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Teaching Group Dog Training Classes Seminar

Teaching a group dog training class of any variety requires an instructor to possess several things: knowledge, compassion, empathy, flexibility, professionalism and creativity. In this seminar, we discuss in detail each of the facets of instructing, and how you can improve your group dog training classes.

Seminar Details

Regardless of what your group dog training class is about, you first and foremost have to be knowledgeable about the topic. This goes without saying. However, there are several other aspects to teaching an in-person group training class you've got to keep in mind:

  • How are you going to vet who is coming into your class?
  • What if a dog is not appropriate for the class, what do you do then?
  • How are you going to impart your knowledge onto your students?
  • How can you ensure they understand the material you have covered?
  • How can you design your lesson plan to ensure everyone in the class is progressing at a good rate, and that no one is being left behind or feeling as though it is a waste of their time?
  • What is the right balance between instructing and practicing inside the class itself?
  • How will use the space to allow for the best outcome?
  • How are you going to keep everyone safe?
  • What will you do if something completely blindsides you, such as a weather event that causes you cancel class three weeks in a row?!
  • How are you going to ensure the students return and continue to make progress?
  • What if a student is noncompliant or worst still, rude? How do you deal with this?

These are just a few of the questions we will be answering in this seminar. Based off of teaching a variety of in-person group dog training classes in a wide range of scenarios, this seminar is designed to help you improve your own classes. We will also talk about how to honestly assess what you are offering, how to avoid biting off more you can chew and preventing burnout. 

Who Is This Seminar For:

  • New instructors looking to hone their craft
  • Experienced instructors looking to improve the classes they are currently offering
  • Dog owners who are considering becoming a professional dog trainer and instructor

What This Seminar Will NOT Be Doing:

  • Teaching you the material to become an instructor or professional trainer

Length of the Seminar:

  • 5-hours; includes lecture, video examples, case studies and discussion topics


  • CCPDT: 5 CEUs
  • KPA: 5 CEUs
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Dianna L. Santos

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