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About us

about our school for dog trainers

Let us help make your dog training career a success!

With the most inclusive canine education available, our School for Dog Trainers will teach you progressive and innovative methods of effectively training dogs and working with people in a way that will make your dog training career a successful one. Unlike most courses, our programs offer you extensive hands-on training that provide you with real-life experience.

At our School for Dog Trainers, our staff of instructors are highly qualified and accomplished individuals that are truly one of a kind. Our instructors and staff come from a variety of experiences, including law enforcement, military, competition and academic backgrounds. Not only do we teach you every aspect of the dog training industry, you will be immersed into an atmosphere alongside our instructors that are training a variety of dogs every day.

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Our Programs

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Find a program that’s right for you!

At our School for Dog Trainers, we have a variety of educational programs to choose from and many of our courses vary in length to meet your individual needs.  Our comprehensive programs are unmatched in the industry and give you all the skills and hands-on experience you need to be successful! Regardless of your background or experience level, we have a program that’s right for you.

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Upcoming Course Schedule

Our 2017-2018 School for Dog Trainers program schedule is published and our course dates are listed below.  Our dog trainer programs generally fill 6-8 months in advance and space is limited. View our 2017-2018 Program Catalog to view our calendars and for more information.

Fall 2017 Semester
October 2, 2017

Winter 2018 Semester
January 2, 2018

Spring 2018 Semester
April 2, 2018

Summer 2018 Semester
July 2, 2018

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why us?

Quality School for Dog Trainers Programs

Our programs are the first and only of their kind to be licensed by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.  We also have programs approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency. Our curriculum and hands-on instruction is unmatched in the industry.

VA and GI Bill Benefits Accepted

VA and GI Bill Benefits Accepted Shool for Dog TrainersOur School for Dog Trainers accepts GI Bill and other Veterans Affairs benefits for a number of our programs.

GSA Approved

GSA-logo_blueAll of our programs are approved by the General Service Administration.  Our GSA Advantage listing makes our programs easily accessible to federal buyers as well as State and local government agencies.

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Our most popular school for dog trainers programs

master Dog Trainer

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Our most extensive and popular program, the 24-week Master Trainer Programs is designed to give you all of the knowledge and experience to be a true competitor in the dog training industry.  Our Master Dog Trainer Program is only offered during our Winter and Summer semesters and is VA approved.

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Service Dog Trainer

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If you are interested in training service dogs to help those in need, our 18-week Service Dog Trainer Program is the right course for you and is designed to prepare you for this rewarding work.  Our Service Dog Trainer Program is only offered during our Winter and Summer semesters and is VA approved.

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Police K9 Trainer

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Learning to train and work with Police Dogs is some of the most exciting and interesting work in the industry. Our 12-week Police K9 Trainer Course is available to both civilian and law enforcement / military students.  Our Police K9 Trainer Program is  offered during each of our semesters and is VA approved.

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School for Dog Trainers

For more than a decade, the School for Dog Trainers at Highland Canine Training has been providing proven curriculum that has led to developing industry leading trainers across the globe.  Over the years, our School for Dog Trainers has hosted students from more than 28 countries.  We offer the most inclusive canine education programs available in the industry today.  Unlike many other programs, our school offers you in-depth, hands-on, experience that is required to be a successful, professional dog trainer in the industry.  Our School for Dog Trainers gives you all of the tools and information that you need to become competitive in the dog training industry.  Our programs teach basic fundamentals of training and learning theory as well as advanced techniques and specialized concepts to create well-rounded professional dog trainers.

Specialized Programs

With the pet industry market size at more than 66 billion dollars in 2016, there is no better time to start your dog training career.  Our School for Dog Trainers offers a variety of intensive, specialized programs to allow you the opportunity to learn and develop a career in the area that most interests you.  We have programs that are taught by subject matter experts with real-life experience in the field. Highland Canine Training, LLC is an industry leader in Police and Military working dogs, Service Dog Training & Sales, Commercial K9 Detection as well as pet obedience and behavior modification.  As such, we not only offer our students academic and theory-based learning but also provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in various divisions of our business.