Master Dog Trainer School Program Details

Our most inclusive dog training program is our Master Dog Trainer School and is popular among students who are truly looking to jump-start their professional dog training career.

This program is designed to offer you all of the tools and experience it takes to become a successful dog trainer in an expanding and profitable industry. Our Master Dog Trainer program will immerse you in all aspects of dog training and allow you the opportunity to learn from some of the top trainers in the industry. Unlike other master dog trainer certification programs that simply cover dog training specialty areas for a few days, this course gives you an enormous amount of valuable hands-on experience that is required to become a successful dog trainer.

Master Dog Trainer School

Our Master Dog Trainer School encompasses all aspects of dog training.  It provides you with both theoretical and practical, hands-on experience in each area. Our most popular program, our Master Dog Trainer Program gives you the experience you need to learn how to become a dog trainer.

Our Master Dog Trainer Course quickly immerses you into the dog training industry with expert instructors that can provide you with the resources you need.  

Curious to know what it’s like to attend the Master Dog Trainer Course at our School for Dog Trainers?  Play the video above to see what a recent graduate of our program had to say about her experience in our Master Dog Trainer course had to say, or read the thoughts from our recent graduating class.

Master Dog Trainer School Calendar

Due to the length of our program, our Master Dog Trainer Course is only offered twice per year, during our Winter (January) and Summer (July) semesters.

Our Master Dog Trainer School starts on the first Monday in January and July unless those dates fall on a holiday.  This program is NOT offered in our Spring and Fall semesters.

You can view our most recent calendars for our School for Dog Trainers by clicking on the buttons to the right.  Each calendar is a downloadable .pdf

Master Dog Trainer School Pricing

  • Master Dog Trainer Course $17,775

    24-week Master Dog Trainer Course. Price includes deposit and program materials. Optional student housing is additional.

Master Dog Trainer School Subjects

This course includes all of the material, lectures and practical hands-on training that is covered in our Canine Training and Behavior Modification Professionals Program, Police K9 Instructor Program, Search and Rescue Dog Trainer Program and our inclusive Service Dog Trainer Program. This training curriculum combines all of the training programs offered at our School for Dog Trainers and is the most comprehensive and inclusive dog trainer program you will find available in the industry today!

Master Dog Trainer School Course Outline

Our Master Dog Trainer Program offers you an opportunity to become a well-rounded, professional dog trainer and provides you with the knowledge and experience to position yourself in the dog training market in a way that will afford you a steady income stream and client base. This program also teaches you important aspects concerning business management that will give you the tools you need to build your business from the ground up.

This program will prepare graduates to begin their own successful dog training business, offering a variety of dog training services for their clients. By understanding and being able to effectively apply the techniques learned during this program, you will be able to offer your clients more and therefore be capable of providing more revenue.

Regardless of your background or experience with dogs, this program is the best place to learn to be a successful dog trainer. Our Master Dog Trainer Program is designed to teach students all aspects of training dogs, regardless of how much they may have worked with dogs previously.

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Above is a brief outline of the Master Dog Trainer School. This outline does not cover all of the material, lectures, discussions and hands-on application that is covered during the program and is provided to give a general idea of what the curriculum covers. Practical application evaluations and written examinations occur following each week’s instruction. For more information, please read our FAQs or feel free to contact us!


Frequent Questions

Is this Program VA Approved?

You can use your GI Bill® and VA benefits for our Master Dog Trainer Course at our Main Campus.  Veterans and their family members are eligible. 

Do You offer Financing?

We offer simple and affordable financing options and can finance tuition for up to 48 months with payments as low as $214 per month.

Are there Prerequisites?

No.  There are no prerequisites for our Master Dog Trainer Course.  This program will give you all the skills and knowledge that you need, regardless of experience.

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Why Our Master Dog Trainer Program is Popular

The Master Dog Trainer Program is the most popular dog trainer course at the School for Dog Trainers as around 80% of our students attend this program.

So, what makes this program so popular among students? First, it’s the most inclusive program for dog trainers available in the industry. Secondly, we offer financing and this program is approved for the use of GI Bill and VA benefits.  Lastly, our Master Dog Trainer Program has a reputation for providing graduates with the experience, knowledge and confidence to start their own career as a professional dog trainer.  Our master Dog Trainer students also have the option to participate in our Student Excellence Program for even more professional development opportunities.

Programs Included in the Master Dog Trainer Course

Our Master Dog Trainer Course is designed to make sure that you are a well-rounded and successful professional dog trainer once you graduate.   As such, this program includes much of the curriculum from a number of our popular dog trainer courses.

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Canine Training & Behavior Modification

Included in our Master Dog Trainer Program, our Canine Training and Behavior Modification Professionals Program teaches you how to train dogs for on and off leash obedience as well as competition level obedience. This program teaches many dog training methodologies, but focuses on rehabilitating problem behaviors in dogs and teaches the core fundamentals of canine behavior analysis and dog behavior modification. This program offers an insight into other specialty areas such as Rally-Obedience, dog agility, K9 Scentwork, Therapy Dog Training and the American Kennel Club CGC. This program will teach you the skills that you need to teach dog training group classes, private dog training lessons as well as in home and in kennel dog training. This program also focuses on how to start your own dog training business as well as successful kennel management.

Police K9 Instructor

The Master Dog Trainer School Program also includes all aspects of our police canine instructor / trainer program. An intensive and comprehensive course that teaches you all phases of police k9 training from selection and testing to advanced skills training for police dogs. This program also teaches you successful and proven methods of conducting police k9 handler training and teaching handlers how to effectively work with and handle their newly assigned police dogs. Often, students of our Master Dog Trainer Course are given the opportunity to get directly involved in ongoing police canine maintenance training and police K9 handler courses that are taking place at our facility.  This program covers detection dog training, bitework and criminal suspect apprehension as well as trailing, article searches, building searches and canine related case law.

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Service Dog Trainer

The Master Dog Trainer Program also teaches the components of our inclusive service dog trainer program. This program covers selection and testing dogs for service dog training as well as methods of properly pairing the correct dog with the appropriate handler. The Service Dog Trainer School teaches graduates how to train service dogs for individuals with mobility impairments, signal dogs or dogs trained to assist those who are deaf or have hearing impairments, seizure alert and seizure assistance dogs as well as Autism Service Dogs to help those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Our service dog trainer school also gives students the opportunity to meet with existing clients and to see how our trainers handle the unique situations that trainers are often presented with while working with service dogs.

Search & Rescue Dog Trainer

Included in this Master Dog Trainer School Program is also all of the elements of our Search & Rescue Dog Trainers Program. This program teaches the fundamentals of training a variety of search and rescue dogs including USAR or disaster dogs, HRD or cadaver dogs as well as Wilderness Search and Rescue dogs and Trailing dogs including scent discrimination training and variable surface trailing. In our Master Dog Trainer Course you will have the opportunity to learn from experts and practitioners in the field of search and rescue dog training.  This program also teaches you how to properly select, test and train dogs for search and rescue operations. Also covered during the program is valuable information on how to instruct dog handlers as well as how to problem solve search and rescue dog teams.

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