The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers provides students with more than a basic education; students are offered the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers as professional dog trainers. The broad scope of National K-9’s curriculum immediately prepares graduates to begin full-time or part-time careers training dogs upon completion of our courses. Professional dog training is a profitable and satisfying occupation whether as a main career or as a second income.
Our four-week Professional Obedience/Behavior Course specializes in teaching students basic (on-leash) obedience training, advanced (off-leash) obedience, behavior modification/counseling, puppy development, utility/confidence training, customer relations with dog owners, and insight into establishing a successful small business practice. Students also receive instruction about dog care and kennel management.
Graduates of National K-9’s Professional Obedience/Behavior Course may pursue additional on-going education opportunities at the school. These areas of instruction include service dog training, scent detection, tracking, personal protection, therapy dog training, and other dog training, care, behavior and business related topics. These professional workshop and seminar offerings will allow graduates to expand their knowledge base and businesses. These on-going education opportunities will be made available periodically and content and schedules will be posted on our website. Graduates may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for schedules and updates.
The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers is regulated and approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (School Registration No. 753). 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 to use the title Certified Professional Trainer or letters CPT after their name. The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers is also a member of the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools.
Since 1981, over 2,300 individuals from all 50 United States and over 45 foreign countries have received professional certification as dog trainers from the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers. Many of these graduates start their own dog training businesses while others pursue employment at an established training center, veterinarian, daycare, boarding facility, or other dog related business. Many graduates also pursue specialized interests in training dogs for service, industry, therapy, sport, entertainment, and dog trainer education.
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