Dog Training Certification Online

If you dream of starting a career as a professional dog trainer, we can help you with that goal wherever you are located. With Wonderdogs Training Ltd., based in Victoria, Canada, you can complete our dog training certification online. Our programs have been recognized throughout North America and we have had students train with us from Europe, Southeast Asia, and the USA through our online dog training courses.

Ben Kersen began working with dogs and studying their behavior in the 1980’s.  His methods developed and culminated into his Professional  Dog Trainers School, a fully accredited, 3 month on site program which he and his wife Nancy Noden ran for 13 years.  Nancy holds a  Bachelor of Education and has years of teaching experience in the public and private school systems. 

If you research into other schools, you will find that many other dog training schools online merely contain resources that have been gathered from various sources. If you want a fulfilling and successful career as a dog trainer you need specialized dog training courses online that you cannot find anywhere else. That’s why our course includes the following:


Our distance learning program provides all students with the following:

  • The Wonderdogs Professional Dog Trainer’s Manual.
  • 9 DVDs that provide step-by-step information on the Wonderdogs Training Philosophy. Ben has spent over two decades completing these DVDs that you can use to learn our techniques.
  • The opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor by sending in videos of you training your dog and others’ dogs, which will provide you with valuable insight.
  • The opportunity to use all of our trade secrets to train a dog, who by the end of the course will be your own Wonderdog.
  • The option to travel to Victoria to receive at least ten hours of job shadowing with Ben Kersen or one of our senior dog instructors. This is not required but is a great opportunity to gain further knowledge and experience.
  • Free continuing post-graduation correspondence through email, conference calls, and our exclusive Facebook group for graduates. Your career success is important to us, no matter how long ago you completed our online dog trainer course.
  • A diploma upon successful completion.

In our course, you will take part in reading, writing, and hands-on learning to learn the skills to train dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments. Wonderdogs stands out from other dog training online courses because it provides both unique, specialized content and the ability for you to complete your studies at your own pace at home. Contact us today to learn more.

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Program Curriculum:

Trainer’s Checklist
A detailed and complete inventory of the essential equipment and literature you will need as a Professional Dog Trainer.

Safety Theory
All the information you need on keeping you and the dogs you are handling safe at all times.

Responsible Dog Ownership
Information to share with your clients on what it takes to be a responsible dog owner.

Group Session Lesson Plans
Lesson by lesson detailed class plans that have taken The Wonderdogs team decades to produce.

Theory Notes on Advanced Obedience Training
Indefinite Long Down
Invisible Down Command
Off Leash

Group & Individual Training Contracts
It would be very difficult for you to imagine the time, effort and money we have put into creating the contracts that we use on a daily basis with out clients. When you enroll in our program, you receive the most updated version of these contracts.

Obedience training topics you will learn by the end of the program:

Walking Exercise 
Complete on leash control with no pulling – ever!
Complete off-leash control in any situation

Sit Command 
Hand Signal Only
Voice Only
Holding position under heavy distraction (using toys, treats, dogs, people)
Holding position from 400+ feet

Down Command 
Hand Signal Only
Voice Only
Holding position under heavy distraction (using toys, treats, dogs, people)
Holding position from 400+ feet

Come Command 
Hand Signal Only
Voice Only
While Playing (with a person, a toy or another dog)
Response from 400+ feet
Response under heavy distraction

For years students have come to us from Europe, Southeast Asia, the USA to learn how to become a Professional Dog Trainer. Our training has made news across North America and our school was the only Government Accredited dog training program in Canada for 15 years. With all the information and assistance this program offers, you have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a healthy and profitable future career as a professional dog trainer. We are available to answer any questions you may have, so why wait?! This is the time to make your move to start a career doing something you love!

Contact us today to get started!