Dog Trick Instructor Professional Toolkit & Certification Program

Everything You Need to Start Your Dog Trick Classes!

Would You Like to Increase Your Business Service Offerings?

DogNostics Provides the Solution!

Dogs and people love tricks and games. Offering fun trick classes or incorporating fun tricks and games into your pet dog manners classes or pet care services will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty, increase your business revenue, and support the needs of your community!

Dogs and their humans learn new skills in a fun and exciting way!

Teaching dogs tricks helps provide mental and physical enrichment; build confidence; improve general ‘manners’ skills, and increase the bond between the pet dog guardian and their dog!

Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certification Program contains all the practical skills that you will teach, the key knowledge concepts that you will share, and the games that you will play!

We provide you with all the tools you need to start offering fun trick classes. It's like a business in a box. Lesson plans and a fully detailed curriculum, which can be used as is or adapted to suit your training situation; marketing tools; class graduation certificates, and much more. Everything you need to get going!

The Dog Trick Professional Tool-Kit is an Invaluable Resource for ALL Trainers & Pet Care Providers - Increase Your Business Income While Providing a Service that Both Humans and Dogs will LOVE!

CEU - PPAB 7.5, IAABC 7.5, CPDT 7.5


Earn the right to use the following title after your name: DN-DTI

The DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor credential is for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear, or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices.

Gaining your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate will allow you to stand out from the crowd. Your knowledge has been tested, and you have demonstrated competent mechanical skills, supported by people coaching skills.

On certification, you will receive your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate and DN-DTI badge to display on your website!

Your Program Content Includes:

Your Program Introduction

  • An Introduction to the Program Instructor
  • Program Overview
  • The Benefits of Running a Trick Class

Module One - Planning for Success

  • Listing, Marketing, and Selling Your Classes
  • The Essentials - What You Will Need

Module Two - Your 6-Class Curriculum

- Including the knowledge concepts to share, the tricks to teach, and games to include!

  • The Class Format
  • On-Task Skill Coaching
  • Class 1-6 - A Breakdown of Each Class Curriculum
  • How to Adapt the Curriculum for Intermediate & Advanced Classes
  • The Key Knowledge Concepts:
    • Canine communication & recognizing signs of stress
    • The 3-Second Rule for meet and greets
    • The use of food in training
    • Behavior markers
    • The Train-Test-Train Method
    • How to lure a behavior
    • How to use a bridging stimulus
    • Appropriately reinforcing correct responses
    • How to use the Train-Test-Train method
    • How and when to introduce a new cue
    • How to capture a behavior
    • The 3 Ds and proofing behaviors
    • What is positive reinforcement?
    • Management strategies
    • Understand negative punishment
    • The Premack Principle - Grandma's Rule!
Module Three - The Fun Tricks

We guide you through how to train the suggested tricks that are included in the 6-class curriculum via step-by-step e-learning videos. The skills include,

  • Puppy Push-Ups - Down & Pop!
  • Spin - 360° Anticlockwise Turn
  • Peekaboo - Sit or Stand Between the Guardian's Legs
  • DogNostics Recall - Come When Called
  • Stop - It's an Emergency!
  • Shake Hands - Offer a Paw
  • Watch Me - Share a Loving Gaze
  • Say "Cheese"! - It's Photo Time!
  • Paws Up - Let's Collaborate Together!
  • Go Around - Go Out & Around an Object
  • Leave it - Four Fun Training Games!
  • Take a Bow - You've Earned it!

As you can see, these aren't just tricks, many of them are skills that have a practical application in everyday life!

Module Four - Your Class Games

  • The Kiss-Kiss Game & How to Teach a Positive Interrupter
  • The Wobbles
  • Food & Toy Recall Alley
  • The Magic Mat Shaping Game
  • Grandma's Recall
  • You're Rocking It - A Fun Loose Leash Walking & Leave it Contest
  • Rally Mini Course


  • Your Fun Trick Class Instructor Manual
  • Full 6-Class Curriculum!
  • Trainer's 6-Class Quick Reference Plan
  • 6 Client 'Homework' Handouts
  • Editable Client Graduation Certification

We have also included some wonderful marketing resources for you!

  • 2 Social Media Graphics
  • 1 x Editable Class Flyer. You can insert the date, time, & location of your class, and where to register e.g., your website, email address, or phone number.

The Opportunity to Qualify as a DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor

On passing an Open-Book Online Knowledge Test & Skill Assessment, you will receive

  • DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Licensed Presenter Agreement
  • Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate
  • The right to the post-nominal title Dog Trick Instructor, DN-DTI
  • DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Logo/Badge to publish on your website


Course Curriculum

  Social Media Graphics & Editable Class Flyer
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  Your Dog Trick Instructor Manual
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  Become a DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor DN-DTI & Licensed Presenter
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start and finish?
As soon as you enroll, you will immediately gain continued access to the program content!
How long do I have to take the certification?
Applicants have six months from the time of purchase to pass the online test and submit their video assessments. Submissions after the 6-month deadline will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00

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