Course Dates

The first step toward enrollment in the Dog Trainer Course and the launch of your new career is to select a class.  The list below includes relevant dates and information for each Dog Trainer Course class including:

  • Overall Course Dates (start to finish)
  • Course Start Date
  • In-person Intensives Dates (when you travel to the classroom location)
  • In-person Intensives Location
  • Field Study and Field Training Module Dates (when you work with your mentor)
  • Final Assessments Week Dates!

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2019 Dog Trainer Course Class Dates Not Yet Announced

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Class #1807  –  Dog Trainer Course (Atlanta, GA)

Atlanta, GA   JULY 5, 2018 – JAN 10, 2019

  • Course Start Date: July 5, 2018
  • Primer Intensive Dates: July 21-26*
  • Field Study Dates: July 27 – Sept 25
  • Core Essentials Intensive Dates: Sept 26 – Oct 1*
  • Field Training Dates: Oct 3 – Jan 1, 2019
  • Final Assessments Week: Jan 2-10, 2019

*Intensives Location: Atlanta, GA   Registration Closed – Class In Session

Class #1808  –  UK Dog Trainer Course


  • Course Start Date: August 19, 2018
  • Primer Intensive Dates: Sept 4-9*
  • Field Study Dates: Sept 10 – Nov 4
  • Core Essentials Intensive Dates: Nov 5-10*
  • Field Training Dates: Nov 12, 2018 – Feb 9, 2019
  • Final Assessments Week: Feb 10-18, 2019

*Intensives Location: Wigan, Lancashire, UK    Registration Closed – Class in Session

Please note that students must complete their class as scheduled, starting and ending per the dates posted for the class. Please choose a class for which you can commit to the six-month schedule of events. Classes cannot be combined.

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