Each of our students comes to us with a different and unique personal schedule. When you enroll in our Professional Trainer’s Program, be prepared for:
- Take it seriously. The Dog Training Profession is a career in teaching and coaching. Good trainers keep families together, keep dogs in their homes, eliminate stress and frustration for the owner. Whether you embark on a career in competition sports, family dog training, fear and aggression or other area of training, people will hire you to help them, to coach them and to teach them and their dog. Take it seriously.
- Each module has a minimum amount of time that each student must spend working with dogs.
- Each module has required reading of books by incredible authors and scientists. These books will be purchased, by you, at your cost and read along with and as part of the course material.
- You will be required to participate in the scheduled classroom hours.
- You will be required to apprentice for 300 hours before graduating. This apprenticeship can take form in our group classes, daycamp services or private lessons as appropriate. Said apprenticeship begins after you and your mentor agree that you are ready.
- Some of our students are not interested in teaching group classes, those persons, however, can assist in group classes with individual clients and not address the entire room as a group class teacher. Some of our students are not interested in teaching the human end of the leash. To those folks, however, we remind them that residence training, shelter work and other primarily dog training work still requires interpersonal skills and coaching skills albeit minimal.