Personal Video Coaching

Become a Fully-Equipped Trainer

Become a top-notch dog trainer with unmatched technical skills. The Academy for Dog Trainers offers pioneering personal video coaching to teach students advanced dog training techniques.

Throughout your learning process, we model how to skill-build by focusing on prompting and reinforcing what you’re doing right. We do this via an intensive video-coaching process.  

This process is repeated for all the behaviors we want to see until your technique is given the stamp of approval. 

We often get asked about in-person training workshops. The Academy has found that in-person sessions are simply not the best way to teach trainers to train. Video coaching allows the Academy’s coaches to assess your mechanics much more thoroughly than in-person workshops would allow. In-person workshops usually have strict rules about what dogs may attend, and often these are ringers, i.e. dogs that are without issues and already trained.  In pet dog training, this is rarely what we encounter.  

Video submissions are also easier on you: no expense of travel, and no within hours or days time constraint. 

I found the video coaching process tremendously beneficial, and you are not expected to submit video of professional quality:  no one minded my sending in tape wearing full early morning PJ and slippers attire. (Me, not my dog.) The instructional feedback from instructors is very specific and targets exactly the areas requiring improvement, but always in a positively constructive and helpful tone.  And what you are doing well is always emphasized and highlighted, so even if there is an area in which you are struggling, you feel good about the feedback.

– Thea R.

The video coaching has improved my technique a thousand fold!

-Sarah M.

I was nervous about submitting my first video–everyone seems to be. But it got much easier after that one and the feedback I received was invaluable. Getting clear, specific, kind, constructive reviews of videos I submitted was incredibly helpful, and knowing I can send in as many versions as necessary to get it right takes off some of the pressure.

I love being able to train at my own pace instead of needing to be at a specific time and place with a dog who might or might not be ready to work. I can work with any dog in any location and at any time while recording the session for feedback about what’s working and where I should practice a bit more.

-Tim S.