ACM40322 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Dog Training)

Start Your Dream Career as a Qualified Professional Dog Trainer or Animal Behaviourist

Have you always envisioned yourself as a professional dog trainer or an animal behaviourist? Are you passionate about understanding the behaviour of pets and helping their owners communicate with them to strengthen their bond and connection? If you seek a nationally recognised qualification that will fuel your passion and help certify you for a role in animal behaviour and training, then the ACM40322 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Dog Training) is the one you’re looking for.

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course with self-paced study.
Delivery
Blended (Online + Practical Training for 2 weeks full time)

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Professional Dog Trainer
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Training Specialist
  • Pet Care Industry Trainer
  • Animal Shelter Behaviour Coordinator
  • Veterinary Behavioural Assistant
  • Animal Rescue Organisation Trainer
  • Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Animal Education Program Developer
  • Pet Retail Behaviour Consultant

Course Fees Include

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Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Completed Year 10 or Equivalent.
  • Access to a computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Internet access and email address.
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in English.
  • Access to dogs for training.
  • Physically capable of restraining animals, handling animal feed and standing for extended periods of time.

Practical Training

The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the Dog Training Facility under the guidance and support of the course provider’s teachers and dog trainers for 2-weeks full time. This ensures the student is taught the hands-on skills required to become a qualified dog trainer while being guided by the team.

During the practical training, students have access to a range of dogs to work with and can practice and perfect their skills in a safe environment. Students will develop a broad array of hands-on skills pivotal for training including teaching the foundation skills and also dealing with aggressive dogs. They will learn about conditioning dogs, behaviour shaping, lifestyle obedience and positive reinforcement. Finally, the students will then be taught how to create both individual and group lessons whilst assessing the needs of the dogs and the owners.

Payment Plans

Payment Options: Upfront, Installment, or flexible payment plans from $39 per week.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

About The Course

Turn Your Passion for Animal Training and Behaviour into a Fulfilling Career. Become a Qualified Professional Dog Trainer or Animal Behaviourist

Have you always envisioned yourself as a professional dog trainer or an animal behaviourist? Are you passionate about understanding the behaviour of pets and helping their owners communicate with them to strengthen their bond and connection? If you seek a nationally recognised qualification that will fuel your passion and help certify you for a role in animal behaviour and training, then the ACM40322 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Dog Training) is the one you’re looking for.

This course is specifically designed for those aiming to become experts in dog grooming and animal behaviour. You’ll delve deep into canine psychology, behaviour modification, and advanced grooming techniques. Alongside these specialized topics, the curriculum covers comprehensive subjects such as animal learning theories, behavioural problem-solving, and effective communication methods with animals and their owners. Additionally, this training is enriched by practical grooming training and behavioural workshops, as well as a work placement component to provide hands-on experience. Integrating elements of a zoology course ensures a well-rounded education, equipping you with the real-world skills and knowledge required to excel as a professional animal trainer or behaviourist.

After completing this nationally recognised course, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and training experience to become a qualified Professional Dog Trainer or step into the role of an Animal Behaviourist, where you can apply your expertise to resolve complex behavioural issues of animals and pets. This course will also prepare you to work in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and pet care retail, where your grooming and behavior training skills are highly valued. Whether you aspire to work with rescue organizations, become a canine rehabilitation therapist, develop educational programs for pet owners, or simply start your own name in professional dog training in Australia, this qualification sets the foundation for a rewarding and successful career path. Additionally, our animal training courses are designed to provide you with advanced skills and techniques, enhancing your capabilities to excel in various animal care and training roles.

Practical Training:

The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the Dog Training Facility under the guidance and support of the course provider’s teachers and dog trainers for 2-weeks full time. This ensures the student is taught the hands-on skills required to become a qualified dog trainer while being guided by the team.

During the practical training, students have access to a range of dogs to work with and can practice and perfect their skills in a safe environment. They will develop a broad array of hands-on skills pivotal for training, including teaching foundational skills and dealing with aggressive dogs. Students will learn about conditioning dogs, behavior shaping, lifestyle obedience, and positive reinforcement. They will also be taught how to create both individual and group lessons while assessing the needs of the dogs and the owners. To deepen your understanding of canine behavior, consider enrolling in our dog psychology courses.

Study from $39 Per Week.   

Do you want to study this nationally recognised course but can't pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with upfront, instalment and weekly payment plans from $39 per week.

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