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DOG HANDLER ACADEMY

DOG DAYCARE EMPLOYEE TRAINING MADE EASY!

Created for dog handler employees at dog daycares, boarding facilities, vet clinics, and more.

Meet Eve and learn why she created something that was missing from the industry!

Dog Handler Academy

Online Comprehensive Employee Training

Automated. Consistent. Cost-Effective.

Training your dog handler employees has never been easier!

Dog Handler Academy is an online comprehensive training program to help educate staff members of dog day cares, boarding facilities, shelters, grooming salons, and vet clinics who work with dogs. 

Course 101: Dog Handler Employee Training includes:

  • Discharge (stool, urine, vomit, and how to identify potential concerns)
  • Clean-up
  • Handler behavior
  • Handler tools
  • Canine behavior
  • Collars, leashes, and harnesses
  • Kennels and crates
  • Hand-offs and greetings

 

Course 201: Social Cues & Safety includes: 

  • Canine displays (barks, expressions, and posture)
  • Play types and styles (what to observe and when to intervene)
  • Stress warnings (sounds, displays, and remedies)
  • How to control physical aggression (defense tactics and dealing with biters)
  • How to deal with latches
  • Advanced kenneling techniques 
  • Additional situations within the daycare environment (like dealing with mouthing, how to safely retrieve a toy from a dog, and giving affection and attention)

 

Course 301: Client Relations includes:

  • Vocabulary, voice, tone, eye contact, and posture
  • Building rapport
  • Leading conversations
  • Gathering your “outs”
  • Settling nervous pet parents
  • Stepping in and stepping up
  • Payment transaction issues
  • Discussing a dog’s behavior at daycare including too much energy, not into daycare, constant barking, and mounting
  • Addressing common questions about a dog’s health regarding injury, Bordetella, stool, appetite and food intake, and first day of daycare questions
  • Policy discussion and reinforcement including vaccination paperwork, client showing up without a reservation, client showing up outside of drop-off hours, and daycare-appropriate collars and leashes
  • Special situations including when the client interviews YOU, uptight pet parents, missing pet items, and canine death
 

Course 401: Surviving & Thriving in the Workplace (COMING SOON!) will include:

  • Good habits and routines at work
  • Self-assessment
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-advocacy and integrity
  • Taking initiative and effecting positive change
  • The drama triangle
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Emotional intelligence
  • People skills and communicating with others
  • Adversity, coping mechanisms, and teamwork

 

We are continuing to add courses to our membership all the time, so check back for updates often!

We love our clients, and they love us!

Wonderful employee training programs to get the basics down without having to keep up with textbooks and DVDs. Easy to use, easy to deal with, very easy to track.
Steven Scott, Camp Scotty
Dog Handler Academy has been an amazing addition to our training program. Our employees receive educational information as soon as they are enrolled and once their training is completed they are knowledgeable in many areas of the canine industry. This is an amazing program and we highly recommend it. Our team comments on how much they love the content vs. other training programs. It used to take months for our team to complete training and now it's less than a week.
Sherry Rogers, Dream A Dream Dachshunds
Very good training for our revolving door of kennel workers. Really makes it easy to have consistent communication.
Curtis Hastings, The Pup Stop LLC
Unlike a lot of other industry programs, DHA keeps your attention. Each module is short and interesting. It goes over the very basics and builds upon those to give your team a solid foundation to grow professionally.
Dani Petty, Camp Happy Tails
Training staff has to be one of the most difficult parts of our business. This program has helped me to finally implement standards for training new hires. DHA makes it so much easier, and even fun! The videos are quick and knowledgeable and it's easy to keep track of how your employees are progressing. I have also learned a lot myself. What a wonderful (and reasonably priced) resource!
Julie Kramer, Canine Cabins
The training videos are excellent. They are short, which keeps the team engaged, and extremely informative. I highly recommend the Dog Handler Academy to anyone in the boarding & daycare industry.
Barbara Noll, Tail Country Pet Resort

What's the Difference?

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What We Offer

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UP-TO-DATE CONTENT (FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM)

Your team will watch our real-life scenario videos and take quizzes on proper dog handling techniques and safety measures for a dog daycare and boarding environment. You access exclusive content as the business owner or manager. 

Dog Handler Academy is constantly adding new courses to our monthly membership. You will be notified whenever a new course is added to the membership, so you can review the course content to see what your team will be learning in the next course. 

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CONSISTENT EMPLOYEE TRAINING

Your employees are trained on industry best practice standards using real-life scenarios.

No more waiting for a situation to come up so you can train your new employees on how to handle it!

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FACILITY MANAGER DASHBOARD and Notifications

View your employees’ progress in courses, add new employees, and remove employees once they’ve completed their courses (or are no longer employed at your facility) easily.

You’ll receive email progress notifications when an employee completes a course! You’ll also receive emails if an employee has NOT started the course within 7 days of gaining access to the course and again if an employee still has NOT completed a course within 14 or 21 days.

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SAVE AND PRINT

Save and/or print your employees’ program completion certificates for your personnel records, serving as proof of training to aid you in any potential workman’s comp or unemployment issues.

ARE YOU READY?

Choose the perfect Monthly plan

Choose the monthly plan from Dog Handler Academy below that best fits your business or organization, based on the number of employees you have per month who will be utilizing the training course. You can upgrade at any time!

With the monthly plans below, you’ll get access to Course 101: Dog Handler Employee Training, Course 201: Social Cues & Safety, Course 301: Client Relations, AND future courses in this series as they become available.

LIMITED-TIME OFFER!

You don’t want to miss this!

JOIN NOW to lock in PREMIER rates
FOR LIFE
before they’re gone!

Dog Handler Academy
Membership
1-4 users

$89

Per month

(Regularly $139/month)

Dog Handler Academy
Membership
5-29 users

$109

Per month

(regularly $159/month)

Dog Handler Academy
Membership
30+ users

$129

Per month

(regularly $179/month)

Looking for A Standalone Course instead of a monthly membership?

The course below DOES NOT include access to our Dog Handler Academy employee training monthly membership. If you are interested in a monthly membership, please view our membership plans.

Check out our standalone course:
Dog Handler to Day Trainer Course

Could your facility use a couple extra thousand dollars of revenue a month?
Simply carving out 1–2 hours for your dog handlers’ time a day and using treats, collar, and a leash is all it would take. 

If you could train your rockstar dog handler employees further, they could be an even more valuable asset for you and your business. In fact, they could help you create a new stream of revenue for your business. 

This is why we felt it was the perfect time to create our Dog Handler to Day Trainer standalone course. With this course, each of your current rockstar dog handler employees can learn how to be a day trainer. We also provide you (as the facility owner or manager) with videos, resources, and ideas on how to create (or improve) your dog day training program.

With the purchase of our Dog Handler to Day Trainer standalone course, you will receive:

  • One (1) user (employee) license for the Dog Handler to Day Trainer standalone course (for your employee to access the course).
  • Facility dashboard access (where you as the facility administrator can view employee progress).
  • Facility access to the Dog Handler to Day Trainer standalone course and our exclusive day training videos and resources for you as the facility owner/manager.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Access to the course is revoked 60 (sixty) days after the employee has completed the course for both you and the employee. (Access will be granted again if you purchase a new license for another employee.)
 

*If you already purchased the Dog Handler to Day Trainer standalone course and need to purchase an additional employee license, please purchase here.

Dog Handler to Day Trainer Course outline:

    • Module 0.1 – Course Overview 
    • Module 1.1 – The Trainer’s Mission 
    • Module 1.2 – Trainer’s Beliefs
    • Module 2.0 – Tools overview
    • Module 2.1 – Treats and Rewards 
    • Module 2.2 – Treat Pouches 
    • Module 2.3 – Training Leashes 
    • Module 2.4 – Collars 
    • Module 2.5 – Urban Tool Prep 
    • Module 2.6 – Safety Tools for Urban Training 
    • Module 2.7 – Using a short leash 
    • Module 2.8 – Long Leashes
    • Module 2.9 – Hand Signals
    • Module 2 Quiz
    • Module 3.0 – Importance of Trust 
    • Module 3.1 – Consistency 
    • Module 3.2 – Exploring 
    • Module 3.3 – Becoming a Resource
    • Module 3 Quiz
    • Module 4.0 – Attachment Overview 
    • Module 4.1 – Coercion 
    • Module 4.2 – Scent 
    • Module 4.3 – Affirmation 
    • Module 4.4 – Sculpting Behaviors 
    • Module 4 Quiz
    • Module 5.0 – Vocabulary Overview 
    • Module 5.1 – Linguistics 
    • Module 5.2 – Skill Set 
    • Module 5.3 – Name 
    • Module 5.4 – Good 
    • Module 5.5 – Anh-Anh 
    • Module 5.6 – Come 
    • Module 5.7 – Find It 
    • Module 5.8 – Wait 
    • Module 5 Quiz
    • Module 6.0 – Applications Overview 
    • Module 6.1 – Checklist for Outside 
    • Module 6.2 – Going Outside 
    • Module 6.3 – Training Pet Parents 
    • Module 6.4 – Training the Pet Family 
    • Module 6.5 – Bentley 
    • Module 6.6 – Jumpers 
    • Module 6 Quiz

This module provides criteria and instructions for employees to submit their video to Dog Handler Academy for review prior to receiving their course certification. Employees must submit a video that shows them as the trainer with a dog, demonstrating the following items from DHA’s Dog Handler to Day Trainer program:

      • Walking the dog, call the dog’s name, and give the dog treats along the walk.
      • General loose leash walking (without using the dog’s name).
      • An example with “wait” command (e.g., enter/exit through a door with the dog with the dog waiting to enter/exit).
      • An example with “anh-anh” command and spatial pressure.
  • A PDF of the employee’s Dog Handler to Day Trainer course certificate is provided for the employee to save and the option to print. Please ensure the employee has provided you with their certificate; after the employee completes the course, you and the employee only have access to the course for 60 days.

Want to see it in action? 

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the Dog Handler to Day Trainer Course videos!

Take advantage of this great price before it’s gone!

Dog Handler
to Day Trainer

$499

one-time purchase

(Regularly $549)

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