Professional Dog Trainer Program
Canine Academy's Certified Dog Trainer Program combines theory with hands on experience.
Are you interested in a career working with dogs?
- Dog Trainer
- Dog Walker
- Behaviour Therapist
- Dog Day Care
Or do you simply want to gain further insight into the minds of dogs?
"I can’t thank Canine Academy enough for providing such a terrific program. After retiring from my own business, I heard about Canine Academy’s student program and enrolled. I totally enjoy the weekly meetings, feel challenged, and never tire about learning and understanding what goes on in our canine friends minds. Sue McMullen brings a wealth of knowledge which she shares enthusiastically with her students. Her positive teaching methods have amazing results. I have a much greater understanding of my dog and have been able to share this knowledge with friends and family struggling with their own dog behaviour problems."Bev Hodge
THIS PROGRAM COULD BE FOR YOU
Our program combines theory with practical hands on experience at Canine Academy. Our students have the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of dogs in various training situations. Our behaviour component teaches students to correctly identify and apply behaviour modification techniques in addressing behavioural issues. Students actively participate in weekly lectures and real life behaviour consults. Student attendance is flexible and all training sessions and lectures are scheduled during evening hours. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the program.
Developed from both theory and practical application, our training program takes a holistic approach to canine training.
Our Curriculum Includes:
- The Foundations of Behaviour
- The Science of Training
- Animal Learning Theory
- Canine Breeds and Development
- Training: Basics to Advanced
- Common Puppy Issues
- Behaviour Problems
- Canine Aggression
- How to Teach
- Canine Associations
- The Business of Dog Training
“The teacher training program at Canine Academy has been so valuable to me! Before attending I worked with animals as a dog walker and wanted a comprehensive program to take my knowledge to the next level. The program was the perfect combination of textbook learning, discussions, and hands-on experience. I have received opportunities after doing this program that I would never have dreamed of, including dog training jobs in Toronto and a role as the lead pet specialist of a popular website. Sue and all of the other teachers are wonderful about supporting your goals and your own personal way of learning and they remain supportive after graduation. It really is a unique training program and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants cutting-edge knowledge about dog behaviour.”Jackie Todd
Become a dog trainer
Our nationally renowned program can help make that dream a reality.
"This unique program combines theory and the necessary hands on training that has allowed me to become self employed doing what I love. Highly recommend this program to anyone in the pet industry.”Holly Forest