International Academy For Dog Trainers And Behaviourists
IADTB is a leading service provider for dog trainer, dog training instructor and dog behaviourist qualifications at intermediate and advanced level that include practical days and assessments with lots of hands-on experience.
We also have courses in advanced canine aggression as well as K9 first aider and BTEC Level 3 handcuff courses among others.
But where we're different is we offer a full hand's on experience like no other.
IADBT students going for their advanced level 3 dog training instructors qualification can instruct handlers in dog training classes as well as putting into practice the roles of the instructor at our dedicated training centre based in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside over a 3 day practical learning period.
The students on our Level 4 Behaviourist courses get to carry out mock consultations and real life assessments, create behaviour modification and training programs using counter-conditioning, desensitisation, response substitution and shaping over the practical 3 days training.
Crucially, all IADTB work is underpinned by our highly qualified, dedicated and innovative staff, who are all committed to supporting you through your dog training career.
With over 20 years of delivering high quality training programmes, our instructors and examiners are some of the most accredited and experienced professionals in the industry.
All our students will be tutored by some of the most experienced and accredited dog training instructors in the UK with a commitment we will continue to support you throughout your dog training career.
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The International Academy for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists will also be offering other courses such as Intermediate and Advanced Dog Behaviourist courses in the near future.
This is an intensive in-depth course designed to push your theory and practical knowledge to the very limit, to make you the very best trainer/instructor you can be, all under the guidance of highly accredited instructor's.
Our intensive and in-depth dog trainer and dog training instructor courses are designed to push your theory and practical knowledge to the limit and challenge you to become an excellent trainer or instructor, all under the guidance of highly accredited instructors.
Our courses are suitable for professional dog trainers, veterinary assistants, dog walkers, dog groomers, dog physiotherapists and general dog owners that want to gain a better understanding of dog training and have the opportunity to work closely with accredited trainers.
Once IADTB students have completed their qualifications, we will enter you on to our database as a preferred and competent dog trainer or dog training instructors and forward your details on to prospective clients.
IADTB level 2 Dog Training Instructor's can progress on to complete the 1 day IADBT course director's course which will allow you to deliver IADTB course's to your client's provided you meet the required criteria.
All the practical training is done at our training centre based in the beautiful Kent countryside.
(Online theory is done at home at your own pace as well as on the IADTB online learning platform)
Our students will cover everything from (Dependent on the course taken).
- Legal and Moral Responsibilities (Trainer And Instructor).
- Animal care and welfare.
- Setting up the training session (Indoor vs Outdoor)
- Lesson Plans.
- Dog behaviour.
- Psychology and Breed Specific Behaviour's.
- Understand the various terminology used in dog Training (Quadrants of Operant Conditioning).
- Training techniques (Trainer vs Instructor).
- Specific Breed Character Traits.
- Various Drives in Dogs (Breed Specific).
- BARC Behaviour and Reactivity Checklists
- Associative Learning (Human & Canine)
- How To Put Together Professional consultations.
- Understand how Harvard Referencing can improve your reports.
- Understanding how to advise client's on which breed to choose (Lifestyle vs Reality)
- Breed Management
- Social Media Presence
- Personal Safety (Trainer/Instructor/Client/Members of the public).
- Temperament Assessment.
- Report Writing and presentation.
- Creating Video (Training/Assessment's/Promotion).
- Building Your Business through referral and networking.
- How to understand Chaining and Implement it into your training class.
- Role of the Dog Trainer vs Instructor.
- Record Keeping (Accidents/Injuries/Clients).
- Understand Clicker Training (When to use it in your classes).
- And much much more
Our courses provide lots of practical hands on experience including the opportunity to instruct dog handlers in a class setting. There are extensive theory-based homework assignments to complete that will make you think outside the box encourage lateral thinking and challenge you and push you further than you thought possible, with a final assessment at the IADTB training centre.
You will have access to a wide range of dog's as you learn how to manage and fix various types of dog behaviour.
As far as we know there is not another course like our's in the UK or anywhere else in the world, where you will learn all the key elements in dog training with a huge amount of hands on experience;
The content of our courses and commitment to continuing professional development sets us apart. Not only do students learn all the key elements in dog training and engage in an extensive practical experience, there is also the opportunity to attend a yearly refresher course to ensure the quality of your training is kept up to date and is based on the latest research and legislation, you will become a part of the wider IADTB network.
You will learn how to use the clicker in your training, learn how to motivate dog's, learn when is the best time to train and how to prepare before the session start's, how to set up lesson plan's, learn the key skills to read the dog in front of you and how react to the behaviours displayed.
Learn how to train exercises that motivate the dog to learn, learn how to train high level competition obedience (advanced dog training instructor course) train dogs how to search for both man and objects (scent dog training course).
Dependent on the course taken (please see our prospectus), students will learn the key concepts and theories behind learning and dog behaviour necessary to understand the dog in front of them and evaluate the methods used in training so that they can have the confidence and develop the key skills to set up effective and exciting training sessions.
The Advanced Dog Trainer course teaches how to train high level competition obedience and there are other courses available for specific activities, such as training dogs to search for both man and objects (Scent Dog Training Course).
Please do not confuse our courses with quick online courses that have zero knowledge or practicality in the real dog training world.
Our courses are designed to push you further than any other course currently available.
Our courses are delivered by accredited instructors who posses educational experience and qualifications, along with degrees in various areas of teaching, some of our instructors are also UK Kennel Club Accredited amongst many other distinguished dog training qualification's that they have gained over many many year's.
They have been working and training with dog's all their lives, IADTB instructors also compete in various disciplines with their dogs and some also work on operational duties with their canine.
Our instructors and examiners have achieved PGCS degree's in various teaching subjects with our instructor's being some of the most highly sought after examiners in the UK for A Level examinations.
There isn't many other training providers that can claim this.
You can apply from anywhere in the world to gain your:
* lADTB Level 1 Intermediate Dog Trainer.
* lADTB Level 2 Advanced Dog Trainer.
* IADTB Level 3 Dog Training Instructor.
* IADTB Level 4 Behaviourist
* IADTB Course Director.
All the theory-based part of the course is completed online where you will be enrolled on to our digital learning platform.
When you enrol onto one of our courses you will receive a unique IADTB code that allows you access to your training class on our virtual learning platform.
Her students can upload completed coursework and interact in the virtual classroom with your IADTB instructor.
We also have the option of doing remote practical training sessions with the learner, this is where we can set up a remote observation link with you and your IADTB trainer/assessor for your practical work (suitable for students outside of the UK).
Our courses are currently going through the CPD accreditation so you know our courses will count towards your further studies.
Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements