Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program

Learn to Become a Dog Trainer

U.S. Military Spouses May Qualify for Free Tuition! Call Now!


I understand that submitting my information authorizes Animal Behavior College to contact me via phone, fax, email, text (if I opted in), or other automated technology. I waive all no-call-registry choices and acknowledge that my consent does not require me to purchase.
Text Messaging Terms of Service
** Standard text messaging rates apply as provided in your wireless plan.

Do you love dogs? As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT), you will possess the skills necessary to make a difference in the life of every dog you work with. Since a well-trained dog will likely remain with one family their entire life, the human-animal bond has the opportunity to flourish. Become an ABC Certified Dog Trainer and keep dogs in "forever homes" while creating a loving family environment for everyone. This rewarding career could be yours!

Call 1-800-795-3294 today or submit the completed form to request more information.

Curriculum – What You'll Learn

Decades of training experience have been incorporated into this extremely comprehensive positive motivation-based training curriculum, which includes 7 to 21 weeks of hands-on training with an ABC-approved mentor dog trainer. This program also includes your voluntary enrollment in ABC's international dog training and adoption campaign called "Students Saving Lives." This portion of the program allows you to work with shelter dogs and train them to increase their chances for adoption.  It also gives you the joy and satisfaction of helping them find their forever home.

Here are the 11 stages that every student completes:

  • Stage 1 – A Basic Study of Canines
  • Stage 2 – Learning Theory
  • Stage 3 – A Trainer's Toolbox
  • Stage 4 – Training Fundamentals
  • Stage 5 – How to Teach Basic Obedience Cues
  • Stage 6 – Learning the Art of Effective Problem Solving
  • Stage 7 – Safety
  • Stage 8 – Public Speaking & Teaching Group Classes
  • Stage 9 – Business Building
  • Stage 10 – Shelter Practicum & Externship and Pet CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Stage 11 – Graduation

Affordable Tuition – An Investment in Your Future

Tuition ranges from $3,195 $2,995 USD to $5,195 USD depending on the payment options you qualify for. 100% financing available with $0 down to qualified individuals. Please contact us directly at 1-800-795-3294 to discuss eligibility requirements and payment arrangements customized to fit your needs.

Locations in All 50 States and Every Canadian Province

ABC is a viable option for students anywhere in the United States and Canada. That's because ABC has over 1,000 contracted mentor dog trainers across North America. Click here for the location nearest you or call 1-800-795-3294 and speak with an admissions counselor directly.

Bring the Classroom to Your Living Room

Our unique course combines the flexibility of home study coupled with invaluable hands-on training experience with an ABC-approved dog trainer. Training for your new career has never been more convenient!

Get Started Today

Your training can begin immediately as programs are tailored to each individual student. A dog training career is so much more than teaching dogs to sit – it's about saving lives, one dog at a time! Call now and take the first step towards your dream career.

Excellent Income – Get Paid for Doing What You Love

According to the American Pet Products Association, pet expenditures increased by over 5% in 2011, topping $50 billion for the first time. The animal industry continues to grow, giving ABC certified dog trainers the option of working for an established company or building their own successful dog training business.

Dog Obedience Instructor Course Catalog

The catalog includes general information about the school, the school's policies and its Mission Statement. Please click here to review the Course Catalog.

Contact Us for Free Information or to Enroll Today

Call us directly at 1-800-795-3294 and launch your new career in as little as 12 months.