About Dog Trainers Australia (DTA)


Dog Trainers Australia (DTA)

Australia’s leading private training provider to the dog training industry.

dogtrainersaustralia2small_000It is a division of award winning Command Dog Training School (Vic.) Pty Ltd.
The Training Director Basil Theofanides is a Nationally Accredited Trainer & Assessor by the Official Government Accreditation Authority.

All graduates of the CIC (Certified Instructor Course) program may apply in writing for a licence to use the Dog Trainers Australia logo on their advertising material subject to terms & conditions.

Our mission:

  • Provide Certified Instructor Courses (CIC) Dog Training & Behaviour for members of the public
  • Provide Canine Management Workshops for Animal Management Officers
  • Provide OH&S workshops related to safe canine management
  • Provide better education for all trainers & instructors
  • Develop & implement Computer Data Base Management Systems specific to the dog training industry
  • Assess for Quality Assurance Accreditation (QA) to the dog training industry
  • Liaise with government on the development of codes of practice for dog trainers & dog training establishments

Our Vision:

  • Provide structured competency based training for student trainers
  • Provide opportunities for people to learn through understanding the art of professional dog training
  • Provide access to foreign students to study at Dog Trainers Australia to become Certified Instructors and trainers
  • Encourage, promote & provide better training practices
  • Educate & train people to understand dogs & their behaviour
  • Promote the benefits of the Eclectic Training method and discourage harsh methods of training