Behavior And Obedience
Trainer Course

Behavior and obedience training is one of the most used and important training types in a dog trainer’s repertoire. Dog Trainer College’s dog obedience trainer course teaches you how to reinforce obedience, positive behaviors, and a trainable disposition in dogs so they can become loved and loyal pets. You will learn cutting-edge, balanced methods and techniques while working with a variety of dogs and experienced trainers, so you will be ready to teach and handle the types of dogs you can expect to handle in a professional dog trainer setting

Behavior And Obedience
Trainer Course

Behavior and obedience training is one of the most used and important training types in a dog trainer’s repertoire. Dog Trainer College’s dog obedience trainer course teaches you how to reinforce obedience, positive behaviors, and a trainable disposition in dogs so they can become loved and loyal pets. You will learn cutting-edge, balanced methods and techniques while working with a variety of dogs and experienced trainers, so you will be ready to teach and handle the types of dogs you can expect to handle in a professional dog trainer setting

Course Overview

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Become A Certified Behavior And Obedience Dog Trainer

This intense, multi-faceted six-week course includes basic and advanced obedience training as well as identifying many problem behaviors and developmental issues. You will learn about different types of canine aggression and how to curtail these behaviors effectively. You will also learn about puppy development, house training, socialization and first aid, as well as skills you will need to run a business such as kennel management, marketing, and web design. The course stems from a balanced training perspective.

Learn more about this course below and apply online to get started. Sign up for top-notch dog training courses and put effective, progressive training techniques and comprehensive knowledge to work at your new or existing dog training business.

A student from Indiana commented about the instructors at DTC:  “I couldn’t have asked for better teachers.  I could go as far to call them role models that I could look up to.”

Both financial aid and/or housing is available, if needed. With our competitive financing options, you can take this progressive course for as little as $100/month.* Sorry, we do not accept VA education or voc rehab benefits.

*Rates and term will vary according to individual credit score, co-signer (if any), and amount of down payment.

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The start dates for this class are February 26, July 1, and September 30, 2024.

This course meets M-F from 9am to approximately 4pm
(Depending upon class size, weather, number of dogs to train, etc)

Classes are held on-site at our facility near Spencer, IN.

paid Course Rates

Six-Week Course

$4,900

What You Will Learn

Core Elements
  • Learn how to work with the dog – not against him; bringing out the best in the dog
  • Understand the concepts behind efficient training and the fundamentals of conditioning
  • Be able to train dogs in both basic and advanced obedience
  • Train a variety of dogs with a variety of needs using a variety of tools in a variety of ways
  • Diagnose training problems and formulate a plan to overcome them
  • Manage a kennel operation in a clean, healthy setting
Training and Techniques
  • Grasp the proper (and improper) use of dog training aids
  • Understand the importance of socializing puppies
  • House-train dogs/puppies in the best way/s possible
  • Know how a dog “pack” works
  • Identify canine behaviors and signals
  • Realize the need for socialization and how to be thorough in socializing puppies/dogs
Health and Care
  • Recognize canine anatomy
  • Diagnose different kinds of canine aggression
  • Recognize a variety of breeds and their inherent differences
  • Understand the nutritional needs of the canine and how best to meet them
  • Recognize health issues of the canine and be able to administer emergency first aid
  • Understand how breeding programs influence the health and temperament of the canine
Marketing Techniques
  • Establish the foundation for beginning your own dog training business
  • Create your own website that will attract visitors and establish business credibility
  • Understand how Search Engine Optimization works and what can be done to improve yours
  • Utilize various advertising and marketing options
  • Be able to effectively answer your client’s questions
  • Realize the many kinds of training that you may consider offering to your clients
  • Use social media as a means of marketing your brand/product

Curriculum Outline

Training Fundamentals
  • Conditioning
  • Phases of Training
  • Correction vs. Reward
Canine Development
  • Puppies
  • Housetraining
  • Socialization
  • Canine Anatomy
Canine Health
 
  • Nutrition
  • Canine CPR
  • Canine First Aid
  • Kennel Management
Obedience
  • Basic and Advanced, On/Off Leash
  • Proper use of a Prong collar
  • Proper use of a Remote collar
  • Clicker Training
  • Baiting/Luring
Canine Behavior
  • Analysis
  • Problem Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Breed Awareness
  • Dog-to-Human Aggression
  • Dog-to-Dog Aggression
Business Integration
  • Website construction
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media
  • Advertising and Marketing

Final Exam and Certification

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Get the certified training and skills you need to be able to train dogs of all ages and breeds. From training the basic behavior and obedience to even more advanced skills of training service dogs and police K9s, the demand for dog trainers is growing, so now is the time to get started! Invest in yourself and apply today for in-person or online courses and become a certified dog trainer.

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