Online Become a Dog Trainer Modules

Dogstars Modules are taught by Georgina Bradley certified trainer, working with animals for over 30 years. Certified by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. DogStars is the first in the Lower Mainland to offer this competency of training.

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    Become a Trainer Online Modules

    Module 1 – History of Dogs and Breed Overview : (3 hours. $75.00) You will learn about how dogs came from and where they are now: History of dogs, Categories of breeds, Breed characteristics, Intelligence Ranking information.

    Module 2 – Animal Learning and Training Equipment : (12 hours. $350.00 ) Covering training equipment and how and when to use it. You will learn about how animals learn – classical and operant conditioning, lure training, praise and play method of training, extinction of behavior, timing of rewards, schedules of reinforcement, habituation, counter conditioning, flooding, socialization, temperament evaluation and assessment, training approach, and what to avoid doing when training any dog.

    Module 3 – Understanding Dog Behavior: (10 hours. $250.00 ) You will learn about how dogs play and relate to each other and humans in their surroundings. The development of dogs – from puppies to adulthood. How to re-socialize dogs with positive methods. How training methods effect behavior. Covering dog body language and the importance of noticing signs. Safe handling techniques and how to maintain leadership without physical dominance. Also covered is altering problem behaviours and preventing them from surfacing. Such as aggressive or fearful dogs, separation anxiety, barking, jumping up etc.

    Module 4 – Dog Body Language : (10 hours. $250.00 ) You will learn about how dogs communicate – Covering dog body language and the importance of noticing signs. Safe handling techniques and how to maintain leadership without physical dominance. Calming signals and Stress signals are also explored.

    Module 5 – Basic Obedience Training Theory and Practical: (24 hours( theory and practical work), $600.00 ). You will learn how to teach a dog basic commands and how to rectify them easily and effectively. Covering training equipment and how and when to use it. . Practical sessions on your own that are videotaped and sent in for evaluation. how to teach a dog to the basics of walking with a loose leash, sit, heel, stay, and reliable recall.

    Module 6 – Advanced Obedience Training Theory and Practical: (24 hours( theory and practical work), $600.00 ). The focus of this module is to increase your training knowledge into more advanced training for dogs who have some basic training completed. How to teach a dog more advanced training commands and how to rectify them easily and effectively. designed for dogs over 6 months of age. Covers off leash training, working around distractions, invisible commands, and proofing the come command.

    Module 7 – Clicker Training and The Art of Training Animals for Film and TV : (18 hours, $775 ) You will learn how to train dogs and cats for film and tv, print ad work and live events. The basics of clicker training and proofing behaviours. Be introduced to working animals in film guidelines and regulations. Create a program for your own clientele to enrich their connection with their own dogs. Covers basic tricks and fun behaviours for owners to connect with their dogs in a special way.

    Module 8 – The Business of Dog Training : (10 hours, $250.00 ) You will learn about how to structure a puppy group class, basic and advanced group classes and private consultations. How to communicate with clients effectively, maintain records, structure a game plan for clients that work in private settings. You will also learn to complete an intake evaluation form for clients and obtain behavioural and training history and review client goals. Legal responsibilities will be discussed as well as liability waivers and release forms. The module will cover marketing techniques and business strategies for starting a dog training business.

    Module 9 – Aggression in Dogs : (18 hours, $450.00 ) You will learn about the various types of dog aggression, what are the causes, how to prevent and how to rehabilitate. How to safely work with aggressive dogs and plan a course of training for clients.

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“We learned how to communicate with our dog and have Stella listen! Everything was very clear and so informative.”
Fredericka, Anton & ‘Stella’ – (Bull terrier – 4 months old)- Twinkle Puppy Classes

“I noticed a change in his behavior after 2 group sessions! He learned walk nicely on leash, sit, down, heel and come consistently on command. Piper was able to respond to commands on and off leash.”
Cheryl with her 4 month old Yellow Lab, ‘Piper’