Welcome to

YOUR Dog Trainer Course

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.  The courses are set up to follow one another.  If you did not get into a course you were wanting it may be several weeks or more before that course opens for enrollment again.  Please check back regularly for new classes and enrollment dates.


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 of dogs with serious behavior issues.

Brandi's experience and education are extensive.  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 research.  She is now offering a complete program for others to have an even more comprehensive understanding of dogs and dog training and behavior than any single program that she attended.

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

Homework, Pop 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 $600 to hold your spot must be paid by start date

ask about our payment options

We take all major credit cards


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

Levels of Certificates

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion and Accomplishment

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



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

This Class is Invitation Only

Click below for all information including

Requirement | Benefits

Foundations in Dog Training


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

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6 - 8 week course

day to be determined each course


Early Bird Registration $1250

We have added Audit spots to Aprils course.  Audit spots will only be available after all Working spots are full and won't be offered for all of the Foundation Courses.  Audit spots do not have the same benefits as working spots.


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 - 8  week course


Early Bird Registration $1250

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 -6 week course


Early Bird Registration $925




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


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

12 - 14  week course


Early Bird Registration $2350

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


Early Bird Registration $1250

Fridays 4p - 6p


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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6021 Warner Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Tel: 714-375-3188


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