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Future Proof Your Career and Become a Professional Dog Trainer

 GREAT NEWS:  The Academy Is Opening Again Soon!

The Dog Trainer Academy is an affordable, global certification program from renowned dog trainer, Doggy Dan.

As New Zealand's most successful trainer, with over 3,000 dog consultations, and his online courses helping over 57,000 dog owners, Doggy Dan now shares his unique method in an easy-to follow program that will propel you into a successful full-time or part-time dog trainer.

Build Your Own Thriving Dog Business

The Dog Trainer Academy (DTA) is a home-study course that will teach you all the dog training skills, business knowledge and support you need to create your own successful career. Hundreds of graduates from over 10 different countries are now DTA Certified Professional Dog Trainers…earning consistently high incomes every month. Read some of their success stories HERE.

Pro Dog Trainers are in High Demand!

There’s never been a better time to get into the Pet Services industry. The US Dept. of Labor projects Animal Care will grow much faster than the average occupation from 2018 to 2028. Pet sales are at an all-time high in a $76.7 billion industry, projected to grow throughout the decade, while most industries are contracting.
Rescue and adoption centres are experiencing their highest rates ever, so NOW is the time to join the global Pet Services boom and get paid to do what you love.

DTA Reopening Within The Next 4-6 Weeks

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Let Me Show You How To Follow Your Passion and Earn a Consistent High Income Every Month

Even if you've never worked with dogs before, you can become an in-demand, trusted Certified Dog Trainer from my Dog Trainer Academy – I guarantee it! Watch the video as I explain how it all works...

How the Dog Trainer Academy Is Transforming Lives Around the World

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Here Are 8 Things That Make the Dog Trainer Academy Totally Unique:

Doggy Dan’s approach to dog training motivates owners to take responsibility


Motivating a dog owner to do the training rather than trying to train the dog yourself should not be a revolutionary idea. Yet, it’s not as common as you might expect. In the Dog Trainer Academy, you’ll discover how to educate and empower dog owners. Once dog owners become inspired and determined to succeed, they will do the training every day because they know it’s in their hands to create the change.

The Dog Trainer Academy training methods don’t rely on physical strength


Since dog training is not about looking to dominate or overpower dogs, anyone, even people who are older or are not physically strong, can learn to train dogs to “choose” to change of their own free will rather than through fear of repercussions that may follow.

You’ll be given a definitive guide to establishing a successful dog training business


To ensure your success as a dog trainer, the Dog Trainer Academy covers everything you will need to know to successfully set up your dog training business. This includes the secret to ensuring customer happiness, business building lessons and information on personal development.

Discover an effective dog training foundation, based on a deep connection with the dogs


Doggy Dan’s training approach goes much deeper than simply training dogs with treats. His proven methods work through the instinct of the dog. This helps you form deep connections between dog and owner that allow your training to reach new levels.

Enjoy the benefits of online learning


As a student of the Dog Trainer Academy, there will be no need to spend thousands on travel and hotel costs to attend courses around the country in order to become a dog trainer. And there is certainly no need to waste hundreds of hours traveling to a campus each day to sit and listen to lectures.

The  Academy gives inside access to all the experience and success of Doggy Dan


As a member of the Dog Trainer Academy, you will have access to Doggy Dan through a private Facebook community, webinars and small group learning sessions so he can help guide you along on your journey to become a dog trainer.

The complete armchair experience


Inside the membership area, you’ll get to see Doggy Dan at work in his live consultations from the comfort of your armchair. Here, you’ll get to virtually sit and soak up the entire experience while you watch Doggy Dan as he visits people in their homes. Few things can be compared to watching a real consultation where you can follow the interaction with owner and dog from start to finish.

Designed for every learning style


The Dog Trainer Academy comes with videos to watch, audio files to listen to, and detailed course notes/lectures. This means that regardless of whether you’re audio, visual, or tactile learner, you’ll be able to benefit from this course.

About Doggy Dan

Doggy Dan is the founder of The Online Dog Trainer, a wildly successful online training program for dog owners. He has years of experience dealing with every type of behavioural dog issue and has worked with all breeds and ages of dogs. Over the last decade, he has helped over 57,000 people successfully train their dogs using the exact method found in the Dog Trainer Academy and has thousands of testimonials to show for it.

Since establishing himself as a respected dog trainer, Doggy Dan has written the book What the Dogs Taught Me About Being a Parent, published by Random House.

On top of a successful book, 250,000 people from around the world subscribe to Doggy Dan’s blog site, and he has been featured in a number of magazines, including Women's Weekly.

Dan has also appeared as a regular guest on a number of radio shows and made several TV appearances, recently showing up on The Real Housewives of Auckland.

Dan is a big supporter of animal rights, and has written a number of articles and attended the SPCA National Conference in New Zealand as a Keynote speaker.


His goal is to continue to share his unique approach to dog training with like-minded people who wish to make a difference in the world of dogs. He hopes that his training methods, which focus on creating and building connections between dogs and dog owners, will be shared and used around the world.

The Dog Trainer Academy Certification Program

The comprehensive 12 month program gives our dog loving students the step-by-step tools and direction to become a Certified DTA Dog Trainer. Within a few months most students are ready to start doing paid consults, and at the end of the completed course you will graduate with a certificate in “Owner Education and Dog Communication” from Doggy Dan’s Dog Trainer Academy.

As a Certified Dog Trainer you'll have the power to:

Command a high income

Adoption centres are reporting their highest numbers right now and dog owners are spending more and more time at home – everyone is realizing the need for proper training! This is your opportunity. With the backing of the global Doggy Dan brand, you can now become the respected, well-known dog trainer in your community, and receive top dollar for your services.

Establish yourself as an expert

Doggy Dan's method produces EXTRAORDINARY results... and when you implement this tried-and-tested training with your clients, they will spread your praises far and wide—your success is assured... especially when you discover how to educate and empower them. Once dog owners become inspired and determined to succeed, they will do the training every day because they know it’s in their hands to create the change.

Find new clients by word of mouth

When you make people happy, word gets around very quickly! And so the reviews will continue to clock up on your website—plus with the business tools we give you, like lead capture secrets and online marketing skills, you’ll soon be flooded with work.

Become a member of the Certified Dog Trainer Academy Alumni

The DTA Alumni is a professional membership organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Doggy Dan-trained graduates worldwide. As a member, you’ll get access to a HUGE array of DTA Alumni resources and ways to scale your business, including:

  • Listing on the DTA Alumni Directory
  • Full support of the Private Facebook Community
  • Access to up-to-date members-only training resources
  • and SO much more...

This is what’s going to ensure you remain current in the industry and set you apart from the rest of the trainers out there. 

Are you looking for more from life?

Tired of watching the years pass by with little to show for it in the way of meaningful contribution or a rewarding career?

Discover the Profound Experience the Dog Trainer Academy Offers You

Maybe you’ve always dreamt of working with dogs, of creating a better world for them. Maybe you’re somebody that loves to help others and would enjoy sharing something unique that actually makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives.


Or perhaps you’re looking to earn a bit more money outside your current job on the weekends or evenings before considering moving into something full-time.


If any of that sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.


Doggy Dan has created the Dog Trainer Academy, which shares many of the closely held secrets related to dog training, through stunning video footage, audio and written form.


The course videos, audio files, and detailed course notes of the lectures, capture the very essence of Doggy Dan’s dog training method and present it in a way that makes it easy for you to put into practice. The courses, tools, techniques, consultations, classes and downloads included provide you with everything you need to propel yourself into a successful career as a full-time or part-time dog trainer.


The Dog Trainer Academy is comprised of 9 courses.

In this academy whiteboard-style course, we go through the dog training theory you need to know, uncover the secret to having happy customers who love you and give instruction on how to set up your dog training business.

  • What you need to do before a consult
  • The key stages of the consultation
  • Ensuring safety and best practice during the consult
  • PDF of my top converting telephone script that you can use
  • Marketing and branding

In this second course, you are introduced to the foundation of Doggy Dan’s training methods and will learn how to share them with your customers. This section will become the engine to your whole approach and is what will set you apart from the rest of the dog trainers out there.

  • Why establishing leadership in a loving, gentle way is so powerful
  • An in-depth look at how to implement Doggy Dan’s training approach
  • A summary of the 5 golden rules that you can share with owners
  • Includes a PDF of the rules for rebranding for your customers

In this third course, we look at the tools and techniques that Doggy Dan uses whilst training. These are sometimes tangible items and practical tools, and sometimes concepts that Doggy Dan commonly shares with owners.

  • A look at the range of physical gear that I use
  • Discover how to read a dog’s energy and work with it to your advantage
  • Implementing calm, consistent consequences for dogs
  • How to apply step-by-step learning to all our training
  • Gentle techniques and practical approaches to training

This course is your encyclopedia to puppy training. It covers all the basics of training a puppy - from bringing a pup home to raising the best dog!

  • Understanding the puppy
  • Getting a puppy off to the right start
  • How to socialize a new puppy
  • Puppy command training
  • Dealing with puppy behavioural issues

This is the video diary of Doggy Dan raising his puppy Moses from his home. It gives you another view of raising puppies and provides solutions and ideas for any puppy consults you may have.

  • The complete video diary of Moses from 8 weeks through 8 months
  • Getting off to the perfect start
  • Developing the strong bond between you and your puppy
  • Building confidence inside and outside the home
  • Socialisation and behaviour modification

In this course, Doggy Dan provides the simple reasons behind the most common dog behavioral issues. His solutions will provide you with a quick way of recapping what the general approach is to working with dogs you are about to visit.

  • Aggression, barking, separation anxiety, jumping
  • Pulling on the leash, obsessions, fears and phobias, hyperactivity
  • General disobedience, not coming when called

Here you’ll find anything to do with dogs that is not about behavioral issues!

  • How to read dogs, their body language and actions
  • How we can use the natural instincts of the dog
  • The use of rewards, both food and other types
  • Dog packs, safety and the connection with parenting

This section gives you all the skills to make the necessary changes in your own life at a personal level. It is these same skills that you learn and develop that you’ll then be able to use with your clients as you encourage them to change, which will in turn result in their dogs changing!

  • The timeline of how things change
  • Interpreting your story of what brought you here
  • Tapping into the power of using admirable people to assist you
  • A simple meditation exercise that you can use
  • Understanding the journey of self-acceptance
  • Directing what you have learnt

This course is where the rubber meets the road. If everything else is the practice and rehearsals, this is the live concert! Here you join Doggy Dan as he enters the homes of dog owners and puts into practice all that he has shared with you.

  • Consultations lasting 2-3 hours each
  • Complete and virtually unedited footage of the consultations from start to finish
  • A “warts and all” look at what Doggy Dan does in consults, with mistakes and bad calls deliberately left in for learning purposes
  • The revelation of how simple and enjoyable most consultations are
  • A look at working with new puppy owners
  • A look at how to safely work with potentially dangerous dogs
  • How to work through difficult situations that people find themselves in with dogs
  • Complete footage of one of Doggy Dan’s four 1-hour long puppy classes that you can replicate

What you’ll gain when you join the Dog Trainer Academy

A deeper connection with dogs. As you work through the course, you will start to see how your dream of becoming a dog trainer can become a reality. You’ll start to connect with them in a way that you never have and will develop a better gut instinct for what they're thinking and how they're feeling. As you gain experience, you’ll be able to share with more and more people the simple way they can build a better relationship with their dogs.

An understanding of how our energy affects dogs. Through the course, you’ll discover how sensitive dogs are to humans’ energy, thoughts and feelings. We look at how you can use this to your advantage, and how an owner’s attitude and way of being can affect dog training in a huge way.

The secrets to building a successful business from scratch. Throughout this course, you’ll get thorough education on how to build your business, generate new clients, attract the right customers and get dog owners to understand why your services are more valuable than another trainer’s.

Invaluable support and sound advice when you need it. Whilst for the most part being a dog trainer is fun and enjoyable, life has a way of throwing us some curve balls. When you need the support of the team, you’ll find that the community of fellow Dog Trainer Academy trainers will always be there for you. And when you need some sound advice about your business or a dog, it’s invaluable to have somebody to turn to who has been there before you and can work you through the situation.

An understanding of why Doggy Dan’s approach and a focus on owner education is so powerful. You’ll see why Doggy Dan’s training methods are so appreciated by dog owners. You’ll see how the dogs choose to respond to the training methods without an overuse of treats and without the need for force. The huge value that you deliver in a single visit allows you to charge lucrative prices and set yourself up for a scalable business with happy customers.

The opportunity to establish connections with other dog trainers. Whilst making good money, helping dogs and feeling like you have done something great is all good and fun, having somebody to share it with makes it so much better. The community that you create in the Dog Trainer Academy. with like minded people who understand you and are on the same journey, takes the whole experience to a new level.

A career that is fulfilling and rewarding. If you’re stuck in a career that really doesn’t make you want to jump out of bed each day, you’re in the right place. As you work through the course you will start to see how your dream of becoming a dog trainer can become a reality.

Info on how to establish a successful puppy class. Discover the simple way to set up a puppy class that provides you with future clients, gets your name out there and earns you good money. Learn what should be included and what gets owners raving to their friends and family about your classes. Dan’s four 1-hour classes are all recorded without edit and allow you to learn as if you were there.

The tools and resources you need to successfully work with tricky dogs. As you move through the consultations, you’ll see Doggy Dan working with more difficult dogs and tricky situations. Over the course of the year, he’ll share with you some of the funniest, most tricky consults, and will help you to build up a resilience and an ability to cope with anything that comes your way whilst training.

When you join the Dog Trainer Academy, you’ll instantly save a dog (more like hundreds of dogs).

For EVERY new student we'll make a (large) donation to one of our 3 chosen charities around the world that help rescue and rehabilitate dogs.

“Saving one dog won’t save the world. But it will change the world for that dog forever."


What our Certified Graduates are saying

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Invest in Your Future, Transform Your Life

Every year, people spend tens of thousands of dollars in educational investments for their future. Join the Dog Trainer Academy, and you’ll be able to transform your path from dog lover to professional dog trainer for a fraction of the cost. 

And becoming a dog trainer through The Academy won’t require you to enroll yourself in years and years of schooling. It’s a 12 month course, after which you can become certified. Although depending how fast you move through the materials, some of you may start working with clients a few months into the program.

Doggy Dan personally made $25,000 as a part-time dog trainer the first year he opened his business – booking about 3 consults a week. Not long after he started working full time, he was making a solid $2,500 a month doing something that he loved. Dan could have quickly paid for this course outright, and will be making profit for years to come doing something 
that’s totally rewarding.

Thinking About Joining But Still Have Questions?

Dog Trainers Are In Demand. You Could Start A Trusted Dog Business In Your Area Now.

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To See How Successful Your Dog Training Business Could Be, Check Out These DTA Certified Graduate Case Studies

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DTA Case Study - ARTHUR DEAK

Since childhood, Arthur Deak of San Francisco, California, has had a passion for dogs. His interest deepened after watching a TV show called The Dog Whisperer — a series that highlights the special relationship humans have with canines, and how we are able to communicate with them.

Arthur knew it would be really cool to be able to “talk to animals” like the trainers did in The Dog Whisperer and he wanted to figure out how to build that type of communication with dogs. [Download to read more...]

See how successful Dan's program really is...

These are testimonials from Dan's DTA Students and Graduates—who have applied the exact same method you will learn to teach your own clients... with stellar results!

FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

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Is it possible to study this course part time and continue my full time job?

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What learning style does this program best suit?

Will we get time with Dan 1-on-1?

What will I actually be certified in after I complete the 12 month training program?

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