About CCS – College Quality Career Courses To Earn Your Dog Trainer Certification

Canine Correspondence Studies is the first and most respected professional online college quality, positive dog trainer certification career course worldwide. It is one of the most comprehensive, thorough and scientifically up-to-date dog trainer programs available. It was the first online/correspondence dog trainer school to require practical testing and remains one of the most respected professional dog trainer accreditations in the world. All CCS students and graduates enjoy unlimited ongoing mentoring with Norma Jeanne even after graduation, course updates and customer service – second to none.

CCS is recommended by world-renowned Dr. Stanley Coren, Phd., F.R.S.C. scientist, professor of psychology and author of over 30 best-selling books including How Dogs Think and How To Speak Dog. Check out Stanley’s recommendation for CCS and countless rave testimonials.

CCS is an in-depth study of professional dog training, canine behaviour therapy and canine aggression therapy. CCS will give you all the information you need to understand dogs, their perception, emotions, motivations and how they think and learn. You will learn about dog training, behaviour and aggression therapy concepts, techniques, rehabilitation and problem solutions. The best part is that you’ll learn how to train dogs and change unwanted dog behaviors with scientifically proven and positive methods that are designed to protect the dog’s temperament and emotional wellbeing.

The CCS course includes over 180 comprehensive, original, state-of-the-art written and video resources as well as dog training manuals and over 100 quick reference files for your convenience and to share with your clients. Although this is an online and correspondence dog trainer program, hands-on mentoring, flash drives and hard copies are also available.​

Which professional, positive dog training career course is best for you? When working with dogs, it’s our responsibility to properly and thoroughly educate ourselves through a qualified dog trainer career school in order to effect positive change for ourselves, our clients and their dogs. Many dog trainer certifications are earned by simply writing a test with no practical dog training or testing involved. A written dog trainer certification test does not prove dog handling or training skills. Your dog trainer certification is only as good as the dog training course you choose.

However, as former Editor In Chief for CAPPDT (Canadian Association Of Professional Pet Dog Trainers), Founder & Chair of IPDTA (International Positive Dog Training Association), published author, columnist for Pets and Animals, Dogster and Animal Wellness Magazines among others, sought after lecturer and with over 700 quality CCS students and graduates in 17 countries, Norma Jeanne and CCS Certification are known and respected world-wide.

​CCS is the professional certification dog training career course that will set you up for success. Whether you’re aspiring to start a new career as a Certified Professional Positive Dog Trainer, Behaviour Therapist and/or Aggression Therapist, a professional dog trainer exploring new ideas or a dog training enthusiast hoping to solve behavior problems or improve your relationship with your dog – this is the professional dog trainer career program for you. No other dog trainer course prepares would be dog trainers and dog professionals for the real world better than CCS.

Norma Jeanne has gone to great lengths to make this course the most inclusive college quality career course available as it covers all the important aspects of professional dog training, dog behaviour and dog aggression therapy. CCS is an in-depth study of canine behaviour, socialization, dog training, behaviour and aggression therapy that also teaches you how to open and run a successful and respected dog training or dog behaviour business. You’ll learn how to create dog behaviors and put them on cue. You’ll learn how to run three levels of dog training classes, fear and confident-dog socialization classes, reactive dog classes, dog daycare and puppy imprinting as well as how to conduct private dog training, behaviour and aggression therapy consultations. With these skills you can help your clients train their dogs and solve a multitude of dog training, behaviour and aggression problems.

Set Your Own Pace For A Stress-Free Study Program

The professional CCS Certification dog trainer career course is designed to meet your specific needs. Because life can be unpredictable and everyone has different demands on their time, the CCS professional, positive dog training career course sets you up for success by allowing you to choose your own start date and set your own pace. There are no deadlines, which provides you with an enjoyable, stress-free dog trainer career course and professional dog trainer certification program. 

Norma Jeanne

Norma Jeanne began studying dog training, canine behaviour therapy and canine aggression therapy in 1987 while touring North America as a professional rock musician. She opened the Puppy Power Dog Training School in Kitchener, Ontario in 1989.

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The CCS Online Dog Trainer Certification Course Is Recommended by Dr. Stanley Coren

Norma Jeanne and Dr. Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

“If you want to learn how to train dogs or apply behavioral principles to solve dog problems, Norma Jeanne Laurette provides some of the best courses available in North America. As you might expect from the founder of the International Positive Dog Training Association, her methods are not harsh, but they are effective and are based on sound psychological and scientific data. When people come to me to ask how they might learn to be a dog trainer and behaviorist, Norma Jeanne Laurette’s courses are always one of my top recommendations.”

Dr. Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.: world-renowned scientist, professor of psychology, author of over 30 best-selling books including: How Dogs Think, The Intelligence of Dogs, and How To Speak Dog. He is a dog trainer, radio and television personality and host of the “Good Dog!” television show.

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