Become a Dog Sport Trainer in Just 5 Months

Are you passionate about dogs and enthralled by the world of dog sports? At The Academy of Pet Careers, we offer a specialized program to become a dog sport trainer. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in competitive sports or looking to add an income source to your dog training business, this program might be for you.

Transform your love for dogs and sports into an exciting and fulfilling career by attending our in-person Specialized Dog Trainer Program.

Become A Dog Sport Trainer at The Academy of Pet Careers

Why Become a Dog Sport Trainer?

Dog sports are a thrilling and rapidly growing sector in the world of canine activities. Whether it's agility, obedience, flyball, or any other dog sport, there's a growing demand for knowledgeable trainers who can help dogs and their owners reach their full potential. As a dog sport trainer, you'll play a vital role in coaching dogs and their owners to excel in various competitions and activities.

In addition to competing, many pet owners are looking to learn dog sports for enrichment. Many training facilities are hosting dog sport classes to teach dogs confidence and to provide a fun activity for dogs and their handlers to strengthen their bond.

Our Dog Sport Trainer Program

Included in our 100-day Specialized Dog Trainer Program, students will learn the skills and expertise needed to excel in the world of dog sports. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:


  1. Fundamentals of Dog Sports: Start with the basics, learning about various dog sports, their rules, and the training methods involved.
  2. Advanced Training Techniques: Dive deep into advanced training techniques specific to different dog sports, focusing on areas like agility, obedience, and more.
  3. Competition Coaching: Gain valuable insights into preparing dogs and their owners for competitions, with a focus on performance, teamwork, and success.

Dog Sport Topics

  • Dog Sport Safety & Equipment
  • Competition Rules and Regulations
  • Hosting Dog Sport Classes
  • Agility Practical Skills
  • Nose Work Practical Skills
  • Introduction to 10+ dog sports.

Sports Included

  • Agility
  • Nose Work
  • Dock Diving
  • Disc
  • Fast Cat / Lure Coursing
  • Treibball and more...

Are you ready to turn your passion for dogs and sports into a career? Embark on this exciting journey to become a dog sport trainer. If you have any questions or would like more information about this program, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Whether you dream of coaching championship agility dogs or helping dogs and their owners master obedience and teamwork, The Academy of Pet Careers is here to support your aspirations in the world of dog sports. Join us and make your passion your profession.

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What Are Dog Sports?

Dog sports encompass a variety of organized activities that involve dogs and their handlers in competitive challenges, promoting physical fitness, mental stimulation, and bonding between owners and their pets. Popular dog sports include agility, where dogs navigate obstacle courses, obedience trials testing discipline and responsiveness, flyball relay races, dock diving competitions, herding trials for livestock control, and canine freestyle performances set to music.

These activities provide dogs with a structured and engaging environment beyond regular training, emphasizing their skills, agility, and obedience. Dog sports foster a sense of community among enthusiasts, encouraging a healthy lifestyle for both dogs and owners while celebrating the unique abilities and connections that exist between them.

How to Make Money with Dog Sports?

Making money in dog sports can be a rewarding endeavor for both dog enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. One lucrative approach is to expand a dog training business by hosting public sport classes. Dog sports, such as agility, obedience, flyball, and canine freestyle, have gained immense popularity over the years, and there's a growing demand for professional guidance. Here's how you can tap into this market and generate income:

  1. Expertise and Certification: First and foremost, it's essential to establish yourself as an expert in the chosen dog sport. Obtain professional dog training certifications and qualifications from reputable organizations to build trust with potential clients. Your expertise will serve as a competitive advantage in the dog training market.
  2. Facility and Equipment: To host sport classes, you'll need suitable facilities and equipment. This includes an appropriate training area, agility equipment, obedience props, and safety measures to ensure the well-being of both dogs and their owners. Investing in these resources is crucial for delivering effective and safe training sessions.
  3. Variety of Classes: Offer a variety of classes to cater to different skill levels and interests. Beginners might want basic obedience and introduction to the sport, while advanced participants will be looking for more challenging sessions. Consider organizing puppy classes and specialty courses to attract a broader range of clients.