Professional Dog Trainers Course

Course Overview

The TASK-9 Professional Dog Trainers Course is one of the most comprehensive and advanced professional dog trainer certification program in the world today. The program is designed for those persons looking for a detailed education in professional dog training across many sectors.

The course covers a diverse range of subjects including understanding animal behaviour and learning theory, scent detection, obedience and technical skills, search & rescue, scent identification, pup & young dog raising practices, canine health, nutrition plus more.

This course is designed for those persons that are looking for the best education in dog training and behaviour modification available. Graduates from the program will have extensive knowledge and skills across many sectors of dog training that will prepare them for working in a professional agency, training organisation, or to conduct their own private training business.

In addition to extensive practical training with dogs, the program also covers detailed learning on psychology and behaviour, reinforcement theory, animal learning processes, welfare and canine care.

Delivery Options

The TASK-9 Professional Dog Trainers Course can be conducted on a full or part-time basis. The total time commitment depends on your previous background.

The part-time program is structured to suit persons who are looking to complete the course around their work and other life commitments. It requires a minimum average of 18 months to 2 years. For example 2 or 3 practical training sessions of approximately  3 hours each and 2 hours per week (on average) of home-based learning; including videos, webinars and training manuals etc.)

There are also opportunities to do full-time Block Training sessions over several days or weeks if you choose to accelerate your course and/or accrue training hours. We also cater for interstate and international students who wish to attend in blocks (weeks or months at a time).

Course instructors include some of the world’s leading experts on dog behaviour, breeding and training. You will also learn directly from highly experienced Law Enforcement and detection agency trainers, ensuring you get real-time training, not just the theory!

The course can be conducted on a part-time basis if you live in or around Melbourne. Alternatively, it can be done via distance learning, with a series of block training practical sessions at our professional training facilities,

If you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills beyond a basic certificate level, this program may well be what you are looking for!

If you would like to get further information about this training program, please contact us.


Special Notes

    1. Our expectation is that you speak, read and write English. If English is not your first language, we would require an IELTS score of a minimum of 6.5. If you are concerned about your English language competency, please contact us to discuss your options.
    2. Due to the highly practical nature of our courses, persons with significant physical disabilities may not be able to participate. We have had people in wheelchairs attend our courses, where they can observe and learn the material, but not necessarily participate in the practical activities.
    3. We reserve the right to cancel any course or refuse an application at our discretion.