How It Works

Future marine mammal trainers at ABC Animal Training pose for a photo with a happy  dolphin

ABC Dolphin Trainer Academy is a cutting-edge program designed to give you the skills needed for a successful career in the dolphin training field. This program is created and taught by professional trainers with extensive experience.


This 5-day training workshop is based on the ABC of Animal Training DVD and study guide learning material. Students will interact with professional trainers during training sessions with dolphins, sea lions, and manatees! Included in the workshop is a Swim with Dolphin experience.


  • Receive personalized small-group training.
  • Understand the science and practical application of operant conditioning
  • Prepare yourself for job interviews
  • Create a competitive animal training resume
  • Learn to become a successful team member
  • Practical application of advanced training techniques including: husbandry training, enhance problem solving skills and preventative aggression techniques


Our workshops and DVD help students and trainers learn new skills and expand existing skills. Many of our alumni go on to work in the field at facilities all over the world. To learn more about our alumni success click here.