Dog Walking Certification Course – Sept. 8 & 9

Click here for more info on the September 8 & 9 – Dog Walking Certification Course.

“The Dog Walking Certification course is a must have for anyone considering starting a dog walking business. Amber thoroughly, tells you how to start the business, the do’s and don’ts, proper equipment to use to handle dogs well, 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.

Four Dogs at Once

Four Dogs at Once

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Watch and Learn

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Practicing in the Parking Lot

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First day theory

 

Why choose the International Academy of Canine Trainers?

We’d like to tell you about our programs….

The International Academy of Canine Trainers (IACT) is one of only four Private Career Training Institutions Agency(PCTIA) registered schools in British Columbia. The PCTIA was created to carry out the important role of student protection in the private career training sector. An institution registered with PCTIA guarantees tuition protection, curriculum and quality standards and educator-training. IACT must annually report to and complywiththe PCTIA bylaws. For more information about the PCTIA and how they protect students, please go to www.PCTIA.bc.ca

All the courses are based on requirements outlined by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT.com) to ensure students get the training they need based on todays standards of positive reinforcement training and scientific learning theory. Our courses contain several different learning modalities including lecture, video presentation, hands-on practicum at the academy and the Delta Community Animal Shelter. Students will be required to attend group training classes and one-on-one behavioural consultations with clients in order to gain real life experience. Our Academy encourages the students to participate in Amber Cottle Canine Training Centre’s activities as frequently as possible 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 owner, director, and chief training instructor Amber Cottle, has been in business for 12 years and has over 12,000 hours of experience in dog behaviour and training. Amber started her business in 2002conducting puppy classes 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 square foot facility, has 4 part-time employees, has expanded into daycare, and runs classes 6 days a week ranging from puppy socializing and obedience classes, recreational agility, workshops and seminars, intermediate and advanced obedience, and behaviour consultations. Amber continues to consult for the Delta Community Animal Shelter offering behaviour modification training and temperament assessments on shelter dogs. Amber has fostered excellent relationships with many of the local veterinarians and runs training clinics for Shelter staff and vet hospital staff.

The International Academy of Canine Trainers currently offers 3 different courses to provide an in depth educational experience for training pet dogs and for starting a business as a dog trainer or professional dog walker. To learn more about the programs, click here.

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

Loving dogs isn’t enough to keep them safe

Just wanted to say thanks for the eye opening experience! I am so glad I took your course. I now realize that loving dogs wouldn’t have been enough to keep them truly safe if something was to happen. So thank you!

I left yesterday feeling really sad that it was over, and have decided I want to continue on with more education! If I am able to, I will sign up for the rest of your courses in the fall, or the next session. So thanks again! I look forward to the next go round!

Michelle Vrabel