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Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate

  • Qualification:

    Short Course

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Open Colleges Pet Obedience Trainer certificate teaches you essential methods of disciplining and training dogs. Studying this course, you will learn about canine behaviour, perception and training, and gain insight into how dogs learn and communicate.



To be eligible for this course you need to meet the basic English language requirements.

Areas of study

The subjects you'll study in this program include:

  • Introduction to the dog training profession
  • Sensory abilities of the dog
  • How dogs learn
  • Social behaviour and communication
  • Conditioning
  • Applied dog behaviour
  • House training and crate training
  • Testing and selection of dogs
  • Testing and selection of dog breeders
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate from Open Colleges.

Open Colleges offers this Pet Obedience Trainer course to teach you discipline concepts and ways to motivate dogs. You will also study areas such as grooming, exercise, nutrition and other health requirements.

You will receive training that will enable you to start out in the dog training, show dog or kennelling industries, or other jobs working with animals. This education and training can be applied in your own backyard with your own pets.

Curious about where a career in animal care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Kennel Hand
  • Dog Trainer
  • Dog Walker

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Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $68.08 for 32 weeks with a $100 depositPay $1,496 upfront and save 20%


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