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Professional certifications can be found in almost every industry today. Law, construction, auto repair, nursing, accountancy, and aerobic instructing just scratch the surface of the wide range of professions that have voluntary or mandatory certifications.


Whether you're just starting the journey or are well on the path of a successful future working with dogs, the CCA-CDT (Canine Club Academy - Certified Dog Trainer) credential could be your key to career enhancement, increased salary, and greater success in your professional development.


Certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to both professionals and organizations. The Canine Care Certificate is designed to provide the recognition you need to help you excel in your career and assure employers and potential business clients with validation of your skills.


Why Get Certified?


The simple answer is that to remain as competitive as possible today, you must be certified. The bar has been raised in the dog training and handling profession and employers, contractors, and business clients are demanding to know that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the field. Being able to add the suffix CCA-CDT (Canine Club Academy - Certified Dog Trainer) ensures that you will be recognized as being at the top of the dog service industry.


Every profession requires specialized skills. A respected credential grants instant credibility and places you head and shoulders above the competition. In short, certification is an investment in your career, your livelihood, your future.



Earning the "Dog Training Certification" credential puts you in a special league, positioning you as a leader and role model in the professional community. Investing in a certification is an investment in yourself and your long-term career and can help you:


  Provide a foundation of broad and deep understanding in dog psychology
  Improve your earning potential
  Open the door to more opportunities for career advancement
  Increase your job mobility and choices even in the face of a tough job market


Earning a certification requires time and hard work. In order for certifications to be respected, they must represent effort on your part. The "Dog Training Certification" is earned through a challenging program of online modular instruction, quizzes, project-based (and hands-on) assignments, and a final examination, and is maintained through application and continuous education.


What does adding CCA-CDT to your name enable you to do?


Like other dog training and handling certification courses, the Canine Club Academy's course will teach you how to handle, train, and care for dogs. One of the aspects which sets this Course apart is its additional emphasis on teaching you how to successfully set up and run your own dog business.


If you are primarily focused on working for someone else, the CanineClub Certification holds solid potential for advancement to management positions, especially when combined with experience.


Whether you intend to open your own business or work for someone else, if you are serious about a career with dogs, a solid certification will help lay the foundation for your success.


  Equipment Reviews and Mini-courses
  Interviews with Working Professionals
  FREE Dog Industry Reports

Scholarship Opportunities and Deadlines

Doggie Treat Recipes, Printable Quick
Reference Guides, and MORE!

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"I had an idea that there would be a lot of business once we had credentials and could market ourselves effectively. Well, I was right! To give a little background..."
Angie (and Dave) from Ithaca, NY

"I’ve been studying EVERYTHING about dogs ever since I adopted my rescue, so some of the modules were review for me. But I really appreciated the quality..."
Craig from Fresno, CA

"I'm a freelance writer living in Boston. About 12 months ago, I started an informal dog walking service. I took the course because..."
Lindsey Freeman from Boston, MA
   Every year, countless pets are relinquished by their owners or rescued from the streets and brought to shelters. We believe that every pet should have a family and a forever home. To help these animals find loving homes, the
CanineClub Academy donates a portion of all proceeds to Animal Shelters and Pet Rescues.
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One of the most important aspects of the Course is helping you make money doing what you enjoy. A professionally designed logo and website for your new business is one of the first steps to being able to attract new clients.

You are also provided with various forms and unique marketing pieces (using your new logo) to give you a range of options to promote the services you offer.