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Founder and Principal Instrutor/Lecturer Angela White Fellow of KCAI, CDA, BehA, ObA

 IABTC Instructing Pet Dog Owners

         (Practical Competence) (Unit 4)

Open to all levels—whether you are thinking of becoming an instructor, just starting out, wanting updating or just a boost of confidence and new ideas—this course is ideal.


It will also help prepare you for:

KCAI – On Line Assessments 5-9


KCAI - This unit supports learning for the Mandatory Criteria of: Responsible Dog Ownership and Professional Practice  & Accreditation Discipline Companion Dog


Practical Skills for those mostly teaching classes, but teaching one to one will also be taken into consideration. This course is Unit 4 of our Canine Behaviour Course and also stands alone as a practical course for instructors of dog training. It explores the knowledge, exercises, skills and equipment needed to teach others the basic control of dogs and ensure progression. It will also cover basic problems and faults. First impressions, qualities of an instructor, expectations v reality, teaching techniques and roles, how people learn, effective communication, motivation, groups, planning sessions and courses, effects of training, blocks to learning, monitoring, evaluation and limitations on advice. Relevant business laws, legal and financial responsi- bilities. Professional service and provision, organizational structures, code of practice, venues, facilities, resources, health and safety, incidents and accidents, insurance, equal opportunities. Ideal for those teaching dog training in classes, clubs, dog schools or individually. Also a must for anyone dealing with behaviour problems to ensure that at least basic control skills can be taught.


You may bring your own dog along on these courses (although this is not compulsory). There will also be opportunities to handle other dogs (some trained - some untrained) as well as trying out your instructing skills (with the support of your course tutor where necessary) on especially invited clients – thus giving you the opportunity of working with ‘real’ clients as part of the course.


Some students will attend to gain more knowledge, others will hope to gain an IABTC qualification, and therefore assessment is available but not compulsory.


For students who wish to be assessed this will be an on going throughout the week with a general assessment on the final day and an after course assignment. Certificates will be graded depending on level of ability at that time.

This is our most popular course early booking advisable.

More dates may be added if necessary

 2020 April  20-23  & September 21-24  



There are a number of levels that students can achieve with IABTC:

Most people will attend on more than one occasion

to build on knowledge and gain the best from this course.

Students Returning for refresher or higher level join the course as normal but

are given additional tuition and support

The level you go for will depend on previous experience:

(those with little or no experience will start at level 1).


IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Assistant Instructor) (L1)


IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Instructor) (L2)


IABTC Pet Dog Training Practical Competence (Advanced Instructor) (L3)


IABTC Instructor Clicker & Target Training (C&T4 Inst.)

Sept 2019 sold out

The cost of this 4 day course is £299.00 for the 4 days.


This price includes tuition, lecture notes, full support, practical and after course assessment for those requiring it.

There will be some evening study and one evening will be specifically included in the course timetable. These courses will have restricted numbers to ensure you of our best attention.

IABTC Certificate of Attendance Available for All Instructor Courses

Hi Angela,

Thanks for the feedback, very helpful for me moving on.

I'm absolutely thrilled to pass with a merit! It takes away any of the "can I do it?" doubts that were lingering. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again next month.






Thank you so much!!!!!

My time with you all was just fabulous

Can't wait to come  back xxxx

Rachael S


I did two instructor courses at IABTC. These courses and Angela’s support and encouragement helped me to pass my practical assessment for KCAI. The instructor course contains what you need to know and trains you up to the required standard for KCAI.

Karen Landon KCAI CD




Dear Angela, Karen and Hannah,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so so much for an amazing four days on the Instructing Pet Owners Course. I actually don’t have enough words to tell you how much I learnt, how much I enjoyed it and how much it slowly sunk in that I’ve found something that I eventually want to spend the rest of my life doing. I’m sure you could all tell by the end but I had the best time and I really didn’t want to come home!



Hi Angela

'I just wanted to say how much I loved the course and as soon as the 2020

prospectus is sorted please do send me a copy as I'd love to do more.

I cannot thank you enough for getting me back on track with the KCAI.

I achieved so much during the week with you and the girls that I'm really excited for my future.

All the best and I look forward to seeing you again in 2020.'

Jo Loft.