Become a Pro Dog Trainer
Learn the core principles of professional dog training and start a successful business
Become a Pro Dog Trainer is a 6-unit, self-paced online course that teaches the core principles of professional dog training to anyone who wants to start a new business or gain expertise working with dogs.
Whether you’re brand new to dog training or an established trainer who is ready to grow, Become a Pro Dog Trainer can help you take the next steps. This self-paced course is designed to help you achieve your dream of training dogs for fun, fulfillment and profit.
Here’s what Become a Pro Dog Trainer provides:
- A clear understanding of what to do - the exact steps to take to become a professional dog trainer.
- A solid timeline for getting the education & experience you need to start a successful dog training business.
- The best tools and resources for working dog trainers.
- A support structure: How to create a network and find a training mentor.
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- Study and interpret dog body language
- Understand learning theory: an introduction to how dogs learn
- Define Applied Behavior Analysis
- Choose which training techniques are most effective for which dogs
- Know the tools of the trade: Environmental enrichment, management, respondent and operant conditioning, behavior modification techniques
- Practice training skills, with hands-on exercises
- Be able to teach the four skills your clients’ dogs need the most
- Determine what services you should offer
- Market your training business
- Learn how to run a group class
- Learn how to structure your private sessions
- Learn how to write a training plan your clients will follow
- Choose a dog trainer certification program
When you enroll in Become a Pro Dog Trainer, you'll also receive:
- A curriculum outline for a 6-week Basic Manners course you can offer to clients
- Customizable training handouts
- Additional recommended reading and DVDs