Professional Practice Higher Certificates

Our essential certificates for those embarking on a full-time career to the highest standards of professional education in dog training and behaviour.

Higher certificates are everything you need to reach whatever destination you desire in your career.

Below is a list of our Higher Certificates. Each one of these consists of completing several of our courses in order to gain the Higher Certificate, click on any of these to find out more information. The post-nominals ‘CIDBT Cert’ may be used after your name upon successful completion.

*There are no additional charges for issuing a Higher Certificate.

Everything you need

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Completing the Certificate allows you to apply for ‘Trainer’ membership of the Guild of Dog Trainers

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This Higher Certificate course can be used as a pathway to joining the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) – Britain’s largest canine specific behaviour association

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The CIDBT Higher Certificate course described on this page is recognised by the following:

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We are an Open College Network (West Midlands) Accredited Centre

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After you’ve gained this Higher Certificate you can use the post-nominal letters after your name of CIDBT Cert

Existing student? Click below to claim your higher certificate.

Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training

The Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training is suitable for current or aspiring dog trainers. This certificate takes you on a journey through understanding body language, breed specific behaviours and a huge array of training techniques; looking at how dogs learn best and what we can do to facilitate sensible, solid, reliable obedience training. This course is a suitable introduction to move from dog owner, to dog trainer and beyond.

Pre-requisite

Before starting this Higher Certificate you need to complete the pre-requisite course shown below. Those with six months or more experience may forego this course.

CIDBT 4110 Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour

CIDBT 4110 is a four phase course, it is solely Home Study and no workshop attendance is required.

£425 - 4 Phase Course without Workshop

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In order to gain the Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training, you need to complete the courses shown below:

CIDBT 4004 Fundamental Skills in Dog Handling & Training

CIDBT 4004 is a three phase course, phases one and two are Home Study and phase three is a one day workshop which you are expected to attend. .

£345 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management

This course is designed to introduce you to, or to further your development as a dog training instructor.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4014 Practical and Effective Dog Training

A holistic approach to dog training and building a symbiotic relationship - ultimately it does what it says on the tin - looks at training techniques for 'real life' situations, rather than controlled in-class training.

£455 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4101 Smart Puppy Training

This Course is all about puppies and more specifically the Puppy and its new owner - suitable for the new owner or the aspiring trainer.

£325 - 3 Phase Course without Workshop

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Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction

The Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction is our most popular training qualification for:

Dog Training Clubs, classes and schools
Professional dog trainers
Puppy school trainers
Specialist dog handlers
Canine Behaviourists

This certificate is for all instructors within the various obedience training disciplines with puppies and or adult dogs. You can study around your current work schedule making these courses flexible.

Pre-requisite

Before starting this Higher Certificate you need to complete the pre-requisite course shown below. Those with six months or more experience may forego this course.

CIDBT 4110 Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour

CIDBT 4110 is a four phase course, it is solely Home Study and no workshop attendance is required.

£425 - 4 Phase Course without Workshop

See course

In order to gain the Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction you need to complete the courses shown below:

CIDBT 4101 Smart Puppy Training

This Course is all about puppies and more specifically the Puppy and its new owner - suitable for the new owner or the aspiring trainer.

£325 - 3 Phase Course without Workshop

See course

CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management

This course is designed to introduce you to, or to further your development as a dog training instructor.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

See course

CIDBT 4014 Practical and Effective Dog Training

A holistic approach to dog training and building a symbiotic relationship - ultimately it does what it says on the tin - looks at training techniques for 'real life' situations, rather than controlled in-class training.

£455 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

See course

CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

This course is focused on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product.

£485 - 2 Phase Course with Workshop

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