Dog Trainer Certificate

Become a Dog Trainer - Online & 3 Day Attendance

Best Dog Trainer Biz Awards

Best Canine Behaviour Trainers UK 2018

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

Gain your Dog Trainer Certificate with a multiple award winning business. 

If you become a dog trainer & get even half as much out of life as I have then you will only wish you’d done it sooner.

To do this course you:

  • Must love working with people as well as dogs.
  • Must love the great outdoors – you can’t train dogs in a hall!
  • Must want to be the ‘Best in Town’ at what you do.
  • Must want to laugh & have fun, every working day.
  • Must be passionate about well-behaved dogs.

How long is the Dog Trainer Certificate course?

5 hours online training before attending your 3 day practical course. Further online materials on adult learning, managing groups & the business side of things.

Online part of the Dog Trainer Certificate course

The online course materials will teach you what a responsible role being a dog trainer is. Taking a look at the National Occupational Standards – will you tick box all the requirements? We can. You will too if you gain your Dog Trainer Certificate with us.

Online materials pre-practical will teach you the theory behind training dogs. You will look at evolution & domestication. Most importantly you will look at how much harm can be done to a puppy if not properly taught & socialised in those very early weeks. But what is socialisation?

You will understand how your training classes can make or break the future life of a puppy, rescue dog, or a dog whose owners have just decided to change it’s behaviour. It’s vital you learn how to be a professional dog trainer with a proven, professional business.

What’s in the practical Dog Trainer Certificate?

Be prepared to work hard, learn an amazing amount, feel very supported & proud of what you achieve in these 3 days. You will go away with your first 6 weeks of lesson plans planned, prepared & practiced.

Practical sessions will be with my customers. Yes, my real, paying customers! They’re lovely people & will do their best to help you succeed. Some of them know what it’s like to go to a poorly educated or trained dog trainer. Some of them have seen the damage this can do. They are really keen to make sure dog trainers are professional & properly trained in modern day dog training methods.

Download the Dog Trainer Certificate course programme now – use the box on the right

Groups are kept small – no more than 6! 

Why groups are kept small

You want to get as much time & attention from me as you can & I want to give it to you. Small groups work really well. No-one gets lost in the crowd. You get great support from each other. Getting to know you properly is important so I can help you achieve your goal.

At the end of the day the hard work, focus & drive has to come from you. But so much easier to achieve when you have a support net work.

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.

What happens after the Dog Trainer Certificate course?

Following the course there is further online training to improve your adult learning skills, which you need to cover to improve your teaching while you also get some practical experience. This can be with us if you are local or you can develop your own group to get started.

If you achieve the standard required you can consider working as part of our team or setting up on your own under our License. Or you can simply get started setting up your own dog training school.

What about further training?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is vital for us all. The day we think we know everything is the day we should give up.

Further training days are available for you:

  • Improve your understanding of how dog’s learn – take on more difficult dogs
  • Learn pet gundog training skills
  • Learn fun dog agility skills

Being a dog trainer is just as much about teaching people as understanding pet gun dog training southamptonhow dogs learn. The  online training materials will help you to understand how adults learn, how to manage groups & how to make your classes the ‘best & the most fun in town’.

All of my team are trained how to teach people, how to manage groups. Some of the team have achieved Certificate of Education Level 3.

We are qualified to teach people not just dogs.

So why not,

Join an Award Winning Dog Training School


Why not join us on our next course May 7th – 9th

Special Price for May – just £495 + VAT – only 2 places left

(usual price £650 + VAT)

Don’t miss out – book today

As passionate as you are about well-behaved dogs is as passionate as I am about creating the most brilliant dog trainers in the UK. If you’re not passionate about well-behaved dogs then we are not for you.

Sharing everything I’ve learned about being a dog trainer and running a business, with you excites me. Thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours of learning.

We’re all like Mandy, a bit nervous, when we set out on a new adventure,

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 to constantly improve what you do. 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, manage your own time, decide how much you earn, decide how many holidays you take. It’s all in your hands.

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 join us on our next course May 7th – 9th

Special Price for May – just £495 + VAT – only 2 places left

(usual price £650 + VAT)

Don’t miss out – book today

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

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

If you’re wondering, here’s why I became a dog trainer

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 This puppy turned me into a dog trainerjust 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 official 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 practice.

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. Maybe you want to do it alone & that’s fine. We’ll still support you. But if you don’t want to go it alone you might want to think about our License Opportunity.

You can find out more about the license opportunity here.

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 11) is trained to working gundog level. I also rescued & trained Doris, a beautiful, 3 year old Great Dane who was deaf and partially sighted – sadly we lost her 2 years ago, aged 8. What a lot she taught me. I miss her every day.

As a dog trainer you will never stop learning. You must keep up-to-date with your own development. I will help you do this. Complete this course to get started and then add to your skills & knowledge.

The Dog Trainer Certificate with The National Dog Training Academy 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.

Why not join us on our next course May 7th – 9th

Special Price for May – just £495 + VAT – only 2 places available

(usual price £650 + VAT)

Don’t miss out – book today

I will work you hard. My 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 Dog Trainer Certificate 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.