In England, under the Animal Activities Licensing Regulations (October 2018), dog sitters could be granted either a one-year or a three-year license. Which licence you are granted depends on a number of different factors, including whether you have held a licence before and how closely your home adheres to the standards outlined in the regulations.
As a general rule of thumb, your first licence will be a one-year licence. After this, you’ll be more likely to be granted a three-year licence by your Local Authority.
In Scotland and Wales, a dog boarding or dog day care licence is granted for up to one year and always expires at the end of December in the year it was granted. The Animal Activities Licensing Regulations (October 2018), has not yet been brought into effect in Scotland and Wales.