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Canine Fertility Course - CPD Certified Qualification

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A.I your own animals and other peoples

Learn to measure progesterone for optimal mating times

Transport your dogs semen across the world!

Full Training, Assessment and Certification



Our Canine Fertility courses are designed for those who want to Artificial Inseminate, test semen, transport semen competently and in the case of a large number of our learners, setup their own canine fertility clinic.

Ideal for those wanting to start a new fertility clinic business or add an additional service to an existing business; i.e dog groomers, microchip implanters, ultrasound scanners etc.


The course duration is typically 1 day and takes place at our State-Of-The-Art training academy in Manchester City Centre, with free parking. Just 5 minutes from Piccadilly train station.

  • Artificial Insemination (A.I)
  • PR3 progesterone measurement
  • Reverse progesterone
  • Semen collection and separation
  • Semen transport - including an prelude to freezing
  • Semen analysis - concentration, mobility, morphology etc.
  • Cytology - smear testing to identify fertile ovaries
  • Veterinary only Insemination procedures (TCI / Surgical)
  • Pregnancy & Parturition
  • Breeding and Whelping management
  • Covered by a Veterinary Surgeon
  • City & Guilds approved training provider
  • CPD approved training provider
  • 20 FREE Microchips to all qualified implanters

Our Canine Fertility course is delivered by David Holt, a 25-Years combined expert in Dog Breeding and Canine Fertility and is covered by a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon. In the mid-2000s, David Holt pioneered the use of progesterone devices in the UK to establish the optimum time of mating through the measurement of PR3.

Designed & delivered with “the beginner in mind” using a step by step easy to understand no nonsense approach - NO technical jargon & NO difficult to understand veterinary language. Our full Canine Fertility qualification costs only £500 + VAT, which covers every necessary aspect of the animal-based science. supply all products required for the establishment of Fertility clinics including progesterone devices at various pricing points, semen analysers, microscopes, centrifuge machines and fertility related consumables such as semen extender, transport boxes and A.I tubes.


Once you purchase and attend any of our courses—should you still not feel 100% confident—we provide unlimited refresher sessions for you in the subsequent 12 month period at our Manchester HQ Training Academy.



  • 0% Finance available
  • 1-page finance application
  • Only 10% deposit required
  • Instant approval decision given

Any questions?

Call us: 01208420999


Who teaches the course?
A fully qualified MRCVS Theriogenologist Vet alongside our clinic director David Holt who as well as running the busiest clinic in the country is one of the most experienced dog breeders in the business and one of the very first to open a canine fertility clinic.

How much does it cost?
Course starts from £500

Where does the course take place?
Course takes place within our MRCVS registered Veterinary practice in central Manchester M40 8EL and includes Free & secure on site parking.

Do you offer any other Courses?
Yes - We offer Fully CPD Accredited & SOS GOV Approved Microchipping/Ultrasound/BAER courses, these can be combined and done on the same day upon request.

Do I need any prior experience/Qualifications?
NO - There are no entry requirements, whether you’re an experienced breeder or a complete beginner our course is designed & delivered using a no jargon, no nonsense “hands on” learning approach.

Will I receive a qualification and full certification?
YES - our fertility course is the only one of its kind in the UK to come with full CPD ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATE.

Will I be able to attend a refresher course in future?
We have an UNLIMITED Refresher policy, once you have paid for & completed ANY of our courses - if required, you can re-do as many times as you wish - completely FREE of charge

How often do you run courses?
Our courses run DAILY (including weekends).

Do you sell the course related equipment?
YES - We stock absolutely everything required to open a full service Canine Fertility Clinic.

Can I pay for monthly?
YES - We offer 0% interest free finance on ALL courses & Equipment with 1 page application & instant decision.

Do you price match?
YES - Find it cheaper anywhere else (genuine like-for-like) and we’ll guarantee to beat the price by a minimum of 10%

Do you offer support after I’ve done the course?
YES - We see the course as being just the first step of your journey, upon course completion you’ll be given “access all areas” to our full support Team - this includes personal mobile/WhatsApp numbers for our Clinic Director/Business support Manager & Operations Manager.

 I’d like to open my own Fertility clinic but don’t really know where to start, can you help?
YES - Our expertise in this area is unparalleled. From idea stage to opening day we will guide you on every single step of the process, our team includes Specialist Vets, Business Consultants, Solicitor & legal, Finance & Accountancy, Strategy, Marketing & insurance - we offer the complete solution - this service completely free of charge.

How do I Book The Course?
You can either checkout online or call us on 01208420999 and pay a £100 deposit to secure your booking - once you have reserved your space, our course co-ordinator will contact you to arrange a convenient date.

How Do I Pay?
You can either pay full amount in advance on our website or contact us to pay a £100 deposit over the phone with the remaining balance to be paid on course day, we accept all major Debit/Credit cards, PayPal, Cash & BACS transfer. If you'd prefer to spread the cost 0% interest free please click here for more information.

Do i need to bring anything with me?
NO - You don't need to bring anything (not even a packed lunch) Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, cold beers, wines, cheeses, freshly prepared cakes, bakes, sandwiches, rolls, treats, snacks & nibbles all included FREE OF CHARGE.

I have a good relationship with the clinic that I currently use, I don't want them to know I am doing this course?
Discretion is PARAMOUNT if you’ve been trained previously by amateurs/have competitor concerns/Clinic relationships/You want to keep a low profile etc, your privacy is our PRIORITY. We will NEVER publish pics on our website/social media etc without your permission.

I'm travelling by train, how far are you from the Station?
Airport/Train station transfers available - we are 15 mins from Manchester airport & 2 mins from Manchester central train station, we will collect you personally where possible, alternatively we will send a driver to collect/drop you off/take you to your hotel etc (WE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET)

☎️ Need more info? > Call us: 01208420999


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Dean G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fertility course

Fertility course was good but I did find there was to many booked in on the day I attended . I think you could maybe incorporate a few videos into the course so people can visualise more and the tutor can stop it at any point to explain procedures in stages. But all in all I enjoy and found out somethings I didn’t know .

Zoe H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great course and excellent customer service make you feel so comfortable highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SmartBreeder Canine Fertility Course - CPD Certified Qualification Review
Rachel E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
great service!

fast efficient and very competent

Garry P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
taught me lots

i enjoyed the lay out of the clinic and got lots of ideas for mine :-) and the instuctor was a good at eplaining things

Joanne H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Canine fertility

Excellent Staff and facilities were great Learn so much, there’s so much in the program to cover you do need to do some extended reading to get the most out it. Thanks everyone even all the admin staff were amazing xx

Fiona P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fertility course

Brilliant! A very enjoyable, interactive, informative day! So happy with the knowledge, equipment and support I’ve received. Thank you

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent course

The day was fantastic, very informative and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

Kaden p.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing

The team that run this course and clinic i can not express how much of a great set of people they are. I'm not one for usually leaving reviews but I felt the need to. From the second you walk through the doors everyone is so welcoming and make you feel at home. Instantly letting the whole class know that no question is a ****** question which Instantly makes you feel at ease to ask anything your unsure about all day. Everyone is so experienced and doesn't hesitate to share ant information you require to help you in anyway even if its not course related. I did all three courses and took in so much information because of the hospitality and the great team being so welcoming and experienced. Thank you again what a top group. Absolutely loved the course and left so confident to start up. Cheers guys

Patricia T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fertility course

Havent recieved any contact to book a date for the course.

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent and enjoyable

I came to Manchester to do this corse feeling quite excited and nervous On the day I felt awful and uncomfortable in pain so was dreading it being spoilt I enjoyed it so much and every second was full of helpful and useful information Iv been on 100’s of training courses in the past as an ex (retired) sales lady, but this was presented and put across in such a manor that all the information is so much easier to take in I really recommend this place this was my 3rd course and every member of staff Iv met are excellent and approachable and helpful Wish there were more courses I’m finding myself to be a smartbreeder sponge Thanks guys :-)