The IMDT For Today's Dog Trainers & Behaviourists
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An absolute brilliant course run by Instructors who are really passionate about positive reinforcement training. They were always available, forever patient and incredibly knowledgeable. I learnt so much - about behaviours, how to train your dog and how to train others to train their dog. It is full on, packed full of information, and very worthwhile. Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't want to continue my journey to be the best dog trainer I can be. One hint - get plenty of sleep - there is a lot to take in and you don't want to miss a second of it. Massive thanks to all the trainers for a brilliant course.
Really superb course which could not have much more information and quality support packed into the days. Learned so much about dog training, teaching and myself! Despite being a bit of a nervous wreck at the beginning, all the IMDT trainers were brilliant at building confidence and providing knowledge and support. Can't speak highly enough of the level of training with the IMDT crew. You guys rock.
I just want to say a huge thank you to the IMDT for an incredible 4 day course. It surpassed expectations which were super high to start with! The IMDT really understands how to foster a supportive community and it's one I'm so happy to be a part of.
Clear, concise and to the point instruction for trainers, handlers and enthusiasts. Excellent session, professional instructors, and met some great people along the way. Some of the greatest value of the sessions is taking a step back, looking at your own approach, and working with others to make it better. No matter how long you are in the game, you can and should always learn something new.
Just back from this wonderful course, the instructors are positive in every way, boosting the confidence to learn and put into practice this tried and tested approach to both teaching and learning, I would recommend this course to anyone whether they intend to run classes or not!
Excellent course, friendly and professional instructors. Course notes are brilliant.
I never do course feedback but this is an exception. This course was probably the best I have ever done. The encouragement and confidence you are given through the 4 days by all the instructors and their knowledge is second to none. You must do this course, it is awesome and you will not regret it.
This was such an amazing course, all the tutors were absolutely amazing and helped build my confidence so much over the 4 days
What an amazing course. A big thank you to all the instructors for sharing your wealth of knowledge and your encouragement Can't wait for the next step of the journey!
This course was run with fantastic tutors with great energy. I found the four days really enjoyable. Be prepared to get involved and throw yourself into the experience and in return you will get a lot of learning and light bulb moments from the course.
I attended the four day Practical instructor course in March 2018, it was very inspiring, you are given the confidence to actually take a class by the end of the course with great feedback. Everyone in the group was encouraging which helped to create a relaxed and supportive envionment. the trainers were all amazing and extremely helpful. Go for it is was awesome.
Can I rate this course higher than 5 stars??4 days of laughter, learning and love! The instructors are some of the most approachable and inspiring people I've met. The energy of the group was amazing, everyone supports everyone else, cheering each other on and helping conquer nerves! I always walk away from IMDT courses feeling energised and driven to better my own skill sets. The content of this course is intense, but you never feel out of your depth as all information is delivered in a fun and very interesting way. It really gets you thinking outside the box on how you can deal with different situations. I've come away from this course having made new like minded friends with a genuine interest in staying in contact and helping each other in the future, also knowing the the IMDT team are there for me should I ever need help and advice. This course is a must, not only do you learn so much you come away feeling like your part of one big family.This course is an absolute must!
Great 4 days with like minded people and instructors that really know their stuff. With or without your dog you will have a great time and make many new friends, human and canine.
FABULOUS COURSE! This course is intense but so worthwhile. The instructors are all amazing and all have a wealth of knowledge. They are all really supportive and have time to answer your questions and queries. I would highly recommend this course either for people wanting to go straight in to training but also if you want a taste of what it is like to train. I had no experience apart from with my own dog but it has given me a real taste for it and now i want to learn more and hopefully eventually get into training as a career.
Was a fantastic four days, thanks everyone!
Great week learned tons! Great instructing and lovely group all in all smashing week! Well done everyone x
What amazing 4 days. I never thought I could learn that much in less than a week!Many thanks to the wonderful instructors and all the other attendeesĚ. Good luck to everyone.
The 4 dayer was amazing! My confidence and skills have grown so much in the past four days, I've loved it... thanks to the team for putting it together. The trainers were ace and so helpful. I was also so impressed by all my fellow trainee trainers :) standards were super high! If you are wondering if you should do this course - I would say yes if you want to know more about group lessons and gain skills and confidence to teach them :)
Having attended other courses in the past and this being my first with the IMDT. I have to say this was by far the best practical course I have ever taken. The thought of teaching to a group of people before taking this course made me so nervous, however this course gave me the support needed and made it so much more enjoyable. The instructors were fantastic and so supportive. I will definitely be booking onto more courses in the future and really looking forward to them.
This is a great course. It is fun, friendly, challenging and very hands on. I learned a huge amount that could not have been learned by reading or talking without actually doing. The instructors are incredibly supportive and helpful and the dogs love it as much as the owners. My dog does not want to get back in the car now in case she misses another fun class. I also met an amazing group of fellow dog crazies who are now offering great mutual support. Worth every penny!
This course is amazing and cannot recommend enough. As a novice to the world of dog training it gave me the confidence and drive to pursue a change of career. The instructors are all fab and make you feel you can conquer the world with there knowledge an enthusiasm. Your 4 day group becomes your family for that time and lasting friendships are formed. I booked my assessment, assessment prep and puppy course straight away.. All IMDT courses are great.. so go on book it!!
Wow what I can about this course!!! 4 days full of so much fun and learning. The instructors were all brilliant and the structure to it was perfect. It was challenging at times, I had a wobble towards the end but with the support of the amazing instructors esp Alison, and the support and care from my new IMDT friends, I got through it and it felt amazing.A real life changer, still buzzing now a few days later. I learnt so much and can't wait till my next IMDT course and continue to follow my dream of becoming a dog trainer maybe even a behaviourist one day :) Would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants the next step in becoming an IMDT member.
Moments of nerves, sometimes scary but always learning. Loved it all and met the nicest people, the instructors are great
Amazing course. All the instructors extremely skilled in turning nervousness into confidence. Anyone who is unsure about booking because of nerves I promise you, you will have fun! I learned so much on this course about dog training and people and how to present a safe knowledgable fun class which retains sensitivity to clients of all abilities and their dogs. I could not recommend it more highly.
Shattering but amazing 4 days, I learnt loads and the instructors were so kind and supportive it was a real pleasure to learn from them. They made me feel that no matter how nervous or unconfident I was what I contributed was meaningful and valuable. If you want to be a dog trainer the IMDT is definitely the company you want to be associated with!
Fantastic 4 day course. The trainers are all first class and are more than happy to help you and share all their knowledge. They make the days a lot of fun and explain everything. They also look after the dogs when everyone is in the classroom. I loved every minute of it as did my dog Honey. It took us days to recover ! Thank you everyone. First class course. Xx
Had an awesome time, learnt loads now ready to put into practice. An amazing team of folk!
Totally recommend this course. All of the IMDT Instructors were knowledgeable, passionate and did their utmost to help us. They are an absolute credit to the organisation. I have attended other Instructor courses previously but this is in a league of its own. Thanks for your enthusiasm, professionalism and support.
Thank you for a wonderful four days- everyone had a brilliant time. All the trainers are amazing and all so different!
A quick thank you for a great 4 days.Excellent excellent instructors, great organisation
This course was just what I needed. I learned so much over the four days (and got a nice sun tan too). The four days were very well planned and built my confidence on how to run dog training classes and everything that goes with it. The IMDT Trainers were very supportive and passionate about what they do. Their training style suited me very well. After the last day I was smiling all the way home. If you're thinking about booking this course, I would say do it! I'm extremely glad I did.
Iíve attended the 4-Day Practical Instructor Training last week in Enfield, which was incredibly enjoyable. Iíve made lots of new friends and learnt heaps about applying learnt theory to practical classes, the layout of class to keep handlers and dogs safe, and the observational skills needed during teaching to be the most effective trainer to both, handlers and dogs.We were a fabulous group of around 21 students who jelled immediately on the first day, which helped put aside the anxious nerve twitches. Steve and his team of highly experienced instructors were extremely supportive, patient and fun to be around with. Leaving at the end of the 4 days felt like leaving a family. I look forward to continue my education with the IMDT to develop myself to be the best dog trainer that I can be. Thank you all xxx
Brilliant and exhausting 4 days surrounded by great people with a variety of skills and knowledge. Learnt so much from the Instructors who were knowledgeable, supportive and fun. Definitely recommend this course.
Great fun, supportive, and educational. The instructors all had very different ideas and styles of teaching but the same ethics. I feel motivated. Thank-you all.
This course is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. I enjoyed every single second of it, as did my dog Maddie. More importantly I have gained so much from it - both knowledge and confidence....plus it was fun! The organization was first class and the Instructors were really amazing - friendly, approachable, and bursting with information and advice!! Great class too - so many lovely people!! Highly recommended - book now!!
This is an amazing course. You get soooo much practical class experience that will really boost your confidence. The tutors are all amazing, the huge amount of suppport you get from them, all the supporting IMDT staff and all of your fellow attendees is incredible. Cannot recommend this course highly enough!
I got so much out of it - my confidence, knowledge and practical skills have expanded so much that I've gone from self-doubting nervous Layne who was afraid to direct people, into confident, grounded, eager to get out into the field (no matter the weather) all-new-sparkly Layne! I now know where my weaknesses are and how to improve them, and the areas in which I shine - school has never felt so good! I really appreciate how patient, honest and supportive the coaches were. Thank you!
Fantastic course! Very confidence building and motivational. Great atmosphere, and the instructors are completely approachable, welcoming all questions. I'm inspired :)
This course is fabulous . I loved every minute . The instuctors are so knowledgable and also super friendly and helpful . I would actually be happy to do it all again !!
What an awesome 4 days! This course has given me the knowledge, confidence and motivation that I needed to continue moving forwards. Everyone was super friendly and down to earth and nothing was ever too much! Would definitely recommend!
The best course I've ever been on! Loved how supportive everyone was and how open and knowledgeable the instructors are. In usual IMDT style, it was great fun too...proving that learning can be fun
Great course that teaches you a great framework for teaching classes. Amaaaazing Instructors - I learnt from each of them and all gave you great support - going above and beyond their job. Peterborough was a great location too - no traffic to get caught in and a lovely Ploughmans lunch :) Really well organised four day course. I recommend if you ever want to take classes, you are taking classes or even if you have been taking classes for years!
Absolutely fantastic, I was freaking out prior to going on the course but there was no need. Having never done a training class I had to step outside my comfort zone which was nerve wracking but the support from not just the Instructors but all the people I met during the 4-days was fantastic. I met some great people
Loved this course and learnt more than I could have hoped for
Amazing 4 days! I came really nervous and the instructors made me feel very comfortable and raised my confidence!! I didn't want it to end.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day IMDT Practical Instructor course. Thank you to all the Instructors, I definitely learned a lot.
One of the best courses for dog training I have ever been on. This course gave me more confidence and guidance in 4 days than a college course I had attended for a year! It was challenging but the guidance the whole way through was fantastic! I did this back in August 2015 and refer back to my notes often
Just finished my course literally half an hour ago and I must say it was an outstanding experience. I found it very informative and helpful. Gained a little confidence and got some great ideas. The instructors were superb. Those guys know what they're talking about. Congratulations to my fellow trainers. Can't wait until the assessment. Thank you guys again.
This course is fantastic for anyone wanting to get into dog training. My dog and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm excited for the assessment. All the trainers work tirelessly to ensure all questions were answered and reassured us continuously. Thank you IMDT!
This course was fantastic! The instructors were great and the whole environment was non-judgemental and truly aimed at helping you be the best instructor you can be. The course setup was great with gradually increasing amounts of teaching which helped me feel more and more confident as the days progressed. With a chance to teach and be taught, I also enjoyed learning new training tasks and different ways to teach things that I already teach to my classes at home. I've now got so many great ideas for my classes and can't wait to do more! Many thanks to the IMDT for the opportunity - bring on assessment in January 2016! :)
This four day instructors course is described as being an enjoyable and intensive hands on course. That sums it up nicely. It is intensive and you learn loads, but its presented in a fun and enjoyable way. Theres plenty of nerves but theres plenty of laughs too. I have attended many IMDT courses now and you really do feel like your part of a family, a very supportive family. The family seems to be growing daily so obviously word is spreading about the fabulous IMDT. I personally would suggest anyone considering the 4dayer does the 2day first so you learn the theory. The tutors/trainers were all amazing, very supportive and give excellent feedback and the four days flew by. I wish I could go back and do it all again! If you are thinking about doing this course, stop thinking and book it. You wont regret it.
Had a great time, Great feedback from instructors, lots of fun and given brill advice which I am now putting into practise. Thanks for putting the course together. Cannot wait to get started!!!
This course is a must! I learnt so much and I have definitely walked away a better trainer.
After attending the 2 day course only a month earlier, I was looking forward to the 4 day course even more! Even though it was very intense, the positive attitude of both the instructors and the attendees made the 4 days go so fast. It was great also to have a varied level of experience across the board which made the learning aspect of the course even more enjoyable.I will definitely be attending future IMDT courses and would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in dogs.
4 days of intense and fun learning
Great course, very intense but worthwhile. It was great to spend four days practicing delivering classes and learning from other trainers. The experience of each attendee varied so it was great for those not as experienced to learn from others who have been taking classes for many years. Thanks to all who put the course together, it was generally fantastic and well worth the money, everyone was so supportive and we all made some great friends!
Really enjoyed the course! Lots to learn on the different methods of training a class, and regardless of how long you train there is always room for new and updated versions in what is best for not only the dog/puppy but the owners as well. I liked the fact all were was considered.
Loved the 4 Day Practical Instructors Course. Learnt loads, met some great people and dogs and everyone was very supportive. Great confidence boost and I enjoyed teaching so much. The trainers were fantastic. It was great fun too.
Brilliant, BRILLIANT 4 days spent with fabulous, supportive folk, attendees and instructors, who were willing to share all their amazing knowledge and help me succeed. It's been a long time since I've come away from a course feeling so motivated. It's the best thing I've done in years, pushing me clean out of my comfort zone but I've come away feeling I've accomplished something.
Fantastic course, best dog course I have ever been on. Would highly recommend it to anyone, just bring your wellies and waterproofs for the great British weather!!! ūüėú
A great course to develop your training and presenting skills in a fun and supportive environment. Thank you!
I'm so glad I decided to take the plunge and do this course. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but the instructors and fellow attendees put me at my ease and I got to "teach" various behaviours/tricks in a class environment! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to become a dog trainer. The feedback you receive from the instructors is invaluable. I'll say again: highly recommended!
Coming from someone who thinks public speaking is my worst nightmare. I LOVED this course. Absolutely great confidence building and loved how much knowledge you can gain from this course and would do it all again if there wasn't so many other IMDT courses I wanted to go on first!
Really great course, focuses on the practical side. A real full on fun 4 days. highly recommend.
WoW, I had a great time, my confidence went up high. Learned a lot, met a lot of great people. It was worth the drive from Holland to England. Loved every minute
Just completed the 4 days and it was amazing! Firstly, had so much fun and met some great people, secondly, learnt loads from all the trainers and others on the course. Everyone was so supportive and slowly the nerves were replaced with enthusiasm to learn. Whatever your knowledge, whether you have never trained (that's me) done a little or loads I would recommend it!!!
Absolutely brilliant course. I learnt so much and it was really fun too. It's given me lots more confidence in my abilities to be a dog trainer. I would highly recommend.
This course is a must. It is presented in a way that brings out the best in the attendees and gives them confidence to push their boundaries. Whether you have experience or not you will feel at ease and will learn so much stuff, not only about training, but also about yourself. Don't hold back, just book it!
This course was a great confidence builder for anybody wanting to make a career of being a dog trainer. It teaches you how to structure and take classes in a controlled environment. The knowledge shared by Steve in this course is exceptional, definatley worth the money.
This course is a must if you are thinking of taking the assessment to gain membership. It is a very informative four days taught in a light hearted atmosphere that will set you on your path to gaining the membership. Excellent value for money.
This was an incredibly wonderful course. I have done many courses over the years and this by far my favourite due to the huge amount of support, encouragement, fantastic constructive feedback, great fun, yet still relaxed while we learnt loads. I'd sign up for every single one of the IMDT courses, just to get the buzz of inspiration again. I have signed up for one more...
Steve and team make learning so easy. The 4 day course I attended was challenging because the weather was vile, I had virtigo and often had to sit out and my dog decided he didn't want to take part , I was made to feel that everything would be ok. I learned so much and went on to pass the 2 day assesment. Thanks Steve - you and the team are marvellous!
Takes you out of your comfort zone but so worth it as your knowledge and confidence grows. You get to learn about your teaching skills and techniques for getting your training across to different types of people and dogs. the staff are very supportive and encourage you every step of the way. a really worthwhile course.
I want to do this course again! The course was well presented by a team of great instructors. I learnt an awful lot withing these four days. The most important skill I developed was how to coach and tutor my class participants . There were some great games that were not only fun but taught me the importance of clear verbal and physical instruction. This course is thoroughly recommended and I will be signing up for more!
Loved this course, you learn soo much especially if you're looking to hod your own classes. As well as giving you the knowledge for the classes it also gives you the confidence to get out there and do classes. You also meet some great friends, everyone supports each other. Highly recommended, and it knackers any dogs out :-)
The 4 day practical instructor course was great in building my confidence. At this point I hadn't actually given any classes by myself, I was only assisting at others, so I struggled with my nerves for the first day. After meeting everybody and receiving lovely feedback, I felt much more comfortable and by day 4 was presenting a 20 minute class to 8 people. Everybody was so encouraging and smiling all day. The constant feedback and tips from Steve and the team made sure we were adapting and bettering our techniques every day. By the end of the 4 day's, I knew I would be able to go away and confidently hold a class of that size with no problems! Loved it!
This course pushed me well outside my comfort zone but was well worth it. The IMDT team are very encouraging and supportive and this really boosted my confidence. Now Eve looking forward to sitting my assessment.
Hard work, lousy weather and lots of mud (February) but I wouldn't have missed it. I learned so much and really improved my teaching techniques/skills. The IMDT tutors are very knowledgeable and supportive which gave me the skills and confidence to really improve my teaching over the four days. This is not a "stuffy" organisation and the tutors create a real team spirit which encourages all of the attendees to support each other. Although you should only attend this course if you are prepared to work hard, there are also lots of fun moments and lots of laughter.
I have been on many different courses with different organisations and I have to say this was by far the best. All of the instructors were so helpful and friendly. There to teach and to listen to you if you had any worries. I learned so much from them and have made some great new friends. Thank you IMDT. Looking forward to some more courses with you later in the year.
Such fun, so much learned, add brilliant staff, and lovely like minded fellow participants. Throw in some fab dogs and kind forgiving handlers and It was just so enjoyable. And the best learning experience I've ever had.
I loved this course and got so much out of it in terms of knowledge and confidence. It gives you the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt to date and have loads of fun along the way. You will get all the help, support
WOW brilliant four days, Steve and the IMDT team are so supportive and help you through the scary moments, four days practical hands on spent concentrating on teaching group classes but i found it really helpful for my 121 clients too, got loads of ideas and really felt my confidence grow throughout the course - it's a must course for dog trainers whether you teach groups or not, i want to do it again!
A totally enjoyable course, with lots of practical sessions as the title suggests, running classes, and interaction with other students. The course really sets you up to go out into the big wide world as a Dog Trainer. After attending the 4 day course the 6 day course was a must. All the IMDT staff are always willing to spend time with you, explaining or demonstrating any areas that you may find difficult. A Great Course.
After attending the 2 day career as a dog trainer course, I was so excited to book my 4 day practical instructor course. It was great putting what I'd learned (and a lot more) into practice. All the students were so supportive of each other and the staff were amazing sharing their knowledge and encouraging me when I may have been feeling unsure and a little less confident. I would highly recommend this course, not only is it hugely informative and fun but I've made some great friends through IMDT.
You'll learn more on this 4 day course than you would on a years distance learning. Doing this gave me the confidence to start running my own classes.
I would highly recommend the four day course if you want to run your own classes. It will give you the confidence, information and practical skills you will need to get your classes started. This is an excellent course that you will really enjoy, with great support from the IMDT team.
Amazing course...cannot recommend it highly enough. This course will push you right out of your comfort zone and then build your confidence sky high. Without doing this course I would still be thinking about doing my own classes whereas after this course I finally had the confidence to start doing them. The IMDT team are so supportive and helpful as were the other participants. A brilliant 4 days.
Absolutely amazing course! It brought out the belief and confidence in me I didn't know I had! Filled with fun as well as learning, it was a great course to attend, delivered by an absolutely fantastic, friendly, helpful team!
You will not believe what Steve and the team can help you achieve in just 4 days! This course concentrates very much on the group class environment and you will learn how to become an awesome teacher, how to keep your classes safe and fun, keep your clients motivated and adjust your training to suit their needs and ability. This is a very practical hand on course designed to get you out there training people and their dogs. If you want to run dog training classes, you need to attend this course.
Wow what an amazing course this was! I started the week super nervous and lacking in confidence and ended the week so inspired and desperate to go and set up my own dog training classes! This course is the making of people, every trainer should do this.
Four fabulously exhausting days that bring so much more than the confidence to deliver group classes. The supportive session delivery, help from the IMDT Team and amazing people you'll meet make this an incredibly valuable course.
After doing the 2 day, this was the next logical step towards gaining my IMDT accreditation. Very practical course where, whatever level you are at, you are encouraged and tutored to improve your skills with positive and helpful feedback.
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