PREPARING THE TRAINERS OF TOMORROW 

 

The K9ology Trainers Academy is unlike any other. We combine extensive theoretical knowledge with handling skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving  to shape mindful and confident professionals. Our program focuses heavily on how to work with owners while getting hands on experience with a variety of dogs. We have a different certification options to meet your interests and achieve your dreams! 

INITIAL CERTIFICATION (offered 2019)

K9O-CDT - K9ology Certified Dog Trainer (Puppies, obedience, manners, nuisance behaviors)

 

This course is really about becoming a good dog trainer, not just a class on how to train dogs. It has a heavy focus on working with clients to achieve goals and communicating the dogs needs effectively through training. Participants will learn how to teach and conduct group classes and private training sessions. Students are responsible for purchasing reading material for this course. 

This program consists of:

126 hours assisting in group classes and private lessons

18 lectures on theory and training methodology 

200 question exam: multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer 

3 case studies demonstrating problem solving and analytical skills 

Duration: 6 months 

Cost: $3150 in full upfront, or 6 monthly payments of $575 if paying in installments. 

Enrollment: maximum of 2 participants per semester.  

Students must all complete the certified dog trainer program before specializing in behavior, performance, or service dog work certification. 

SPECIALITIES (offered in 2019) 

K9O-CBC - K9ology Certified Behavior Consultant (Behavior modification, anxiety, aggression, compulsion) 

 

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 1 year / 120 hours of training group and private classes

12 lectures on behavior modification methods, assessments, learning theory, and problem solving 

200 question exam: multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer

5 case studies demonstrating problem solving and analytical skills 

K9O-CPT - K9ology Certified Performance Trainer (AKC breed conformation, obedience, rally, agility) 

 

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 1 year / 120 hours of training group and private classes 

12 lectures on ring procedures, sports training, and canine conditioning

120 question exam: multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer 

3 case studies demonstrating problem solving and analytical skills 

K9O-CSDT - K9ology Certified Service Dog Trainer 

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 1 year / 120 hours of training group and private classes 

12 lectures on service dog prep, ADA requirements, client communication, and special task training

200 question exam: multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer 

5 casestudies demonstrating problem solving and analytical skills 

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