is your dream to be a professional dog trainer?

The Dog Training Internship Academy could be for you.

The Dog Training Internship Academy is a unique, 4-month internship program for anyone striving for excellence in science-based pet dog training and professional client consultation.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the program runs from January through April, from May through August, and from September through December each year and admits only 6 students per cycle. With a part-time course of approximately 14 hours of study and practice per week on evenings and weekends, you can continue running your business or working at your day job while you attend DTIA.

We give you the skills needed to confidently address any issue you might come across in your work with dogs. As a DTIA graduate, you enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you can change dog behavior and help your clients.

We teach-and use-only force-free training methods.


DTIA is expanding!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the first DTIA session in Reno, Nevada, beginning in January, 2015, and running through April.

We are also continuing to accept applications for May, 2015 and September 2015 in San Francisco, California. 

   To see more about our instructors. click here.

Dog Training Excellence. One Trainer At A Time.