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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!

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

Course Curriculum

  Journeyman Module One
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Your course begins as soon as you enroll! Once enrolled in the program, those opting for the monthly subscription will gain immediate access to the first module. You will then receive subsequent modules of the Dog Trainer Certification Program every 30 days. This gives you time to complete your assignments for the current module and study the material before progressing to the next module. Those opting to pay the full program fee, gain full access to the entire program, and can progress as quickly as they wish, but must progress through the modules in order. Each applicant has 18 months to complete their program.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for eighteen months - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us so we can work with you to ensure this program meets your needs.
How do I become Certified?
To gain a course attendance certificate for each level, you will need to: Complete each of the lessons within the course modules; Successfully complete all five module quizzes for that level; Submit your skill assessment videos for that level. Your Dog Trainer Certificate Professional Qualification: To earn your DN-DTC, you will need to have gained your Apprentice, Journeyman and Master course attendance certificates (as above). You will then complete a final Dog Trainer Certificate open book/multiple-choice exam and submit a final skills video for assessment.
What happens if I fail my final test?
The exam can be taken two times. If you fail it more than twice, we will work with you to determine which information you need help with.
What equipment will I need?
You will need the following to enable you to get started with the program. • High speed internet access • A FREE PDF reader like Adobe • A video camera. • A FREE Dropbox account or A FREE YouTube account
How do the monthly payments work?
The Monthly Automatic renewal (recurring) payments are provided as a courtesy to you. The full program price is $1800.00. You are free to opt out of the program at any time but, on doing so, will receive an invoice for the full outstanding balance pending for your course. Please note that this is a monthly subscription. Once you have completed your 18 payments, you can go ahead and cancel the subscription. if you need more than 18 months, then we are happy to accommodate this with continued payment of the monthly fee.
What do I receive on completion of the program?
Successful students will gain a course attendance certificate for each level - Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master. On successful completion of all three levels, students can take their final online test and submit their final skill video to earn the right to display the credential DN-DTC after their name. All program graduates receive a DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate DN-DTC to download, and a Certification Badge to display on their website.
Will I be able to communicate with my fellow students?
DogNostics students all have access to DogNostics’ Student Common Room, a private group on Facebook. The group is a communication tool for DogNostics’ students to communicate with each other, ask questions regarding their DogNostics program, and share updates. All communication is upbeat, positive, and supportive. You can also use the group to search specific topics e.g., a search with the word 'Apprentice' will reveal previous student homework submissions that have been shared with the group.
Will I be able to communicate with my program instructor?
On submitting homework assignments, you receive feedback via email but can also reach out to your program instructor, or any of the DogNostics’ faculty members, at any time, if you have questions.
How Much Time Will I Need to Commit to the Program?
Please read the FAQs below for the approximate time commitment in hours for each of the three levels of the Dog Trainer Certificate Program. PLEASE NOTE: • There is also a recommended book to read with each Module, but this is not obligatory but rather optional. • We have estimated the reading time for the course content and the training of the skills for assessment - some students may progress more quickly.
How long is the Apprentice Level Course?
Course Content Approximately 30 hours: • Listen to the lesson presentations: 20 hours. • Additional reading/resources estimated 10 hours. Homework Total Approximately 33 hours: • Online Tests x 5 Up to 1 hour for each test = 5 hours. • Skill Submissions x 14 at an average of 2 hours to train each skill = 28 hours.
How long is the Journeyman Level Course?
Course Content Approximately 30 hours: • Listen to the lesson presentations: 20 hours. • Additional reading/resources estimated 10 hours. Homework Total Approximately 29 hours: • Online Tests x 5 Up to 1 hour for each test = 5 hours. • Skill Submissions x 12 at an average of 2 hours to train each skill = 24 hours.
How long is the Master Level Course?
Course Content Approximately 40 hours: • Listen to the lesson presentations: 30 hours. • Additional reading/resources estimated 10 hours. Homework Total Approximately 30 hours: • Online Tests x 5 Up to 1 hour for each test = 5 hours. • Skill Submissions x 5 at an average of 5 hours to train each skill (they are all complex behavior chains/merges/concepts) = 25 hours.

Your Instructor

Louise Stapleton-Frappell
Louise Stapleton-Frappell

Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.

Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

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