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Our Dog Trainer program is a comprehensive and academically rigorous course designed for aspiring dog trainers seeking to embark on a fulfilling career. As an industry that continues to grow, the demand for well-trained professionals is evident. Our program offers an academic gateway, ensuring you acquire all the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for success in the dog training industry.
This program offers a range of topics, including Learning Theories and Foundations, Ground Skills, and more! Each module is designed to provide you with a profound understanding of canine behavior and a comprehensive skill set. With a focus on academic rigor and practical excellence, K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy offers this program as a sign of our commitment to equipping you with the expertise needed to excel as a Dog Trainer.
This part of the course will focus on learning the foundations of dog training such as: operant conditioning, classical conditioning, shaping, luring, and a variety of methods and techniques.
You will also learn about reinforcement schedules, reinforcement packages, timing, motivation, the 4 stages of learning, the 3 D’s of progression, blue ribbon emotions as well as the importance of home environment structure and boundaries for pet dogs.
This part of the course will focus on the basic mechanics of dog training such as: leash handling, food handling/food luring, leash & prong corrections without dog, e-collar corrections without dog, defensive handling, kennel skills, door manners, verbal markers, prong collar sizing and placement, e collar sizing and placement, and timing of rewards/corrections.
This part of the course will focus on the basic obedience mechanics of dog training after mastery of the Ground Skills.
You’ll learn and be able to successfully apply ground skills to teach dogs the basic obedience commands: sit, down, come, place & heel (minimum obedience commands).
You’ll also be able to teach dogs with only food; only food and a leash/prong; and teach dogs with a combination of food, leash/prong, and e-collar.
This portion of the course will also require students to learn how to successfully condition the e-collar and prong collar to dogs. Additionally, supplemental commands may be required to teach dogs (such as “crate”, “let’s go”, “go potty”, “off”, “quiet”, etc.)
This part of the course will focus on teaching dogs household pet manners. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot and apply what they have learned during the Ground Skills and Obedience skills portion of the course to remove problematic behaviors and successfully teach dogs how to have proper house manners.
This part of the course explores canine behavioral psychology and more! Students will learn the art of strategically applying positive reinforcement methods, including the judicious use of treats, praise, and play. Through engaging lessons and practical demonstrations, we aim to cultivate skilled trainers and passionate communicators, building a positive connection with canine companions. By the end of this module, students will possess the skills to transform their enthusiasm for dogs into a profession marked by effective and enjoyable training techniques.
This part of the course will focus on students learning puppy development, socialization, potty training and puppy training.
In this program, to successfully graduate from our Dog Trainer Program, it is required to achieve a minimum pass rate of 90% on quizzes and written assessments. This rigorous standard is designed to ensure you acquire a robust understanding of the program’s curriculum, equipping you for a successful career as a dog trainer. Your official enrollment contract will provide comprehensive information regarding the Academy, offering a more in-depth overview of our program details and expectations.
You will not receive a physical certification upon completion. Instead, K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy offers you a digital verification badge, which you can prominently display on your website as proof of your successful course completion. Furthermore, you will receive an official Letter of Verification and a Letter of Recommendation from the Academy, serving as a valuable reference for your clients to confirm your training expertise gained through our program.
Enrolling in K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy was a game changer for my career! Even though it was online, my mentors were amazing and made sure that everything I can apply everything I learned online in real life. If you’re passionate about dog training, I definitely recommend K9 Mania Academy!
My time with K9 Mania Academy went beyond what I thought it would be. The lessons and coaching sessions with my mentor were great and i really feel supported. I got my certificate and i now feel confident and prepared to be a dog trainer! 10/10 would recommend!
Choosing k9 mania dog trainer academy is the biggest career move I’ve made yet and no regrets! I had doubts enrolling, but the online programs allowed me to work and study at the same time! Now Im living my dream as a certified dog trainer, I have tons of clients and its all thanks to the academy!!!
K9 MANIA ACADEMY GRADUATE
“They actually show you the right way to handle any kind of dog; how to approach them, how to keep them calm, what to do if something isn’t working. They teach you how to meet the dog at the level they’re at, no matter what kind of dog it is.
I used to find it difficult to work with more fearful dogs but since working with K9 Mania, I feel a lot more confident about handling difficult dog behavior.”
K9 MANIA ACADEMY GRADUATE
“They helped walk me through all the proper dog training techniques, how to use different equipment, and just about everything else. I don’t think I would have been able to learn it all by myself.
Just having people there, ready to help you out and show you how to do it all in person is something that’s so valuable. You just can’t find it anywhere else.”
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