Pet food manufacturer Prins Petfoods it set to launch a health coach training project in September, to train coaches to help with all “daily affairs related” to pets.
The programme will aim to give individual guidance and practical advice on issues such as education, behaviour, nutrition, health, animal welfare and safety.
In addition to issues such as nutrition, behaviour, housing, care and breeds, health coaches also gain knowledge about medical issues, dog sports and leisure, laws and regulations, dealing with mourning and the positive effects of pets on people.
It is claimed that all gained knowledge is directly applicable, so that the participants can “immediately benefit” from it in practice.
The course will be available to people in the pet industry, including pet shop employees, dog school owners, groomers and breeders. It will only be available in the Netherlands, but there are plans to expand the service an international version of the programme next year.