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Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Career Diploma

Pursue Dog Obedience Instructor Training

The Dog Obedience Trainer program is a great fit for animal lovers who want to become dog trainers, professionals already working in the animal or veterinary field, or pet owners who want to learn how to better train their own dogs. You can pursue this rewarding career path with online classes — learning when and where you want, at the pace you want.

Why Become a Dog Obedience Instructor?

Did you know the animal care and service industry is expected to grow up to 15% by 2022?¹ With our online program, you can begin working toward joining this growing job market - all from home at a pace that's right for you. As a dog obedience trainer, you can prepare to work for a dog obedience training facility, pet store, or run your own dog and puppy classes.
Why Become a Dog Obedience Instructor
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as a dog trainer or to improve your dog obedience training skills.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Dog Trainer students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Dog Obedience Instructor Course Details
In the Penn Foster Career School Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor online training program, you'll cover topics such as canine biology and behavior, proper equipment and voice commands for different breeds as outlined by the American Kennel Club, communicating with dog owners, projects on the business of dog training, nutrition and anatomy, and more to help you succeed as a dog trainer. Course content can help students gain the knowledge and skills to take the first step towards a job as a dog trainer and learn how how to start their own dog training business.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Dog Trainer course online today.
The education I received from Penn Foster was amazing. The information in my Dog Obedience Instructor program was outstanding. It has made a difference in how I train my own dogs. I highly recommend Penn Foster. The website is easy to navigate. When I was preparing to enroll in my program, the person I spoke with on the phone was really helpful explaining financing, the curriculum, and she was very pleasant to talk with.
Janine G.
Dog Obedience Instructor Student
Dog Obedience Instructor Student
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2014-15 Edition, Animal Care and Service Workers, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
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