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WCCAC COURSES
CERTIFICATIONS FOR COURSES DON'T BEGIN UNTIL 2022

All courses are a maximum of 6 students at this time
Deposits are $800 non-refundable & non-transferable.  Balance is due 5 days before course starts

 

Foundations in Pet Dog Training

Prerequisite Course

Course Length - 6 -8 Weeks
Course Day - Saturdays
Course Time 11a - 3p (end times may run over)
Course Cost - $2500

Audit Seat $1750 ( no certification, no hands on learning and no dog participation.  This is a spectator seat.)

In Person Lecture & Hands On Learning
Possessing proper foundational skills is a necessity.  In this course we cover the following:

  • Principles of Learning

  • Breeds & Genetics

  • Proper Fulfillment

  • Basics of Canine Body Language

  • Basics of Safety & Bite Prevention

  • Layers of Stress

  • Forced Packs

  • Aspects of Play

  • Relaxation Foundations

  • Socialization

  • Puppy Raising Basics

  • Methods of Dog Training

  • Marker Training & Multiple use markers

  • Motivation

  • Proper use of pressures

  • Collar Conditioning

  • Leash Handling

  • Manners

  • Basic Obedience

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When bringing a dog please be sure the dog is crate trained to remain comfortable while awaiting their turn to come out and work. We recommend thinking about a dog you would like to bring - A green dog and pups are always good.
Don't bring a dog with behavior issues such as reactivity, aggressions, separation anxiety, fear, etc. this class is a Foundations Class not a behavior modification class therefore we want to be sure you have a dog suitable for your learning in class.


WCCAC Foundations course comes with a book that is non-replaceable.
Your course will have hands on learning, study, homework and tests.

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE DON'T BEGIN UNTIL 2022 
To accomplish an L1 
Certification you will be required to pass this course, to have 300 hours of internship with WCCAC or an approved trainer.  You will be required to turn in video of 5 detailed case studies within 8 months of completing this course.
Be sure to read all requirements for maintaining your WCCAC Certification - CEU


Course Early Bird Special $1400 - Ends July 1, 2021
Audit Seat Early Bird Special - $1000 - Ends July 1, 2021

 

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Puppy Development
Raising A Puppy

Prerequisite Foundations in Pet Dog Training

Course Length - 4 - 6  Weeks
Course Day - Fridays or Saturdays
Course Time 11a - 2p
Course Cost - $2500

In Person Lecture & Hands On Learning

Puppies just aren't as easy as one thinks.  There is an enormous amount of knowledge one should know when training puppies and when teaching a client to train their puppy.  Creating lifelong behavior issues is unfortunately a very easy thing to do without proper knowledge in puppy development.  This course will give you confidence to help clients in picking the right dog for their lifestyle, picking a proper breeder or rescue & picking the right puppy.  Students will be given the  knowledge to ensure puppies have the best start at life from critical development and socialization to manners and obedience.  Students will be confident in helping owners set up their home and provide an optimal environment for their new pup.
Course covers:

  • Lifestyle and Breeds

  • Breeder research

  • Critical Development

  • Setting up the owner and home for success with a new puppy

  • Pre-pup Sessions

  • Socialization & Exposure

  • Living with a puppy

  • Manners

  • Aspects of Play

  • Train Through Game

  • Obedience without structure

  • Collars and Tools

  • Crate Training

  • Potty Training

  • Puppy Biting and Outlets

 

Your course will have hands on learning, study, homework and tests.  To accomplish a WCCAC Puppy Certification (PC) you will be required to have your WCCAC L1 Certification.  You will also be required to pass this course, intern 100 hours with WCCAC or an approved trainer and turn in video of 3 detailed case studies which should include puppy exposure, puppy socialization and one on one training program within 6 months of completing this course.

Be sure to read all requirements for maintaining your WCCAC Certification - CEU

Enrollment Opening Soon
 

Tools Of The Trade

Prerequisite Foundations in Pet Dog Training

Course Length - 6  Weeks
Course Day - Fridays or Saturdays
Course Time 11a - 1p
Course Cost - $1950

In Person Hands On Learning

Tools of the trade can be the most controversial aspect of dog training.  We understand why! Having diversity in training is essential but flat out abuse - is NOT part of that equation.  Students will learn the proper way to use a variety of tools that will aid them in training that could lead to possibly even saving the life of a dog one day.  Having high quality tools is essential, we will cover brand options as well.
Tools covered in this course:

  • Clickers

  • Flexi Leash

  • Long Line

  • Slip Leads

  • Harness

  • Nose halters

  • Transitional

  • Slip Chains

  • Prong Collars

  • E-Collars

Our Tools of The Trade Course comes with all of the tools we cover.  Tools are non-replaceable.
Your course will have hands on learning, study, homework and tests.  To accomplish a WCCAC Tools Certificate of Completion (T) you will be required to have your WCCAC L1 Certification, will be required to intern with WCCAC or approved trainer for 200 hours and turn in video of 3 detailed case studies within 6 months of completing this course.  See instructor for details on what the case studies are required to comprise.
Be sure to read all requirements for maintaining your WCCAC Certification - CEU

Enrollment Opening Soon
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Purpose Outlets for The Pet Dog

Training Through Game

Prerequisite Foundations in Pet Dog Training

Course Length - 6  Weeks
Course Day - Fridays or Saturdays
Course Time 11a - 1p
Course Cost - $1400

Certificate of Completion for those that attend all classes and have a full understanding of the course with excellent handling and safety skills.

This course gives students the knowledge and hands on practical training to work with dogs through a variety of different game outlets such as spring pole, wall climb, flirt pole, tug, ball, etc.

Enrollment Opening Soon
 

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