Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy to start July 29, 2011

Training With Grace is offering an intensive, 6-month program appropriate for students ready to explore dog training as a career, those dog enthusiasts looking for a deeper understanding of their canine companions, and any other professional working in the dog industry looking to develop a better understanding of canine behavior.

The Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy comprehensive program offers a cutting-edge approach to dog training where students will learn about modern, science-based techniques and canine behavior. The Academy's aim is to provide a strong foundation of academics and theoretical knowledge to support solid handling skills and mechanics gained through hands-on practice. Students will also learn about the business side of this profession, including how to start a new career, build and grow their own company, client-relations, and marketing.

Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy seeks to develop a relationship with students to facilitate open communication and encourage growth as they move through the program. The program is unique because trainers are there each step of the way, offering guidance and feedback as students increase their knowledge base and develop their skills.

This extensive and intensive training program will teach students:
How to gain knowledge of dog behavior and application of training techniques
How to develop and refine handling skills and mechanics
Learning Theory, Instructions Skills, Husbandry, Ethology, Equipment
Public speaking and group class management
Business building

Requirements include, but not limited to:
Observing and assisting group classes and private consultations
Volunteer work with a shelter or rescue group
Typically two weekends per month of lecture and training - Friday evening and Saturday morning
Required reading and practicum
Pre-requisite of 200 hours of previous dog experience (shelter volunteer or staff, assisting in dog training classes or private consultations, dog walking, grooming, vet technician)
Application-interview process
High school diploma or equivalent

This annual program will run July through December of 2011. Lectures will take place Friday evenings in Englewood, CO and continue, along with hands-on training, on Saturday mornings in Golden, CO.  Students must be able to provide your own transportation. If you are interested in this program or would like more information, please visit

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