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Help shape the future of dog training

The Victoria Stilwell Academy’s Dog Trainer Course is an elite educational experience for aspiring professional dog trainers which combines online learning, real-world skills and knowledge assessments, and an unparalleled program of instruction designed to produce the highest quality dog training professionals in the industry.

VSA Students can choose to enroll in the online-only Dog Trainer Course and take advantage of weekly live Office Hour sessions with a dedicated Faculty Advisor (which is what we call Mentors), or they can supercharge their learning by adding the premium In-Person Track to participate in live, in-person intensives, real-time Cyber Classes, enhanced assessments, and shadowing professional dog training mentors virtually.

Faculty Advisors play a crucial role in the development of VSA Dog Trainer Course students. Click the link below to learn more about the Faculty Advisor program.

Faculty Advisors

Every single Dog Trainer Course student (including those enrolled in the add-on In-Person Track) is assigned a dedicated Faculty Advisor with whom they meet virtually every week throughout the course to discuss the curriculum, answer questions, and perform skills assessments via videoconference.

Faculty Advisors are VSA’s elite on-the-ground learning portals who provide continuity and a consistent, personal learning experience for each student through their familiarity with and passion for the VSA curriculum, protocols, and educational mission.

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