IABTC Pet Dog Training Instructor Level 2

IABTC CertificateTrained with and certified by Angela White at the International Animal Behaviour Training College and gained certification on both practical and theoretical competence.

The assessment is to satisfy the assessor that you have the ability to run and teach classes without the support of other instructors, deal with minor behaviour problems but understand your limitations and know when to refer to other professionals.

All instructors must satisfy the assessor that they have the ability to teach under supervision the following:

Core Exercises

  • Use of various collars and leads,
  • Attentiveness to name
  • Watch (pay attention)
  • Settle in the house
  • Socialisation exercises (minimum 2)
  • Controlled Greeting – meeting people without jumping up
  • Handling, grooming and inspection
  • Recall (puppy and from distractions)
  • Basic sit, down and stand (minimum 2 methods)
  • Walk to heel on a loose lead (minimum 2 methods)
  • Stay (up to one minute)
  • Leave on command (leave food, items, dogs, people etc)
  •  Control through a gate or doorway
  • Playing simple games (at least 2) with the dog while maintaining control
  • Walking by the handler’s side off lead
  • Stay off lead and progress to out of sight and longer stay times
  • Walk to heel in a variety of situations and or styles (e.g. prep for Gold good cit or competition)
  • Emergency stop at a distance (at least 10 paces away)
  • Send the dog to a given point (e.g. bed, marker)
  • Recall to heel from static position
  • Recall to front from static position to present position
  • Control a dog in a vehicle
  • Retrieve a toy


And should be able to give advice on the following basic behaviour problems:

House soiling, barking, whining, howling at home, puppy biting/mouthing,

Barking in class, growling over food, toys etc, dog running off (failure to recall), chasing

Aggressive show towards other dogs or people, pulling on the lead outside of class, jumping up (visitors, self, worktops), stealing, scavenging, controlling more than one dog.

Introducing a child to a dog, Introducing a new baby into the home, Introducing a new pet (e.g. cat) to the home

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