Student Courses


Student Courses

At Dogma Academy for Dog Trainers, LLC, we are dedicated to providing exceptional Student Courses that empower aspiring dog trainers to excel in their chosen profession. Our flagship offering, the Professional Trainer’s Course, is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience required to succeed in the competitive world of dog training.

Students will dive deep into essential topics such as behavior modification, training theory, and the four quadrants of dog training, all while working with a diverse range of dogs to gain invaluable practical experience.

In addition to our core curriculum, we offer specialized training in decoy development as an optional component of the Professional Trainer’s Course.
This unique opportunity allows students to broaden their skillset and further enhance their career prospects. Throughout their time at our academy, students enjoy access to world-class trainers, state-of-the-art training equipment, and a supportive learning environment designed to foster growth and success. With Dogma Academy for Dog Trainers, LLC, students can confidently embark on a rewarding career in dog training, fully prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their owners alike. Jonathan has broken his courses into weekly modules that anyone can attend to gain more knowledge in their dog training career.  Whether it is Decoy work, behavior modification or even learning competitive obedience.  Weekly classes are available.

Dogma Academy for Dog Trainers 9 month course schedule



Start of 3, 6 and 9 month course
Dogs 101-an introductory guide to learning theory and the psychology behind canine behavior
Obedience 101-application of +R and -P Food and toys to create and shape behaviors
Dogs 102-advance canine learning theory
Obedience 102-application of -R and +P the use of training collars to add control to behaviors
Competitive Obedience 101 A how-to guide to create and shape behaviors for competition
Decoy School 101 Introductory guide to teaching foundation bite work for 8 week-8 month old pups
Decoy School 102 Introductory guied to teach dogs formal protection behaviors
Behavior Modification How to train fearful and aggressive dogs
Police K9 101 Introductory guide to raising and training Police Dogs
Police K9 102 Intermediate guide to training Police Dogs
Surprise Scenario/PSA 3 101 How to train for the upper levels and surprise scenarios
Graduation Week for 3 month course Talent show, Clicker games and Final testing
Start of second 3 month course and continuation of 6 month and 9 month courses
Dogs 101/103
Obedience 101/103
Dogs 102/104
Obedience 102/104
Competitive Obedience 101/102
Decoy School 101/103
Decoy School 102/104
Behavior Modification 101/102
Police K9 101/103
Police K9 101/103
Police K9 101/103
Police K9 101/103
Police K9 102/104
Surprise Scenario/PSA 101/102
Graduation Week for 3 and 6 month courses
Start of third 3 month course and continuation of 9 month course
Dogs 101/103/105
Obedience 101/103/105
Dogs 102/104/106
Obedience 102/104/106
Competitive Obedience 101/102/103
Decoy School 101/103/105
Decoy School 102/104/106
Behavior Modification 101/102/103
Police K9 101/103/105
Police K9 102/104/106
Surprise Scenario/PSA 3 101/102/103
Graduation Week for 3 month and 9 month course.

Additional Electives include:

Certification upon completion of each week with a minimum of 80% proficiency

Photo gallery