We train dog trainers from all over the world in our Academy for Dog Trainers.
We maintain an Affiliate Network of certified graduates from our training programs who offer training services in their local communities.
We have a Breeding Program, both in-house and through our affiliate network that is of high quality and consistency.
We have DVD Training Programs available through our store that will help you get started training pets and working dogs.
Foundation Dogs® being readied for Covid-19 detection.
Top Tier K9 has been selected to train and deploy Foundation Dogs® internationally for use in Law Enforcement, Security, Protection, as Service Dogs and for use in Covid-19 detection. The team consists of businesses and government agencies from around the world representing industries involved in emergency management and communications, rapid response forces and community health/wellness innovations.
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Here is Ben Landkammer of Calibrated K9 in Knoxville Tennessee working through the Working Dog Trainer program. Ben imprinted Kato based on the replicable process he learned in the Puppy Imprinting and Forecasting class. Ben even got a promotion at his job while he was learning to be a dog trainer through Top Tier K9. This is the future of adult education.
Here is Chris Williams of Run Your Pack in Missoula Montana showing the progress of his puppy "Liesel Weapon" through the Working Dog Trainer Program. Chris was previously a producer on the hit TV show "Mountain Men" and was able to certify as a Top Tier K9 Pet and Working Dog Trainer, and establish his business before leaving the industry.
Dog Training Programs
Board and Train for Pets
3 and 4 week board and train programs help ensure that you and your dog are properly trained in communications and basic obedience. Graduates are then ready for our Pets Plus program involving any of our advanced programs including protection, scent detection, tracking and advanced obedience.
Top Tier K9 is the inventor of the Foundation Dog® system a program that creates dogs that are ready to be finished as police K9, military K9, service dogs for people with disabilities, family and executive protection dogs and sports dogs.
Academy for Dog Trainers
Professional Training Programs
Pet Training Program
Pet Trainer Program: On-line or On-Campus
Pet Trainer Certification On-Campus
Foundation Dog® Training Program
Foundation Dog® Trainer Program: On-line
Foundation Dog® Trainer Certification: On-Campus
**The following Master's programs require certification as a Foundation Dog® trainer
Masters Training Programs
Service Dog Training Program
Service Dog Trainer Program On-line
Service Dog Trainer Certification Live On-Campus
Law Enforcement K9 Training Program
Law Enforcement K9 Trainer Program On-line
Law Enforcement K9 Trainer Certification Live On-Campus
Protection Dog Training Program
Protection Dog Trainer Program On-line
Protection Dog Trainer Certification Live On-Campus
Decoy/Helper Training Program
Safe Catch Decoy Training Program On-line
Safe Catch Decoy Certification Live On-Campus
Advanced Business and Project Management Workshops
Business Development Workshop Live On-Campus
Project Management Workshop Live On-Campus
3 Dog Training locations for your convenience:
Our Madison Florida location is a secure 20 acre campus with over 10,000 sq feet of dog training and boarding facilities including student housing and formal classroom settings. Home of the Foundation Dog® program and Academy for Dog Trainers.
Our Tallahassee Florida location is conveniently located next to Cascade Park in downtown Tallahassee consisting of 4,500 sq feet of secure indoor board and train services. This is our Pet and Service Dog Training center and includes formal classroom options for our customers.
1355 East Lafayette St. Tallahassee Fl 32301
Our Valdosta Georgia location is at the intersection of Bemis and Inner Perimeter road where we offer seminars, client training and dog shuttle services to our Madison Florida campus and support for our military personnel at Moody AFB.
Next Live On-Line Pet Trainer Class April 7, 2020
This is the entry level course to our Certified Pet Trainer, our Certified Foundation Dog® trainer, and our Masters Programs. It all starts here.
'With one month behind me in the program, I gotta say, I am super pleased with my choice to attend Top Tier K9 Academy. Unlike other training programs that would have required me to leave my job and home for months at a time, the online classroom allows me to maintain my lifestyle while still attending weekly classes. And because of the unique classroom, I have connected with trainers from around the country and am learning with students from all over the world. And the business training? Second to none - learning a ton about areas of the industry that would have taken me years to stumble through. Cannot wait to finish pet training certs and dive right into working dog program!'
Chris Williams: Missoula, MT
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Army of Entrepreneurs
Top Tier K9 provides the most comprehensive business development and training programs in the dog training industry. We teach our students how to build a business mindset, plan the launch of their business, communicate effectively with clients, and deliver quality results.
The American dream is to own your own business, to be your own boss. Top Tier K9 helps you achieve that. You learn to train pets and working dogs, you learn to start a pet training and working dog training business and as an affiliate, you get on-going support for your business.
Do you have what it takes? Do you desire to be your own boss? To rise or fall based on your own abilities. Are you ready to learn what the government run schools will never, ever teach you? Then sign up for the next Pet Trainer class and put a seatbelt on.