Academy Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

We teach all that you need to know to be  highly skilled, well-rounded, versatile professional, whether you choose to run your own dog training business or work for a rescue or shelter.  By the time you graduate, you’ll be fully trained to tackle all dog behavior issues.  

Everything we teach  is based on the latest science.  Our methods are all positive – no force, no pain, no fear – and have been tested on thousands of dogs.   

Course Content

The topics you will study focus on two main themes: how animals learn and how best to change their behavior; and how to work with the people who will be your clients. This includes training manners and behavior problems as well as working with fearful and aggressive dogs. You’ll learn how to counsel clients with empathy and respect. The curriculum has a breadth of other  modules: you’ll learn critical thinking skills, about evolution, genetics, and canine ethology. You’ll also learn about the history of dog training, and about dog breeds and their characteristics. Finally, you will learn about branding and marketing your business, and managing and developing customer relationships. 

The reputation of our graduates among other applied behavior professionals, veterinarians and shelter and rescue is unparalleled worldwide, and the quality and breadth of our curriculum is chief among reasons.