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The Science & Skills Dog Training Workshop - A Five Day Dog Training Certificate Program

  • 01 Mar 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05 Mar 2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • The DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center Tampa, FL
  • 5


  • This registration enables you to attend the 5 day workshop and learn from the workshop curriculum but not bring a working canine partner with you
  • This registration is for licensed DogSmith partners only
  • This registration enables you to bring your dog & participate in all of the training modules and skill sessions. If you would like to pay in three $200.00 installments then please email us to set this up

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The DogNostics Skills & Science 5-Day

Dog Training Workshop

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5 Days - 10 Modules, Multiple Skills, Methods & Concepts - Download the full Workshop Program PDF here 


This five day Dog Training Workshop covers the key modules from the Apprentice and Journeyman levels of the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate program

You will be involved in:

  1. 10 presentation modules. Please see the full workshop program schedule for more details by downloading the file above.
  2. Multiple hands-on skill sessions each day.
  3. Daily homework tasks.
  4. Discussion groups on training concepts, methods and theories.

You will also receive

  1. A PDF of each presentation delivered to you electronically at the end of each day
  2. Additional learning through reading material and supplementary videos to be watched during the program.

The Five Day Schedule - click to download the PDF


    Level One – Apprentice.  These modules teach you all the skills you need to begin your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training! You will learn about the science behind the training and how to effectively and skillfully teach new behaviors while having lots of fun!  You will learn how to clearly communicate with your student in order to set them up for success. You will also learn how to eliminate as many 'errors' as possible from your training, thus enabling you to teach your dog or other companion animal in the most enjoyable way possible. This is suitable for anyone starting out in rewards based, science based, force-free training, as well as those of you who may already be established trainers but wish to improve your training mechanics and build on your knowledge!  

    Level Two – Journeyman. These modules build on all the skills and knowledge you gained in the Apprentice modules.  In these modules you will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set.  We will delve deeper into the science of learning theory and look at how to functionally analyse behaviors

    Your Workshop Instructor

    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

    Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and hosting workshops. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyze the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behavior and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behavior change.

    Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.

    The Workshop Location

    This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air conditioned indoor training room on 24 acres with Kings Lake as a backdrop.

    Click Here to view pictures of the Training Center. 

    RVs are welcome by appointment, but there is no water or power hookup. The event confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility.

    The facility address is, 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545

    Please note to earn your certificate at either level you will be required to submit videos of the finished behavior to course developer Louise Stapleton-Frappell and to complete each self-check module and the final program examination.

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    DogNostics is the sister company to and provides the key education for DogSmith Licensed professionals. 

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