Apply to Be a Dog Trainer

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Don’t wait! Apply to be a dog trainer today! The application for our school is simple and easy to complete.  Below, you will find all the information that you need to apply to attend our School for Dog Trainers.  You will find our admission requirements, forms and downloads for our catalog, annual school calendars as well as an easy, online application.  Applications can be accepted by mail, email, fax or online.  In order to apply to our dog trainer programs online, please fill in all of the required fields below and submit the application form. We do not require any application fees and there is no obligation when submitting an application for one of our programs.   A staff member will contact you soon to confirm receipt of your application and to answer any questions that you may have about our courses.  If you have any questions about our application process or our programs at our School for Dog Trainers, feel free to contact us.

Explore Our School

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At Highland Canine Training, LLC School for Dog Trainers, we offer a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of each student.  Take some time to review all of our programs to select the best program for you.  We also offer student financing and we accept VA benefits for veterans and their families.

Explore our Dog Training Programs

Learn More About Financing

Learn About Using VA Benefits

View our 2018-2019 Program Catalog

View our 2018 School Calendar

View our 2019 School Calendar

Highland Canine Training, LLC School for Dog Trainers does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, veteran status, ancestry, or any other legally protected classification.

Prepare

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In order to make your admissions process go quickly and ensure your spot in the program of your choice, we recommend preparing for your admissions as early as possible.  We recommend that you review our current program catalog and school calendar to see which semester will best suit your schedule.

Requirements for application to any of our programs:

1) Must be at least 18 years of age.

2) Completed application form

3) Proof of high school graduation, such as a high school diploma issued by the U.S. Department of Education or State recognized secondary school, a General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.), or  CASAS ability to benefit test may be taken before admissions.

4) Background check.

5) Students wishing to use VA benefits are required to provide a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

International Students

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Since 2006, we have hosted students from all over the world.  Our School for Dog Trainers has graduated scores of professional dog trainers from six continents and over 30 countries.

For international students, we offer airport pickup and transportation.

Based on our school structure, we do not issue SEVIS I-20 forms for international students and cannot assist with a student visa.  We can provide you with a letter of invitation to our school for a particular program that you can provide upon your visa appointment.

Information for International Students

Frequent Questions

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Schedule a Tour

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The best way to learn more about our School for Dog Trainers is to spend some time on campus.  We invite you to visit and discover what makes our school the best place to start your career with dogs!

We offer Campus Tours each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and on Thursdays beginning at 2:00 p.m. All tours begin at our Training Center located at:

145 Foxfield Drive
Harmony, NC 28634

Our campus tours typically last one hour, which includes a visit to our Canine Education Center as well as time with an admissions counselor to talk about programs and the admissions process as well as a walking tour of the campuses.  We ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance for any cancellation or requested changes to your scheduled tour.

Apply

We offer a variety of formats for completing and submitting your application for our programs.  Below you will find a fillable application that can be scanned and emailed.  You will also find a printable application that can be faxed or mailed.  We also offer an online application below.

Download a Fillable Application

Download a Printable Application

Submit a completed .pdf application form and either (a) scan a copy of the application packet and send by e-mail to learntotraindogs@highlandcanine.com or (b) fax to +1704.631.4819 or (c) mail to

Highland Canine Training, LLC
School for Dog Trainers
145 Foxfield Dr.
Harmony NC, 28634

Admissions

If accepted, admissions will notify students by e-mail and will receive a Letter of Acceptance. Students should review and return all appropriate admissions documents.

In order to secure a spot in a particular semester, students are required to make a $500 deposit to guarantee their seat in class.  For those wishing to secure student housing during their course, we also require a deposit.  Due to the limited space in our programs and housing, all deposits for student housing are non-refundable.

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Learn How to Make a Deposit

Students are required to pay 50% of tuition on the first day of class.  The balance of tuition will be due once the student has reached the mid-point of the program.  Payments can be made by check, cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and PayPal.  We also offer affordable and simple financing options to cover tuition.

Stay In Touch

Once your application to our School for Dog Trainers is accepted by our admissions office, we encourage incoming students to stay in touch with us.

We regularly hold online meetings for incoming students to better prepare and further understand what to expect once they arrive at our school.  These meetings are hosted through Zoom online meeting software.  Zoom is available for desktops and as an app for mobile devices.

We also facilitate an online community with incoming students through Slack which allows those who are interested to communicate with and get to know their fellow classmates before attending our school.

We also encourage incoming students to email us or call us directly with any questions about admissions or enrollment in their upcoming programs.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Prospective students must submit a completed enrollment packet and be accepted for admission before enrolling in any programs.

Trainer Course Online Application

  • 6 week working dog programs are considered Advanced Training Courses and are only available for students who have considerable previous training or work experience in the particular area of training that they are applying for. Please list your experience to justify attendance for these courses below.
 

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