The PAWS Training Group’s Dog Obedience Instructor Apprenticeship Program offers a comprehensive overview of various training methods through classroom study, observation, and application of hands-on experience. Scientific principles supporting canine behavior and training are learned and applied, including reinforcement & correction and the importance of both in training.
This program will give prospective obedience instructors excellent exposure, education, and experience in many aspects of dog (and people) training. This is perfect for the person having a goal of becoming an obedience instructor, dog trainer, assistant trainer, or a related pet business.
- Previous experience training dogs or your own dog,
- Video making & editing,
- Website management,
- Writing ability
- Drawing ability
Upon graduation of The PAWS Training Group’s Obedience Instruction Apprenticeship Program, you will receive a certificate for Obedience Instruction allowing you to teach group obedience classes for PAWS. In compliance with the non-compete that you must sign at the start of your program, you will be contracted to remain employed with The PAWS Training Group for the period of One year. After a year’s time, in compliance with the non-compete, you may use your experience to continue helping others in any way you would like.
The tuition price for The Dog Obedience Instructor Apprenticeship Program is $800.
$400 due on the day of enrollment, followed by a total of 2, $200 consecutive monthly payments starting on the second month of enrollment. We accept cash, check, or credit cards (2.7% fee applied for processing). These fees are non-refundable.
If you are not a good fit for our program, (i.e. not being flexible, failing school work, or are rude to our clients/students, etc.) your participation in our program can be terminated at any time for Code of Ethics and Business Conduct infractions. Please remember that when you sign on to this program, it is a long term situation, not just a summer job.
The Apprentice Schedule can vary, but here is a general guideline of the hours required:
Please contact Shari to set up a pre-enrollment interview.