We’d like to tell you about our programs….
All the courses are based on requirements outlined by the APDT ( Association for Professional Dog Trainers). The IACT is one of only three PCTIA-registered schools in British Columbia. This registration guarantees tuition protection, curriculum standards and educator-training. IACT must annually report and conform to PCTIA guidelines.
Our courses contain several different learning modalities including lecture, video presentation, hands-on practicum at the Delta Community Animal Shelter, group training classes and one-on-one behavioural consultations with clients. Our Academy encourages the students to participate in Canine Training Centre’s daily activities to get maximum exposure to every angle of the Dog Training business.
IACT believes business planning and coaching are a crucial part of the curriculum. When you leave the Academy, you will be prepared to launch your new business or career. You will have access to our resources in marketing and design plus classes in business setup, social media savvy and a business coach to help you along the way.
The Director, Amber Cottle, has been in business for 9 years and has over 9,000 hours of dog training. Amber started her business in the local tennis courts training 2-5 clients per week. She had only a few hundred dollars for marketing. Today Amber operates in a 3500 sq ft facility, has 3 part-time employees, has expanded into daycare, and runs classes 6 days a week ranging from puppy socializing to rally obedience. Amber has fostered excellent relationships with many of the local veterinarians and runs training clinics for Shelter staff and vet hospital staff.
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The International Academy of Canine Trainers offers a 4 part Level 1 program. You can sign up and pay for each module individually, or sign up and pay for the entire level. Flexibility is part of the mandate.
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