, whelp like a pro and raise resilient puppies set for happy forever homes.

Course Content

Instant access to everything you need to breed and whelp ethically, safely and with confidence.

Dog Breeding, Canine Pregnancy and Whelping

  • Deciding to Breed

  • UK Dog Breeding Law & Licensing

  • Mate Selection

  • When to Breed

  • The Mating Process

  • The Pregnancy

  • Whelping Preparation

  • Whelping

  • Aftercare of Female & Puppies

Puppy Socialisation

  • Newborn Handling (ENS) & Early Scent Introduction (ESI)

  • Sound Desensitisation, Textures and Levels

  • House Training

  • Encouraging Human & Canine Interaction

  • Introduction to the Car & Crate

  • The Outside World

  • Early Recall

  • The Importance of Nail Care

  • Fear Periods, Sleep & Processing

  • Breed Specific