Canine Basic Proficiency Verification


You need theoretical knowledge and practical experience in order to be a good dog trainer. In this proficiency verification, you show you can teach a dog some basic skills.
IMPORTANT NOTE: you need to have completed “Animal Learning” before being able to complete this course.


You need theoretical knowledge and practical experience in order to be a good dog trainer. Once you have read and understood the theory, you begin training your dog. If you are an experienced trainer, you will probably take this proficiency verification without problems and without too much preparation time. It’s not a difficult proficiency verification, but note that we require simplicity, precision and kindness.

We base our approach to animal training on science applied with thoughtfulness. We require precision for it leads to the best results in the long term. Kindness and leniency (or sloppiness) are different matters. We promote and encourage the former, from ethical and scientific points of view, but not the latter. There are many ways to train any particular skill. You choose the one that best suits you and the animal you train, keeping in mind that whichever method you select, it must conform to sound science and a deep respect for all living organisms.”

Video proficiency verification—If there is no AREP close to you, you may submit a video proficiency verification (VPF). You will receive all the necessary instructions to submit your VPF within the lesson belonging to this course.

Fee: 198 EUR. (Currency converter)