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Hanrob Dog Training Academy is home to some of the leading education experts
in Australia. Enquire today and take the first step towards
a career in dog training


Cert IV
Companion Animal Services

Established in 1994 and with five centres located across Australia, Hanrob Dog Training Academy is well established as a leading provider of education and detector dog training services, supporting individuals, organisations and government bodies both in Australia and overseas.

Our courses are designed to provide industries, organisations and students who regularly come into contact with companion animals, with both the theory and practical experience they need to excel in their profession. And, while our course takes advantage of our more than 25 years’ experience, utilising all facets of operant and classical conditioning, we continually update our methods using the latest information and technologies available to us.

Taught by some of Australia’s leading educators, our Academy offers courses in dog training; staff competency; educational tours; work experience courses; handling and safety.

Whether you’re an individual dog trainer looking to update your skills, or part of an International Government Body, our education programs will provide you with a depth of understanding required to advance your career in the pet industry. With payment plans available and the introduction of online learning options, you can book any of our courses online, or why not call 1300 426 762 to discuss your unique requirements


        • Cert IV
          Companion Animal Services

          The ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is fast becoming the industry standard qualification for those working with companion animals and provides students with greater success when it comes to job opportunities.


        • cOURSE DETAILS

          A combination of theory and practical experience, this course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue or enhance their career as a dog trainer, pet welfare manager or other pet professional. Guided by our expert educators and mentors, you will gain the first-hand experience you need to behave with confidence around companion animals. 

          Qualification: ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

          Course Duration: This course requires between seven months and two years of study (dependant on your previous skills and the flexibility that the course allows).

          Course Location: This course is available in Sydney and Melbourne.

          Delivery Method: Classroom based with practical exercises throughout and work placement components.

          How will you be assessed? Written assessments (including short answer and multiple choice questions), practical assessments, workbooks, video assessments, reports, scenario based assessments.

          Course Cost: $2890.00 incl. GST – Payment plan available.



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          Pet Shuttle

          Did you know the ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is fast becoming the industry standard qualification and provides students with higher success when it comes to job opportunities. Due to our reputation for real world experience and the latest training methods, we have an extremely high success rate with graduates then going on to work as part of our training team or successfully gaining other jobs within the industry.

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          DOG tRAINING

          Focusing on the care, control, handling and safety of companion animals – including welfare, capture and transport -  this course has been designed to teach the handling and safety of companion animals to anyone working and interacting with dogs. Ideal for council rangers, vet nurses, dog walkers, groomers and those working in emergency services, assesments are based on real life scenarios to ensure students have confidence in their learning outcomes.

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          DOG TRAINer
          short course

          Special Requirements

          Designed for individuals seeking a career in the dog training profession, professional dog trainers wanting a formal qualification for their skills and experience and organisations whose staff come into contact with companion animals, this course covers the theory behind dog psychology, behaviour modification, dog training principles and canine care. Students will learn how to apply operant and classical conditioning methods and techniques to modify behaviour and will learn skills to assist in key areas of dog ownership and training. 

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