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Diploma in Professional Dog Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Professional Dog Training has been created for those who love dogs and want to further a career in dog training.
It is a comprehensive course that covers many of the more complex aspects to working as a dog trainer. The course applies the latest up-to-date science-based theory of training dogs and as importantly, humans, in practical ways, using positive and force free methods. 

Using this approach, you can rest assured that both dogs and their people will gain the most from your training.

There is a two year completion time for this course.

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What's included?

  • Monthly 1-2-1's with your Tutor.
  • Live Teaching Events
  • Peer Review Groups.
  • Study Groups
  • Enriched Learning.
  • Responsive & Timely Support.
  • Study on your Schedule.
  • Entry to our Private Community.
  • Generous Study Time (with extensions available)
  • DGI Professional Dog Trainer Badge
  • Client Toolkit

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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