The 20 Principles All Animal Trainers Must Know Course

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The 20 Principles All Animal Trainers Must Know is an online course, (also available as a seminar, workshop, book, and video). It explains clearly and concisely how we can train animals independently of species—dog, horse, cat, Guinea pig, marine mammal, etc. Animal training is a craft: half science and half art. This little book and course give you the most indispensable 20 principles with which you must be familiar to become a good animal trainer. You can choose to read the book is English, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian. Take this course online and earn a certificate.

Course level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. This is a course for everybody.

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The book: When you enroll in this course, you get access to the book which you can read online anytime you like. You will also get all future updates. The book is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

The video (optional): Three DVDs, almost six hours where Roger Abrantes goes thru the 20 principles in theory and practice exemplifying each with the dogs of the participants. Watch the trailer below and order the DVD box-set here.


One-on-one online tutoring

Read the book(s). If you have any question, please click “Contact Course Teacher.” Your teacher will answer your question as soon as possible.

Once you’re ready for it, take the test. You may take a test as many times as you like. We recommend you re-take tests once a year as a self-imposed quality control.

Test and Certificate in “The 20 Principles All Animals Trainers Must Know”

The course has two lessons. The first one consists of a video that you have to watch and study. In the second one, you read the textbook. You have a test for lesson one and the final test after lesson two. After having taken the final test, you earn a certificate from the Ethology Institute Cambridge.

As soon as you complete the test successfully, you will be able to print your certificate, show it to your friends, post it on Facebook.

Go for it and enjoy!