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Our Spring 2024 cohort is now full and registration is closed! Please reach out if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for our 2025 program! 

Naughty Boyz Dog Training Inc. 
DoTrainer Academy

Govind Pillai's Dog Trainer Academy

Interested in a career working with dogs?

Want to be the best possible paw-rent for your pooch? Love to nerd out on everything dog and dog behaviour related? Want to get hands-on with more dogs than you can imagine? Then we have the program for you!

The Naughty Boyz Dog Training (NBDT) Dog Trainer Academy program provides an intensive education on dog behaviour and training methods and is open to anyone interested in a career with dogs, doggie parents who want to ensure they are being the best guardians possible, and those who wish to expand their knowledge about dogs and dog behaviour.

Why choose the NBDT
Dog Trainer Academy?

Focus on fun, engaging and highly effective training using 100% force-free & evidence-based methods

Extensive hands-on opportunities to work with dogs and their guardians

Small class sizes that allow every student the opportunity for one-on-one support and feedback


Learn from a dog training professionals with over 17 years of combined experience


Limited number of students accepted per year

Practice teaching skills through working with dogs and their guardians

Program structure:

  • Cohort based program (8-10 students)

  • 100 hour program

  • Major components will include: Theoretical understanding of dogs, hands on with puppies and adult dogs of varying ages and breeds, observing and assisting trainers on the job, live training with real families. 

What will you learn?

  • Learning theory and how to apply it to canine learners

  • Deep understanding of dogs - evolution, senses, developmental stages, body language, and more!

  • Evidence behind force-free and positive reinforcement training and why we do what we do!

  • How to teach basic/intermediate/advanced manners (obedience)

  • An introduction to behavioural concerns (reactivity, resource guarding, separation anxiety, etc.)

  • Advanced skills (shaping, agility, etc.)

  • How to conduct private sessions vs. group classes

  • Curriculum development

  • How to communicate and work with dog guardians

About the instructor

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Govind Pillai, CDBC

Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant

Professional Dog & Human Trainer

Certified Dog Training Instructors

Program requirements

  • 18 years of age

  • Must be ready to be covered in fur and slobbery kisses

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