The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has launched a new online education portal with a range of courses specifically designed for pet professionals.\r\n\r\nThe courses include canine first aid, canine health and behaviour; business skills for dog groomers and legislation for dog groomers. The City and Guilds Pet Store Management course will also run through this new education portal.\r\n\r\nThe courses have been developed by PIF to provide an easy way for people working in the pet industry to undertake a variety of courses in their own time. Other online courses will be added to the portal shortly.\r\n\r\nNigel Baker, PIF\u2019s chief executive said: "These courses offer people pet working in the pet industry and with companion animals a quick and convenient way to refresh their knowledge and taken on new information.\r\n\r\n"Although some of the courses are not a substitute for undertaking a practical course, these online courses are one way of showing your customers that you have a basic understanding of a range of topics; and fit with PIF\u2019s objectives of raising standards within the pet industry."\r\n\r\nThe courses are available through \u2018PIF Education\u2019 at www.petfederation.co.uk and start at \u00a325 per course.\r\n\r\nPIF members get a discount on these courses and members will receive a separate email about the courses with the membership code included. Alternatively, they can contact PIF customer services on 01234 273933; or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.