Become a Dog Trainer

Being a professional positive dog trainer can be one of the most rewarding occupations in the world. Many great dog trainers (including Victoria herself – she originally trained and worked as an actress) have found their life's calling as a second career. In the vast majority of cases, this is motivated at its core purely by a passion for helping dogs and their owners be happier and more successful.

There are few feelings similar to the satisfaction a good dog trainer can derive from helping a well-meaning family with a troublesome dog learn to cope with and overcome issues that can sometimes be life-changingly serious.

There is a huge responsibility undertaken by all those who call themselves dog trainers to identify and undergo the highest quality education while collecting essential experience in the field under qualified mentors.

While there are a number of organizations and schools around the world teaching people to become dog trainers, unfortunately this education process is just as unregulated as the profession of dog training itself. Sadly, enthusiasts looking for the best school to teach them to be dog trainers face a muddy decision which includes some solid, respected organizations teaching the right positive training as well as some truly horrifying options.

For this reason, Victoria and her team have created the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior – the world's leading academy teaching people to be dog trainers. Featuring Victoria's custom built curriculum and an industry-leading mentor/field study component, the Academy is now open for registration, with its first class of students beginning their studies in early 2016 and matriculating fully prepared to launch their careers as professional positive dog trainers.

If you are interested in learning more about the Academy or to enroll in VSA's flagship Dog Trainer Course, please visit the course page on the Academy website at You can also sign up to join the VSA newsletter for aspiring dog training professionals.

Visit the Victoria Stilwell Academy website to learn how you can chase your dreams to become a dog trainer!


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