Would you like to start a career as a dog trainer or pick up skills to have a side hustle? Do you love dogs but don’t know where to start? Woofs of Wisdom’s “Become a Trainer” program is that place! Our program, which runs 6-8 months long, educates students in all aspects of dog training from puppy to adult and provides a certificate at the conclusion. Structure of the program includes:
Participate in 3 rounds of both Puppy Class and Basic Obedience. The first round will be as a participant in the class (we can arrange for a dog to be handled if needed). The second and third rounds will be as an assistant. Classes are currently held either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings. (36 hours total)
Complete 12 study modules which include written, visual and hands on education. Each module lasts approximately two weeks long, on your own schedule. Module training includes 2 one on one, hour long sessions sessions with a WOW trainer, 24 (hours) total. Very flexible scheduling with the sessions. Please see module subject below; purchase of books and videos may be required.
Participate and assist in ten private sessions with clients. (10 hours total)
Volunteer with a local rescue or shelter 4 hours per month handling or working with dogs. We can help you find volunteer opportunities. (24 hours total)
Opportunity to work for Woofs of Wisdom if a position is available.
You will receive full support through the program and you are always welcome to participate, observe or assist with more than the requirements.
*you must observe one Puppy and one Basic Obedience class before registration and payment will be completed. No refunds once program is started. 90% refund if withdraw before program begins.
Study Modules include:
Body language and vocalizations
Methodologies and theories (volhard, operant conditioning, etc.)