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CURRICULUM

Dog Trainer
Certificate Program

This program is designed to offer you all of the tools and experience it takes to become a successful dog trainer in an expanding and profitable industry. Our Master Dog Trainer program will immerse you in all aspects of dog training and allow you the opportunity to learn from some of the top trainers in the industry. Unlike other master dog trainer certification programs that simply cover dog training specialty areas for a few days, this course gives you an enormous amount of valuable hands-on experience that is required to become a successful dog trainer.

Curriculum Details

Dog Trainer Certificate Program:

Curriculum:

  • History of Dogs
    • Learn a few different studies of the transform of wolves to dogs – which is the correct one? And why?
  • Dog Breeds
    • The right breed for the right owner
    • Kennel Clubs from around the world
    • Kennel clubs’ groups
    • Primitive breeds
    • Toy & Companion Breeds
    • Working Dogs
    • Terriers
    • Sight and Scent dogs
    • Terriers
    • Designer dogs
  • Learning Theories
    • Classical conditioning
    • Operant Conditioning
      • Positive Reinforcement
      • Negative Reinforcement
      • Positive Punishment
      • Negative Punishment
    • Extinction 
    • Premack Principle
    • Social Learning
  • Canine Training
    • Goals for Training
    • Plan the training program
    • Housebreaking
    • Crating 
    • Marker training / Clicker training.
    • Impulse control
    • Cues – Verbal and Hands
    • Teaching the Commands – Basic, Advanced, Off Leash
      • Sit
      • Down from Sit
      • Down Stay
      • Sit from Down
      • Down from Standing
      • Stand
      • Emergency Down
      • Heeling
      • Loose leash Walking
      • Commands Release
  • Tethering Exercises 
  • Solving mild behaviors
  • Dog Tricks
  • CGC Training
  • Advanced CGC
  • Urban Canine 
  • AKC Testing for CGC and Tricks
  • Speak your Dog’s Language
    • Dog Communications
    • Body Language
    • Safety while training
    • Dogs in the Family
    • Dogs around Children and Babies
  • Dog Care, Nutrition and Grooming
    • Bathing
    • Brushing
    • Coat types
    • Nails
    • Vaccinations
    • Heartworm & Flea and Tick prevention 
    • Dog Food & Nutrition
  • How to start your own business
    • Getting started
    • Money Management
    • Legal & Liability
    • Marketing
    • Dealing with Clients
  • Hands on Training
    • Working with dogs on all areas of dog training to understand the concept of training a dog and not just learning the classroom portion.

 

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