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Introducing: Penn Foster’s Online Dog Obedience Trainer Classes

While Ashworth College is no longer accepting enrollments in the Dog Obedience Trainer Program, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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Penn Foster’s affordable online Dog Obedience Trainer Program is designed to help you prepare to work for a dog obedience training facility, in a pet store, or to run your own dog and puppy training classes.


Learn How to Become a Dog Trainer Online with Penn Foster

In Penn Foster’s affordable, flexible online Dog Trainer Career Diploma, you'll learn the essential skills that can help you prepare to become a successful trainer, from building an understanding of the methods and equipment used in dog obedience training to recognizing critical milestones in a dog’s development.

There are no prerequisites to enroll, so if you’re ready to learn how to become a dog trainer and pursue a rewarding career, choose the tuition payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today!

Why Penn Foster?

Our partner school, Penn Foster, offers online diplomas, degrees, and training programs that are designed to help you build fundamental skills and prepare for in-demand jobs – all within your budget! With flexible tuition payment plans and career-focused courses, you can reach your goals on your terms.


This program is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).


You’ll have access to digital resources, an online community, and expert instructors.


We offer a variety of payment plan options to fit your budget.

What you get with Penn Foster’s Dog Trainer Online Courses

  • Engaging, mobile-friendly courses
  • Virtual simulations to help you practice what you’ve learned
  • Access to classes 24/7 through your Student Portal
  • Live support from expert instructors and dedicated staff
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

Online Dog Trainer Curriculum

Through our self-paced, online Dog Obedience Trainer Program, you’ll learn about canine development and important training concepts like conditioning and discipline. Your classes include:

  • House Training and Crate Training
  • Dog Breed Selection
  • Search and Rescue Training
  • Agility Training

Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

Just like Ashworth College, at Penn Foster we believe education should be affordable and built to help you reach your career goals, prepare for in-demand jobs, and work around your schedule. Learn more about Penn Foster and how our programs work from students and grads who’ve been where you are.

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" I'm very proud and happy with my grade and my hard work getting through this. I would have never thought I'd be where I am today. My career has blossomed into something magical. I am eager to get to my job every morning now."

Sigourney G.
Penn Foster Graduate

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Yes! Our online dog training course is an in-depth program that teaches you various proven approaches to being a successful dog trainer. Besides detailed methods and procedures, you'll learn about canine behavior, differences between breeds, handling problems with obedience, and more. It's designed to put you on the path to a great career.

Ashworth and Penn Foster programs are self-paced, which means that you can learn at the speed that works best for you! On average, students can complete Penn Foster’s online Dog Obedience Trainer Program in as little as 7 months.

Penn Foster’s Dog Obedience Trainer Program is a good fit for students who are passionate about working with animals and want to start a career at a training facility, pet store, or even start their own dog training business. You don’t need to have experience in the field or any related education to take this program. Your classes will help you build the foundational knowledge that is relevant to the job, from the basics to more advanced lessons, and can be done around your schedule – no due dates or deadlines.

The Dog Obedience Trainer Career Diploma can help you learn skills that are essential to being a successful dog trainer around your busy life. Throughout your program, you’ll have access to resources and support from instructors who have industry experience if you need help. You’ll also be able to connect with students and alumni in the program in Penn Foster’s Student Community. Even better, Penn Foster offers affordable tuition, with most programs offering flexible payment plan options so you can make education work for your budget.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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