Intensive Summer Session 2014- Level 1

Please Note: Student application must be completed and submitted to the  Academy prior to acceptance to the course.

Maximum 6 students.



Module One – Animal Learning ( 12 hours, $975 + $35 admin fee)

■         Lesson 1 Monday June 2, 12-2:30

■         Lesson 2 Monday June 2, 3:00–5:30 pm

■         Lesson 3 Wednesday June 4, 12-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 4 Wednesday June 4, 3-5:30 pm

■         Final exam-to be completed before the start of Module 2


Module Two – Dog Behavior ( 12 hours, $975 + $35 admin fee)

■         Lesson 1 Monday June 9, 12-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 2 MondayJune 9, 3-5:30 pm

■         Lesson 3 Wednesday June 11 12-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 4 Wednesday June 11, 3-5:30 pm

■         Final Exam-to be completed before the start on Module 3


Module Three – Basic Obedience ( 12 hours, $975 + $35 admin fee)

■         Lesson 1  Monday June 16-12:00-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 2  Monday June 16, 3-5:30 pm

■         Lesson 3  Wednesday June 18, 12-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 4  Wednesday June 18, 3-5:30 pm

■         Written Final Exam- to be completed before the start of Module 4

■         Practical Final Exam-Saturday June 21, 12-1:00 pm

■         Note: student will be required to sit in in classes from 10:00-2:00, Saturday June 21st


Module Four – Designing and Marketing Classes ( 10 hours, $600 + $35 admin fee)

■         Lesson 1 Monday June 23, 12-2:30 pm

■         Lesson 2 Monday June 23, 3-5:30pm

■         Final Exam emailed to student 


Once you have been accepted…. you can pay here.

Dog Walking Certification Course – Our First Graduates

Congratulations to everyone who took our first Dog Walking Certification course.  It was two full days with lots of doggie time on the second day.

“The  Dog Walking Certification  course is a must have for anyone considering starting dog walking business. Amber thoroughly, tells you how to start the business, do’s and don’ts, proper equipment to use to handled dogs well, and ensure safety for dogs and humans, how to handle reactive dogs, theory and practical.  I now have a better understanding of a reactive dog and how to deal with it, and have been able to put it in practice in the practical part of the course.  Thank you Amber, I learned so much!”
Debbie Zurowski

We took some photos of the students in action.

  Click here to learn more.

Four Dogs at Once

Four Dogs at Once


Watch and Learn


Practicing in the Parking Lot


First day theory


Why choose the International Academy of Canine Trainers?

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.

To learn more about the programs, click here.

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.

If you want to learn more, please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you right away.


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