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LEARN TO BE A DOG TRAINER

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"The apprenticeship was such an amazing opportunity for me and I can't believe how much I've learned! Thank you for always taking the time to teach me things before and after lessons. I am much more confident than when I started the apprenticeship. I am also more open minded than when I started. Thank you for your encouragement, for your teaching and for all of your conversations."

Mary Simon
Owner, The Mindful Dog MA & Full Apprenticeship Graduate June 2019

I know how it is to be a “hobbyist” trainer where all you can think about is dog training while you head into work… dog training while you are at work… and then when heading home... dog training.  You spend your days dreaming of doing it for a living but get lost in the how-to choices of certifications, online programs, live-in schools and apprenticeships.

I can help...

I’ve developed a "train the trainer" program that includes all of the above and is customizable depending on the individual. 

It includes an Online/Virtual Coaching Course which allows you to work one on one with me via the online program and live video coaching…

It also includes an in-person portion (the length of time is up to you) where you come here to the great state of Kentucky and take part in the day to day activities of running a professional dog training company as a solopreneur.

 

 

It starts with an interview…

Incorporates an “online” program…

Includes "hands on" learning…

And we follow up with a support structure where I’m pushing you to succeed.

Part Education… Part Vacation.

 

AND OF COURSE WORKING DOGS!

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The WHO...

I personally guide all of my shadows on the elements of the program.  Like my dog training clients I'm not going to pass you off on another instructor.

The WHEN...

I offer shadow dates from FEB-NOV 

Training runs Mon-Sat, Sundays are for you.

Times are generally 9-7 daily and lunch breaks are provided as well as other breaks. 

The HOW...

Video, online and live as well as in-person shadowing.

The WHERE...

The training takes place at my training center located inside of a busy veterinary office, at my 5 acre hobby microfarm, or out in the local community.

and most important the WHAT...

Upon completion you will have a solid understanding of and can demonstrate skill in… 

  • Operant Conditioning and Classical Conditioning as it relates to modern dog training to include quadrants, markers, rates of reinforcement and more....
  • Drive Theory and how to build or decrease various drives...
  • The understanding and use of the most common tools in dog training based on a “Positive First” Methodology to include clickers, prong collars, martingales, head halters, harnesses and the modern electric collar... 
  • In depth study and hands on practice in effective communication with DOGS and CLIENTS...
  • In depth study and hands on practice in building motivation for behaviors in CANINES and HUMANS...
  • Developing a structure to ensure long term financial success with clients regarding training and customer retention...
  • Learn how to to create and operate a successful high income business as a “solopreneur” and enjoy your career while having the freedom to pursue other interests or have time for your family...
  • Work hands on with difficult or aggressive dogs and determining if the client is capable of maintaining the training...
  • Care and work with board and trains developing a comprehensive B&T Program that works for your situation...
  • Observe and depending on progression teach private lessons… and we will discuss all elements of the lesson looking for ways for you to capitalize on your natural skills with clients and dogs...
  • Observe group classes and/or teach group classes..
  • Become familiar with the puppy foundations program and use that to create your own or offer that to your clients...
  • Work dogs successfully in a multitude of environments to include urban, suburban, trails, dog parks and varying levels of distraction...
  • Successfully collaborate with rescues, veterinarians and other pet professionals...
  • and any specific issues identified during your journey in this process.
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