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Sat, 20 Jan



Introduction into Becoming a Dog Trainer

Join us at Madra Training for a comprehensive dog training course that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to kickstart your career as a dog trainer.

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Introduction into Becoming a Dog Trainer
Introduction into Becoming a Dog Trainer

Time & Location

20 Jan 2024, 13:00 – 17:00

ML9 2UA, Larkhall ML9 2UA, UK


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Intense Introduction to Becoming a Dog Trainer

Course Description:

Welcome to the "Intense Introduction to Becoming a Dog Trainer" course! This accelerated programme is designed for individuals who are passionate about dogs and aspire to become professional dog trainers. In this one-day course, we will provide you with a condensed yet comprehensive overview of the key principles, skills, and responsibilities involved in the field of dog training.

Through a combination of theoretical instruction, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, you will gain valuable insights into the world of professional dog training. This course aims to provide you with a solid foundation to kickstart your journey toward a fulfilling career in the field.

Course Outline:

Session 1: Introduction to Dog Training

Understanding the role and responsibilities of a professional dog trainer

Exploring career opportunities and pathways in the dog training industry

Developing the mindset and qualities required for success

Session 2: Canine Behaviour and Psychology

Understanding the basics of canine psychology and behavior

recognising and interpreting canine body language and communication signals

Exploring the impact of genetics, breed characteristics, and environment on behaviour

Session 3: Learning Theory and Training Methods

Understanding the principles of positive & balanced reinforcement-based training. Exploring various training methods and their applications

Session 4: Basic Training Techniques

Teaching essential commands, including sit, down and heel walking 

Understanding the importance of consistency and timing in training.

Session 5: Addressing Problem Behaviours

Identifying and managing common behavior  issues, such as jumping, chewing, and barking

Techniques for preventing and addressing aggression and fear-based behaviours

Session 6: Training Tools and Equipment

Overview of different training aids and equipment

Choosing the right collar, leash, and harness for specific training needs

Understanding the benefits and limitations of various tools

Session 7: Hands-On Training Exercises

Practical demonstrations of training techniques

Hands-on exercises to practice training commands and skills

Troubleshooting common training challenges

Session 8: Business and Professional Development

Establishing a successful dog training business

Marketing and branding strategies

Client communication and management

By the end of this intense one-day course, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the core principles and techniques involved in dog training. While this course provides a valuable introduction, it is important to note that becoming a skilled and successful dog trainer requires ongoing practice, education, and hands-on experience. This course will serve as a stepping stone for your journey into the world of professional dog training, and we encourage you to continue your learning and development in this rewarding field.

Shadowing & further training available 

  • lunch and refreshments available 


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