Course Details

This program takes all the guesswork out of becoming a dog trainer and shows you exactly how to create a lasting, sustainable career doing what you love.

Other dog training programs merely throw outdated written information at you, test you and then promptly forget about you. The FernDog Trainer Academy is much different. This program provides you with relevant, real-world content in an easy to understand video format. In addition, each lesson comes with a complete written companion and additional PDF’s. You also get personal support and guidance from me (not a hired employee).


This 12 Week Course Includes:

  • Lesson 1: Dog Communication
  • Lesson 2: Obedience Training
  • Lesson 3: Private Consults/Behavior Mod. for Common Problems
  • Lesson 4: Fear and Anxiety
  • Lesson 5: Aggression
  • Lesson 6: Puppies
  • Lesson 7: Canine Nutrition
  • Lesson 8: Working with Different Breeds/Working with Shelter Dogs
  • Lesson 9: Case Studies
  • Lesson 10: Business of Dog Training BootCamp – Part 1
  • Lesson 11: Business of Dog Training BootCamp – Part 2
  • Lesson 12: Continuing Education


“When I decided I wanted to explore dog training as a career, two trainers I know and admire recommended Fern to me. Fern is obviously a talented and successful trainer, but he’s also friendly, accessible, and generous with his time and knowledge. The course work makes sense and is arranged in such a way that, instead of having a list of things-to-do, you’re presented with a knowledge base to build on and develop with Fern and through your own experiences. His mastery of canine body language is eye opening and he taught me to learn from dogs themselves, which goes a long way in being able to assess and address the millions of situations that can arise as a dog trainer. Between the incredible amount of dog-training information he shares, to his advice and guidance on how to start-up a business as a dog trainer, Fern put me on the right path. Even though I’m new, and still learning all the time, I’m confident and comfortable because of the outstanding instruction and guidance from Fernando.”

 Jessica Castellano – FernDog Trainer Academy Graduate

This one of a kind program also details exactly how to start and run a dog training business, as well as, the secrets of being successful in business and life (something you won’t find anywhere else).

AND you get these exclusive bonuses:

  • 250 professionally designed business cards.
  • Private coaching call with me to go over your goals
  • Monthly group coaching calls to keep you on track and answer any questions
  • 1 year free membership to the Dogs Are My Life dog trainer community site


At the conclusion of the program you will receive a certificate. You will also always be alerted by email when new material is added (I plan on further developing and adding to the site).



Below is a comparison of the most popular online programs to become a dog trainer. See how this program stacks up with the others and think about what would be the best fit for you.

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