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School for Dog Trainers

Our dog training programs will provide you with all the skills and experience you need to start your dog training career.

At our School for Dog Trainers, you will acquire the quality theoretical and classroom instruction that will provide you with the knowledge to ensure your success as a professional dog trainer. You will also receive unparalleled, hands-on training opportunities that offer you the experience that you need to be a competent and successful professional dog trainer.

Offering a variety of progressive and innovative dog training programs, our School for Dog Trainers is the best place to begin your canine career.  Combining classroom lectures and discussions with essential hands-on training, our dog training programs offer you experience that you can’t get anywhere else. If you’re looking to become a dog trainer, our school is the best place to begin!

Our Campus Locations

Our School for Dog Trainers has three campuses:

  • Our Main Campus situated in Harmony, NC
  • Our Southeast Campus based in Hanceville, AL
  • Our Hill Country Campus based in Utopia, TX

Our Main Campus facility is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Convenient to Charlotte, Mooresville and Lake Norman, NC, our dog trainer school is a great place to learn. Our 20+ acre training facility, just minutes from our school, has specialized areas for training a variety of dogs.

Our Southeast Campus is located in Hanceville, AL, located on over 100 acres just minutes from Interstate 65. This is the ideal location for aspiring dog trainers to learn about the fundamentals of canine behavior and engage in hands-on dog training.

Our Hill Country Campus is situated in Utopia, TX, approximately 80 miles from San Antonio. This campus location is the home for our 18-week Service Dog Training program and some of our 6, 8 and 12 week courses.

For specialized training of service dogs, police dogs and detection dogs, we also utilize a variety of off-site facilities, such as schools, malls, etc. Our training facilities include on-site kennels, student housing and multiple training areas designed for obedience, detection, agility and more. 

All of our school and dog training facilities are designed for optimum learning and hands-on practical experience. A full-time staff maintains and manages our on-site kennels; students are NOT required to participate in a “work detail program” or clean kennels, allowing them to focus on their education as they learn to be a dog trainer.

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Our Instructors

Our experienced staff of instructors creates a team of professionals that is unmatched in the industry. Our lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training sessions are simple and easy to comprehend. 

Coming from a variety of backgrounds, our instructors will provide you the experience and support you need to be successful in a competitive market. 

Our staff of instructors not only teach at our School for Dog Trainers – many of them also operate successful dog training businesses.

Erin Purgason


Jason Purgason


sharon rollings

Sharon Rollings

Admissions / VA Certifying Official

Magdalena Szymanska dog training instructor

Magdalena Szymanska

Training Director, Main Campus

corey archer

Corey Archer

Training Director, Southeast Campus

kim cain school for dog trainers

Kim Cain

Training Director, Hill Country Campus

greg vaughn

Greg Vaughn


carlos javier

Carlos Javier


kress walters

Kress Walters


Gabriella Fred


shae slabaugh instructor

Shae Slabaugh


gary simpson

Gary Simpson


col jeff jordan

Col. Jeff Jordan


What We Offer

Simple and affordable financing options.

We know that paying for your canine education can be a challenge, so we offer fast and affordable financing for all of our dog trainer school programs.  Financing is available for all students living in the US and it’s territories. Learn more about financing your canine education.

A host to students from around the globe.

We offer free airport pick up and transportation for students traveling from out of town or from across the globe.  We can assist you with any necessary documentation required to attend our school for dog trainers.  Learn more about programs and accommodations for our international students.

Federal buyer or government agency?

Since all of our programs are offered on our GSA Schedule, Federal agencies and other qualified government entities can sign up for our programs and simply purchase them through GSA Advantage or contact our office for more information.  GSA Contract Holder GS-07F-231BA