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The course comprises lectures with embedded video examples, reading, interactive presentations, quizzes, self-checks, as well as training and practical exercises with dogs away from the computer.

There is a suggested order of tasks, and the introduction will walk you through how to get the most from your learning experience. However, the course is fully self-paced. You can skip forward and back as you please, and view material as many times as you like.

Price includes shipping and handling.

Academy Modules

  • Introduction
  • Animal Learning
  • Dog Training
  • Obedience Behaviors
  • Class Teaching
  • Dog Behavior
  • Behavior Problems
  • Fear and Aggression
  • Client Counseling
  • History of Dog Training
  • Dog Breeds
  • Critical Thinking
  • Psychotropic Medications
  • Exam Preparation

Video Demonstrations

  • Mechanics and techniques of dog training
  • Key steps for obedience behaviors
  • Shaping without prompts, with correct use of a clicker
  • Examples of class teaching by Sandi Thompson of Bravo!Pup
  • Basic Class Orientation example
  • Conducting client consultations
  • Dog body language
  • Interviews with veteran trainers

Materials and Support

  • Training plans and video examples for the all bread and butter pet dog behaviors
  • Training technique self-assessment tools
  • Customizable lesson plans and homework sheets for Basic and Puppy Classes
  • Customizable client-friendly handouts on behavior, training and behavior problems
  • Carefully selected readings and abstracts on relevant behavior and training topics
  • Forms to quantify and score dog behavior observations
  • dog*tec Business CD for Trainers (lawyer-drafted waivers and agreements, diagnostic flow-charts, intake and history forms etc., all customizable) (formerly titled dogPRO CD)
  • Book "How to Run a Dog Business – Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is" by Veronica Boutelle
  • Book "Excel-Erated Learning" by Pamela Reid, PhD
  • Weekly interactive webinars
  • Collegial online student forums
  • Webcam coaching
  • Academy graduate referral list