Dog Obedience Trainer / Instructor Diploma
Penn Foster

Program Details

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 is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission