DOG TRAINERS ACADEMY
The Kynagon Dog Trainers Academy in Amstelveen is set up especially for people who want to become dog trainers and for professionals who frequently come into contact with dogs and their owners. To let you master the skills, you will train with our Border Collies.
Both before and during the training session, I will always critically look at what you need: think, plan, do. I will make a plan in advance, but also during the training sessions, I will see what you need to become a successful dog trainer.
After this training programme, you will have scientific and professional knowledge about training simple and complex behaviour in dogs. All dog lovers are welcome: from beginner to competition level!
Our Dog Trainers Academy is based on scientific methods. Our methods never involve any form of force or violence.
The training addresses the teaching theory of animals. You will learn how to analyse behaviour and how successfully to apply that knowledge.
You will mostly train with our Border Collies. They will let you get acquainted with different temperaments. It is also possible to train with dogs on invitation. This will give you the opportunity to come into contact with a variety of breeds and ages, and to train the techniques extensively and master them.
The training programme will include the following subjects:
- Learning to understand dog behaviour according to scientific theories
- Dog body language
- Cue training
- Clicker training
- Solving behavioural problems, such as anxiety or aggression
- Client management
Frequently Asked Questions
The Kynagon Dog Trainers Academy in Amstelveen is set up for people who want to become dog trainers and for professionals who frequently come into contact with dogs and their owners, such as dog groomers, owners of boarding kennels, vets, shelter staff, and dog walkers. If you have a passion for dogs and want to learn to train them professionally, you are most welcome too.
The Kynagon Dog Trainers Academy Amstelveen, run by Patricia Walker-Koopman, can be found in an attractive building at Amsteldijk Zuid 79C, 1184 VE Amstelveen. Free parking is available on the premises.
The entire training programme is organised on weekends. All classes start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 04:00 p.m.
During the programme, you will train with Patricia’s own Border Collies and possibly with other breeds of dogs as well.
The costs of participation in the Dog Trainers Academy are EUR 4,995 per person, exclusive of VAT.
The course is completed in 12 weekends, spread over a 6-month period.
Graduates receive a ‘Diploma Kynological Behavior and Training’.