The IMDT For Today's Dog Trainers & Behaviourists


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Dates:   Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2022   Duration:    2 days. 9.00am to 3.00pm     Perth Venue:   Applied Vocational Training, 39 Epsom Ave, Ascot PERTH... [ Read more ]


Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2022
2 days. 9.00am to 3.00pm
Perth Venue:
Applied Vocational Training, 39 Epsom Ave, Ascot PERTH 6104

**COVID: The venue requires that all attendees wear masks whilst indoors AND provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination along with approved identification.

The 2 day Career As A Dog Trainer' Course offers a wealth of information and practical demonstrations for those wishing to expand their dog training and behaviour knowledge:
  • the science of how dogs learn
  • exploring body language
  • group class planning & dynamics
  • principles of canine behaviour
  • building a one to one consultation
  • behaviour modification & rehabilitation
  • practical demonstrations
  • case studies
This is a very popular Course for attendees of all standards and is 50% of the curriculum required for the Open College Network Level III Accredited Qualification 'Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour'.

Due to the intensity of the course content, attendees do not brings dogs to this course.
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Course Feedback


This course was fantastic and engaging, Laura and Fiona are a wealth of knowledge and make you feel comfortable and supported no matter what experience you bring to the table



I absolutely loved my first IMDT course. I was nervous as I've not studied for a very long time but I had nothing to worry about because Laura and Fiona are wonderful facilitators who make you feel at ease the minute you arrive. I decided to do this course to learn more to help my "special" dog and also to see if I wanted to pursue further study and become an IMDT accredited trainer. By lunch on day one I realised I was hooked, now I want to do all the study I can so I can help other pet dog owners help their dogs have a happy contented life, and I want to do it in a fear free, postive way. Thank you Laura and Fiona for 2 fun days.



I highly recommend this 2 day course for anyone wanting to learn more about the theory of training. The content you cover gives you an idea if dog training is something you want to pursue and if not, you will still leave with some really important information. Fiona and Laura are two very knowledgable dog trainers and the environment is so open and welcoming! There is no judgment and you will meet people from all walks of life.



Excellent course great instructors most enjoyable easy to understand

Pat Bol


What a great weekend! Laura & Fiona are spot on as presenters & delivered an outstanding learning experience. We (Mario, Cat & I) are looking for further opportunities to attend more sessions. Thanks Ladies and Terriers



Great course, for anyone starting out in training, have been training for a while or working with dogs. It reiterated what knowledge I already had and I learnt lots more and gained new idea's to use in classes. The atmosphere in the class was wonderful everyone was very supportive and the presented made it a very comfortable learning environment. Highly recommend this course!



This course was both insightful and enjoyable for anyone considering commencing their career as a dog trainer. The course covers everything you need to know to get started, from the basic theories and principles of dog training, methodology and why, people management, to structure of group classes and 1:1 consults. Fiona and Laura are a wealth of knowledge and experience, bringing amazing energy to the program. A truly informative and delightful experience.



What a fantastic, professional course. Not only interesting and informative, but Laura and Fiona made it fun as well. I can’t wait for the next one.

Gavin Kristal


Absolutely fabulous course! I can't reccomend it enough! It doesn't matter if you are just starting out on your dog training journey or if you've been at it a while, everyone will take away some valuable info from this course! From the science behind how dogs learn all the way through to setting up a business and running classes or consults it covers everything and you get to do some great practical activities a long the way too! It was also great to be in a room with like-minded "doggy people", who all came from diverse backgrounds and experience. The conversation and ideas sharing between everyone was brilliant! To top it off Laura and Fiona are great presenters; friendly and welcoming but also great speakers, clear and passionate and able to get the messages understood across the board. Also a great course for anyone who wants to get involved in the industry but isn't sure what path to take or where to go for support!



Fabulous course!
Even if you are already a trainer and know a bit about training dogs, this course will completely cement your leaning, the presenter Laura is an excellent speaker and explains concepts in an easy to follow and understand manner. Steve's many videos throughout the lectures are not only entertaining, but help put learning concepts into real situations. Overall an enjoyable course and well worth the weekend! (The border terriers were an extra added bonus!).

Georgia Kerr


2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer, whether you have been in the industry for some time or brand new - everyone can benefit. I wish this course was around when I first started, it was great to have confirmation I was on the right track and I just love being around other dog geeks, getting new ideas from their experiences.

But what can I say about presenters Fiona Cowie and Laura Ryder, IMDT Australia have got their hands on a couple of gems.

Not only are they extremely knowledgeable with years of experience but they want to share this knowledge. It’s evident their love for the industry and animals, they want everyone to excel and willing to share their years of hard work. It’s beyond generous, they really are beautiful people.



I have spent an awesome weekend talking training with Laura and Fiona. What great presenter thses ladies are. I encourage anyone to take part in these courses in a supportive and positive environment for learning

Sandra Pearce

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