Students interested in becoming a dog instructor or training dogs for law-enforcement work may want to apply for a Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Diploma. Students improve communication by learning to understand dog behavior and dealing with behavior problems. Students learn how to teach obedience to dogs through conditioning and reinforcement, which is particularly useful training. The program consists of 11 Instruction Sets, which students complete on their own time. This online diploma program allows students to work from home and still maintain their normal daily routine.
Students receive education in proper training techniques and nature versus nurture. Studying specific psychology theories, students learn how to promote learning abilities in dogs and how conditioning relates to obedience training.
Through socialization and positive reinforcement, trainers and instructors are better able to prevent common behavior problems in adult dogs. Students study the major groups of breeds and the requirements and terminology used in competition training. Students are also taught the essentials of a dog training business, such as planning, advertising, marketing and customer relations.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.