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Diploma in Professional Dog Training

Teaching Strategies

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This comprehensive course covers many of the complex aspects to becoming a dog trainer. The course applies the science-based theory of training dogs and as importantly, humans, in practical ways, using positive methods.

What's included?

  • Expert Tuition
  • 1 Certification
  • Videos
  • 13 PDF files
  • Access to learner group
  • 2 year completion

Become a Dog Trainer 

This course is for anyone who loves dogs and wants a career in dog training. It is a comprehensive course that covers many of the complex aspects to becoming a dog trainer. The course applies the science-based theory of training dogs and as importantly, humans, in practical ways. 

Raise Your Game

Using this approach you can rest assured that both dogs and their people will gain the most from your training.
This course has a 2 year duration and is Level 5 equivalent standard.

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Course reviews

"I am undertaking the Professional Dog Trainer course with DoGenius. I have focussed on dog behaviour for the last couple of years and had not really thought I wanted to take dog training lessons until I discovered this course. The content of the modules, and the feedback from my tutor is amazing.  I have learnt so much already, the course is making me really open my mind and I want to do more and more research - its addictive!
It is well written and at a level that makes it enjoyable, but not easy! Highly recommended".
Laura Glover - UK
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"Enrolling in the professional dog trainer course at the Dogenius Institute not only equipped me with practical skills and knowledge to understand and work with dogs and their people, but also made studying highly motivational.
The instructor was extremely supportive throughout, and helpful when it came to obtaining useful resources for the course. I can highly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in dog training and behavior modification that utilizes science based, force-free methods"
Nicolai Eckholdt - Germany.

Course Content

Meet the instructor

Sonia Catherall 

Sonia is a Certified Canine Behaviourist with ICB. She also holds a range of training qualifications and is an ACE Associate Tutor and a City & Guilds Scentwork Instructor. She has many years of experience training both dogs and their humans; helping to build strong trusting relationships. In particular, she specialises in dogs who’s behaviour stems from being overwhelmed by the intensity of their lives. Both ends of the lead need to work together in these cases, and Sonia has the expertise to support the challenge of building trust and finding harmony. Sonia has built up a successful business working mainly online, based on her success across this wide range of canine disciplines. She herself is supported by Harry, her friend and teacher who himself has displayed a number of behavioural challenges since puppyhood, which they have mostly overcome together. Sonia’s commitment to teaching and learning is ongoing, so her knowledge is both current and expanding.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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