About

Whether you need to train your new puppy or you own an older dog with problem behaviors, then this video course, filmed with real dogs, is for you. Less than 5% of dog owners take their canine friends to a training center. Physically attending classes each week takes commitment, time and money. Now, with this online course you can work at your own pace without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

This course is taught by certified professional dog trainer, Ian Stone, who has over 10 years experience working in animal welfare.

He will guide you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, basic training commands, behavior problems, as well as some games and tricks! Whether you have a puppy, newly adopted dog from a shelter or an older dog who needs some behavioral training - everything in this course can be applied to canine friends of any age!

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Foundations

  • Meet the trainer
  • Hardware and habituation
  • Communication
  • Food handling
  • Engagement and motivation

Module 2: New Dog

  • Realistic expectations
  • Potty training
  • Puppy biting
  • Socialization

Module 3: Basic Moves

  • Exercise and stimulation
  • Basic control positions
  • Training the stay
  • Loose leash walking 1
  • Leave it
  • Teaching get off

Module 4: Further Moves

  • Goals criteria and proofing
  • Toy training
  • Teaching to come
  • Loose leash walking 2
  • Leave it 2

Module 5: Side Hustles

  • Train everything like a game
  • Come games
  • Fixing jumping
  • Fixing barking
  • Trick training

Module 6: Onward

  • Troubleshooting
  • Farewell

Career

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who wants to build a stronger bond with their pet and provide the highest level of training to improve their life. Whether you just brought home a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog or live with an older dog who never got properly trained this course is perfect for you. 

    Certification 

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Creator

    Ian Stone

    Ian has been educating and working in animal welfare for many years. With a Master's degree in Teaching, he is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA).

    He is also a certified instructor for Pet CPR and first aid, an AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and a Professional Premium member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

    He is owner and head instructor at Simpawtico Dog Training, LLC, and is the Canine Behavior and Training Manager for his local shelter.

    He lives with his wife, four dogs, and one cat in upstate New York.

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    About

    Whether you need to train your new puppy or you own an older dog with problem behaviors, then this video course, filmed with real dogs, is for you. Less than 5% of dog owners take their canine friends to a training center. Physically attending classes each week takes commitment, time and money. Now, with this online course you can work at your own pace without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

    This course is taught by certified professional dog trainer, Ian Stone, who has over 10 years experience working in animal welfare.

    He will guide you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, basic training commands, behavior problems, as well as some games and tricks! Whether you have a puppy, newly adopted dog from a shelter or an older dog who needs some behavioral training - everything in this course can be applied to canine friends of any age!

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Foundations

    • Meet the trainer
    • Hardware and habituation
    • Communication
    • Food handling
    • Engagement and motivation

    Module 2: New Dog

    • Realistic expectations
    • Potty training
    • Puppy biting
    • Socialization

    Module 3: Basic Moves

    • Exercise and stimulation
    • Basic control positions
    • Training the stay
    • Loose leash walking 1
    • Leave it
    • Teaching get off

    Module 4: Further Moves

    • Goals criteria and proofing
    • Toy training
    • Teaching to come
    • Loose leash walking 2
    • Leave it 2

    Module 5: Side Hustles

    • Train everything like a game
    • Come games
    • Fixing jumping
    • Fixing barking
    • Trick training

    Module 6: Onward

    • Troubleshooting
    • Farewell

    Career

    Who is this course for

    This course is for anyone who wants to build a stronger bond with their pet and provide the highest level of training to improve their life. Whether you just brought home a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog or live with an older dog who never got properly trained this course is perfect for you. 

      Certification 

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      Creator

      Ian Stone

      Expertise:

      Ian has been educating and working in animal welfare for many years. With a Master's degree in Teaching, he is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA).

      He is also a certified instructor for Pet CPR and first aid, an AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and a Professional Premium member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

      He is owner and head instructor at Simpawtico Dog Training, LLC, and is the Canine Behavior and Training Manager for his local shelter.

      He lives with his wife, four dogs, and one cat in upstate New York.

      10482 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited