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FAQs Dog Behaviour Trainer Training

Frequently Asked Questions about the Dog Behaviour Trainer Training

You’re interested in becoming a dog behaviour trainer and participating in one of our courses? Here are the prerequisites you should meet:

  • You should be at least 18 years old.
  • A stable internet connection is required.
  • You’ll need a suitable device such as a laptop, computer, or smartphone.


Who is this course suitable for?

Our training program for dog behaviour trainers is designed for anyone looking to expand their expertise in training dogs with behavioural issues. The BASIC course provides an ideal introduction to familiarize yourself with the topics and learn foundational theoretical knowledge. On the other hand, the PRIVATE modules allow you to apply theory to practice using real case examples, and these modules can be booked individually.


To establish yourself as a professional dog behaviour trainer, it’s important to possess a solid knowledge of dog training and have sufficient practical experience. This enables you to comprehend relationships and create appropriate training plans.


What topics does the dog behaviour trainer cover?

The dog behaviour trainer addresses various overarching topics, including:

  • Fear
  • Aggression
  • Hunting behaviour
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking, destructiveness, attention-seeking
  • General behavioural problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Various conditions
  • Hormones
  • Neurology
  • Medication and supplements
  • Anamnesis gathering


How are the course contents delivered in the BASIC course?

The foundational knowledge in the BASIC course is imparted through online webinars that you’ll gain access to after registering. The coursework is entirely self-paced and not supervised.


How are the course contents of the PRIVATE modules delivered?

Depending on the chosen module, the practical aspects differ. In Module 1, we focus on case supervision and anamnesis gathering. Throughout the course, we schedule individual online meetings with you to discuss cases together. Module 2 involves video analyses on specific topics.


Do I need to have booked the BASIC dog behaviour trainer to participate in the PRIVATE Modules ?

Yes, this ensures that the fundamental theoretical knowledge has been provided beforehand.

What certifications can I obtain?

  • PRIVATE course all meetings attended: Participation certificate
  • Optionally and voluntarily, you can also register for the in-house final examination for dog trainers.


Dog Trainer or Dog Behaviour Trainer – How should I decide?

In our view, the training for a dog trainer provides the foundation for working with dogs and implementing effective training. Based on our extensive experience, we’ve observed that most dog-owner teams have specific “issues” they want to work on. These issues are rarely about simple commands like “sit,” “stay,” or “lie down.” Instead, they involve behavioural topics where one can quickly reach their limits without a comprehensive approach.

For a thorough understanding and a comprehensive overview of dog training, we recommend starting with the combined training or attaching the dog behaviour trainer course to the dog trainer training. As behavioural problems in dogs are also part of the expertise required by law, it seems we’re not alone in this perspective.

If you already practice as a dog trainer we recommend to book the behavior consultant/ trainer course to enhance your skills about behavior issues in dogs. For all of you who start fresh we strongly recommend our Dog Trainer classes that have everything included already.


Combined Training-our Dog Trainer private course

From our perspective, the combined training offers the ideal preparation for the expertise test according to §11 Paragraph 1, Sentence 1 No. 8. This package provides you with “all-inclusive” resources at a discounted price. By booking the dog trainer course you got the full package and don`t need anything else.

You calmly build your foundational knowledge on various dog trainer topics over 6 months. Then, you have an additional 4 months to put your knowledge into practice through Modules 7-10 (Basic course 7+8) of the dog behaviour trainer course, with online live coaching from us. You can decide whether to use the full 12 months or progress more quickly. This offers you flexible conditions to acquire the comprehensive knowledge expected of a professional dog behaviour trainer.

The training concludes with a participation certificate. For those aiming for more, an in-house certification exam for dog behaviour trainers is available.

In case you only want to book the dog behaviour consultant course make sure you have all the fundamental knowledge of dog training ready!