No. Students must complete the Professional Obedience/Behavior (4-week) Course or the previously offered 3-week Professional Obedience/Behavior Course (offered in 2023 or earlier) before enrolling in on-going educational opportunities offered by National K-9.
National K-9 is not a Title IV school and therefore does not have a Federal School (FAFSA) code. National K-9 does not participate in this program due to the short length of our courses and the delays in payment to Title IV programs.
The school’s policy is that tuition must be paid in full by the day the student arrives at the school to start the course. We will accept any funding if the full tuition is received on or before the first day of the scheduled course.
Students that bring a Wi-Fi enabled device will have access to a high-speed wireless internet service in the classroom and residence hall. Computers are not required for the course. National K-9 does not provide a computer or printer for usage by students. Laptop computer, cellular telephone, tablet, or personal electronic device usage is prohibited during classroom instruction, practical workshops, and trainer observations.
If you live in the Columbus metropolitan area you can commute to and from National K-9 daily. We recommend that commuting students keep their commute to under a half hour to allow them to get the most out of their experience. If you are not from the area and prefer not to stay in the residence hall, you may stay in a local hotel or obtain alternative housing. Contact our school administrator for a listing of area hotels that are dog friendly.
Commuting students will bring their dog with them to class each day. Commuting students will also be responsible for continuing independent training with their dog each evening. Commuting students’ dogs are not required or permitted to stay in the student kennel facility overnight. Contact one of our instructors if you have additional questions regarding commuting to school with your dog.
Tuition does not include the cost of housing or meals. Students may choose to live on-site in student housing, commute from somewhere in the Columbus area, or opt to stay off site in a local hotel. You can contact our school administrator for a listing of area hotels that are dog friendly.
National K-9 does not provide meals or have a cafeteria. National K-9 does have a full kitchen facility for residence and commuting students to utilize. Students are responsible for their own meals and clean-up throughout their course.
See the course scheduling information for more information on tuition and applicable housing fees. In addition to the housing fee, students staying the residence hall are required to submit a $10.00 key deposit. All students should also be prepared to bring at least $50.00 for additional training equipment.
For those students who need to fly to Columbus, the trip from the John Glenn Columbus International – CMH to National K-9 is approximately 10 minutes.
National K-9 is a one-of-a-kind school, located in Columbus, Ohio. We have had students attend from all 50 states and more than 45 different foreign countries.
Students can split up the Master Trainer Course into two separate 3-week courses if needed due to scheduling or financial reasons. For example, a student may take the 3-week Professional Obedience/Behavior Course and later take the additional or final 3 weeks to complete the Master Trainer Course (for a total of 6 weeks). Contact our school administrator for more information regarding requirements and costs.