IAABC Foundation
Professional Dog Training: Science & Application


No sessions available.

Meeting Time: Mondays at 5pm (EDT), beginning May 27th

Training is simple, but it’s not easy! There’s canine learning to understand, practical skills and timing to master, and of course, the human part of the equation to consider. Professional Dog Training: Science & Application is a comprehensive 20-week program designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to succeed as a dog trainer.

Program Highlights:

  • Each module features lectures and materials packed full of information and designed by a practicing dog training and behavior professional.
  • You won’t just be watching videos – throughout the program you will engage in weekly online meetings, projects, assignments, and topic-based discussions.
  • We learn better together! The program is designed using a community learning model; your active participation contributes to everyone’s educational experience and the success of the program.
  • Assessment of your work is iterative; you are always given an opportunity to improve!

Module topics include:

Principles of Learning Science; Practical Learning Applications; Body Language & Communication; Training & Management Tools; Puppy Fundamentals; Enhancing Animal Welfare & Management Through Enrichment; Husbandry & Cooperative Care Strategies; Client Communication; Client Instruction; Teaching Group Classes; Practical Ethics for Dog Trainers

This course has been approved for the following CEUs:

  • CCPDT (CBCC-KA and CPDT-KA): 30 CEUs
  • IAABC: 36 CEUs
  • KPA: 30 CEUs