Online Dog Training Certification
At e-Training for Dogs we are extremely pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive educational program to assist dog enthusiasts to enter the exciting and rewarding career of dog trainer.
Accreditation: Since there are no formal Accrediting agencies in the United States or Canada for Dog Breeding and Genetic professionals, we have done our best to make sure that our courses are approved by the top organizations both Nationally and Internationally. As such, all of our courses are approved by the IAABC, NADOI and the CCPDT for Continuing Education Credits and Educational Events. Some schools claim they are approved by their State, but this is only as a business offering educational products, NOT true accreditation. ONLY a University has the ability to offer true accreditation.
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of dogs as well as enthusiasm and interest in educating owners and their dogs to become well mannered participants in society.
Purpose: Develop the necessary skills to become an effective dog trainer in the canine industry.
General Diploma Information: Individuals who are passionate about improving their bonds with their own dogs or desire to become a dog trainer would greatly benefit from this unique online dog training certification program. You will explore key areas such as: How dogs developed to be our companions, psychology of dogs (how they learn), canine body language and how they interpret our body language, basic dog care, basic dog training using positive reinforcement techniques, how to end many common canine problem behaviors, and an advanced first aid course. Our program allows the flexibility for students with varying life experiences and interests to take courses that will enhance their skills and get them closer to realizing their goal of working with dogs as a profession.
Please note: This is not an “email” or “mail order” Certificate. Though it is available 100% over the internet, this is a very “hands on” program when required. Skills learned must be demonstrated by video submissions to your instructors. (NOTE: Not all courses require videos). Other courses will require you to develop business and marketing plans, your own dog training classes, and more. This is an intensive program and you will need to demonstrate your learning. The power of the internet allows sending videos as homework and final exams easy and effective. We are the first and only school that adheres to these strict measures and our students are respected as a result. We also do more than train you how to use a clicker. We provide the theory behind the skills to our students.
What students can expect to learn from this program:
- To understand canine behavior and how they communicate with each other and with us.
- How to shape dog behavior using conditioning and reinforcement.
- Basic problem behaviors and how to solve these.
- How canine biology and evolution effects behavior.
- Canine cognition, including awareness, perception, reasoning, memory and judgment.
- Basic dog care and nutrition.
- How to start and run a dog business
TESTIMONIALS – click here to read what our graduates have to say about the program!
Possible career opportunities on completion of this diploma program: Self employment as a dog trainer or as an employee within a dog training facility, animal rehabilitation facility, humane society, rescue or other supportive canine care and educational facility.
Designed For: Individuals desiring to become a dog-trainer; novice dog-trainers who seek certified education in their profession; dog breeders; behavioral veterinary technicians or assistants; shelter dog workers; rescue individuals or organizations; dog day care owners; dog boarding; pet sitters, dog walkers; or, a dog owner who wants to create a stronger bond with their own dog.
Students can complete the program in as little as 9 months with full time study. Most students work on the program on a part time basis and complete the program within 14 months.
To register for the Associate Dog Trainer Certificate program, please read the following carefully.
There are 4 required courses for the online dog training certificate program, 2 course electives and 4 course modules required to complete this program (See below).
Students must successfully complete the four (4) Required Courses and BOTH
- two (2) Course Electives (These are chosen after you have registered)
- four (4) Course Modules (These are chosen after you have registered)
Required Courses: Must complete ALL four courses (in order):
Course Electives: Chose two (2) from the following list
Course Modules: Chose four (4) from the following list (Available only after complete Required courses)
Thinking Like a Trainer, Part I
Think Like a Trainer II
How to Train a Distracted Dog
Curing Canine Anxiety
Working with Shelter or Rescue Dogs: When Love Isn’t Enough
Ethics for Dog Trainers
Different Breeds, Different Needs: Dog Training the Different Breeds
Marketing Your Dog Training Business
Working with Aggressive Dog Cases
Working with Dogs who Guard Food and Other Resources
Acknowledgement of Course and Diploma Completion:
Letters of completion and where offered, Certificates, will be sent for each course as it is earned. The ADT Diploma will be sent once all of the Diploma criteria have been successfully fulfilled. Certificates and Diplomas will have your name, the course or diploma earned and a list on the reverse side of your accomplishments.
Resources and Equipment Needed:
A computer with internet connection.
A digital video camera (an inexpensive camera is fine).
Some classes will require the purchase of equipment for training (to be ordered after registration).
Some classes will require the purchase of a course text.
Access to a wide variety of dogs to assist with homework assignments.
Instructors: Our Instructors are carefully chosen experts and excellent teachers in their area of expertise. We spend months developing one course so you and your dog can reach your goals.
Program Fee –
Three ways to buy:
1. Full Price – single payment – $1,810.00
2. Payment Plan – 18 monthly payments of $110.00 each (total cost will be $1,980.00)
3. Pay as you go – purchase one class at a time ($1,910). Simply click on the individual course pages above to access fee and registration details.
By purchasing below, you are registering for the Associate Dog Trainer Certificate program.
Register Here for options 1. or 2.
Option 1-Pay in Full=$1,810
Option 2- Payment Plan – $110 per month for 18 months.
Please read the Payment Plan policy.
To sign up for the Payment Plan, click on the SUBSCRIBE button below.
You must also read and agree to the E-Training for Dogs, Inc. Standard Terms and Conditions prior to taking a course: Click HERE to read these. You will be asked when you register if you have read them and will not be allowed to take the course if you do not agree to the terms.