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 (online-only: no in-person requirements on this date)
  • In-person Intensives Dates (when you first 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

Ready to get started? Select your preferred in-person DTC Course Start Date below, then visit the DTC Enrollment page to complete your application.

Class #1905  –  Dog Trainer Course (Atlanta, GA)

MAY 14 – NOV 19, 2019


  • Course Start Date: May 14, 2019
  • Primer Intensive Dates: July 10-14*
  • Field Study Dates: July 15 – Sept 9
  • Core Essentials Intensive Dates: Sept 11-15*
  • Field Training Dates: Sept 16 – Nov 11
  • Final Assessments Week: Nov 12-19

*Intensives Location: Atlanta, GA 

Class #1906  –  Dog Trainer Course (United Kingdom)

JUNE 24, 2019 – JANUARY 6, 2020


  • Course Start Date: June 24, 2019
  • Primer Intensive Dates: Aug 20-24*
  • Field Study Dates: Aug 25 – Oct 27
  • Core Essentials Intensive Dates: Oct 27-31*
  • Field Training Dates: Nov 1 – Dec 29
  • Final Assessments Week: Dec 30 – Jan 6, 2020

*Intensives Location: Wigan, Lancashire, UK

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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