Dedicated to uniqueness, empathy and unrivalled support.
Finally embrace your uniqueness and nail your core dog training offering, as we take you on on a very special career path and, as a bonus, to geek-out with some of the best industry experts.
Empowering you to open up more of the right doors in your dog training business
You are fantastic at training dogs.
You’ve got the skills and you’ve done numerous practical courses.
The truth is that you need expert support from somebody who has been there – someone who is not only a Dog Training expert but also has years of experience successfully marketing, managing and raising standards in the Dog Training industry.
And that’s where I come in.
Plus our expert panel of behaviourists, dog trainers and business coaches.
We want to show you everything we know so that you can be a success!
Each week we focus on an important element in your business; with live training, workbooks and guest speakers. Each Tuesday at 4pm we have our Q and A business Zoom training or our ‘behavioural bites’ geek out sessions (recorded if you can’t attend). Here you can ask as many questions as you like and receive support with your workbooks. Don’t worry, you can work at your own pace.
You are invited to join us for our optional assessment. Don’t think of this as an exam – we give you maximum support and questions are based around ethics, safety your case studies and the workbooks. You have plenty of time to complete and if you pass will be invited into our small hub for extra support and invite back to new future course content!
Full syllabus (click arrow on each for full view)
Access into the VIP Facebook Group, email support and meet the team. All the support you need throughout your course.
A warm welcome, settle in and get to grips with our structure of the course. Plus we have a very special Live Zoom with Helen diving deep into your core story and offering!
Live webinar on Tuesday the the 11th of July with Helen Motteram.
Imagine a business page where your clients hung on to every one of your words. A page which inspired and motivated dog owners and filled your inbox with messages of hope. Show up regularly and reveal the face behind the business – build trust with dog owners through social media and being you. You can be your niche!
Live webinar Tuesday the 18th of July with special guest Claire Lawrence and Helen Motteram.
We work through a behavioural or training issue case study to build on your knowledge.
Live webinar Tuesday the 25th of July with guest expert; Catherine Phoenix Hallam MSc – managing the multi-dog household.
Finally getting to grips with the headache of consults, programmes, and discovery calls.
Live webinar Tuesday 1st August with Helen Motteram
We work through a behavioural or training issue case study to build on your knowledge. Guest expert Gemma Harvey will be discussing pain and behaviour.
Live webinar 8th of August
We will deep dive into the structure of your core offering and question the mindset around pricing, and how you can have a consistent income.
Live webinar ‘Pricing Masterclass’ Tuesday the 15th of August with DDT team expert: Robin Waite, best-selling author, international speaker, and business coach.
We work through a behavioural or training issue case study to build on your knowledge. We are incredibly excited to welcome Colin Spence who will be talking all things about Rottweilers.
Live webinar Tuesday the 22nd of August
Be an advocate in the industry while staying true to your values and ethics. We will be discussing equipment, handling, and client support. These sessions really get us thinking outside of the box discussing things we are often afraid to on social media.
Live webinar Tuesday the 29th of August with DDT team expert; Carrie-Anne Selwyn, founder of Canine Hoopers World and an epic and awesome dog trainer!
We work through a behavioural or training issue case study to build on your knowledge. Our graduate and expert Lizi will be talking about her experiences of overseas rescue.
Live webinar Tuesday 5th September
Get the attention of not just your clients but the media too. Be the go-to specialist in your field.
Live webinar ‘the go to expert’ Tuesday 12th September with DDT team expert: Rachel Spencer, freelance writer specialising in the pet industry
Get full support with completing your assessment – remember it is not an exam but written account of the work you do with your clients, safety and ethics and the workbooks you’ve completed. Passing the assessment invites you to DDT Academy to join our 20 graduates and ongoing support. It’s a very special place to be.
Live webinar Tuesday the 19th of September with Helen Motteram
Firstly – well done on starting up your business! Secondly – YES – if you have a Dog Training business or do behavioural work. You must be running a Dog Training business in some capacity to join this course. It will give you the perfect foundation to really make your business a success.
This course is open to all Dog Trainers and those who do behavioural work- we will be covering some specific Dog Training but most of the training will be focused on the business side and the structure of your dog training business!
Unfortunately – no. We have tailored this course specifically to Dog Trainers. There will be some overlap with behavioural work so it is also suited to those who work with behavioural cases, working towards becoming a behaviourist or are already a behaviourist. As a bonus we also have our ‘behavioural bite’ sessions so you can expand your knowledge and open up some questions on those all-important case studies.
If you’d like to graduate as a Distinctive Dog Trainer you will need to take the assessment. It’s an online assessment and you get 3 attempts to submit within 3 months.
The assessment is made up of 6 parts and is all submitted online, it is not like an exam however shows us your continual learning, empathy, kindness and understanding as a dog trainer. We allow 3 attempts with each part, so we may contact you to add extra information or evidence.
Don’t worry- all training is recorded so you can catch up if needed. There will also be plenty of discussion and chances to ask questions in the private group.
We invite trainers who actively provide and promote methods of training and handling that do not intentionally cause fear, means of force or put animals intentionally over threshold.
Payments can be broken down, if you’d like to do so please request this upon signing up.
If you complete the course you will receive a certificate and a great new outlook on your dog training business to start the new year with!
If you take your assessment and pass you will be invited into our peer support group and can use the title ‘Distinctive Dog Trainer’ receive a badge to use on your website. The Distinctive Dog Trainer status is something incredibly unique to our industry.
Hi, I’m Helen Motteram
I’ve loved and worked with animals all my life; from rescue work, travelling overseas to work with hundreds of rescue dogs, to helping my own dog, Sally, overcome her own fear of other dogs.
But it’s not only animals I’m passionate about. I help ambitious, hardworking dog trainers to have more fun, more time and greater confidence in their business.
With a background in counselling, animal behaviour mentoring and business coaching, I combined my skills and my love of animals to create a business support community known as the Pet Professional Network, alongside my own mentoring business: ‘Helen Motteram, the Distinctive Pet Business Coach’.
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Whether you are newly self-employed, thinking of starting up or have many years of experience, our organisation is the perfect stepping stone to connect you with like-minded professionals.Register