Dog Training Certificate Program



The DogNostics Dog Training Certificate Program

The DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program is one of the most engaging and comprehensive learning experiences available anywhere for those aspiring to be professional dog trainers!


Shape Your Way Through The Program One Level at a Time?

Sign up for each level, one at a time. Start with Apprentice and work through Journeyman to the Master course.

Each course is $600.00 with months payments for six months of $100.00

Our learner-centered program’s mission is to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed!

Whether you dream of launching your own dog training business; are eager to continue to build on your current career as a dog training professional; want to expand your service offerings as a pet industry professional; or would simply like to take your understanding of how dogs think and learn to the next level, the DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Program stands out from other programs, offering both unbeatable content, and value!

Graduates of the DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Program are skilled in applying science and artistic endeavor, delivering results through empathy and mutual respect for clients and pets!

The DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Program provides an all-encompassing in-depth understanding of operant and respondent conditioning, with students learning about everything from discriminative stimuli, motivating operations, setting events, the transfer of stimulus control; to primary and secondary reinforcement consequences, protocols, and schedules; to canine ethology and social behavior. All students learn the Train-Test-Train method, as well as how to successfully implement the four key stages of learning from acquisition to fluency, generalization, and maintenance.


Your Program Curriculum

Please View the curriculum below to understand the depth and breadth of this unrivaled Dog Training program.

Your Program Instructor

Louise Stapleton-Frappell – B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG2, DN-CPCT, CWRI

Have a Question About The DTC Program?

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Graduates Have Real-Life Training Skills To Help Them Support Pet Owners


DN-DTC graduates have a comprehensive understanding of and the ability to apply many training methods, including

  • luring,
  • capturing,
  • micro-shaping,
  • targeting,
  • environmental molding,
  • social, and conceptual learning.

Students begin the program learning how to efficiently and effectively lure behaviors and end the program not only having an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles involved in training but also with the competent skills to teach complex compound behavior chains, sequences, merges, modifiers, quantifiers, comparatives and matches to sample.

The program theory and skills are covered in individual modules in the three Dog Training courses –

  1. Apprentice,
  2. Journeyman,
  3.  Master.

  • Each of the three courses consists of six modules which include individual lessons, supportive documentation, e-learning videos, and an assortment of fun homework assignments that allow you to practice your skills and test the knowledge you have gained.
  • Each module builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous modules, and each course builds on the knowledge and skills from the previous course.
  • Successful students gain a course attendance certificate for each level – Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master.
  • On successful completion of all three levels, applicants can take their final online exam to earn their professional Dog Trainer Certificate and the right to display the credential, DN-DTC, after their name.

The DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Program contains the necessary skills and knowledge, as well as the required CEUs, to gain your Professional Canine Trainer Accreditation – Accredited by The Pet Professional Accreditation Board. 

What does this mean? It means that when you have completed your program here with DogNostics, you will be fully prepared to not only sit the PCT-A examination but also to successfully prepare and submit your videos for the skill assessment. 

To learn more about this credential, please visit The Pet Professional Accreditation Board. 

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Earn Continued Education Units While You Learn!

CEUs have been granted by The Pet Professional Accreditation Board, The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and The International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants

Apprentice Course: PPAB 25, CCPDT 21, IAABC 25. – 

Journeyman Course: PPAB 25, CCPDT 21, IAABC 25. – 

Master Course: PPAB 25, CCPDT 21, IAABC 25.

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