CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

The Advanced Professional Instructor Skills course is designed as a natural follow on from our level 4 modules and suitable for those who have completed CIDBT 4004, CIDBT 4014 and is a natural progression from CIDBT 4005 as well as those suitably experienced through professional practice.

This course is focussed on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product. Dog training classes are in every town, so why would people come to you? Typically, this is via referral and recommendations because you deliver tangible results.

This is all about working as a Professional Dog Training Instructor. Naturally most people who enter this occupation do so with a love of dogs, but that is not the only requirement to be able to make a living and really help people to train their dogs. Not all dogs are malleable, willing to learn or social and outgoing. A sound understanding of breed specific behaviour and learning is essential as well as an understanding and empathy of differing canine learning styles and developmental processes and owners varying abilities.

Understanding how dogs learn and having a vast array of techniques in your ‘tool box’ is of course an essential prerequisite, but being able to successfully teach people as the conduit to training their dogs in a knowledgeable, effective, friendly and motivational manner and within a reasonable time frame is an additional skill.

This in-depth course covers moral and legal responsibilities, dog training equipment for class and one to one environments, personal safety considerations, defining your offer and creating a unique product, advanced practical dog training exercises, managing difficult dogs in the training environment, motivational skills for dogs and owners, presentation skills, class optimisation, referral and veterinary relations.

This course is designed to help you be a true Professional Dog Training Instructor. A useful course for all students, for any dog training instructors and is also for those who would like to integrate their knowledge with new skills and a deeper awareness of all aspects of a dog training class and one to one instruction. Made up of one Home Study phase, a two-day workshop and reflective, self-development feedback after the workshop.

Phase 1 (Home Study)

  • Personal history and experience as a Dog Training Instructor and future goals
  • The role of the Dog Trainer – moral and legal responsibilities
  • Planning
  • Business Models and assessing local competitors
  • Personal Safety and Equipment
  • Advanced Dog Training Exercises
  • Practical exercise and recorded evidence

Phase 2 – (Workshop)

  • Breed specific behaviour and learning
  • Canine learning styles and development
  • Instruction styles
  • Managing difficult dogs in the class environment
  • The Assistant
  • Advanced Instruction
  • Motivation
  • Presentation skills
  • Class layout and getting optimum results
  • Time management
  • Business practicalities

Post the Phase 2 workshop, you will be required to complete a short personal analysis and feedback form.

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Tutors for this Course

Ross McCarthy
Vicky Lawes

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This course costs £485. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.

The next available workshop date for this course will be Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Your tutor for this course will be either Ross McCarthy and Vicky Lawes

This is a Home Study and workshop course consisting of two phases, you will need to submit work online and will be expected to attend the two day workshop at the Kennel Club Education centre in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

This course needs to be completed within six months. Extensions can be granted under exceptional circumstances.

On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.

This course is approved by the PETbc