If you have been searching for a Certified Dog Trainer Course online, then the ISCDT course is for you.  The course is designed specifically to help build your skills in becoming a Certified Dog Trainer. Each lesson features full page descriptive text, along with detailed training videos with examples of trainers, dogs and owners executing our techniques.

Lesson 1:
How Dogs Learn

Our goal for you is to understand how dogs think and why they do the things they do.  The knowledge you learn throughout this course will help you translate canine behavior to their owners. Topics discussed:

  • Conditioning
  • Training & Timing
  • Website Overview
  • Trainer Introduction

Lesson 2:
Charging the Mark

In order for dogs to understand what behaviors their owners desire, we begin by teaching marker training. This is done with a clicker or a verbal cue. Topics include:

  • Marker Training
  • Verbal Cue Training
  • Stages of Learning
  • Motivation

Lesson 3:
Breeds

While dogs learn the same way, we encourage you to familiarizing yourself with the different class of breeds to understand behavior and the best way to help them fit into a home. Topics covered:

  • Different Types of Breeds
  • Breed Characteristics

Sample Video: Leave It Command

Lesson 4:
How Dogs Communicate

Most people agree that a tucked tail means the dog is frightened or uneasy and a wagging tail indicates the dog is happy.  In reality, a wagging tail means a willingness to interact. Topics covered:

  • Canine emotions
  • Reason for negative behavior
  • Phobias
  • Human Behavior

Lesson 5:
Calming Signals

It is imperative that dog trainers understand calming signals in order to alleviate stress and fear for the dog. We must educate clients on the importance of dog communication in order for the human and dog to live a stress-free life. Topics include:

  • Understanding calming signals
  • Sample calming signals

Lesson 6:
Commands - Sit

Each command begins with the acquisition stage. There is no specific timetable for each stage, like people, dogs learn at their own pace. Topics covered:

  • Sit command
  • Hand signal
  • Verbal signal

Sample Video: Recall

Lesson 7:
Puppies

Some puppy owners believe their dog cannot receive training until he is much older. In reality, it is never too early to train a dog. Topics covered:

  • Importance of Socializing
  • Crate Training
  • Resolving Crate issues
  • Housebreaking

Lesson 8:
Commands - Recall

The most important knowledge you can give a dog, is to recall on command. Not only is it beneficial when a dog gets away from its handler and runs, it can also be used to redirect a dog from a negative behavior/situation. Topics covered:

  • Recall command - acquisition stage
  • Restrained Recall - acquisition stage
  • Recall Hand Sign
  • Recall - generalization stage

Lesson 9:
Puppies II

Tiny puppies cause BIG problems, so we dedicated two chapters to this age group. Topics covered:

  • Nipping
  • Red Flags
  • FRAP's - Frenetic random activity period

Sample Video: Commands - Drop

From Chapter One, the Introduction, to Chapter Eighteen, Modifying Behavioral Issues, our Certified Dog Trainer Course online and offline versions are designed to teach you the necessary skills to become an ISCDT Certified Dog Trainer.  Whether you enroll in our Certified Dog Trainer Course online, when you complete it you will be prepared to:

  • Train dogs professionally and with confidence
  • Be prepared for our advanced training courses
  • Answer questions from dog owners and provide quality / thoughtful / helpful answers
  • Establish and market your own dog training business

To Purchase our Online Dog Trainer Course:

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Lesson 10:
Commands - Heel

The most dangerous place for a dog is outside the confines of your home and backyard. Topics covered:

  • Heel Placement
  • Heeling Your Dog

Lesson 11:
Tools of the Trade

It is important that trainers are well versed in every tool -  Educating yourself on the benefits and pitfalls of each tool and the methods used helps you grow as a trainer. Topics covered:

  • Training styles
  • Collar Types
  • Solving training problems

Lesson 12:
Commands - Place

Place is an advanced command that takes a great deal of work to master due to the high level of distraction that often takes place while the dog is in command. Topics covered:

  • Acquisition stage
  • Automatic stage
  • Generalization stage

Lesson 13:
Commands - Leave / Drop

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The Leave-it command is used to stop a dog from exhibiting negative behavior so you can redirect them onto something more positive. Topics covered:

  • Acquisition stage
  • Automatic stage
  • Generalization stage

Lesson 14:
Solving Problems I

Trainers are called in for a variety of behavioral problems, this chapter discusses top reasons people hire dog trainers. Topics covered:

  • Behaviors requiring training
  • Off Command
  • Solving training issues

Lesson 15:
Solving Problems II

Just like any other job, trainers need to troubleshoot when working with their clients. Topics covered:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Owner communication
  • Incorrect training techniques

Lesson 16:
Aggression

Aggression cases are specialized cases and trainers require knowledge and instruction in this particular area. Topics covered:

  • Canine genetics
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Forms of aggression
  • Muzzle Use

Lesson 17:
Solving Problems III

In this lesson we’ll discuss additional training problems and provide solutions to get you back on track with your client. Topics covered:

  • Training fatigue
  • Undesirable responses
  • Corrective motivation
  • Trainer & Owner response

Lesson 18:
Modifying Problem Behaviors

The topic of correction is a long and intricate study.  This chapter is a very basic understanding of these concepts.

  • Defining Correction
  • Types of Correction
  • Correction timing

To Purchase our Online Dog Trainer Course:

  1. Select Purchase Button
  2. On the Cart Screen select "add to cart" then proceed to checkout
  3. Fill out all required information on the Checkout Page
  4. You will be sent your login information automatically to the email address entered on the checkout page
  5. Once purchased is completed to you will be automatically enrolled in the courses and sent to your Course Page
  6. You may Login / Logout at any time.