Dog Professional Certificate
e-Training for Dogs in partnership with independent educational partners offers the following dog professional certificate programs.
All of our Certificates are awarded through our formal school entity: International College of Canine Studies
Earn a Dog Professional Certificate
Build your resume and gain professional skills with a certificate of completion.
Simply click on the Dog Professional Certificate Program/Diploma you are interested in taking and you will go to the relevant department page which will outline in detail the requirements you need to fulfill in order to successfully complete the Certificate Program.
Why obtain a dog professional certificate?
Certificates are increasingly recognized by employers and clients as validation of special skills and knowledge. Our certificate programs offer the possibility to study a specialized are of the dog industry.
Earning a certificate demonstrates your willingness to make the time commitment necessary for professional and career development and success. A certificate is only as good as the knowledge and skills gained by the student. In other words, its quality is dependent on the Faculty member, the Content and the Student. We stand behind you with our name on your Certificate. This is not something we take lightly.
Validity of an Internet Program for a Dog Trainer
To be a dog trainer, one’s training MUST consist of a large proportion of hands-on experience. Dogs are live creatures and you can not learn how to be a dog trainer without training dogs. Our internet-based courses are mainly “applied.” This means you will be expected to take what you learn, apply it and prove (demonstrate) that you have applied it. How can this be done over the internet? Through the rich capability of the medium of course delivery used at e-Training for Dogs, Inc., we rely heavily on in-class discussion, presentation and VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS. This means YOU will have to video your progress working with the dog in whatever homework you are given and send it to your professor who will often share it in class. You will have to demonstrate your progress working with a dog. We are not a mail order school.
At e-Training for Dogs, Inc. we are seeking “specialized” accreditation wherever and whenever we can find a legitimate accrediting body. Unfortunately, there are not many legitimate specialized accrediting agencies in the canine professions. For example, our Therapy Dog I course is recognized by the Council of Certified Pet Dog Trainers. It counts for 5 CEU’s if you are a CPDT. We have several other examples, dependent on the specialization area. Another is the Canine Massage Therapy program through Treetops in Canada. Watch for the accreditations on various Diplomas.
Associate Dog Trainer (ADT) Individuals who are passionate about improving their bonds with their own dogs or desire to become a dog trainer of pet dogs would greatly benefit from this introductory to novice-level dog training program. You will explore key areas such as: psychology of dogs (how they learn); setting up and running a group training class; understanding canine body language; and pet first aid (highly required for anyone with a dog in their care). After required coursework, this program is designed to be highly flexible to meet the unique goals and needs of the student yet maintain the ability to result in highly qualified graduates.
Breeding and Genetics This Certificate/Diploma is designed for breeders, dog professionals or individuals interested in the biology, evolution, genetics, and the early environmental influences on dogs. Students will understand the links between behavior and the origin, evolution, genetics and biology of the dog; how the evolutionary background, biology, and genetics, impact canine behavior; how the early experiences of canines impact their behavior; how the prenatal and postnatal environment can be optimized to affect a canine’s development and behavior; and complete understanding of the basic genetics of breeding dogs.
Canine Massage Therapy This Certificate/Diploma is designed for students interested in by learning the art of canine massage. Students will gain a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of a dog and how this knowledge must be used to direct your application of a safe and effective massage therapy program; canine massage techniques and when to use them or not use them to direct your application of a safe and effective massage therapy program; knowledge of how to set up the treatment area and the use of aromatherapy and other complementary therapies that should or should NOT accompany massage therapy; how to assess an animal for the appropriate therapy program; and, knowledge of how to begin and maintain a thriving Canine Massage Therapy business.
Canine Behavior Consultant Certificate
This program is designed for those who desire to become educated as a dog behaviorist. Learn dog behavior from theory to application. Learn why and how dogs learn. This program is essential for anyone interested in the study of dogs, dog behavior and for those working with dogs in any capacity. You will explore key areas such as: canine behavior and how they communicate with each other and with us; the various factors that go into dog behavior; theoretical foundations of current knowledge around dog behavior; and, how canine biology and evolution effects behavior; canine cognition, including awareness, perception, reasoning, memory and judgment.
The Dog Daycare Supervisor Certificate program is designed to educate the canine professional for the specific job of supervising dog daycare play groups.Dog daycare is a multimillion dollar business and they are popping up all across the world. Daycare allows dogs to interact with their own kind which helps in development and maintaining physical and mental health. In order for a daycare to be successful they must have educated supervisors who are knowledgeable in dog behavior and interaction. This course will give the professional all the knowledge they need to run successful play groups in any setting. Successful completion of this course will result in a Dog Daycare Supervisor Certificate.
Fitness and Nutrition This Certificate is designed for individuals who are passionate about improving their care of their own dogs or desire to be able to offer useful nutrition and fitness advice to their clients. You will explore key areas such as: anatomy and physiology, disease states, physical development, fitness, injury prevention and care, the impact of nutrition and how to provide optimal nutrition throughout the lifespan of your dog, complementary therapies, how to provide emergency care. Possible career opportunities on completion of this diploma program: Self employment as a dog fitness and nutrition consultant or as an employee within a dog training facility, animal rehabilitation facility, humane society, rescue or other supportive canine care and educational facility.
Professional Groomer This Certificate/Diploma is designed for students interested in becoming a groomer. This course builds on the fundamentals of pet grooming, bathing, drying, handling dogs, health and safety and equipment and its use. Students will learn clipping, scissoring and hand-stripping techniques including speed grooming techniques to be able to groom all breeds in pet trims to work in a commercial salon or as a self employed full trained groomer. Students will also learn the grooming business fundamentals such as creating, managing and running a pet grooming business; how to deal with customers; problems; staffing; insurance; pricing; advertising; and marketing.