Further your knowledge and career in animal training & behaviour with an ATA membership

Mentorship & Community

Join our members-only community to connect with Ryan and other animal training pros.

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Twice monthly LIVE web-classes taught by industry leading experts.

Your Behaviour Toolkit

Trainings, templates, and forums designed to give you a one-stop toolbox for everything behaviour.

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    KELLI INGLIS | Animal Training Business Owner

    "I love everything about Animal Training Academy..."

    I’ve been a member for nearly a year now and it was such a good decision. Ryan is a fantastic mentor, the podcasts are inspiring, the forums are incredibly helpful and it’s just such a good way to meet and connect with other trainers to give and receive such great advice.

    Hi, I’m Ryan Cartlidge KPA-CTP

    I’m the founder of Animal Training Academy. Since 2007, I’ve been working as a professional animal trainer in such places as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the US. I’ve trained teams, developed training programs, and I’ve even spoken at international conferences on animal behaviour. 

    In Animal Training Academy, I’m charged with connecting hundreds of animal behavior & training enthusiasts with a large (and growing) library of lessons and tutorials delivered by renowned animal experts. 

    I’m so excited to bring together such a wonderfully supportive community of animal training professionals and enthusiasts, and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to help you through your journey in animal training.


    The Animal Training Academy

    A monthly membership designed to give you everything you need to succeed in animal training.

    Animal Training Academy is a comprehensive community, library, and forum for animal training professionals and enthusiasts looking to gain knowledge and advance their skills.

    How Animal Training Academy will help you succeed:

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      SALON MEAD | Animal Keeper

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

      I am learning so much, am inspired by the podcasts, and have achieved training goals with my animals that I didn’t think possible. The guidance that I’ve received from Ryan is second to none, and the online community of members is refreshingly positive and supportive.

      CHARLOTTE HAINES | Animal Trainer

      "ATA is a fundamental tool in the Animal training world."

      Not only is Ryan super helpful and supportive, he is passionate and unwavering in his desire to learn from others and help those at the beginning of their training career. A constant support and always on hand to help. I urge people whether you are just starting out or a veteran trainer to give ATA the chance to expand and learn even more about this ever changing ever adapting amazing world of animal training. Here at ATA you will become part of a growing network of like minded passionate people across the world that are always on hand to help and offer advice on any situation!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is included in the content/community areas?

      COMMUNITY – Your membership includes access to all of Animal Training Academy’s community touch points. Here you can ask questions, interact with other members and also search for answers to your training queries. Ryan Cartlidge and other animal training experts oversee the community features and are there to help. CONTENT – Animal Training Academy’s content database is also growing monthly and you will be notified as new content gets added and updated. Paid members will have access to all content areas for the duration of their membership. 

      What kinds of animals are used to demonstrate the methods?

      Positive reinforcement works with all species. Animals learn via the consequences of their behaviors and repeat the behaviors that help get them what that want and decrease the behaviors that don’t. This is the essence of reinforcement (and punishment). Consequently, there’s no limit to the species that may be included in the content on ATA and consequently you will see a very large diversity of species during your membership.

      What currency is the membership charged in?

      The price of the course is currently set in (United States Dollars) USD. Here is a link for you which will take you to a currency converter tool www.xe.com/currencyconverter.  Also, please check with your bank for other fees involved.

      Why use positive reinforcement?

      There’s an old saying about there being two ways to train a donkey, use a carrot or a stick. Basically, use positive reinforcement (i.e the carrot) or positive punishment (i.e the stick). Science can teach us that both these techniques can work. However, science doesn’t always teach us what techniques we “should” use. When Training our animals, results aren’t enough. We have to teach our animals that their behavior matters. Positive reinforcement is the best way I know to do this. Positive reinforcement helps empower both us and our animals helping to build a trusting relationship. It is the most ethical and best practice method for modifying behavior.

      What is our refund policy

      You can access a full 100% no questions asked refund on your first month’s payment if you are not happy with your membership in any way shape or form. Refunds are only available during the first month of membership.

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