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Academy Tuition is $6825 if pre-paid. We also offer a payment plan, which consists of an initial payment of $2,500 followed by $500 per month for ten months (totaling $7500). Your credit card will be charged on or around the final day of each month after the initial payment. If you are accepted into the program, your acceptance email will offer you both pre-paid and payment plan options.

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