Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor

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Dog Obedience Instructor Training for Your Employees

The Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program prepares workers to take on roles as dog trainers or instructors in your organization. Whether you’re a thriving veterinary practice or pet grooming business, having skilled dog trainers on-hand allows you to provide additional services to clients, increasing your bottom line. By providing in-depth, flexible training for your workforce, you can also improve employee retention, develop a talent pipeline, and attract top job applicants.

  • Prepares workers for a career as an entry-level dog obedience trainer.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
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Online
Self Paced
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Common behavior problems and strategies for prevention and treatment, identify the pros and cons of punishment versus reinforcement, as well as the signals and displays that dogs use to communicate with each other and with humans.
  2. Identify the various types of canine training, know the commands to teach dogs basic obedience, and recognize types of dog-training equipment.
  3. Define dog testing, state the functions of the American Kennel Club, and list its seven major groups of dog breeds.
  4. Basic nutrition, reproductive functions, and caring for a dog in old age, as well as know first-aid procedures for shock and wounds.

Online Dog Obedience Instructor Training Curriculum 


Average completion time: 9-13 mo

The Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program curriculum covers the foundational knowledge and skills your employees need to be successful on the job. Online courses include:

  • Applied Dog Behavior
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Search and Rescue Training

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers
digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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