Join the Dog Trainers Network

Become a certified Dog Trainer and tap into a highly profitable industry. Apply today!

What are the eligibility requirements of the program?

  • Must be serious and dedicated
  •  Must be 18 years old + (under 18 parental permission required)
  • Must have or have access to a dog
  • Must have or have access to transportation / vehicle
  • Must have access to the internet
  • Must be able to speak English or French or both

If you meet these requirements, then you’ll have an interview with the Program Director.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dog Trainers Network Goal?
To offer the public educated trainers with in-depth knowledge of dog training and behaviour.
What makes DTN different from all others?
We offer much more and in-depth coverage of dog training, behaviour and ethology. Hands on training plus lifetime support.
How long are the classes?
1 1/2 to 2 hours long.
How many students in a class room?
It’s strickly on a one-to-one, personal basis.
What is the schedule like?
We go according to the student’s schedule.
Do I get a certificate at the end?
Yes you do.
What is the cost?
It depends on the courses you take.
What languages are the classes?
Classes are offered in both English and French.
What do I need for the classes?
We supply you with everything you need.
How long does it take to graduate?
Since you go at your pace and schedule, it varies between 6 month to 1 year.
Can I start my own dog training business?
Yes! And we help you get started with marketing solutions.
Will my certificate be recognized anywhere in the world?
Can I only do level 2?
You need to pass level 1 to the gain access to level 2. If you have a strong behavioural background, and you can try to attempt the quizzes and assigments without taking the classes so we can test your knowledge.
Is this program also offered in the United States?
Do you have a payment plan?

A dog trainer academy

unlike any other

Become a dog trainer! We provide excellence in the delivery of dog training and behaviour courses for those wishing to become the very best canine professional.

Our graduates gain lifetime access to our support network, with sales and marketing services at their disposal to grow a thriving dog training business.

Whether you’re thinking of expanding or changing your career, dog training is a valuable profession—especially given that almost 25% of Canadian households have a dog, and even higher in the US at 38%.

Dog training can certainly offer flexibility with the option to be self employed or work for a larger organization-be it a pet store, national training group, animal shelter, boarding kennel or veterinary clinic.

Dog trainers may also decide to go on and work in a specialized area such as scent detection dogs, search and rescue dogs, agility dogs, assistance dogs, obedience dogs or police dogs.

We also offer these specializations in our continuing education programs outside of our core curriculum.


Upon successful completion of the program, our alumni benefit from lifetime support in their journey of entrepreneurship. Having built a profitable dog training business ourselves, we replicate our business blueprint for you and offer you a personalized "business in a box" solution for a fast and strong start.

  • Branding
  • Digital Marketing Solutions
  • Ongoing Mentoring & Support
  • Leads & Referrals

We help you reach your full potential. Consider us your partner for success.

Upon graduation, we ensure our student names and training credentials are added into the Canadian Dog Trainers Association database of certified professionals.

Dog owners reference the Canadian Dog Trainers Association to ensure the trainer they hire meets the high industry expectation of this profession.

Being a certified trainer listed on this association will help your practice stand apart and earn prestige in the eyes your clients.


We take our role in the dog training industry seriously, and as such, ask our members to adhere to the following 6 principals governing our code of ethics:

  • Every trainer will have respect towards the client, must be presentable, well groomed, and punctual.
  • Every trainer will take the time and explain their training methods. Regardless of what method will be used. ( Methods are chosen according to the age , sex, breed & character / temperament of the dog ).
  • Every trainer will know the difference between what can and can not be done.
  • Every trainer will understand the limits of their client's dogs.
  • Every trainer will treat the dog with respect. NO abuse whatsoever.
  • Every trainer will advise us if they feel or see any abuse from the owners.

alumni members

Our students have gone on to be the most sought after dog trainers in their respective fields. We hope you'll be the next success story to join our network!

Joey Bacci

Level 1 - 2 + Behaviour/Detection
Montreal , Quebec

Christina Williams

Level 1 - 2 + Advanced Behavior
Montreal, Quebec

Charlie Mercieca

Level 1 - 2- 3
Kingston, Ontario

Stephanie Dutchyn

Level 1 - 2

Fort McMurray , Alberta