CIDBT Professional Dog Training Instructor Programme


12 Month Programme of Study and Support


Strictly limited numbers - working alongside the same team throughout your study


Achieve Advanced Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction


Achieve Level 4 Diploma in Professional Dog Training Instruction


Intensive practical workshops, guided home study, live online tutorials


Access to experts in the industry

To view qualification specification, click here

Course information

  • 6 days of practical training at the Kennel Club in Warwickshire
  • Online workshops
  • Bespoke Zooms / Individual tutorials
  • Hands on training and assessments
  • Distance learning elements
  • Dedicated online group for your ‘cohort’
  • Limited numbers accepted
  • Formal qualification on completion
  • Achieve Advanced Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction
  • Supported Membership Application of the Guild of Dog Trainers
  • Level 4 Diploma in Professional Qualification Number: 610/1752/8 
  • Telephone and zoom support from our tutors
  • Access to additional tutors and specialist experts in the field of Dog Behaviour & Training

Our Professional Instructor Programme is designed for people just like you… who either already work with dogs and wish to obtain a formal qualification and / or increase their professional knowledge and practical skills or for those who would like to create a new career in the dog training profession.

 This twelve-month programme culminating in not only an immense amount of practical experience and academic knowledge but also an Advanced Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction (Professional Practice) and an Ofqual regulated formal level four (4) qualification.

 The programme is an intensive and thorough training programme to create and develop your professional practice career. On top of that you have over 12 months of one-to-one mentorship and advice relating to you, your clients and your business.

 We have created this programme by popular demand and access is by successful application only, to develop the very best Professional Dog Training Instructors. The job role requires a vast skill set and as such we only take those applicants that have the greatest chance of success covering all sectors.

On completion of this 12-month programme you will not only be proficient in all aspects of dog training but you will achieve your Advanced Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction  (Professional Practice) and your Level 4 Diploma in Professional Dog Training Instruction. 

Included in this programme are zoom sessions and a dedicated online networking group with your (small team of) fellow students and your tutors along with unlimited mentoring and advice for the duration of the programme.

We offer the chance to learn and work with some of the most successful in the industry who continue to work full-time with clients in addition to partaking in this programme.

Your tutors are carefully selected and they are a part of a large network of canine professionals from whom you can also access support – from dog law to anatomy and physiology and all in between. At CIDBT our canine professionals come from diverse backgrounds covering all aspects of dog behaviour and training.

Internal and external verification by independent assessors ensures that you achieve your goals and reach the standards required. Our tutors were involved in developing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Canine Behaviour & Training with Lantra so you can be sure that your experience with us will be second to none.

We are also proud to have been able to write and develop this qualification.

This programme includes residential sessions at the Kennel Club building in Warwickshire, each running for a 2 day period so 12 full days of practical training in addition to the Zoom workshops – guided home study elements and telephone / zoom mentorship.

Complete the online application form – Apply here

Alternatively, for further information you can email


    Your Course Basket
    Your basket is empty