Certificate in Dog/Puppy Training Class Instruction

Course Summary
Course Details

Training is a vital first step in raising a well behaved, well rounded dog. This course is designed to give students the skills and confidence needed to lead these classes, and to contribute to the upbringing of happy and well-trained puppies and older dogs.

Over four units, students will cover the fundamentals of training, as well as focusing more broadly on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

You’ll receive your first unit as soon as you enrol, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Category: Canine Level: Advanced Subject: Training, Breeding

Our Support Promise

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course –
to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What You’ll Learn

Unit 1 

Responsibilities of the instructor:

  • Experience
  • Qualifications
  • Coping with stress
  • Using time effectively
  • Practical approaches to running classes

Unit 2 

Modern dog training methods:

  • How the dog learns
  • Traditional and modern training methods
  • How dogs communicate
  • Fun and games exercises

Unit 3

Care, behaviour and diet:

  • Owner expectation
  • Handling skills
  • Owner stress and effects on behaviour
  • Neutering and diet

Unit 4

Dog training and owners:

  • Organising classes
  • Discussion with owners
  • Coping with behaviour problems

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this course. Simply study in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

Distance learning is designed to be flexible, but as a guide, students who can spend 4-6 hours a week studying tend to complete a single unit within a month.


On successful completion of this course you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in Dog/Puppy Training Class Instruction, graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.

You will also receive the Certificate of Achievement at Level 3 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards when you complete this course**.

This confirms that you have completed a validated training course at a recognised level of study.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise.

* The Animal Care College Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.

**ABC registration fees included.

What's Next

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress your career in the animal care sector, or better understand your own pet.

Once it’s completed, you may wish to further your study. If that’s the case, we’d suggest:

Intermediate Canine Psychology
Modifying Canine Aggression
Advanced Canine/Feline Care

If you’d like to turn what you’ve learned into a career, or you’re wondering how best to apply it to your existing role, get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support team from 9am - 5pm.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. We classify our courses by level to guide students towards the best course based on their experience. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you’re open to challenging yourself, our tutors will be on hand to help.

Students taking this course must be comfortable around dogs, and have some experience in caring for them.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are two ways you can enrol

Pay the total course fee of £345 in one sum and receive a voucher towards the cost of your next course


Pay a deposit of just £65, followed by 7 instalments of £40