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Hands-on, Real-time Coaching Every Week

We meet every week to work on your skill development with your project dogs. This regular, frequent, and focused training allows you to fine-tune your mechanics and improve your timing and observational skills. Your growth far exceeds what can be achieved in only a weekend, a week, or solely through video submissions.


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Choose to join the webinars in-person or watch them at your convenience each week

DTIA offers a flexible schedule to fit your busy life. You can ask questions and join discussions on the Slack group at any time.


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As a DTIA student, you receive extensive, personalized guidance and feedback throughout the course

Yes, questions are answered during the weekly in-person coaching sessions and at the lectures, but students also receive detailed, personal responses to questions and videos from their instructors as they arise when working with clients–just when they’re needed most!


From the Grads

"The wonderful trainers in the Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA) helped make my dreams a reality. Not only do I have a greater understanding about how animals learn best and many hours of practice under my belt, but I also was given the skills to start my own dog training business right after graduation!" --Alyssa Hosbach, Owner of Dancing Tails Dog Training

From the Grads

"DTIA gave me a real understanding of the how and why of science-based, positive reinforcement training. I now come into new training situations with the ability to pinpoint all the necessary information and make a plan with confidence." --Sathid Pankaew, Behavior & Training Coordinator, East Bay SPCA

From the Grads

"Dog industry business consultant Veronica Boutelle recommended the DTIA program to me when I asked about apprenticeship programs. She is familiar with every program in the country and unequivocally pronounced the DTIA the best one available. Well, she didn’t oversell it." --Erik Grendahl, Canine Behavior Consultant

From the Grads

"Attending the DTIA program was a wonderful decision. Not only will it advance my career but it has also opened the door to so many other professional possibilities." --Luba Podolsky, Mutt Manager, Muttville