The Dog Trainer Professional program is for the highly motivated trainer who has specific goals for improving knowledge, skills, and career prospects. The course blends online learning with hands-on instruction from some of the best teachers in the field.
World, Puerto Rico | Terrie Hayward
Our 6-month Dog Trainer Professional program is for those who are looking to advance their dog training skills and career prospects to their highest levels. The program focuses on the science behind behavior and gives participants all of the skills needed to succeed as professional trainers.
The program combines online learning with hands-on instruction. Complete the online portion at home over approximately six (6) months. Then travel to the US for nine (9) days of integrated training, education, and certification assessment.
Bond with your dog like never before, build fluent behaviors and solid chains, train new species, and join a global community of Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners by applying today!
What About Covid 19? We have it covered. In the event that it is not safe for a workshop to be held in person, it can be delivered as scheduled in a virtual workshop environment. The adaptations we have made deliver the excellent education experience for which the Dog Trainer Professional program is known while keeping everyone safe in this unique time. If you have questions kindly contact [email protected]
Apply anytime before 11/13/2020
Course Start Date
Your course begins on 11/20/2020
On-Site Workshop Dates
Travel to Rincon, Puerto Rico for an intensive 9-day workshop May 13-21, 2021 (8 workshop days and 1 day off).
Dog Trainer Professional program: $5,700. Find out more about interest-free loans.
- Integrated online learning and hands-on workshop
- Travel 1 times to this location for your 9-day workshop
- Work with your dog at home; we provide a dog for the workshop
- Video submissions are required
As a thriving town with a diverse tourism market, Rincon boasts many options for accommodation. From vacation rentals, to small guesthouses, to some larger (no chain) hotels there are many choices for various budgets. The following link provides a good cross section of options: http://www.rincon.org/hotels/ Please email Terrie with any questions you may have about local accommodations.
"Rincon" translates to "corner" in Spanish, a nod to the town's location at the corner of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Rincon is famous for its picturesque sunsets and miles of beaches, and is a haven for surfers of all ages and skill levels. The relaxed coastal town hosts an array of annual festivals and events, and although a small and intimate town by nature, Rincon boasts a medley of divergent atmospheres and venues, from the charm of secluded beaches to the active triathlon and surfing communities.