Thinking about going pro as a dog trainer?
Do your friends and family seek you out for dog training advice? Are you wondering if it’s time to start charging money for your dog training services?
Become a Pro Dog Trainer is a 6-unit, interactive 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 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.
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
How much does the course cost?
The cost of the course is $550, which includes discussion and review of your training videos. Get started as soon as you join! A payment plan of two installments of $275 each is also available.
Is this course right for me?
Become a Pro Dog Trainer is designed for anyone who is considering charging people money to train their dogs. Whether you’ve been volunteering in a shelter, enjoy training your own dogs, or love animals and would like to learn how to train, this course can help you get started right.
Who teaches the course?
Become a Pro Dog Trainer was developed specifically for new trainers and is taught by Sarah Filipiak, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with 16 years’ professional experience working with clients and their dogs. Sarah teaches the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ popular course, Dog Training 101, and runs the Beginning Behavior Consulting mentorship for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. (Read more about Sarah here.) Have a question about the course or whether it’s right for you? Drop us a line – Sarah will get back to you.