MENTORED BY Kamal Fernandez
Marka Training Academy
Our dream is to build a nationwide family of high-quality trainers that love their work and bring out the best in their clients and dogs. We are hand-picking a team of potential new trainers to join us in raising the bar in the quality of dog training.
Through our programme of teaching and mentoring, we will give you the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to help owners learn the modern foundations of dog training. You will become a competent trainer in your own right, and will also be able to observe, translate and teach – to enable dog-owning clients to learn and improve their own skills.
Modern dog training goes way beyond the basics of teaching simple behaviours like sit and reliable recall.
We will dive into all the key principles and fundamentals of modern, science-based training. You will learn about relationship building, mechanical skills, engagement, timing, reinforcement, confidence building and conditioning. All the core aspects that help owners and their dogs to develop strong relationships for a happy life together.
When it comes to training dogs and their owners, your people skills are just as important as your dog training skills. Our training programme will also cover the skills you will need from active listening, motivational skills and presentation styles, to being the best version of yourself.
Our Marka Training Academy will take you on a personalised journey to becoming a professional dog trainer, with the goal of setting you up with a sustainable career at the heart of your local community. We anticipate our students following the Marka Training Academy Programme across an average of 12-18 months before qualifying as a full Marka Member. Each student’s journey will be personalised to suit their needs and experience, but all students will attend three dedicated Marka Masterclass courses teaching the core skills needed.
"A unique talent!"
Kamal is no doubt a unique talent. He has developed a method of training that is underpinned by scientific assessment (of popular methods) and pro-active innovation and implementation of new techniques.
Kamal really brought to light what my dog was missing and what I needed to work on, and he put it in a very simple way that made me think that it would be easy to fix.
FCI World Agility Championship Medalist
I have no hesitation to recommend his advice and guidance for those who wish to move forward in their training techniques and take your training to the next level.
Award-winning dog trainer
One of the most significant and influential trainers of this generation is Kamal Fernandez. His ability to analyze training problems and to find suitable solutions is truly extraordinary.
Dutch Obedience Championship Winner