Accelerate your Animal Training Skills, Knowledge & Confidence

With Animal Training Academy. A world class R+ animal training community designed for you and your animals

World Class Online

Library of
160+ Lessons

Applicable to any animal

Force Free/R+ approach

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Animal Training Academy ABMA

Overwhelmed and feeling stuck with your Animal Training?

Animal Training Academy is the place where you can transform and grow your skills, enabling you to make your biggest possible positive impact on all the animal and human learners you work with.

Follow along with our monthly deep dives, or discover invaluable insights in our extensive library of over 170 webinars, featuring world-class trainers.

ATA boasts a community like no other. Its welcoming and responsive nature, coupled with a ‘no silly questions’ policy, ensures that you receive personalised and informative answers to all your specific training queries.

Grow confidence

Grow skills

Grow knowledge

What’s included


World Class Community

ATA's community is second to none. Welcoming, helpful, and we personally respond to every post.

Extensive Video Archive

Join live or watch 170+ previous webinars and lessons with renowned experts.

Personalised Feedback

Get Specific Feedback on your training issues in our community

CEU Credits Available

Need CEU credits? Our video archive content can count towards CEU's

24/7 Access

Access anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace with on demand recordings and lessons

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

On the rare occasion ATA isn't for you. We will give your money back. No questions asked

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Ryan Cartlidge - ATA Founder

"Becoming a member of ATA has been the best thing I've done in ages."

I have achieved training goals with my animals that I didn’t think possible.

SALON MEAD | Animal Keeper

Who is this for?

If you’re already a professional animal trainer, work in the animal industry, or simply just want to make the best impact on your animals and want to understand animal behaviour better, this is for you.

No matter what animal you’re training, ATA covers the behavioural science behind animal training that can apply to any animal. More than just dogs!

The best animal trainers in the world are constantly learning. If you want to improve your force free animal training knowledge, and overcome your training hurdles, enroll today.

For All Animals

In depth Topics

Science Backed

Force Free Approach

Ready to jumpstart your animal training skills?

Learning Access

Learning Only 🧠

$29 USD/month

Learning + Community

Monthly Membership ✅

$43 USD/month

Learning + Community

Yearly 🐾

$430 USD/year

Two months FREE
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"I love everything about Animal Training Academy, It’s just such a good way to meet and connect with other trainers.”

KELLI INGLIS | Animal Training Business Owner

ATA Founder

Ryan Cartlidge

Hi, I’m Ryan, the founder of Animal Training Academy and a Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner . Since 2007 , I’ve been working as a professional animal trainer around the world,  including in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. I’ve trained teams, developed animal training programs, been published in leading industry magazines, spoken at international conferences and delivered presentations in a University on animal behavior.

Frequently asked questions

Dynamic Continuous Learning & CEU Credits: At ATA, we’re committed to offering more than just traditional learning paths. Alongside a dynamic continuous learning approach, we provide CEUs (Continuing Education Units) as part of our membership. With these CEUs, you can stay abreast of the latest developments in the field while also fulfilling professional development requirements.

Flexibility in Learning: Attendance at Live Sessions Not Required: We understand that our members have diverse schedules and commitments. That’s why attending live sessions isn’t necessary to fully benefit from the Animal Training Academy’s offerings. All of our live sessions, including webinars and special events, are recorded and made available to our members. This means you can access and watch the replays at your convenience, ensuring that you never miss out on valuable learning opportunities. Whether it’s a timing issue or a different time zone, you can tailor your learning experience to fit your personal schedule, ensuring a seamless and flexible learning journey.

Commitment to Satisfaction: Hassle-Free Approach with a 30-Day Guarantee: At the Animal Training Academy, we’re dedicated to providing a fulfilling and enriching learning experience for all our members. We understand that every individual’s journey is unique, and there might be instances where our program may not align perfectly with your needs. That’s why we offer a ’30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee’. If you start your journey with us and then realize it’s not the right fit for you within the first 30 days, you can opt for a full refund, hassle-free. We encourage you to reach out to our team to discuss any concerns, as we are always here to help tailor your experience. Your satisfaction and a positive learning journey are our top priorities, and we’re committed to ensuring that every member feels confident and supported in their decision to join us.

Customised Learning Experience: Structured Curriculum with Flexibility for Self-Paced Learning: At the Animal Training Academy, our approach to learning combines the benefits of a structured curriculum with the freedom of self-paced progress. Each month, we conduct a deep dive into a different topic, offering a thorough and immersive exploration of various aspects of animal training. Throughout the month, we provide specific tasks and approximations, guiding your learning and practical application of the concepts.

However, we emphasize flexibility in how you engage with these tasks. You have complete freedom to work through these monthly tasks at your own pace, on your own schedule, ensuring the learning process fits seamlessly into your life. Additionally, our curriculum is designed to be accessible at any time, allowing you to revisit previous months’ topics and tasks whenever you wish. This approach ensures that whether you’re advancing quickly or taking your time to absorb the material, you’ll always have the resources and support needed to tailor your learning journey to your personal and professional goals.

ATA’s Growth Formula: The ATA curriculum is your toolkit for success in animal training. Immerse yourself in monthly subjects, practical tasks, and guided coaching. With our weekly insights and a focus on specific growth pillars, you’ll foster training habits that make a difference. Learn more about the curriculum HERE

Vibrant, Supportive Community: The Heart of Our Learning Experience: At the Animal Training Academy, our community is a central part of the learning experience, offering a dynamic and supportive environment for all members. Our dedicated Facebook group and website forums serve as vibrant platforms for interaction, where members can connect, share experiences, and offer support. In these spaces, you can ask questions, receive feedback from both peers and experts, and engage in discussions on a wide range of animal training topics.

Moreover, our community is moderated by knowledgeable team members, including Belinda and Shelly, who ensure a positive and constructive atmosphere. They help facilitate discussions, answer queries, and provide additional insights, enhancing the overall learning experience. Additionally, we host bi-monthly web classes and webinars, which are not only informative but also interactive, allowing members to engage directly with experts and fellow learners in real-time.

The community is designed to be a safe, inclusive, and enriching space where members can grow together, share successes and challenges, and continually inspire each other. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trainer, you’ll find a welcoming community eager to support your journey in animal training.

Specialised Focus for Advanced Learning: While the Animal Training Academy primarily caters to intermediate and advanced level trainers, we welcome all who are passionate about enhancing their animal training skills. Our resources and community are geared towards deepening the knowledge, skills, and confidence of those who already have a foundation in animal training. However, this doesn’t mean that individuals facing challenges with their pets at home won’t find value in our membership.

If you’re dealing with a hard-to-train dog and are eager to explore more advanced training techniques, our academy might offer the insights and support you’re looking for. While our content is more advanced, it can still provide valuable perspectives and strategies that could be applied to your situation. You’ll have access to our expert-led webinars, podcasts, and a community of experienced trainers, all of which can offer guidance and inspiration for your training journey.

We encourage you to explore what the Animal Training Academy has to offer. If you find that our approach aligns with your training goals, we would be delighted to have you as a member. And if you’re unsure, our 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee allows you to experience the academy risk-free and decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Comprehensive Webinar Topics: Focused on Skill, Knowledge, and Confidence Enhancement: At the Animal Training Academy, our webinars are meticulously designed to cover a wide array of topics, all aimed at helping our members grow their animal training skills, deepen their knowledge, and boost their confidence. This diverse range of subjects ensures that you can effectively guide both animals and their human companions, fostering positive and lasting impacts.

We specifically tailor our webinar content to address common challenges and sticking points in animal training. Recognizing that periods of feeling stuck or overwhelmed are part of the learning journey, our webinars provide practical strategies, expert insights, and supportive guidance to help you navigate these hurdles. Topics might include advanced training techniques, behavior modification, communication strategies, the latest research in animal behavior, and effective ways to build resilience and manage stress both for the trainer and the animal.

The goal of each webinar is not only to impart technical knowledge but also to empower you to overcome challenges, reduce the frustration that often accompanies these challenges, and create a more enjoyable and effective training environment. Whether you’re an intermediate or advanced trainer, our webinars are geared to enhance your expertise and equip you with the tools you need to succeed in all aspects of animal training

Risk-Free Guarantee: We stand by the value of our membership. If you’re not completely satisfied within the first month, we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked. This covers the initial 30 days for all membership types.

Platform Flexibility: Our focus is on your growth in animal training, not on where you access our content. Be it Facebook or our website, the value remains consistent, and the tools and support you need are always at your fingertips.

Swift Resolution: Encountering payment difficulties? Don’t worry; our dedicated ATA team is here to assist you personally. Email the problem and a screenshot to, and we’ll provide a speedy resolution

Your Pace, Your Way: Your journey with ATA is unique, and we recognise that your engagement might vary based on your evolving needs, goals, and resources. Whether you’re a passive participant, an active contributor, or even a power user, every role is valued. Feel free to shift between these roles as life changes; we’re always here to support you!

Treasure Trove of Expertise: Our webinar replay library boasts over 160 pieces of content, with new additions every month. These are curated from the world’s leading subject matter experts. To explore the full list, visit here

Monthly or Yearly? You Decide, We Deliver! – You can begin with our monthly membership, and if you find that ATA aligns with your learning aspirations, you’re welcome to upgrade to the yearly membership anytime, provided you have an active subscription. Our main goal is to ensure you get the best value and learning experience.

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