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Stillorgan Ind. Estate
Dublin 18
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Workshops, seminars & CPD

At Positive Dog Training we believe that we are constantly learning from the dogs that we have in our care and we are firm advocates of furthering our own and our customers knowledge base in relation to our pet dogs.

With this in mind, we offer on occasion, weekend and 1 day seminars and workshops with some of the best known and respected pet professional s in the field of dog training and behaviour modification. Check out our previous workshops and seminars.

These seminars are suitable for anyone who loves dogs and wants to learn the latest information about their behaviour and the most humane, ethical and scientifically proven methods to train and manage them.

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Whether you are a novice dog owner or a fellow pet professional, there will be information to extend and excite you.

You can call in to us to purchase tickets but we also offer a limited number of tickets for purchase through our online shop. Online Shop

Institute Of Modern Dog Trainers

We are delighted to be again hosting a series of IMDT courses in 2017 here at Positive Dog Training.

The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers is a leading body and independent Course provider for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists. The IMDT was founded to promote the very best in understanding and training of dogs through quality Trainers and ultimately, owners. Founded in 1999 by Steve Mann, with a great deal of invaluable help from leading Dog Trainers throughout Europe, America and the UK. The aim of The IMDT is to provide high quality training, education and membership to all Dog Trainers, with an emphasis on proven, ethical and science based teaching methods.

Through a comprehensive range of Courses and assessment, The IMDT offers a recognised and accredited qualification as well as a supportive, positive network of Members with a purpose of developing and offering the very best dog training and behavioural advice.

The IMDT is a Registered Learning Centre for The Open College Network & offers education and qualification that is externally verified, quality assured and recognised within the industry

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About Steve Mann –

With over 20 years experience as a full time Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, Steve has a strong foundation of proven, ethical and science based Dog Training & Rehabilitation

Steve is presently Chairman of The IMDT, Owner of the largest Dog School in England and has a vast experience of training, Steve presents Seminars to large groups of Dog Trainers, Vets and Behaviourists worldwide on a variety of topics ranging from ‘Perfect Puppy Foundations’ through to ‘Aggression; Causes and Rehabilitation’.




The IMDTB, which sits within the IMDT, is designed to support Trainers in cases including those such as separation anxiety, dog to human aggression and resource guarding.

For those asked to help with behaviour problems there are very few ways of learning how to accurately recognise, treat and report on cases where the dog’s behaviour has become a dangerous problem.

You don’t need a degree to be a behaviour expert, but you do need to be educated correctly, with the necessary skills to apply that knowledge and ideally to be supported by like minded professionals.

With all courses covering the necessary aspects in detail, including behavioural diagnosis, treatment, medication, mental and physical wellbeing and the necessary criteria for success on a behaviour by behaviour basis, the IMDTB will help professionals to help more dogs and just as importantly their owners.

The three day assessment to become a Member of The IMDTB includes: written examinations, practical consultation skills , phone interview procedures, video analysis and report writing assessments.

Successful applicants will obtain an OCN Level 4 Accreditation ‘Canine Behaviour Analysis and Consultancy’ plus the title IMDTB


Positive Dog Training is a progressive, force free dog training centre which also provides compassionate welfare friendly dog grooming and a fun cage free doggie daycare. Find out more

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