A Thorough Education in Theory Combined with Hands-On Coaching in a Supportive Group Setting
Over the course of the 5 month program, students meet once-per-week to work with project dogs. This regular, frequent, and focused training allows you to fine-tune your mechanical skills and improve your timing.
As your skill set develops, you will begin coaching and receiving feedback from your peers in addition to support from your instructor. The observational skills you learn are invaluable to a professional trainer–you need the tools and experience to help clients troubleshoot their own training problems. Confidence in your professional capabilities are facilitated through the type of purposeful practice you engage in at DTIA.
Small Group Learning
Learn alongside your peers in a supportive and personal environment. At DTIA, you build relationships with your future colleagues as you help one another with your assignments and share resources. Graduates have gone on to start businesses with fellow classmates, share job leads, and support one another with training projects.
Have questions? Because of the small cohort size, your instructor has time to respond promptly, personally, and in-depth.
Real, Live, Consult Prep
Experience what it feels like to conduct a behavior consultation through direct observation and debriefing as a group. See the concepts you study throughout the course put into action as you watch and participate in real counseling sessions.
As you progress through your studies, you will take what you’ve learned and put it into practice in the safety of the class environment before carrying out your own consult assignment.