Dog Trainer School Montreal & Canada

Certified Dog
Trainer Program

Our professional dog trainer program and curriculum is unique. In addition to a vast amount of reading materials, you will receive hands-on experience in a professional training environment. This is not a “cookie-cutter” online read-and-test program; it is a personal program where you and your mentor-trainer work together. It’s our goal to create a relaxed learning environment where our trainers-in-training are engaged in using their learning material to reach their maximum potential as a professional dog trainer

Why Choose Our Dog Trainer  Program?

Established in 1999, The Dog Trainers Network is one of Canada’s longest running professional Dog Training Programs based in Montreal. Our curriculum is location independent, and can be taken regardless of where you live.


One-on-one teaching. Not a classroom environment.


Program offered in both English and French.


Lifetime support & mentoring.


Flexible learning around your schedule.


Location independent, can take classes from anywhere.


Affordable pricing and payment plans available.


Certification recognized by the Canadian Dog Trainers Association and worldwide.


We can set you up with our business marketing blueprint, to replicate for you own dog training business.

Enroll In A Dog Trainer School With Worldwide Recognition

Certified Dog Trainer Program



Level 1: Behaviour

Duration: approximately 3 to 4 month.

Course Structure: Video conferencing, Power Point lessons, and behavioural analysis through video clips. Can be done entirely remotely.

Quiz, questionnaires and problem solving will be given after each class, as well as homework. Small projects will be issued accordingly.

All learning modules have detailed sub sections that are not mentioned below.

1. Wolf comprehension

Hierarchy, Geography, Behavior, Principles, Territorial, Hunting, Diet, Anatomy, Dominance, Submissiveness, Shyness, Timidness, Link between wolf & dogs, Wolf characteristics & temperament compared to domesticated dogs, Body language, Intelligence, Survival differences between wolves and domesticated dogs in controlled environments and in the wild, Adopting from the wild, Integration to domestication, Mans interference, Communication short and long distance, Life span, Instinct, Habituation, Imprinting, Ethology(The focus of ethology is on animal behavior under natural conditions), Associative learning, Observation learned (Imitation),
Maturational instincts.

2. Canine Comprehension

Hierarchy, Geography, Behavior, Solutions, Modification, Mental Principles, Genetics, Body language, Man made results, Territorial, Positive Learned behavior, Negative Learned behavior, Natural positive behavior, Natural negative behavior, Progressive aggression, Communication short and long distance, Diet, Anatomy, Dominance, Submissiveness, Shyness, Timidness and Aggression, Life span, Ethology (The focus of ethology is on animal behavior under natural conditions), Instinct, HabituationAssociative learning, Imprinting, Observation learned (Imitation), Maturational instincts, Maturational instincts.

3. Canine Diet Comprehension

General Dietary needs, Raw / Processed(commercial) & (Home made), Miss understood ideas, Past & Present conflicts, Narrowing down the nutritional needs according to breed – age – sex – environment & activity level.

4. Canine Medical

General, First aide, Common health issues and solutions, Homeopathic solutions, Medicine / medications used on dogs, First aide kits according to geographical environments. Difference between veterinarians, How to choose a veterinarian, Difference between veterinarians in Canada USA & South America, Europe, Middle East & Asia.

5. Canine Evaluations

Determining Dominance, Aggression, Submissiveness, Timidness, Shyness, Breaking down the Compulsive Obsessive behavior, Evaluating /Analyzing the Obsessive behaviors, Concluding if its a genetic issue or is it a man made / cause, Progressive aggression, Genetic disorders, CSI, Analyzing misbehavior / cause / solution / corrections / modification, Urine detection using Black light, prey drive, stubbornness, coordination, alertness, retrieving plus all testing procedures accordingly. Compulsive Obsessive Behaviors from trauma.

6. Canine Breeds

Understanding pure breeds & mixed breeds, Understanding the Working dogs, Show dogs, Sporting dogs, Herding dogs and more…

7. Standards

Working dogs, Show dogs, Breed standards from different parts of the world.

Level 2: Canine Training

Duration: approximately 3 to 5 month.

Course Structure: Can also be done remotely. We will explain how that works in detail once you are approved into the program. Or you can go to the Vaudreuil-Dorion location in Quebec.

Quiz, questionnaires and problem solving will be given after each class, as well as homework. Small projects will be issued accordingly.

All learning modules have detailed sub sections that are not mentioned below.

1. Canine Training Equipement

All types of Leashes, Collars, Chokers, Clickers, Whistles, Harness, Halti, Promise Collars, Electronics, E-Collars, Chains, Leather,Nylon Webbing, Balls, Toys,Food, Mussles…etc… (we will also be covering in detail each items plus many other equipment / products that are on the market.)

2. Canine Obedience

All training methods Past – Present & Up-coming, North American and European training methods. Variety of methods for executing all basic commands,Problems that happen during training of the basics – advance – specialty.

3. AKC & CKC

Show dogs, Competition of all levels (General Coverage)

4. Canine Agility

All standard equipment & obstacle usage.

5. Canine Military Agility

All standard & military complex obstacles & equipment.

6. Canine Trick Training

10 to 15 tricks, the idea behind the structure in trick training.

7. Canine Body Building

Muscular formation, Muscle strengthening of weak body parts, Hip-Dysplasia Strengthening surrounding muscles, Over weight / Under weight solutions, How to build endurence and strength.

8. Sled Dog

Breeds, Equipment, General Coverage.

9. Search & Tracking

By Sight & Smell, requirements, obsession, general coverage,

10. Scent Discrimination

Requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

11. Nacotics

Geographical, requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

12. Explosives

Geographical, requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

13. Schutzhund

General Coverage.

Optional Classes in Level 2: Canine Protection

For those who are interested in learning.
To be discussed with Program Director beforehand.


1. Canine Protection Training

Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Personal Protection, Family Protection, Guard Dog, Watch Dog, Security Dog, Attack Dog.

2. Protection Equipement

Sleeves, Full gear, Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, Agitation sticks, Agitation whips, Bamboo sticks etc…, How to make some of the equipment.

3. Protection

Puppy bite training, Building up the confidence, Strengthening prey drive, Bringing out its natural instincts, Comprehension, courage testing, All terrain training,
Puppy evaluation, Poison proofing, Proper guidance for defensive work etc…


In our continuing education programs, graduates of Level 1 & 2  can optionally register for extra focused “specialization” courses.

All specialization courses are in US dollars and each are based on 8-10 classes. 

1. Behaviour - $1800 CAD

2. Trick Training - $900 CAD

3. Agility - $900 CAD

4. Detection - $1300 CAD

5. Search & Tracking - $1500 CAD