Dog Trainer // Shelter Dog Training – Online Course

(9 customer reviews)


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This course is a culmination of over 12 years of my work in animal shelters training staff, volunteers and management in the skills it takes to save shelter dogs. Learning the skills to work with these dogs is paramount in saving their lives. Shelter dogs are different from “pet dogs,” I explain that in one of the lectures you’ll see. The main difference is that these dogs don’t have the bond to a person that a pet dog has, and that can make a huge difference in the way they respond to life. We don’t know anything about these dogs when we start working with them. Do they have a bite history? How are they with other animals? Do they like to train… to be touched… etc? We learn that as we go.

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Course Details

  • One time purchase – lifetime access
  • Over 25 Hours
  • 150+ Videos
  • 48 Different Lessons
  • 14 Sections & Quizzes
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 24/7 Access to course from any device
  • Track your progress
  • Take notes while progressing through course
  • Exclusive content NOT available anywhere else

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  • Lifetime Access
  • High Definition 4K Videos
  • All Future Course Additions Included at no charge
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Refund Policy

You can request a full refund for the course as long as you meet all the requirements below.

  • Within 7 days from the purchase date
  • Less than 10% of course completion


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9 reviews for Dog Trainer // Shelter Dog Training – Online Course

  1. Ramon (verified owner)

    Dear Robert, l just wanted to let you know what a joy it is to learn so much from your online course. Thank you for your hard work.

    • Robert

      thank you!!!

  2. Erick (verified owner)

    This is an excellent , comprehensive course on dog training. Like Robert says, if you can train shelter dogs, you can train any dog! It is packed with information from dog training to the psychology of dogs and how to understand them. The real life examples of training are golden. It is obvious many hours went into creating this course. Robert is an excellent communicator and explains concepts very thoroughly, in an easy to understand format. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in professional dog training or just for their own dogs.

    • Robert

      great to hear your words. keep on keeping on!

  3. Beckie (verified owner)

    This course more than met my expectations which is saying something because my expectations were high. I do not easily part with that kind of money. I appreciated the course guarantee but realized immediately upon starting that it was well worth every cent. I will be returning to the course regularly.

    Every lecture is well supported with video. The tests kept me on track. Lessons are not only ‘how to’ but also ‘why’.

    One suggestion would be to print a summary of each question on the video or make it possible to hear the questions. That said, this is minor.

    Thank you, Robert and crew!

  4. Alain (verified owner)

    This formation allowed me to understand the subtleties of working with kennel-Shelter dogs.

    As Dog Trainer Professional, I recommend it.

    • Robert

      so glad you enjoyed it…

  5. Rose (verified owner)

    Hi Everyone. I have been training dogs for many years. I have shown dogs in conformation, obedience, agility. I have done some tracking training also. Started out with correction training, then went to clicker training and lure training. I really enjoy what Robert has taught me through his videos on YouTube and have signed up for a couple of his courses. I just recently finished the Shelter Dog Training Course. It was awesome. So many amazing videos and lectures. There were things that I was missing in my training and this course has joined together for me what I was missing. Thank you Robert for all the training and I am looking forward to learning so much more from you. Thank you

  6. Rob (verified owner)

    i walk dogs professionally, and have trained my own working dogs in obedience and personal protection – in the first half of this course i have picked up numerous helpful approaches, some simple and some a bit more involved – one approach helped me have a breakthrough with a very skittish 80lb pit mix client – so far definitely a worthwhile investment for me

  7. Riggan (verified owner)

    If you work or volunteer in a shelter… If you own a rescue dog who has issues… If you are a dog trainer (professional or not)… This course is for you! Robert’s method of training is based on clear communication with the dog, including mostly praise and encouragement but not shying away from gentle corrections to let the dog know when its behavior is not appropriate or desired. Fairness to the dog is at the forefront of everything he does, however, so corrections are only used once the dog understands what he is being asked to do (with the exception of certain behavioral issues such as aggression). When I first started the course, I was a bit disappointed that some of the sessions were very short and did not go into the depth I expected. As I progressed through it, however, I discovered that Robert returns to key topics (such as canine body language) over and over again. This style of organization gave me information in manageable bits, and with each repetition (and expansion) of a topic, I built a better and better picture. This was also combined with alternating lectures and actual training sessions with real shelter dogs and volunteers. It ended up being much more effective for my overall grasp of the concepts than if each topic had been covered in only one long video. Watching the volunteers sometimes struggle to perform skills that they were just starting to learn showed me how to address my own struggles. Robert is an amazing trainer whose depth of understanding of dog psychology and behavior I can only hope to one day attain. This course is a great start toward that goal!

  8. Vincent (verified owner)

    I recently completed the Shelter Dog Training Course. The course has provided me with valuable information that will not only help with the work that I do with local shelters and rescues, but also with my pet dog training business. I highly recommend this course for anyone who works with dogs.

  9. Daniel (verified owner)

    Weather you are just a dog owner or a trainer, this is the most complete and simple course. I own a dog training facility in Toronto, Canada. All my trainers and volunteers have gone trough this program. They loved it! Thank you Robert!

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