By Karen Pryor Academy
Do you want to feel empowered with the skills to become a dog trainer who is ready to launch a successful business or career? Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program is for anyone with a significant interest in dog training and behavior. It’s a life-changing course for those looking to change careers or to add training skill to their animal care skill set, like a veterinary technician, pet sitter/walker, or groomer.
The DTP program is for the highly motivated trainer who has specific goals for improving knowledge, skills, and career prospects. It offers in-depth curriculum that teaches both the science and practice of dog training in particular and animal training generally, client teaching, canine behavior problem-solving, and dog training business management. The course blends online learning with hands-on instruction from some of the best teachers in the field. A 24/7 classroom in the cloud, accessible globally with your tablet, cell, laptop, or desktop—plus 25 locations for hands-on learning worldwide.
This course provides the knowledge and skills you need to attain the highest standards of positive reinforcement training, to teach these skills to others effectively, and to run a successful dog training business. You’ll learn how to:
- Set up or grow a dog training business
- Teach human students using clicker training principles
- Help pet owners develop new behaviors to replace undesirable ones
- And so much more!
“My mentor told me that Karen Pryor Academy is the gold standard in becoming a certified trainer. KPA not only prepares you for animal training, but also teaches you how to coach, which is a HUGE part of working with owners and pets daily.” – Rachel Lees, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior).
About the Author
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) teaches effective force-free training in all of their courses. Their aim is to build a community of positive reinforcement trainers who see shared value in collaboration and in discussion of training and behavior science practices and related issues.