CATCH Canine Trainers Academy is a state-licensed school that gives you the skills to become a professional dog trainer. You can choose from our self-paced program that allows you to study in your own hometown, or you can attend our intensive 6-week program which takes place at the renowned St.Hubert’s Behavior and Training Center in NJ.
The 6-Week On-Campus course will combine both classroom learning and lecture with hands-on work with dogs every day, under the eye of some of the most influential professionals in the field, who will be coaching and evaluating the class, and awarding certification upon completion.
Our self-paced correspondence courses will include the study of dog behavior and hands-on training, using your CATCH Study Guide as well as books and videos you get to keep, access to your online Student Center, and amazing support from two different pro dog trainers, including a mentor local to you.
Our courses cover the following topics in detail:
Reading and interpreting dog body language, understanding and identifying the breeds, and social and behavioral development from puppyhood to adulthood.
Learning theory, including classical and operant conditioning, building basic and advanced behaviors - obedience, manners, and more - from the ground up, and how to manage and handle dogs safely and effectively.
Safety and equipment, behavior problem solving, leading your own group classes and private lessons, behavior evaluations and how to work effectively with shelter dogs, and launching your own dog training career and business.
Upon graduation, you will earn your certification and be ready to make an impact on the dog world with an impressive skill set to put behind your passion.