Dog Trainer Certificate

​Fully Accredited Dog Training Instructor Certificate

Dog Training Instructor Certificate with Full Practical Training-

 in partnership with Chichester College

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

Look no further – Dog Training Instructor Certificate now available in partnership with Chichester College.

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

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 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.

Over the past few years I’ve started running a Train the Trainer programme and have some great success stories from this, but I wanted to be able to offer something that would be accredited by a recognised college.

So I was delighted when Chichester College expressed an interest in getting involved in this with me. The Train the Trainer course will now be accredited by Chichester College and also means I can use their amazing facilities to run the practical aspect of the course.

I hope you find this as exciting as I do.

The course will involve self study online before attending the 4 day practical course at the college.

There is also an online version available if you are unable to travel to the college but I urge you to attend the course at Chichester College if you possibly can.

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


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

If you have questions about either the online course or the Chichester College course please get in touch.

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.