National K-9 School for Dog Trainers

The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers provides students with more than a basic education; students are offered the knowledge and skills required for professional dog training. The broad scope of National K-9’s curriculum immediately prepares students to begin a full-time or part-time career training dogs upon completion of our courses.

More Than an Education…

A Career

Professional dog training is a profitable and satisfying occupation whether as a main career or as a second income. Our three-week Professional Obedience/Behavior Course specializes in teaching students obedience training, behavioral counseling, puppy development, and customer relations with dog owners. Whereas, the six-week Master Trainer Course continues by covering the advanced aspects of today’s professional dog trainer; including retrieval, owner protection, assistance dog training, tracking/trailing, scent detection, and basic police K-9. The Master Trainer Course also provides students with information on dog care, kennel management, and insight into establishing a successful small business practice.

Over ninety percent of our students take the six-week Master Trainer Course; however, if you are not able to attend school for six consecutive weeks, you can begin with the three-week Professional Obedience/Behavior Course and complete the remainder of the Master Trainer Course at a later date. We recommend you take the six-week course if you intend to make dog training a full-time career.

The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers is regulated and approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. This state board ensures compliance set by Ohio law and grants schools the authority to issue certifications. Upon completion of a National K-9 course, graduates are authorized by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to use the title Certified Professional Trainer or letters CPT after their name.

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