WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME?



Foundations, Comprehensive, Professional?

Compare these courses side-by-side.

 
 
 

Consider Dog Trainer Foundations:

Summary
A course on the basics of modern dog training.

Basic

  • all online
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 1 hr of coaching
  • 20+ training activities
  • 40 demonstration videos

Effort and Time

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Low

Enrollment
Enroll online, start anytime.

Experience Requirement
None

Tuition
$249
50% tuition credit to DTP or  25% tuition credit to the DTC

Personal Goals

  • develop solid foundation of skills and knowledge.
  • train important behaviors and solve common behavior issues with your dog.
  • have fun activities with your dog.
  • quickest preparation for Professional program.

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Consider Dog Trainer Comprehensive:

Summary
A deep course on the knowledge and skills applied in modern dog training.

Core

  • all online
  • 4-8 months to complete
  • 10 hrs of coaching
  • 25+ training exercises & activities
  • 68 demonstration videos

Effort and Time

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Medium

Enrollment
Enroll online, start anytime.

Experience Requirement
None

Tuition 
$999
25% tuition credit to DTP

Personal Goals

  • gain comprehensive set of skills and knowledge.
  • train your dog to a high level.
  • assist other trainers.
  • apply skills in a related setting like shelter work, dog walking, or veterinary office.
  • strengthen bond with your dog.
  • most thorough preparation for Professional program.

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Consider Dog Trainer Professional:

Summary
A complete education program focused on developing excellence in dog training, teaching others, and career success culminating in professional certification assessment.

Professional

  • blends online and in-person
  • 6 months to complete
  • 60+ hours of coaching
  • hands-on workshops with dogs
  • 40+ training exercises, activities, & games
  • 250+ demonstration videos
  • knowledge, training skill and teaching skill assessments

Effort and Time

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High

Enrollment
Apply online, start at fixed dates.

Experience Requirement
Requires a baseline of skills and experiences

Tuition
$5300
Tuition in foreign currencies selectively available 
Tuition loan programs

Personal Goals

  • receive top professional education in dog training.
  • KPA certification.
  • build or enhance a career in dog training and behavior.
  • apply the skills to train both your dog and client dogs.
  • teach classes and private sessions.
  • work in related animal career fields.
  • gain dog training business skills.
  • gain a trusted peer network.

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Consider Dog Trainer Foundations:

 

Summary
A course on the basics of modern dog training.

Core Components

  • all online
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 1 hr of coaching
  • 20+ training activities
  • 40 demonstration videos

Effort and Time

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Low

Enrollment
Enroll online, start anytime.

Experience Requirement
None

Tuition
$249
50% tuition credit to DTP or  25% tuition credit to the DTC

Personal Goals

  • develop solid foundation of skills and knowledge.
  • train important behaviors and solve common behavior issues with your dog.
  • have fun activities with your dog.
  • quickest preparation for Professional program.

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Summary
A deep course on the knowledge and skills applied in modern dog training.

Core Components

  • all online
  • 6-8 months to complete
  • 10 hrs of coaching
  • 28 training exercises and activities
  • 68 demonstration videos

Effort and Time

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Medium

Enrollment
Enroll online, start anytime.

Experience Requirement
None

Tuition 
$999
25% tuition credit to DTP

Personal Goals

  • gain comprehensive set of skills and knowledge.
  • train your dog to a high level.
  • assist other trainers.
  • apply skills in a related setting like shelter work, dog walking, or veterinary office.
  • strengthen bond with your dog.
  • most thorough preparation for Professional program.

ENROLL Learn More
 

Summary
A full program to develop excellence in training dogs, teaching others and career success culminating in professional certification assessment.

Core Components

  • blends online and in-person
  • 6 months to complete
  • 60+ hours of coaching
  • hands-on workshops with dogs
  • 40+ training exercises, activities, and games
  • 250+ demonstration videos
  • knowledge, training skill and teaching skill assessments

Effort and Time

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High

Enrollment
Apply online, start at fixed dates.

Experience Requirement
Requires a baseline of skills and experiences

Tuition
$5300
Tuition in foreign currencies selectively available 
Tuition loan programs

Personal Goals

  • receive top professional education in dog training.
  • KPA certification.
  • build or enhance a career in dog training and behavior.
  • apply the skills to train both your dog and client dogs.
  • teach classes and private sessions.
  • work in related animal career fields.
  • gain dog training business skills.
  • gain a trusted peer network.

APPLY Learn More