Dog Trainer Certificate

​Fully Accredited Dog Training Instructor Certificate

5 day Get you Started Train the Trainer Programme

Want to become not just a dog trainer – but the very best dog trainer – looking for a course to get you started.

The focus of this course is training dogs outdoors which in my view is the only sensible way to run dog training.

I found it so frustrating when I made the decision to become a dog trainer, trying to find appropriate training that would really teach me,  not just the dog training aspect, but also how to run and manage classes, how to create effective lesson plans, what do I do when things go wrong, how do I find my customers and most importantly how do I become the Best Dog Trainer in town!

My decision to become a dog trainer was based on a couple of life changing events. I was muddling along in a very well paid job. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. I also knew that I really didn’t want to keep working for somebody else and that I really wanted to work with dogs.

Two thing happened. First I got a new pup, and this is no word of a lie, we were asked to leave not just one, but two local puppy classes as ‘he was too disruptive.’

The second thing that happened was I went away for a weekend and came back to find my houseboat home on the bottom of the river.

Frustrated with local dog training services, up to my eyes in debt & homeless, I decided to start my own dog training school. I knew I could do better but I searched everywhere to try to find a qualification to get me into the Dog Training field and quickly realised that there is no qualification available and very little out there that will give you not just the theory but the in-depth practical knowledge and experience which is the key to becoming The Best Dog Trainer in Town.

Over the past few years I’ve started running a Train the Trainer programme and have some great success stories from this.

I have just finished the train the trainer course and I can honestly say it was the best . I have never been so scared about anything but it was brilliant!!! Anyone wanting to get in to training this is a must!!! Thank you Sandra and the team !!

Thanks Mandy from Hayling Island for her positive comments.

An online version of the full course is coming soon with a complete set of videos from our 8 week puppy training programme. We urge you to come along to the face to face course if you can but realise sometimes the travel or commitments make it too difficult and with technology today we can do this by video. Get in touch if you’d like to be kept informed about this.

And just in case your wondering … I’m back living on my houseboat & my puppy (now 9) is trained to working gundog level. I’ve also trained and re homed a rescue, 3 year old,, Great Dane who was deaf and partially sighted – sadly we lost her a few months ago, aged 8. What a lot she taught me and I miss her dreadfully.

The National Dog Training Dog Training Instructor Certificate is for anyone who wants a career as a dog trainer. We intend it to help improve the standard of dog and puppy training across the UK.

So we will work you hard, we & our customers will evaluate you and be brutal about how you are doing and what you need to improve on.

Only consider this course if you are hardworking, hardy and always put your heart and soul into everything you commit to.

The National Dog Training Academy has tried, tested & proven training methods and programmes, all of which are waiting for you as part of our 5 day Train the Trainer programme.

We have the most amazing customers who help us with this course. Get a feel for what it will really be like running your own dog training school.

There are no strings attached to the course but if you feel you want to be a part of a team and have more guidance and support, if you reach the required standard on the course you can consider our License Opportunity.

If you want to be the very best dog trainer get in touch for more information.

Dog Training as a Career

The National Dog Training Academy (formerly AA Dog Training School) reputation expanded beyond all expectations and we now want all dog owners across the country to be able to access our unique, effective, fun, dog & puppy training services.

Let’s all work together towards reducing the number of dogs & puppies going into rescue & the heartache this can cause for both dog & owner.

 You can make a difference.

This isn’t for everyone and it might not be for you but if:

  • You are passionate about improving standards
  • You love the outdoor life
  • You love working with dogs and people
  • You love being part of a growing & developing team

Then this might just be for you ….. why not get in touch today.

Start your own Profitable Dog Training School

Due to huge demand we are now looking to develop our existing operations through new strategic licensing opportunities with the right individuals.