Dog Training Specialist
Qualifications

Qualification Provider NZ/International Website
Certificate in Animal
Management (Canine Behaviour and Training)
Unitec New Zealand
Unitec
Certificate IV in Companion
Animal Services
Delta Society Australia
Delta Society
Certified Professional Dog
Trainer- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Certification Council for
Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
USA
CCPDT
Diploma of Canine Behaviour
Science and Technology
Companion Animal Sciences
Institute (CASI)
Canada CASI
Bachelor /Masters/
Doctorate Degrees: Science – Animal Behaviour, Psychology /Behavioural
Science, Education, Zoology, Ethology, Ecology.
Massey, Auckland, Otago,
Waikato, Victoria Universities, AUT, Open Polytech
New Zealand University websites

 Courses / Short
Courses

Course Provider NZ/International Website
APDTNZ Annual Conference Association of Pet Dog
Trainers
New Zealand APDTNZ
Behaviour Modification
73224
Open Polytech – Psychology
Department
New Zealand
Open Polytech
Courses for Dog
Professionals
COAPE – Centre for Applied
Pet Ethology
International COAPE
Dog Trainer Foundations Karen Pryor Academy for
Animal Training & Behaviour
USA KPA
Foundations
Dog Trainer Professional
Program
Karen Pryor Academy for
Animal Training & Behaviour
USA KPA
Professional
Dog Trainer Program Jean Donaldson’s Academy
for Dog Trainers
USA Academy for Dog Trainers
Applied Behaviour Analysis Behavior+ Works USA
Behavior+ Works
Dog Walking Academy Complete Canine Care and Dog*Tec NZ Complete Canine Care

Please note: To the best of our knowledge the
learning opportunities listed above are available via on line or distance
education  however some may no longer be offered this way. Please enquire
with the educational provider about distance options.

Qualification Providers: If you have a course or
qualification that is for dog trainers and behaviour specialists please feel
free to contact us about having it listed. As this is a list of recommendations
the course programme will need to be submitted for review before it would be
listed.