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Become a Dog Trainer

Delta Institute Australia is dedicated to promoting best practice and scientifically proven, reward-based training techniques to help all dog-owning Australians enjoy fulfilled and enriched lives with their dogs.

With an incredible and dedicated teaching staff of experts in animal training and behaviour, Delta's course is the leading Australian program of study for those seeking to learn and apply 100% reward based, positive training techniques. 

Our three non-accredited training modules below give you the knowledge and skills to become an excellent trainer for your own dog and other animals, and to begin to learn how to manage dog training classes. 


Component 1

Dog Training the Delta Way Seminar


This weekend webinar includes two days of comprehensive lectures covering the basics of getting to know your dog, basic training and managing behaviour.


For more details on course content, click on find out more below. 


Component 2

Responsible Companion Animal Ownership


This includes all coursework and assignments as well as access to the trainers during your studies.

For details on course content, click on find out more below.

We offer a monthly instalment plan for students wishing to pay for components 2 & 3 together. 

Component 3

Introduction to Training

Class Management (Online & Sydney)


This includes six days of lectures, delivered 3 days online and 3 days in person in Sydney.

For details on course content, click on find out more below.   

We offer a monthly instalment plan for students wishing to pay for Component 2 and Component 3 together. 

Course Prices - Non-Accredited Training

*Please note our fee structure is reviewed annually and may be subject to change.  

Whether you’re a dog owner who would like to learn the basics about animal behaviour and training, a vet or vet nurse looking to add puppy and dog training to your portfolio, or seeking a career change and would like to become a fully qualified behavioural dog trainer, Delta Institute has a training option for you.

As a registered training organisation, Delta Institute offers training options from attending a weekend seminar to learn the basics about dog behaviour and training, to a Certificate IV course designed to train instructors who are fully qualified to run puppy and adult dog classes, and provide one-on-one behavioural consultations.

All trainers who complete the Delta course have a rewarding profession ahead, in helping to produce well-socialised, well-behaved dogs with informed, responsible and satisfied owners.

Why positive, reward-based training?


Positive, reward-based training is scientifically proven to enrich your life and the life of your pet. When you understand the hows and whys of animal behaviour, the reason why positive methods of training are the most effective suddenly become clear. The human animal bond is a powerful thing and it's vital that we all take the time to learn about why our pets behave as they do.

Why study with Delta?


  • Delta's course will assist you to learn more about positive reinforcement training, the only method which is acknowledged as humane in all circumstances – this is supported by a vast body of research.

  • Our Delta Institute Expert Advisory Committee, including Veterinary Behaviourists and experienced dog trainers advise on course content, quality assurance, continuous improvement and the latest developments in international research.

  • Students will have access to the expert dog trainer and veterinary teaching staff to ask questions and advice for the duration of the course.

  • We provide the latest information on health care of dogs and on occupational health and safety issues.

  • Our training instructors are dog trainers actively working in the industry.

  • The course allows you to network with other professional dog trainers from around Australia, New Zealand and south east Asia, learning and sharing thoughts and ideas, and creating friends for life.

  • You are provided with ongoing mentoring and support from your instructors, other Delta trainers and the Delta staff

  • Graduates who complete the Certificate IV course can apply to join the Delta Institute which provides support, recognition and accreditation as well as ongoing education and peer support for graduates of our course.

Delta Institute Australia and all Delta instructors are totally committed to companion dog training and to enriching relationships between people and their canine friends

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