Learn to Be a Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer Courses for Every Level

The Victoria Stilwell Academy provides dog training learning experiences for all skill and experience levels. Whether you want to become a better trainer of your own dogs or are ready to start your journey towards working with dogs professionally, VSA’s course offerings have something for everyone.

Fundamentals of Dog Training & Behavior Course

Build a solid foundational understanding about how dogs think, feel and learn to make yourself a better trainer for your dog while setting the stage for advanced learning.


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Dog Trainer Course

Experience the industry’s most comprehensive professional dog trainer curriculum and graduate ready to start your own successful business without leaving home and at your own pace.


DTC In-Person Track

Become a professional dog trainer through our premier learning experience featuring VSA’s unique hybrid learning models: in-person, online lessons, live Cyber Classes, and local mentorship.


Full refund of Fundamentals Course tuition after enrolling in the Dog Trainer Course!

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Try Before You Buy

Test-drive VSA’s robust digital e-learning platform with the free Starter Course Building Your Dog’s Confidence and learn why canine confidence is an important indicator of your dog’s overall emotional health.

My time as an online faculty advisor for the Victoria Stilwell Academy has been incredible! It allows me the pleasure of working with many amazing students who are eager to learn and become part of the positive, force-free dog training community. The hours are very flexible and manageable and I find myself thoroughly enjoying each and every meeting with my students. It’s fascinating to learn each of their unique stories and their plans for their future in the pet profession and I’m proud and honored to know that I can be a part of their journey. Having the opportunity to assist such a bright group of driven individuals who already understand the importance of positive, humane training is utterly refreshing. I have formed lasting friendships with many of my students and as they grow their individual businesses, it has been a joy to follow their success in helping dogs and their guardians all around the country through the power of positive training.

Tiffany Lovell

VSA Dog Trainer Course Faculty Advisor

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