I completed the Level 1 Instructor Course end August and I can assure you it was an eye opener! The more I “thought” I knew about dog training the less I realized how much I actually knew- and put into practice. The first thing I did when I returned home was to apologise to my 3 German Shepherds!
I am currently running 2 classes on Wednesday but the dogs are quite young- mostly under a year and owners only looking for basic obedience- they will all be doing their CGC Bronze in November.
If you are looking to both becoming a dog trainer instructor- and understanding dogs in general I would urge you to attend Level 1. I have already booked my slot for 2 and 3 next year.
The theory as well as practical experience you gain is something you can only grow with, it really was a life changing experience.
Even now if I have a question I know that I can approach Chris, Christine or Biata and they are always more than happy to assist/ guide.
I do hope that I have given you food for thought and answered some of your questions.