Canine Management Course Schedule

Earn a Continuing Education and Training Certificate in Canine Training and Management.

Start a career as a professional dog trainer, or gain additional skills to enhance your current profession in the animal field.

You will learn the following:

  • Fundamentals in canine education
  • Basic business and communication skills
  • Working harmoniously with human and canine clientele
  • Improving the quality of canine education and training
  • Canine training standards

The training is conducted by a team of seasoned instructors who are experts in the field.


New for Fall 2014!

All courses are approved for CEUs issued by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).


Saturdays, Sept. 2014 – May 2015 (17 sessions)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Register online!


Course # Title Start Date
VOC-501 Communicating with
the Dog's Owner
and Beyond
Sept. 13, 2014
VOC-500 About Dogs Sept. 27, 2014
VOC-502 Training Methodologies Oct. 11, 2014
VOC-519 Creating Your Personal Business Plan Oct. 25, 2014
VOC-520 Teaching the Basic Obedience Program Nov. 8, 2014
VOC-521 Fur and Feathers Nov. 22, 2014
VOC-529 Training and
Behavior Issues I
Dec. 13, 2014
VOC-530 Training and
Behavior Issues II
Jan. 10, 2015
VOC-524 Basic Counseling Techniques Jan. 24, 2015
VOC-525 Pet First Aid and
Natural Solutions
Feb. 7, 2015
VOC-526 Obedience
Practicum I
Feb. 21, 2015
VOC-527 Obedience
Practicum II
March 14, 2015
VOC-531 Comparative
 March 21, 2015
VOC-528 Puppy Kindergarten April 11, 2015
VOC-523 Services for the Client April 25, 2015
VOC-522 Canine Sports vs. the Working Dog

 May 9, 2015

VOC-532 Canine Training and Management
Student Evaluation
(No CEUs issued for this capstone course)
May 30, 2015


Susan Bulanda, lead instructor
Recognized as a dog trainer since 1963, Susan Bulanda has worked with dogs in a variety of fields. She developed the Canine Training and Management Program for students who want to become dog trainers and canine behavior consultants.

Bulanda is recognized worldwide as an expert in canine Search and Rescue (SAR) and as a canine and feline behavior consultant. She is certified with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and she served both as its Vice President and Dog Chair Person. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, has lectured worldwide, written hundreds of articles and authored multiple books.

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