Become a Professional Dog Trainer

First class education at a no-frills price!

If you want to become a professional dog trainer, Raising Canine’s Professional Dog Trainer Course is an in-depth course that has all the right ingredients for you to become a cutting-edge dog behavior consultant in the fast-growing industry of animal training. The Professional Dog Trainer Course is self-paced and remote, so you can work on it whenever it’s convenient for you. And, the best news is that it’s very reasonably priced!

When you choose Raising Canine’s Professional Dog Trainer Course here’s what you’ll get:

A Comprehensive Understanding of How Animals Learn
Thorough Knowledge of Dog Behavior
Practice in the Application of Dog Training
Skill in working with the Humans That Own the Dogs
Weekly Phone Calls With Your Instructor

Private Interaction & Support With the Instructor

We don’t rely on gimmicks or mythology – we teach our Professional Dog Trainers the science behind learning to get them a solid start as a Professional Dog Trainer. With that fundamental knowledge under your belt you have the ability to analyze and resolve the most difficult behavior problems and excel in the field of dog training.

Students who have taken the Professional Dog Trainer course and sat for the CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) exam, passed with an average score of 91.7%. Even more impressive, they passed the learning theory section of the course with an average score of 92.3%! Learning theory is the area dog trainers struggle with the most – and 32% of the CPDT exam is on learning theory.

This course is divided into several modules which can be purchased separately. Each module has textbooks and homework assignments. Many of the assignments are practical – for instance, you will develop a curriculum which you will be able to use when you begin teaching classes as a Professional Dog Trainer. You’ll also develop handouts that you will be able to use in your dog training practice.

Our Professional Dog Trainer course is based on the mastery model – in other words, you don’t do an assignment and get a grade; rather, you do an assignment, your instructor reviews it, and usually returns it with comments and revisions. This process continues until the instructor is satisfied that you have a thorough understanding of the concepts being tested. This is also true of the final exam; you will either re-do the final per your instructors comments, or be asked to go back and review certain portions of the course.

How Animals Learn is the foundation for the other modules in the Professional Dog Training course, so this module is required before purchasing other modules. If you feel you have a good foundation in the science of learning and behavior, you may opt to “test out” by taking the final exam for this module for a small processing fee. If you pass the final exam with a score of 80% or better, you may enroll in the other modules.

A certificate of completion for the Professional Dog Trainer course will not be issued until all modules are complete.

If you purchase all modules at once, you’ll save $480.00. Here’s how it breaks down:

How Animals Learn $  495
Dog Behavior 495
Training 495
The Humans 495
TOTAL $1980
Weekly Phone Calls $40/month

The entire Professional Dog Trainer course is only $1,500.00 so that’s a savings of 32%!

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You have one year to complete the Professional Dog Trainer course. However, if you have a reason you cannot complete the course in a year, you can discuss the situation with your instructor and usually arrangements can be made to give you more time. If you take the modules individually, there will not be this flexibility.

Coming Soon

Creating a Training Plan

Being able to assess behavior problems and create a workable training plan is a crucial skill for behavior consultants. If you want to begin a career as a dog behavior consultant, you need these skills. In this module you will learn the skills to create a functional analysis as well as a prognosis based on the information you have at the time. Additionally, you will learn how to develop a training plan which will work for your client.


Marketing is so important to a small business that we’ve decided to put in an entire section just on how to market a private dog training practice.

Criteria Setting & Record Keeping

This module will take your dog training abilities to the next level and set you apart as a Professional Dog Trainer! This module will hone your dog training skills and teach you how and when to raise criteria for a behavior that is strong and reliable.

Ethics for Professional Animal Consultants

This is an in-depth course on how to make ethical decisions under a variety of circumstances. It is taught by Jim Barry, who has taught ethics at the university level and consults with governments and business on ethical decision-making.

Enroll now and these modules are included at no extra cost!

Once these modules are incorporated in the course, the price of the course will go up. If you enroll before they are incorporated, you will get them at no extra cost!

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Logistical Stuff

What to Expect After Enrollment

Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive an e-mail with a list of materials needed for the course, as well as the access information for the on-line course and phone calls, if appropriate. You will need to send an ID and password before you will be able to have access to the course.

Refund Policy

The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee completes at least 8 hours or one-half of the course, whichever is less, and is dissatisfied with the course; and who requests a refund in writing, providing a reasonable basis for their dissatisfaction, no later than the 14th day after the course is concluded; or, for a course in which the instructor or the instructor’s qualifications are different from the instructor or the instructor’s qualifications stated in any advertising, publicity, or solicitation for the course, before the course begins that they elect not to attend and requests a refund in writing.