Our Dog Trainer Professional program is for the highly motivated trainer who has specific goals for improving knowledge, skills, and career prospects. The course includes personalized instruction and coaching from some of the best teachers in the field.

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Virtual | Greenwich | Linda Ryan

Application Deadline:

September 11

  • Karen Pryor Academy's 9-month Dog Trainer Professional program offers an in-depth distance learning curriculum that explores the theoretical and practical aspects of animal training, teaching, and business set up along with (4) two day workshops.

    Students are required to complete both practical and written assignments and assessments, and attend the workshops. The have the full support oft heir experienced and skilled KPA accredited faculty mentor.

    This comprehensive nine-month course will give you all the knowledge and skill you need to attain the highest standards of positive reinforcement training, effectively teach these skills to others, and run a successful dog training business.

    KPA is a member organisation of the Animal Behaviour & Training Council, meaning that our graduate members may be listed under the ABTC Animal Training Instructor standard

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Application Deadline

Apply anytime before 11 September, 2024
Apply before 11 July, 2024 for an Early Application Discount of $200

Course Start Date

Your course begins on 18 September, 2024

Virtual Workshop

Virtual Workshop Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (9:00 - 15:00)  Greenwich/British Time 
Workshop Days: Workshops for this series will be on Tuesday/Wednesdays

Workshop 1: 19-20 November, 2024
Workshop 2: 21-22 January, 2025
Workshop 3: 18-19 March, 2025
Workshop 4: 13-14 May, 2025

Virtual Check-Ins

Virtual Check-Ins will begin at 11:15 AM Greenwich/British Time On Thursdays.
Check-In 1: 10 October, 2024
Check-In 2: 19 December, 2024
Check-In 3: 27 February, 2025
Check-In 4: 24 April, 2025


Dog Trainer Professional program: $6,600 USD. Find out more about financing options, including our five-installment no-interest loan.



  • Online learning and virtual workshops
  • No travel required
  • Virtual 2-day workshops and Check-In meetings
  • Video submissions are required


Application Deadline:
September 11


Linda Ryan


Early Application Savings
Apply by 11 July, 2024 to save $200
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