Dog Trainer Certification Requirements for Incoming 2020-2021 Students
Complete all 31 lessons.
Post all homework.
Attend and participate in Lesson Zooms.
Assist in 2 puppy parties (to gain hands-on experience with socialization and imprinting).
Complete training with personal dog(s).
Teach additional 2 dogs to a CGCA title.
Teach group classes (STAR Puppy, CGC Prep, Competition Obedience) – 1 round of each.
Teach private sessions with 3 clients (6 sessions each = 18 sessions total).
Achieve the following titles with personal dog: AKC - CGC, CGCA, TKN, CD
Optional Add-ons are available which require the following titles/certifications:
Add on – Protection Sport Trainer:
Entry and Level 1 title in PSA, American Schutzhund, IGP, FR, MR.
Add on – Working Dog Trainer:
AWDA or Drugbeat Patrol Certification AND
AWDA or Drugbeat Narcotics Detection Certification
Add on – SAR Dog Trainer:
AWDA SAR Certification
Add on – Odor Detection Trainer:
AWDA/Drugbeat/AKC ScentWork/Nosework Novice & Advanced titles or certification.
Add on – Tracking Dog Trainer:
AKC or AWDA or IGP Level 1
Add on – Service Dog Trainer:
Complete therapy dog certification AND proof of 3 service skills.
Dog Trainer Certification Pricing:
Complete Training Certification* - $1500.00
Does not include any fees paid to other parties (other than Chaland), such as for the purchase of a dog(s), entry fees for competition/titling, training related fees.
Financial aid is available in the form of payment arrangements, as follows:
50% due on entry to the program
25% due at the midpoint of the program (Lesson 16 for Training Program)
25% due at completion of the program