Delta Institute and Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA) have cometogether to offer students professional experience in positive reinforcementdog training.

Students enrolled in Delta Institute’s newly developed nationally accreditedCertificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training will have the opportunity toconnect with professional dog trainers in the field of positive reinforcementdog training.

Melinda Farrell, CEO Delta Institute, said the course has been developed inclose consultation with industry and by members of the Delta Institute ExpertAdvisory Committee.

“It is robust and steeped in evidence-based theory alongside real worldexperiences that set students up for success. Key to this is experiencing theindustry first-hand. Our collaboration with PPGA enables the next generationof positive reinforcement dog trainers to engage with and learn from like-minded professionals from the start of their careers.”

The partnership between PPGA and the Delta Institute will see students shadowa positive reinforcement trainer for a minimum of three group sessions, givingthe student valuable exposure to the training in practice, and the real lifeneeds of dogs and their families.

Barbara Hodel, President PPGA, said the collaboration is an exciting step inbuilding a community of dog trainers who are committed to positivereinforcement training of the highest standards.

“Both the Delta Institute and PPGA share values and mission in supporting andencouraging a bond between people and their family pets that is both mutuallybeneficial and improves the quality of life they share.”

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