This course is focussed on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product. Dog training classes are in every town, so why would people come to you? Typically, this is via referral and recommendations because you deliver tangible results.
This is all about working as a Professional Dog Training Instructor. Naturally most people who enter this occupation do so with a love of dogs, but that is not the only requirement to be able to make a living and really help people to train their dogs. Not all dogs are malleable, willing to learn or social and outgoing. A sound understanding of breed specific behaviour and learning is essential as well as an understanding and empathy of differing canine learning styles and developmental processes and owners varying abilities.
Understanding how dogs learn and having a vast array of techniques in your ‘tool box’ is of course an essential prerequisite, but being able to successfully teach people as the conduit to training their dogs in a knowledgeable, effective, friendly and motivational manner and within a reasonable time frame is an additional skill.
This in-depth course covers moral and legal responsibilities, dog training equipment for class and one to one environments, personal safety considerations, defining your offer and creating a unique product, advanced practical dog training exercises, managing difficult dogs in the training environment, motivational skills for dogs and owners, presentation skills, class optimisation, referral and veterinary relations.
This course is designed to help you be a true Professional Dog Training Instructor. A useful course for all students, for any dog training instructors and is also for those who would like to integrate their knowledge with new skills and a deeper awareness of all aspects of a dog training class and one to one instruction. Made up of one Home Study phase, a two-day workshop and reflective, self-development feedback after the workshop.
Phase 1 (Home Study)
- Personal history and experience as a Dog Training Instructor and future goals
- The role of the Dog Trainer – moral and legal responsibilities
- Business Models and assessing local competitors
- Personal Safety and Equipment
- Advanced Dog Training Exercises
- Practical exercise and recorded evidence
Phase 2 – (Workshop)
- Breed specific behaviour and learning
- Canine learning styles and development
- Instruction styles
- Managing difficult dogs in the class environment
- The Assistant
- Advanced Instruction
- Presentation skills
- Class layout and getting optimum results
- Time management
- Business practicalities
Post the Phase 2 workshop, you will be required to complete a short personal analysis and feedback form.
“I was looking to change career’s and follow my passion into the dog industry.
I looked at many courses then I found CIBDT. I live up in the North East and these courses where down South. It was one of the best decisions I made and the travel just became part of an exciting journey.
I’ve lost count how many courses I took online and participant in classroom environments and practical workshops. I’ve met fellow students that have gone on to be life long friends.
Education has to be informative and reach everyone on a personal level. The environment has to be friendly, inviting and comfortable. These courses met all this criteria and more.
I’ve gone on to work with rescue’s and dog’s with behaviour struggles from traumatic backgrounds and experiences and writing behaviour modification plan’s for rehabilitation. My confidence grew by choosing these courses with CIBDT giving me the tools to choose my own path in the dog industry and giving me the opportunity to learn and enjoy at the same time.”