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Where do you learn to be a trainer?

PetFriendly
August 30th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Now sure if this is the right place but here goes anyway...

Is there a designation one can get to be a 'licensed' dog trainer? (you know, the initials after your name like lawyers and engineers have)

Are there post-secondary programs designed to teach people to become dog trainers and help you get ready for certification (should certification exist)? A college or something?

I'm bored, I think its time for a career change... :shrug:

Puppyluv
August 30th, 2006, 12:05 PM
Not in Canada, last I heard. There are courses, but there's no accreditation board.

PetFriendly
August 30th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Maybe there would be complimentary studies?

we3beagles
August 30th, 2006, 01:03 PM
I am taking the course in the fall to become a dog trainer. It is a US course by corrospondance and there needs to be a mentor in your area that can take you under their wing and teach you. Here is the link http://animalbehaviorcollege.com>. I am bored too and I hope to do graphic design during the day (which I do now) at home and dog train in the evenings and weekends. I would also like to be able to help the rescue organization I volunteer and foster for more with "problem" dogs. The problem is that when these dogs get into my pack they are no longer a problem. They melt right in and generally are pretty good dogs.

Buddy's Heart
August 30th, 2006, 01:09 PM
There is another course available right here in Canada. I have pet mailed you the information.

I will check back soon...:crazy:

Puppyluv
August 30th, 2006, 01:12 PM
My parents' trainer also trains trainers, but he will only do it in person (the only way I think it should be done) and he's in Calgary... so not much help. Either way, there is still no Canadian system, it's all individually based, so there's no national standard.

PetFriendly
August 30th, 2006, 01:23 PM
My parents' trainer also trains trainers, but he will only do it in person (the only way I think it should be done) and he's in Calgary... so not much help. Either way, there is still no Canadian system, it's all individually based, so there's no national standard.

I took Charley to two full courses with a trainer who trains, turns out I'm not keen on him or his technics so that's out (he's of the 'make them listen out of fear of getting hurt if they don't' school of thought)?!

I think I'd rather just run a doggie day care than do training course at night, but I'm thinking daycare won't quite cover the bills on its own?!

Buddy's Heart
August 30th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Just sent out your post to my associate.....will let you know when the anwers will be posted........Good Luck:crazy: August 20 , 06 @ 1233pm

OntarioGreys
September 4th, 2006, 01:54 AM
http://www.wagntrain.ca/dogtrainercourse.htm


UniversityThat Offer Animal Behavior Programs

Guelph University
Ontario, Canada

http://www.inch.com/~dogs/protrainer.html

A "college" in Ottawa

http://www.cynologycollege.com/approvals.html

PetFriendly
September 4th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Thanks OG!