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.


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

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Learn About Using VA Benefits

View our 2017-2018 Program Catalog

View our 2017 School Calendar

View our 2018 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.


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)


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.  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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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 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



If accepted, admissions will notify students by e-mail and will receive a Letter of Acceptance. Student 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 students 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.


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.