Become a Dog Trainer

Become a Dog Trainer - Online & 3 Day Attendance

If you want to become a dog trainer, then you’re in the right place.

Weekend and Weekday Course Options Available

Become a Dog Trainer with a multi-award winning Academy

Just 3 of our 7 Awards over the past 2 years

No more than 6 places available on any course – don’t get lost in the crowd

Individual, dedicated small group learning experience

2020 dates available now 

Become a Dog Trainer Weekday Courses

April 1st, 2nd, 3rd  – FULL

June 9th 10th, 11th

September 15th, 16th, 17th

Become a Dog Trainer Weekend Courses

March 21st, 22nd – 1 place left

May 16th, 17th – 2 places left

July 10th, 11th

               Scroll Down and Book now to change your life in 2020

Monthly installment option available – scroll down for more information.

All prices shown include VAT.

Please be sure to read our terms and conditions and note any payments are non-refundable. We are always happy to credit your payment to an alternative course if, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to make the course you book for but our aim is to make sure you achieve your goal.


Charlie completed her course on 25th February and ran her very first class on 8th March!

That’s how quickly you can get up and running after undertaking part 1. Part 2 improves your knowledge and skills. Further training is available beyond to help with the business side of things as well as the dog training aspect.

You could do the same. Book your place today or get in touch with any questions.

Still not convinced? Scroll down for more course details and to see what others have to say.

2020 Weekend Courses

2020 Weekday Courses

Monthly installment option

Pay just £100 now, booking for the course of your choice. On receipt of payment you will receive an email asking you which course you wish to book for and a link to set up monthly payments on GoCardless, a properly authorised and regulated online direct debit system. You can spread your payments over as many months as you like but full payment must be received  a minimum of 2 weeks before your course start date.

Monthly Payment Plan

Here’s what you get on your Course

A small dedicated group

Before attending the Course, Online Study

  • Evolution/Domestication
  • Understand the Role of  Dog Training Instructor
  • Learn about the National Occupational Standards – you need to tick all the boxes
  • Operant and Classical Conditioning
  • Understand the Puppy and the importance of it’s early weeks
  • Start planning for your own classes

Course over 2 long days or 3 short days:

  • Put the online learning into context
  • How dogs learn – transferring this to a practical aspect
  • What do you need to teach in a class
  • How do you teach dogs and people in a class, outdoors in a field!
  • Develop your 6 week Lesson Plan
  • Practise your 6 week Lesson Plan
  • Start preparing your Customer Packs/FAQ sheets for classes
  • An intro the Business aspect

On Completion of the Course, Further online study:

  • Develop your knowledge of Adult Learning
  • Deeper learning on Managing Groups
  • The Business Aspect or Self-Employed Role
  • Insurance information (kindly provided by Cliverton Insurance)

Come back and complete Level 2

  • Advance your skills and learning
  • Take on more difficult dogs
  • Progress your class activities – Learn how to teach The National Dog Training Academy Tree of Achievement
  • Improve your teaching skills
  • Take a license if you choose or continue alone with our support

Your Learning should never stop – join us today 

 6 ONLY on any course to keep that individual, dedicated learning experience – we don’t let you get lost in the crowd

Book Part 2 with part 1  for a discounted price of just £800 + VAT for both parts (part 2 standalone £200 + VAT)

Don’t just take my word for it, here’s just a snippet of what others think about the course

Jim, works his dog as a gundog, but he was astounded at what he learned about training a dog,

as well as what he learned about training people.


‘I had a great time, it was exactly what I needed to get my confidence to the point where I can start teaching classes. Amazing what you can do in three days! Oh my god, it’s happening!! I honestly can’t thank you enough. I’ve got my mojo back.’



‘Just wanted to quickly thank you for last week’s course – I think we all had a great time and surprised ourselves with what we were able to learn and achieve in such a short time. You’re a gifted teacher, and the team and set-up you have there do you huge credit.

The content of the course was absolutely spot-on. Enough of the theory to encourage anyone who might want to research further (and some great tips on where to look), but not too much that it might put-off more practically-focused students. The hands-on work was invaluable, and the main reason I signed-up. Being given the chance to teach a class, with the reassurance of your oversight, was a great confidence booster and there was so much to learn.’  

Words from Ross Andrews (now Rebeldogco)


Still not sure? Got questions, want a chat to talk things through? Whizz me an email to arrange a call.

We are here to help you during and after the course. Help is on hand when you need it. Join a supportive community.

One of the hardest things I found was having nowhere to turn in those early days when I needed support and guidance. That won’t happen to you. We are just a phone call away, anytime.

One life, one chance is all you get.

Have you heard the quote attributed to Jim Rohn, motivational speaker,

‘you become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.’

Vital for us all in achieving our goals that we have the right support network. Here’s you’re starting point. You will be surrounded by my amazing, positive team as well as your group. You will be supported after the course to achieve your goals.


Still not sure, get in touch, have a chat, come and visit us.

Whatever you do, DO SOMETHING! Do nothing and nothing in your life will change.

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


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.