Now offering a standalone behaviour certificate for professional dog trainers

Nowhere else can you find the range of knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare you to become a professional behaviour consultant.  Payment plans are available and learning is accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world!

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Dogma proudly offered the first of its kind full dog training apprenticeship program in Canada in 2009. Our graduates finish our program with over 400 hours of theory and hands-on learning to make them the most reputable and sought-after certified trainers. Graduates who earn their full DCBC (Dogma Certified Behaviour Consultant) designation have gone on to be recruited by many of Calgary’s large dog training schools or have created their own successful dog training businesses across the country. Our program is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive skills to ensure you have the confidence and experience to succeed in this exciting career. This is proven through the success of our graduates.

Our program has been updated and new material has been added. All theoretical learning is now available online to enable you to study at your own pace. We listened and are now offering our program online while still ensuring you gain the hands-on experience that sets our program apart. The DCBC program which covers complex behaviour concerns such as fear and aggression, is now available as a standalone option for those who are already working as a professional dog trainer. If you are new to dog training, check out the full DCBC program that includes our DCP (Dogma Certified Professional) and DDT (Dogma Dog Trainer) designations.

Enroll today! The behaviour work is progressive, so although there is great flexibility in the program, everyone starts and progresses as a group. Our next program starts October 23rd at 7 pm MST. Theory, workshops, and practical sessions run for about 10 months and you then have 6 months to complete the program requirements, including testing.

Upon successful completion of our program you have access our graduate community, including monthly mentor and behaviour hours, along with exclusive offers for continuing education.

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Extensive Topics

Our DCBC program offers everything you need to start training dogs professionally. Ranging from puppies, basic obedience, teaching group classes, consulting skills, fear, reactivity, aggression, and more!

Practical Experience

Our programs have been recognized for the extensive hands-on experience you receive. We work closely with you through video, case studies and live workshops to ensure you have the experience and confidence required.


The quality and success of our graduates proves our commitment to helping you succeed. Our program is about your success, not just a pass/fail. We are here to support you and guide your success.

Download our information sheet to see everything included in the DCBC certificate.

Program Overview

Program Details

Payment Plans

Our payment plans help fit any budget to ensure that you can start your dream
today. Payments are automatically withdrawn monthly.

Prices include all fees and taxes. Full payment must be received to join an intake.

Please ensure to review our Terms & Conditions before registering.

Please note: the standalone program is only available to certified trainers (DDT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, ABCDT, CCDT, or equivalent). Refunds are not given and if you do not meet the minimum requirements, your funds will be transferred towards the full DCBC program, not returned. Contact us if you have questions about your eligibility.

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Student Handbook

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