Become a
Dog Trainer

Work your dream job with the Wag n Tails Trainer Apprentice Program

Saving dogs through education, what could be better?

Meet the Start of Your Next Chapter

At Wag n Tails, our mission is to strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners using education, community, and fun. With our Trainer Apprentice Program (TAP), we teach you our industry-leading, science-backed methods to dog training and care.

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Why Us?

The Wag Method

Pioneered by expert trainer, Christine Fox, the Wag n Tails system is based on the latest research and science of dog training. The goal is not force, but a stronger relationship between pets and their parents. In business since 1999, Wag n Tails has developed a proprietary method for Dog Training that is not only effective, but also prioritizes fun and mindfulness.

Learn more about Christine Fox here

Our system is:

The Program

Length: 12 Weeks

Cost: $1499

For a one-time investment of $1499, you will not only have the tools and resources to begin a new career path, but you will understand how to communicate with dogs and humans on a powerful, fundamental level.

Course size is limited so sign up now!

***A $250 deposit is required for registration. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start of the course. ($150 is non-refundable.)

Calling all dog lovers

Are you interested in:

Then you’ve come to the right place!

What You Learn

The Specifics

By the end of the course, you will learn how to:

But wait! There’s more! You’ll also learn:

Certified and Dedicated

Meet Your Instructor

In this program you will have hands-on experience with four certified Instructors. All of which are certified through Wag ‘N’ Tails and the American Kennel Club. Our founder, Christine Fox has been in business and teaching dogs for twenty years.

Book a 15 minute strategy call with Christine to learn more about TAP

What our graduates have to say

Don't take our word for it

Got Questions?

Apprentice Program FAQs

We pride ourselves on staying educated and current on all the newest developments and training methods. We update and change our programs regularly so they are always geared towards real-world daily circumstances based on the latest findings in scientific discoveries in the learning process and what pros around the world have discovered in the training spectrum.

Nosework has recently presented itself as a great way for dogs to relieve stress. Excellent for the average dog and pet parent for example. Also, therapy dog testing is on the rise.

Definitely! There has been much more research performed on the dogs brain recently. How many words can they learn? Can dogs feel emotions? They certainly can and they can learn as many words as a young human toddler. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

You will get a certificate of completion from Wag ‘N’ Tails, which you should be very proud of!
Here’s a little more info to understand the process of becoming a dog trainer.

Yes. Most likely YES. Let’s talk after you’re holding your fancy grad certificate!

This very detailed course is designed to be demanding. We have a short amount of time to fit in a lot of material, plus you will be working with foster dogs in training. So, unfortunately, no you cannot bring your dog to the Trainer Apprentice Program Class (T.A.P.)

You sure do! Plus, this is when you get to bring YOUR dog. We encourage you to practice and learn. During your 12 week course we encourage you to attend any of our obedience classes that meet every single day except Fridays. You can come as often as you like at no charge. All play and train, boarding, and retail you receive at the employee discount rate of 25% off as well.

If you miss more than one class, the fee is $125 for a private session with one of our trainers.

Wag has lots of local restaurants nearby to grab snacks on the way, but we do not supply snacks or have beverage machines. We do supply water, but you will be responsible for bringing any necessary snacks and beverages. Bring whatever you would like to stay fueled!

We offer an early bird registration discount. Plus we allow you to pay in two payments with a service fee and a finance charge. Ask our manager for more details!

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Group Classes are back in session – rebooted and better than ever. Our group classes are designed to tackle the COVID-related needs of modern pet parents. We address a variety of topics in a casual and fun group setting, including:

And so much more!

Group Seminars returning in the Spring. Inquire for early access.