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Our Professional Dog Trainer Program is the definitive choice for individuals aspiring to excel in dog training. Whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned enthusiast, our program is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Through this comprehensive program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of dog behavior and master the art of effective training techniques.
In this program, you will acquire the expertise needed to address various behavioral challenges among dogs, from misbehaving puppies to rehabilitating anxious dogs, while instilling proper socialization skills and more! By completing this program, you won’t only be the first person dog owners turn to for solving their dog training issues – you will become the ultimate authority, the last and most trusted dog trainer they’ll need to consult. With our guidance, you will not only grasp the intricacies of dog training but also gain hands-on training that will set you apart in this competitive field of dog training.
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.
As part of the program, tailored for aspiring dog trainers, participants embark on a journey into the fascinating realm of canine behavioral psychology. 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.
Step into the world of dog training essentials in this segment of our program designed for budding trainers. Students will learn to navigate an array of fundamental tools, mastering the thoughtful selection and application of leashes, collars, and clickers. Through hands-on exercises, participants will seamlessly integrate these tools, enhancing their confidence and proficiency in training sessions. By the conclusion of this module, students will be well-prepared to embark on their dog training journey with a solid foundation in the use of essential training equipment.
This part of the course will focus on learning about dog body language, determining source causes of behavior cases, and how to troubleshoot and apply the training to solve all varying forms of: reactivity, fear, anxiety, aggression, resource guarding and other behavioral issues.
To successfully graduate from our Dog Trainer Program, you must meet the following criteria:
1. Achieve a minimum pass rate of 90% on both quizzes and written assessments.
2. Complete all required video homework assignments.
•Your video homework assignments will be reviewed and critiqued by your mentor, who will provide a pass or fail grade.
• If you receive a fail grade on a video assignment, you can continue to re-upload it until it meets the passing grade criteria.
3. Actively participate during online sessions with your mentor.
4. Adhere to our attendance policies.
These rigorous standards have been carefully designed to ensure you acquire a thorough understanding of the program’s curriculum, preparing you for a successful career as a dog trainer.
Upon your completion of this program, physical certifications will be mailed to your address upon completion. K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy also offers you digital verification and completion badges, which you can prominently display on your website as proof of your successful course completion. You will receive an official Letter of Verification as a valuable reference for your clients to confirm your training expertise gained through our program.
On top of your Letter of Verification, you will also receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Academy, which serves as our official endorsement of you as a graduate, further bolstering your credentials.
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!!!
Here are the success stories from our students. Your education journey is about to get a whole lot brighter.
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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