Training Meister - Mastering Fun & Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills

is a comprehensive, three-tiered, dog training program. 

Each course builds on the previous level to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of dogs, guardians and trainers.

The Three Courses

 Course One: Apprentice  Course Two: Journeyman  Course Three:  Master

Which Course Should I Start With?

Each level is a stand-alone course but teaches all the knowledge and skills you will need for the subsequent level.  The courses are all purchased individually.

  1. Just starting out or already have a good understanding of force-free training but want to improve your skills and add to your knowledge?   Begin with the Apprentice course before progressing to the Journeyman and Master!  The Apprentice course is structured in such a way that new trainers will be able to build their skills and knowledge but it also includes lots of information that will expand the knowledge base and skill-set of professionals who are already well-established in their chosen career! 
  2. Have a good understanding of force-free training but want to perfect your skills and add to your knowledge?  Begin with the Apprentice or with the Journeyman and follow on with the Master!  The Journeyman course follows on from the Apprentice course building on the strong foundations acquired at the previous level.
  3. An experienced trainer?  The Master course may be the one for you but remember, even the Apprentice course is suitable for experienced trainers!

Course Overview

What TrainingMeister isn't:  The Training Meister program is not just a series of trick courses.

What Training Meister is:  Training Meister is a comprehensive online force-free training program!

Level One – Training Meister Apprentice is the Training Meister  foundation course.  Although the Apprentice course is aimed at anyone just starting out in rewards based, science based, force-free training and the exciting world of tricks it is also suitable for experienced trainers who wish to perfect their training mechanics and add to their knowledge base! Your training partner can be any dog (or other companion animal) of any age and skill-set.The Apprentice is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses.You do not need to enroll in more advanced levels.

Level Two – Training Meister Journeyman builds on the skills learnt in the Training Meister Apprentice Course.  The behaviors taught are slightly more demanding but the main aim is to further the guardian or trainer’s skills, knowledge and ability.

You do not need to have taken the TrickMeister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the Training Meister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.

Level Three – Training Meister Master is the most advanced level.  The knowledge gained in Training Meister Apprentice and Journeyman is an essential foundation for this advanced level course.  On the successful completion of the Training Meister Master Course, you will have mastered the craft of teaching and training pet dogs and you will have a wonderful repertoire of tricks/behaviors.  You will understand the complexities behind setting your learner up for success; you will have a clear understanding of the science behind the training and you will have mastered the techniques that are used to teach complex and conceptual behaviors.

You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course or the Journeyman Course to enroll on the Training Meister Master Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the first two levels, to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge and skill-set that will be required for this advanced course.

Click here to download a supplemental document outlining the courses and their individual content

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The Benefits of the Training Meister Program

  • Learn all the skills you need to teach a pet dog.
  • Increase your understanding of the science behind the training.
  • Learn how to break behaviors down into achievable steps and set your learner up for success.
  • Increase the bond you share with your pet.
  • Increase your knowledge of force-free training.
  • Learn how to make all your training fun.
  • Learn how to incorporate your new found knowledge and skills into every moment you share with your pet.
  • Increase your business revenue by putting your increased knowledge and skills to good use!

Training Meister inspires creativity and will lead to increased confidence for both pets, guardians and instructors!  

Learn the art, craft and science of dog training, rising through the levels until you reach the goal and become a Master Craftsman!

Who Can Take the Training Meister Courses?

The courses are open to all pet dog/companion animal guardians and to instructors.  All course attendees must agree to abide by The Pet Professional Guild’s Guiding Principles.

For more information on the PPG's Guiding Principles, please click here




Apprentice:  PPAB,15.  IAABC,10. CCPDT,12.5.

Journeyman: PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.

Master:  PPAB,15. IAABC, 12.5. CCPDT, 7.5.

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