School for Dog Trainers' Facilities

The National K-9 Learning Center facilities was planned and designed with students, staff, and dogs in mind.

Our Facility

Fourteen years of research and planning went into the facility’s layout.  We offer the following for your comfort and learning opportunity:

  • 11 private dorm rooms; for those students who opt to utilize our on-site student housing; we supply each student a room with an initial set of clean linens, bed, pillow, blankets, a desk, closet, bureau, and lock key. Students may opt to commute from the local area on a daily basis instead.
  • 1 double room; for family members or friends who want to share on-site student housing.
  • Restroom Facilities; separate men’s and women’s restroom facilities.  Each includes two showers, two toilets, and two sinks.  These facilities are shared by all students residing onsite.
  • Laundry room; an on premises coin operated laundry room.
  • Kitchen facilities; designed to handle multiple students’ needs with three refrigerator/freezers, microwaves, mixers, toasters, dining tables, storage, and much more.
  • Lecture room; offers a small auditorium setting, comfortably seating up to 12 students in an air-conditioned acoustical room. 30% to 40% of student’s time is spent in lectures and video screenings.
  • Internet Service; students that bring a computer or electronic devices will have access to a high-speed wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) in the classroom and residence hall. Please note that National K-9 does not provide a computer or printer for usage by students.
  • Student lounge; offers comfortable sofas, cable television with VCR/DVD player, local telephone, and table & chairs.
  • Training field; 1-acre multi-purpose outdoor fenced in training field and utility course.
  • Indoor training space; allowing for training with minimal distractions and during inclement weather conditions.
  • Video Camera, DVD Players, and Televisions; located throughout the facility, enables students to view both educational video as well as themselves, recorded while training dogs. These video tools allow students to learn on video what they couldn’t learn any other way.
  • Student kennels; offer various sizes to accommodate all students’ dogs. Our student kennel also offers each dog a food bin and cubby. A grooming facility is also available to accommodate students’ dogs.
  • Tracking fields Students access to nearby tracking land for practice.
  • Local shopping opportunities in the immediate area and Columbus offer a variety of shopping resources.

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