IACT Training Philosophy

Academy Mission Statement:

The International Academy of Canine Trainers is dedicated to providing a quality education based on current scientific knowledge of learning and behavior to students wanting to become professional pet dog trainers or work within the pet groomers and animal care industry.

The International Academy of Canine Trainers (IACT) is dedicated to providing an education of the highest standards based on current scientific knowledge of dog behaviour. All course curriculums are derived from over 12,000 hours of experience working with all different types of dogs in various aspects of obedience and behaviour training. The academy follows positive reinforcement principles as well as desensitizing, counter conditioning, classical conditioning, luring and extinction to achieve and teach appropriate behaviors in dogs.

The academy’s goal is to providing the the most comprehensive education for our students and to enhance the lives of dogs and their owners. Therefore, during the course, the students will be working with client dogs as well as shelter dogs, teaching basic obedience and proper behaviour. This will give the student a broad exposure to different training challenges and scenarios.