Become a Trainer / Continuing Education for Trainers

Become a Dog Trainer Modules

Dogstars Lectures are eligible for CEU (continuing education) credits, upon completion for CCPDT members. Lectures 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.

    For more information on our curriculum click here.

    Become a Trainer Modules in Vancouver. Mon – Wed from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

    Sept 18 start- Animal Learning: (12 hours. $950.00 – 13.75 CEU’s) 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.

    Oct 2 start- Understanding Dog Behavior: (12 hours. $950.00 – 16 CEU’s) 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 behaviors and preventing them from surfacing. Such as aggressive or fearful dogs, separation anxiety, barking, jumping up etc.

    Oct 16 start – Basic to Advanced Obedience Theory and Practical: (12 hours, $950.00 – 18 CEU’s). You will learn how to teach your own dog basic commands and how to rectify them easily and effectively. Covering training equipment and how and when to use it. Hands on practical sessions you will learn how to teach a dog to walk with a loose leash, sit, heel, stay, recall, and long line training. The focus of this module is to improve the students confidence in training and handling of unfamiliar dogs.

    Oct 30 start – The Business of Dog Training : (8 hours, $600.00 – 6.5 CEU’s) 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.

    Nov 13 start – Clicker Training and The Art of Training Animals for Film and TV : (12 hours, $1200.00 – 9.5 CEU’s) 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.

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Twinkle Puppy Classes Vancouver

Tuesdays - Oct 24 @ 7:00pm Thursdays - Nov 16 @ 6:30pm

Outdoor Training – Vancouver – Basic to Advanced

Saturday Nov 18 @ 10.00 am

Shine Program

Thursdays - Nov 16 @ 7:30pm

Acting Classes for Dogs – Vancouver

Tuesday - Oct 24 - Star Level 2 @ 8:00 PM
Thursday - Nov 16 - Star Level 1 @ 8:30 PM

“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’

"This training is great - I have seen amazing results in a short period of time and it prepares me and Buddy for the real world! I would recommend DogStars for anyone with a new or older dog."
Sean and his 8 month old Labrador - 'Buddy'