Instructor: Ms. Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, facilitated by Drs.
Suzanne Hetts and Dan Estep
This course was formerly known as "Becoming a Great
Dog Training Instructor"
Becoming a dog trainer is the secret dream of many. When
the “sport” of dog training turns into your
professional career, there’s a lot more to know then
merely handling and training a dog. If you are going
to run a successful business, you MUST understand that
dog training has become a client-oriented service.
The key to being a powerful instructor and top-notch coach
is to understand how people learn and the challenges adults
face when acquiring the new physical skills they need to
train their dogs. In other words, you need to know
almost as much about training and educating people as you
do about dogs.
To be a powerful instructor you must communicate effectively,
show enthusiasm, motivate your clients and their belief
in their ability to achieve success, and maximize their
comprehension and retention of what you teach.
In this course, Pia reveals the communication, classroom
management, coaching, teaching and overall “people” skills
she not only uses herself but teaches to her apprentice
instructors that have made St. Huberts Dog Training School
in Madison NJ one of the largest and most respected dog
training schools in the country.
- exceptional classroom skills that will allow
you to manage even those classes from “you know
where”, and can also be applied to private
lessons with chaotic families
- how to build in flexibility in your instruction to
accommodate and motivate a wide range of personalities,
learning styles, and physical abilities
- how to create detailed lesson plans and a curriculum
that will maximize your students’ success
- advanced skills that will allow you to better
monitor your clients’ actions and measure their
- to apply the standards to people that you do when training
dogs to help them reach their goals
- and Much, Much More!
If you implement what you learn in this course, experienced
trainers will become top-notch coaches and powerful instructors,
and set themselves apart from “the pack!” If
you are a novice trainer, this course will jump-start your
instructing and coaching skills it would take years to
learn on your own. If you are thinking about
changing careers to become a dog trainer because you love
animals, you’ll quickly learn that you need to care
about people just as much, and know how to create good
Pia is continually honing her skills as she teaches a
full schedule of classes each week, ranging from introductory
classes to “feisty fidos” and oversees a team
of instructors as well as lecturing around the world. For
more information about Pia Click
Here to read her Bio.
Click Here to see the Course
Listen to a 5 minute audio sample from the 3rd session
of one of Pia's previous courses.
Here's what a few participants had to say:
" The course was terrific. I learned so much
in such a short time, it was great!" Christine C.,
"The course really delivers on getting you to
think outside the box.Your feedback to all was terrific. You
made everyone feel safe to participate and come away
with some top notch information." Jim S.,
"I thought this class would be more for novice
owners who were just starting out, based on the name. But
it was a wonderful surprise to learn as much as I did,
and to enjoy it so much". Sue L., Wisconsin
This course includes downloadable class notes and recommended
readings. The course has been approved for 5 CEU
credits from CCPT. Call or email for further information.
303-932-9095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Each class lasts approximately one hour.
The LIVE class is presented as a tele-webinar,
with live audio, visual graphics and photographs. In
the live class, you ask questions of the instructors
in real time. Each weekly session lasts approximately
1 ¼ hour. If you have to miss a live class, online
replays are available immediately after each session
and for one week following the end of the course. CEUs
can be earned through listening to the replays by correctly
emailing us answers to “test” questions given
during the class. The course comes with class notes and
The LIVE class isn’t on our current schedule. Please
sign up for our ezine “Pet Behavior One Piece
at a Time” to be notified when the next LIVE
session will be offered.
BUT – YOU CAN ---- Take this class ON DEMAND now!
The ON DEMAND class is the recorded tele-webcast with
the full content of the live class including class discussion
and class notes. You have one month’s online access
to all class sessions and an opportunity to ask questions
of the instructors via email. Their answers to your questions
will be recorded and emailed to you within a week.
You can earn CEUs by submitting emailed answers to questions
asked by the instructors during the recorded class. We’ll
provide the details once you register.
Still have questions about the course? Email for more
If you were a BEN Pro Member you’d pay only
$92 (a 20% discount) AND have continuous access to the
course as long as you remain a BEN member.
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