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Lifelong learning center 2 “EKPEDEFTIKI ENOSI” is licensed by E.O.P.P.E.P., the Official Body of the Ministry of Education (License number 192083980)


This course is tailored to people interested in working as professionals in pet care, or to dog owners wishing to improve their communication with their dogs.
The course focuses on gradual learning of techniques that enable the professional to train in pet sitting and dog walking. The course acquires a different perspective through communication and marketing lessons so that the dog  walker – pet sitter dynamically integrates into labor market. The trainee can develop all necessary practical and communicative skills in order to be able to understand the owner and dog needs. Patience, love for pet dogs and willingness are undoubtedly the key to a successful course. Upon completion of the course, the trainee is able to handle one, or small groups of pet dogs, during walking, to evaluate their behavior and offer quality service when owners are on holidays, professional trips or are unable to take care of their dogs for certain periods of time. The dog walker – pet sitter role acquires a new dimension, as professionalism and expertise contribute to dog satisfaction and less stress levels.


This is the only course in Greece certified by the British Body for Certifications Gatehouse Awards



•    First aid to pets
•    Pet sitter duties
•    Pet behavioral problems
•    The role of game in pet development
•    Communication with owners
•    Dog walkers and pet sitters frame of work
•    Dog walking exercises with a dog or group of dogs in urban places and the countryside
•    Dog and cat psychology
•    Pet recreational time
•    Pet – owner – caregiver interaction

Professional choices

Graduates can work as self-employed dog walkers and pet sitters, or in veterinary clinics, pet shops, animal salons, animal hotels as dog walkers and pet sitters.


Graduates are certified by E.O.P.P.E.P., the Official Body of the Ministry of Education.
Graduates are also certified by the British Certification Body INNOVATE AWARDING BODY.
The state diploma offered by “Ekpedeftiki Enosi” is the key to labor market both in Greece and abroad.
It opens up new opportunities for a safe professional course.
All graduates are able to hold top-notch job positions both in the private and public sector.

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Classes are not solely conducted in classroom, but they are “transferred” to occupational spaces. Educational visits are often scheduled to occupational spaces so that trainees become aware of the real workplace conditions. This way, they have their first contact with the future workplace and gain experience and knowledge by the professionals.


Besides the excellent provision of lessons to trainees, Ekpedeftiki Enosi ensures a series of educational seminars held by professionals of various occupational domains. This way, trainees can enrich their knowledge and directly and practically learn everything about the content of their studies. The specialization seminars program for each field of studies is announced at the beginning of each month.

Συνέδρια και Ημερίδες

Trainees of Ekpedeftiki Enosi face the opportunity to further their knowledge by participating in conferences and workshops organized by the institute and partner companies.


Ekpedeftiki Enosi offers practice in real workplace conditions and realistic models. Trainees’ practice is done in real workplace conditions under the guidance of experienced supervisors. Experience is very important and is stated in the trainee’s curriculum vitae. It signifies the beginning of their professional career.


Our institute offers scholarships at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with social and meritocratic criteria so that anyone interested in studying has the possibility to do so.
Funding refers to the first or / and second year of studies of the Vocational Training Institute. It comes from funds of P. Botsiou Art and Culture Institute, the Greek Center for Research in Sound, Music & Speech, the Research Center for Human Behaviors and “Costis Ballas” Greek Center for Intercultural Psychiatric and Hospitalization.

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