New facility in Tallahassee Florida opened March 2020.  Now 3 pet training locations to choose from:  Madison Fl, Valdosta Ga, and Tallahassee Fl

Learn to train working dogs!  Next Foundation Dog® Trainer Class begins Wednesday April 22, 2020.  Meet on-line every Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:30PM EST.

Next Pet Trainer class begins Thursday April 9, 2020.  Learn to train pets for paying customers

We train pets in basic obedience in our Pet Training Program and we train pets in advanced functions in our Pets Plus Program Setup a free pet training evaluation.

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 a radio program broadcasted through and every day from 3-4PM EST. With a segment dedicated to dogs and our affiliates.

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.

Foundation Dogs®

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

  1. Pet Trainer Program:  On-line or On-Campus 

  2. Pet Trainer Certification On-Campus

Foundation Dog® Training Program

  1. Foundation Dog® Trainer Program:  On-line

  2. Foundation Dog® Trainer Certification:  On-Campus

  3. **The following Master's programs require certification as a Foundation Dog® trainer


Masters Training Programs


Service Dog Training Program

  1. Service Dog Trainer Program On-line

  2. Service Dog Trainer Certification Live On-Campus

Law Enforcement K9 Training Program

  1. Law Enforcement K9 Trainer Program On-line

  2. Law Enforcement K9 Trainer Certification Live On-Campus

Protection Dog Training Program

  1. Protection Dog Trainer Program On-line

  2. Protection Dog Trainer Certification Live On-Campus


Decoy/Helper Training Program

  1. Safe Catch Decoy Training Program On-line

  2. Safe Catch Decoy Certification Live On-Campus

Advanced Business and Project Management Workshops

  1. Business Development Workshop Live On-Campus

  2. Project Management Workshop Live On-Campus

3 Dog Training locations for your convenience:

  • Madison Florida

  • Tallahassee Florida

  • Valdosta Georgia

Madison Florida

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.

2409 SW CR 360 Madison Fl 32340

Tallahassee Florida

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

Valdosta Georgia

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.

99 Hamm St. Valdosta Ga 31602

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

Read entire testimonial here


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.





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Foundation Dog® is a registered Trademark of Top Tier K9, LLC

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