Welcome to The Hounds Grounds

Dog Trainer Academy

The upcoming courses have been broken down  from our 3 month course into separate mini courses, making it easier for students to attend.

After you attend the Foundations Course (mandatory - prerequisite course)  you may choose the courses that fall under the prerequisite course you have already taken.  There are also free standing courses.

Check the hours of completion and dates/times before signing up.  There are no refunds, transferring to another class or credits for trainer courses.

DETAILS

All Courses are Instructed by Founder/Owner and Head Trainer of The Hounds Grounds, Brandi Bryant.  You will spend each Course learning and practicing all that Brandi has learned over many many years of training everything from Puppy Training to Behavior Modification in dogs with serious behavior issues.

You will be receiving years of Brandi's extensive experience and education along side the tens of thousands of dollars invested in her education in these courses.  She has set up all of her training courses to build upon each other for a complete and well rounded education.  Many trainers provide Shadow Programs or Workshops that are great for trainers that already have a solid understanding of foundational skills in Dog Training but not good for those that do not have the experience and education that is required to understand what those shadow programs and workshops are teaching.

Brandi was very fortunate to begin her career with a trainer that instilled foundational techniques, homework, journaling, hands on experience and a long internship.  This made it very easy for her to pick up what she would learn in the following years from many world renown trainers along with her own studies.  She is now offering complete programs for others to have an even more comprehensive understanding of dogs and dog training and behavior than any single program that she attended.  She is combining her knowledge for much easier access than traveling to see many trainers for weekend workshops.
Most trainers courses are online book learning that does not allow for any practical learning.  These courses are all hands on learning in a professional training facility.  This is a huge benefit!

Please keep in mind the start date could be one week sooner or later than stated.  We give ourselves a week on either side for possible events or other course date changes.  Typically if there is a date change it will be one week later than stated date.

Learn in a Real Dog Training Facility

Course Location - The Hounds Grounds, Huntington Beach, CA

All Courses are Lecture and Hands on Training W/a Professional Dog Trainer

Homework, Quizzes, and Tests

Facebook group for video homework

Enrollment open for our next Foundations Course

This is a NON-REFUNDABLE COURSE.  Limited space.
You can leave a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $1500 to hold your spot.  Course must be paid in full by start date

ask about our payment options

We take all major credit cards

Certificates

Certificates are given to those that show they fully understand the Curriculum, they pass their handling skills, safely protocols, are on time, tests/quizzes are passed and complete all of their homework in the manner in which it is asked.

Levels of Certificates

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Excellence

The Hounds Grounds takes their educational program for students interested in becoming a dog trainer serious!  We will not give certificates to those that do not pass all requirements.

Those Auditing a course are not eligible for any certificates (audit spots not available at this time)

MASTER CLASS

INVITE ONLY - CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Our Master Class is a Certification Program for those that have shown exceptional skill in our courses.

This Class is Invitation Only

Foundations in Dog Training

Mandatory

What you will learn:

Overview of Operant and Classical Conditioning

Canine/Human Body Language

Safety in Training/Bite Prevention

The Importance of Relationship Building

Proper Exposure & Socialization

Socialization vs Exposure

Critical Development Period

Genetics and the roll the play

Fulfilling the dog/breed

Layered Stress Model

Dog Training 101 - Basic Obedience & Manners for the Pet Dog

Behavior vs Obedience

April  Course Open for Enrollment

Click Register in the top right

6 - 8 week course
Mentorship included

day to be determined each course

$5000

No Mentorship Included

$3500

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $1000 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

Call us to learn more.

Behavior Modification Basics

Prerequisite - Foundations in Dog Training

What you will learn:

Full Understanding of Creating Relaxation & Putting it on Cue

Muzzle Training

Client level of ability

Dog level of ability

Understanding & Working with Fear & Reactivity
Confidence Building

Ethical Dog Training

Where to begin with a dog having Behavior Issues

6 week course

$4500

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $1000 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

Behavior & Tools

Prerequisite - Foundations in Dog Training

What you will learn:

Tools - 101

stop using them wrong - How to use them correctly

Learning to use tools for communication

Layering tools over behaviors

4 week course

$2500

Early Bird Registration $975

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $1000 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

Business

License

 Insurance

Contracts - what to cover

Booking & Managing Clients

Training Programs

Multiple Sources of Income - what you didn't think of

Keeping a Client for a Lifetime

Emails and Follow ups

How to build business

Word of mouth and referrals

Vet bills, refunds, etc.

Demo Dogs

and more

3 week course

$1500

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $500 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

Combined Program

Prerequisite - Foundations in Dog Training

What you will learn:

Sports For Fulfillment

Full Understanding of Creating Relaxation & Putting it on Cue

Muzzle Training

Client level of ability

Dog level of ability

Understanding & Working with Fear & Reactivity
Confidence Building

Behavior Modification Basics
Tools

8 -10 week course

$5000

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $1000 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

Sports and Enrichment

Prerequisite - Foundations in Dog Training
This course is great for Trainers, Rescues and Shelters

A Full Understanding of Tug and Training Through Game

Flirt Pole and Spring Pole

Confidence Building through Sports and Enrichment for the Pet Dog

Scent/Nose Work for the Pet Dog

Urban Agility - Helping your clients get creative

6 - 8 Weeks

$2200

4 Available Spots ONLY

a non- refundable deposit of $1000 to hold a spot must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to start date.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

You will be instructed by Course Developer Brandi Bryant.

(IACP), Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, an AKC approved evaluator for the AKC Star Puppy, CGC and Advanced CGC programs, Head Training of The Hounds Grounds

Brandi has spent many years learning, practicing and honing her dog training/behavior skills.  Spending years in continued study of methods, tools, courses, workshops, and learning form the worlds most influential dog trainers.

She understood from the beginning one method was never going to work on all dogs and to only use one method was a completely unfair approach.  Specializing in behavior modification you must have an understanding of dogs on a deeper level than a one-size fits all approach.

Brandi's education reaches over Obedience, Behavior, Scent Detection, Sport, Trick, Dogmanship, Behavior Modification, Relationship Based Modification, Proper Conditioning and use of Tools, Methods of Motivation to Positive Reinforcement, and much much more.

The Hounds Grounds has been built on a Motivational Training Modality specializing in what the DOG LOVES in order to create what the owner desires.  This creates a love for work and strong work ethic in our dogs.  There are two sides in training, the most important side being the dogs!

Brandi is going to share with you her many years of knowledge and experience along with hands on learning in her Dog Training Facility.  You will not find another course with the benefits Brandi and The Hounds Grounds has put together in this course.  Learn how to start your dog training career properly.

Call to enroll in our Dog Trainer Courses

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Contact Us

6021 Warner Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Tel: 714-375-3188

We are by appointment only

We return emails and calls on the following days

Office Hours - Tues, Wed, Thursday  - 10a - 2p

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