Learn about Pi and her journey as a service dog
Top Tier K9 is recognized as one of the top dog trainer schools in the world. We help our students become professional dog trainers, master dog trainers, and successful business owners. We apply quality assurance and controls that are unmatched in the dog training industry. We train dogs and humans.
We train pets in basic obedience in our Pet Training Program and we train pets in advanced functions with our Pets Plus Program. Setup a free pet training evaluation at our Madison Fl or Tallahassee Fl locations by calling (850) 909-2409.
Top Tier K9 Franchising, LLC maintains a powerful franchising system in the US. Visit www.TopTierK9Franchising.com to learn more about the program and to see if you qualify. Top Tier K9 Franchisees go through the process of being a certified location, ensuring the highest levels of quality and care in the industry. Look For "Top Tier K9 Certified Location" when trusting those who you leave your dogs with for training.
Top Tier K9 has a Breeding Program, both in-house and through our Franchise network that maintains a high level of quality and consistency for our Foundation Dog® and their associated finishing programs. (Litters on the ground).
Top Tier K9 was the very first company to train a dog to hunt for and indicate on a virus (COVID-19). Since then Top Tier K9 has developed a training, distribution, and support network accessible from anywhere in the world for Virus Detection Dogs. (www.TopTierTeams.com)
Top Tier K9 has a Virtual Reality dog training center, DVD Training Programs and online learning systems that are available through our store, and will help you get started training pets and working dogs. (www.VRDogTrainingCenter.com) install the application on your Quest, Quest II or Meta Quest Pro headset at
Top Tier K9 is the process inventor of the Foundation Dog®, and the holder of the US Federal Trademark. Foundation Dogs® are now being trained and staged for deployment to be used for virus detection, protection, military, police, and service dog programs around the world.
Top Tier K9 in the News and on Television Networks
Learn to train and handle a Top Tier K9 Foundation Dog® through our Live-online Academy for Dog Trainers...we use the internet instead of the interstate! You are face to face with some of the top dog training instructors in the world.
Watch the interview!!! Col Oliver North and Jeff Minder; Founder of Top Tier K9
"Real American Heroes" interview of Top Tier K9 CEO Jeff Minder by Lt. Col. Oliver North 5/13/2021
Unleashed - Dogs without Limits TV season 2: See some of the graduates of Top Tier K9 Academy for Dog trainers and understand why we are #1. 4/15/2022
Unleashed - Dogs without Limits TV Episode #5 all about Top Tier K9, our
Virus detection program, school, and service dogs that also protect.
Channel 4 News Jacksonville 2/23/2021
Channel 4 News Jacksonville 2/9/2021
Story about Top Tier K9 6/16/2020
Dog Training Programs
Board and Train for Pets
We offer 3-4 week board and train program to 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 creator 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, special security dogs including virus detection dogs (such as COVID-19) family and Executive Protection dogs.
Academy for Dog Trainers
Professional Training Programs
Pet Trainer Program
Pet Trainer Program: Live On-line
Pet Trainer Certification with Business Development: Live On-Campus
Foundation Dog® Trainer Program
Foundation Dog® Trainer: Live On-line
Foundation Dog® Trainer Certification: Live On-Campus
Decoy/Helper Training Program
Safe Catch Decoy Training Program On-line or On-Campus
Safe Catch Decoy Certification Live On-Campus
Certified Foundation Dog trainers are eligible for on-campus internships. This is a competitive opportunity
Service Dog Trainer Program
Service Dog Training Program On-line or On-Campus
Service Dog Training Certification Live On-Campus
Special Security Dog Trainer Program (Virus Detection)
Special Security Dog Training Program: Live On-line
Special Security Dog Training Certification: Live On-Campus
Executive/Family (Protection Dog) Trainer Program
Protection Dog Training Program: Live On-line
Protection Dog Training Certification: Live On-Campus
Advanced Business and Project Management Workshops
Business Development Workshop Live On-Campus
Project Management Workshop Live On-Campus
Advanced CRM and Public Speaking work shop On-Campus
Top Tier K9 - Metaverse
Determining that basic leash management and the proper command structure is critical to a dogs education and happiness, Top Tier K9 launched the world's first Virtual Reality Dog Training Center. Using an Oculus/Meta compliant VR headset, customers can enter Top Tier K9 - Madison Florida's training room and practice commands, rewards and corrections on a virtual dog with the climb, heel, sit, down and come commands (recall).
It is so real it is scary. Become proficient with our Virtual dogs and your real dogs will be saved from your "practice".
4 Corporate Locations:
Our Madison Florida location is a secure 20 acre campus with over 10,000 sq feet of dog training and boarding facilities including formal classroom settings. Home of the Foundation Dog® program and special seminar center 2409 SW CR 360 Madison Fl. 32340
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 training opportunities. Directly behind Wyndham hotel with attached Applebee's. 1355 East Lafayette Street, Tallahassee Fl. 32301
Our Milton Florida location is conveniently located directly off Interstate 10 at exit 26 on Gascon Point Rd, just 2 miles south of the interstate. This location provides Pet, Foundation Dog, Service Dog and Protection Dog training. In addition, our Milton Florida location is an R&D center for our Special Security work, supporting our franchisees, and development of our VR systems. Certifications are held at this location 3011 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, FL 32583.
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 a franchisee, you get on-going support for your business, training and sales efforts.
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.