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Dog Trainer College

These dog trainer courses are designed for students who desire to train dogs on a professional level. They are collegiate-level courses with a focused concentration on the various aspects of training. With a forward-thinking approach, these classes teach innovative, balanced, world-class methods that are effective, humane, and proven to be highly successful. 

Karen Pryer Academy 

This academy teaches animal training through innovative programs designed for animal enthusiasts at every experience and professional level. They teach effective force-free training in all their courses, with the aim of building a community of positive reinforcement trainers who see shared value in collaboration and in discussion of training and behavior science practices and related issues.

Victoria Stilwell Academy

The academy provides dog training learning experiences for all skill and experience levels. Whether you want to become a better trainer of your own dogs or are ready to start your journey towards working with dogs professionally, Victoria Stilwell Academy’s course offerings have something for everyone. Their core mission is to provide people with the highest quality of learning in the dog training profession while promoting positive training as the standard.

Animal Behavior College 

The college’s Dog Trainer Program has certified more than 18,600 dog trainers (ABCDT) across North America since 1998. Its dog training certification program includes both real world training with a Mentor Trainer in your local area, who uses positive reinforcement dog training methods, as well as an online dog training course. 

International Dog Training School

For almost two decades, the International Dog Training School has been providing students from over 32 countries the opportunity to learn from a proven curriculum that has led to developing industry leading trainers across the globe. These dog trainer programs teach the basic fundamentals of training and learning theory as well as advanced techniques and specialized concepts to create well-rounded professional dog trainers.