Grace Dog
Dog Trainer Academy

Become a Dog Trainer

Choose from our highly hands-on, humane, and intensive 3, 6 and 12 month Dog Trainer Academy programs.

This program is for:

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RMRDTA ​-​ ​Academy Clients

Level 1

$99 monthly

  • Four one-hour group Zoom conference calls to discuss a case study, current client troubleshooting, class structure setup, or client skills with Ana and your team.
Level 2

$199 Monthly

  • Four one-hour group Zoom conference calls to discuss a case study, current client
    troubleshooting, class structure setup, or client skills with Ana and your team.
  • Two private 15-minute calls with Ana to discuss your goals and challenges.
  • Unlimited email to Ana for questions and comments with two responses per month

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Academy for Students

Level 1

$2,600

Level 2

$5,100

Level 3

$10,000

A Praise-Based Curriculum

Our comprehensive, praise-based curriculum takes a cutting-edge approach to dog training. Students will learn about modern, science-based techniques and canine behavior. We strive to provide a strong foundation of theory and application, holistically teaching solid handling skills through extensive hands-on practice.

Students will also learn from Grace Dog Training & Behavior Owner Ana Melara, and other business experts, about the business side of dog training, including how to start a new career, build and grow their own company, client relations, marketing, and more.

Part of a team, and a community

You become more than a student — you become part of a team and a community. We develop relationships with our students, so we know how to best encourage their unique strengths, interests and dreams.

We’re there each step of the way, offering guidance that helps students increase their knowledge and hone their skills. Upon admission, you will have access to the RMRDTA private Facebook group. You will meet all current students and graduates. You’ll learn about upcoming job opportunities, seminars and workshops and you’ll benefit from the great discounts and freebies.

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Sharing the Love

Creating a strong bond between you and your dog is what we live for.

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Whether someone wants to compete in agility, learn to address their dog’s aggression issues, or just have a great family companion, Ana can help to look at the big picture and address all issues that are contributing to the end goal.

Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT

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