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Blackwater Bay Florida

Pet training available through our 4 week board and train program.  Service dogs that also protect available here.

Located at exit 26 off of I-10 and 2 miles south at 3011 Garcon Point Rd Milton Florida (by appointment only). our Black Water Bay location is a Special Service Top Tier K9 site and home to our certification programs.  Offering franchise support, advanced training seminars including protection dogs, service dogs and special security dogs, R&D for our advanced scent detection and VR systems, as well as pet training.  

Additionally we offer pet training, Foundation Dog® training and finishing services for Police/Military K9, service dogs for disabled veterans and their families, executive and family protection dogs, search & rescue dogs, and virus detection dogs.  Our Blackwater Bay location also hosts seminars on dog training and bite work support (decoy work).

Contact (850) 909-2409 or fill out this contact form and we will call you back to discuss any and all of your dog training needs.


Jeff Minder is a true entrepreneur. He is focused on his path, has a kind heart, is supportive to his students and runs a campus that needs to be titled "The Gold Standard" for every dog training facility in the nation!!

The facilities are incredible too.
His dogs have Excellence in recall which is amazing in its self when handling high drive, high prey animals.

As a Top Google Reviewer with thousands of followers, I want to Personally recommend TOP TIER K9 for All of your training needs.

Lt Col. Oliver North

Do you have a dog? If not, you may just want to skip my conversation with Jeff Minder, a USAF Real American Hero, a S.E.R.E. Specialist and now one of the world’s best K9 dog trainers. He’s now training dogs to sniff-out — ready for this — Covid-19! The Communist Chinese are going to hate this episode — but I love it!

See  the interview here


Lexi and James White

My husband and I recently certified in the Pet Trainer Certification course at Top Tier K9. I was previously a Military Working Dog Handler (MWD handler) while on Active Duty during my time in the military. I had a lot of experience under my belt training and working military dogs. There are many basics I wish I was taught when starting my career as a MWD handler, such as load, load management, and a few other defining factors that clearly set this training apart.

There is a lot of misconceptions out there for the dog training world, the biggest ones all center around the load of the dog and teaching the dog to manage their own load. Many things I was taught while being a handler were taught as in “that’s just the way that dog is” or “that can’t be fixed only managed or worked around.” After going through this course, I learned that we as trainers can actually fix anything by teaching the dog how to control and manage their own loads.

Again, I worked many years both training and handling military dogs. In this course alone, I genuinely believe I learned more about teaching the dogs themselves to actually train them, not just manipulate or control them as a trainer or handler.

My husband and I are both extremely grateful for this experience and would like to thank Jeff and his team for all their knowledge, hard work, and time put into everyone who goes through these courses and certifications. All you guys do genuinely does make a difference, and my husband and I cannot wait to continue through the process through the master programs at Top Tier K9.

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