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Telecourses: Unleash Your Power as a Training Instructor


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.  

You’ll learn

  • 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 success
  • 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 client relationships.

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 Outline

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., New Hampshire

"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., Colorado

"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 info@animalbehaviorassociates.com
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 recommended readings.

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 details info@animalbehaviorassociates.com

Fee: $115.00
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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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As soon as you register for any of our courses please put info@AnimalBehaviorAssociates.com in your email address book or safe list to increase the chance our emails won’t be blocked. Once we receive notice of your payment, we’ll send you a Class Welcome and Information email. You’ll receive details about how to access the course no latter than 2 days before the class begins. If you haven't heard from us within 48 hours (weekdays) of your payment, please email us at info@AnimalBehaviorAssociates.com. Also, check your spam box.

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