To become a dog trainer, first apply for a dog training course. There are several training courses available.
- National Dog Trainers Federation claims to offer Australia’s only government-approved and nationally recognised professional dog trainer certificate, Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.
- Dog Trainers Australia run Certified Instructor courses in Richmond.
- Delta Society Australia run courses in Summer Hill, NSW.
If you can’t find an instructor course near where you live, courses are available by correspondence from some of these organisations.
You could also contact the Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers for more information on becoming a dog trainer.