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Become an Official Trick Dog Trainer

Whether you want to kick start your career as a dog trainer or are already training in other areas, this opportunity might be just what you're looking for.


Anyone interested in training tricks with dogs is welcome to apply to become an Official Trick Dog Trainer, regardless of previous experience in the Dog Training Industry.

The cost of this application pack is €320 and is non-refundable. We have a high standard that you must pass. However, you have 24 months from the date you order your application pack to complete your application.

If you fail to pass any part of your submission, you can repeat it at no extra cost during that time period, and we are here to help you along the way.

Trick Dog Trainer Application Pack Sticker

When qualified as an Official Trick Dog Trainer, you will have proven that you are skilled and qualified to ...

  • Assess application videos for Trick Star awards

  • Run your own Trick Training Classes and charge your students for lessons.

  • Run Basic obedience classes, teaching tricks such as Sit, Stay, Down, & Recall.

  • Be listed on the Canine Coaching Ireland website as an Official Trick Dog Trainer.

  • Receive the OTDT logo PDF to use in your promotions or on your business cards.

  • Receive your official Certificate, Trick Dog Trainer lapel pin and Keychain.

Your application pack includes:

  • An Official Trick Dog Trainer Handbook

  • Registration form

  • Introduction letter

  • Guidelines for your video submission

  • Code of conduct to be signed

Your Handbook covers:

  • Training Skills

  • Signs of frustration in dogs

  • Learning Theory

  • Teaching people

  • Class set up


For your application to be successful, you must have...

  • Achieved Trick Star levels

  • Submitted instruction video *

  • Submitted polished tricks video *

  • Passed written assessment **

  • Signed code of conduct

  • Completed application form

*Information on the requirements for the video submissions can be found in your application pack

** Assessment questions will be emailed to you after you have received your application pack

Trick Dog Trainer Application pack

Once you have passed all sections, you will ...

  • Receive a framable Certificate. 

  • Receive your Trainer spinning keyring and Lapel pin

  • Be listed with our other official Trick Dog Trainers here

  • Receive the Official Trick Dog Trainer logo for your advertising and promotions.

Trick Dog Trainer Keychain
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