ARE YOU READY FOR A FULL-TIME CAREER TRAINING DOGS?
Reading books, attending classes at a training school, and watching DVD’s are all great ways to learn about the many different methods and philosophies of modern dog training. However, there is nothing quite like working one-on-one with a successful, full-time professional trainer, and receiving a comprehensive, hands-on experience to get a solid foundation that can lead to making your dream career a reality.
The Loyal Hound is proud to offer an intensive, month-long* program where aspiring dog trainers can both observe and receive hands-on experience working with all kinds of dogs. In your time with us, you will learn the ins and outs of basic - advanced obedience, behavior modification and rehabilitation, remote collar techniques for off-leash reliability, and what it means to be a dog trainer in today’s market, gaining valuable insight into the business side of this incredibly rewarding profession. You will learn how to make social media work for you and show case your skills, and how to efficiently manage your time and energy. This will allow you to spend more time on the training floor, and less time on the phone and computer. The program includes 20 hours of hands-on training time with Corinna at your convenience over the course of a month, making it a great option for people who are currently in school or working another job.
*We also offer a week-long, jam-packed program for folks who are traveling from out of state.
Some of the topics covered in our Apprenticeship Program:
* Business management, marketing, branding, and financial planning
* Client relations
* Determining the value of services offered
* How to make sure the right clients choose YOU
* Strategies to ensure continued client and dog success
* The art of designing effective, customized programs
* Using social media to the fullest extent
* Determining which tools are right for each dog coming in
* Ways to build trust in dogs who you may only have a short time with
* Rehabilitation & behavior modification techniques
* Aggressive dog handling safety protocol
* On and off-Leash obedience
* Proper remote collar use
CHECK OUT WHAT PAST STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
"This apprenticeship program really confirmed my goal of being a professional dog trainer. I already had experience helping with basic clicker training obedience, but this program gave me so much more knowledge about the different tools available and how to safely and effectively use them. Seeing how the dogs were transformed in a matter of two weeks was so encouraging. In the first session Corinna took time to understand what my goals were for the program, then customized the work we did based on this. As an aspiring professional I used this program as a starting point from which I can build my knowledge and skills. I learned and practiced using many different tools such as the prong and e-collars. I was also able to see the daily routine of the board and train dogs. Corinna also shared many strategies and tips for opening and running your own business. After finishing the month I am much more confident in my ability to start my own business and have a successful career as a professional trainer. I would recommend this program to anyone that wants to learn more about dog training." - Kai Miller from Boston, MA, with her two dogs.
- Brooke Pettengill of "Ryder"
Tuition for the program is $4800 if you would like to bring a personal project dog along to work on as well, and $4000 without a personal dog.
$4000 (Just me!) -
$4800 (I'm bringing my dog!) -