Dog Trainer Certificate

Become a Dog Trainer – 5 day course

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? Then you’re in the right place.

Be prepared to work hard, take in lots of information, feel very supported, and go away with your first 6 weeks of lesson plans for dogs of all ages, not just planned & prepared but also having practiced them with my customers.

Download the course programme now – use the box on the right

We only take 4 people on each course!

5 hours of online theory materials need to be completed before coming along to the 3 day practical content of the course. Further online materials are available which you can choose to complete before or after the practical training to make you a better trainer.

Being a dog trainer is just as much about teaching people as understanding pet gun dog training southamptonhow dogs learn & this further material will help you to understand how adults learn, how to manage groups & how to make your classes the best in town.

All of my team are trained how to teach people, how to manage groups, with some of the team having achieved their Certificate of Education Level 3.

We are qualified to teach people not just dogs.

Join an Award Winning Dog Training School


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!

Why not find out about joining us on our next course October 9th – 11th.

Just 4 places (2 taken already)

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 things 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.’ I was desperately looking for help & I was just being dismissed. Fortunately I found a very good gundog trainer who helped to get me and Rolo on track.

But that can’t be right can it? How can a dog training school turn away someone asking for help?

Not long after I got Rolo the second thing that happened was I went away for a weekend and came back to find my converted hovercraft houseboat home, on the bottom of the river.

Frustrated with local dog training services, up to my eyes in debt (no home insurance on a houseboat) & homeless, I decided to start my own dog training school. I knew I could do better. And I did.

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 the vital, in-depth practical knowledge and experience which is the key to becoming The Best Dog Trainer in Town. You need to know the theory but that’s no good if you can’t put the theory effectively into practise.

You need to be good with people and know how to teach effectively. Very different teaching outdoors to doing it in a classroom. Very different capturing people’s attention when they have a dog with them.

After my own experience with my unruly puppy I realised the desperate need for quality, effective dog training services. I also realised how hard it is setting up your own dog training business. So that’s when I established my Train the Trainer programme with an option to work under license with The National Dog Training Academy.

You can find out more about the license opportunity here.

I have a passion for teaching people and watching them set off on successful new adventures.

How rewarding when people leave you a review at the end of the course,

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.

We don’t desert you at the end of the course either. We are building a community so you can seek ongoing support & share ideas. Nothing gives me more pleasure than supporting someone through their first dog or puppy class whether you do this under license or under your own steam.

Debbie took everything she learned from the course & set up on her own,

“Thank you so much for your help recently.  Not only did my first pup home session go well with your help but you also gave me the confidence to do it.  My group pup session starts on the 02 May and I promise to load a photo or two…”

There are so many more and it could be you …….. do it today. Get in touch if you want to change your life.

Over the years I’ve spent thousands on business coaching. I’ve spent hours reading & learning about running a business. I will share it all with you.

And just in case you’re wondering … I’m back living on my houseboat & my puppy (now 10) is trained to working gundog level. I’ve also trained and re homed Doris, a 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 Instructor Certificate is for anyone who wants a career as a dog trainer. We are on a mission to improve the standard of dog and puppy training across the UK. Join us NOW.

We will work you hard. We & our customers will evaluate you and be honest about how you are doing. But if you really want to be the best you will welcome this guidance.

Only consider this course if you are hardworking, hardy and always put your heart and soul into everything you commit to and are prepared to put your customers first. Customers are the heart and soul of any business.

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

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

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 in the industry
  • 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.