Top Tier K9

We offer a safe and secure board and train program for our customers.  We train you, your family and your dog. This 4 week board and train program is what we teach at our #1 rated Academy for Dog Trainers and is what we offer our pet training clients.  We have secure facilities, fully insured, all trainers are certified through the #1 dog trainer school in the country, and we have veterinary technicians on staff.  Call (850) 3321-3253 to schedule your dog


Pet Training Program

Our 4 week board and train program, using a balanced approach to dog training, and a comprehensive approach to teaching dog owners, is recognized as the best approach for dogs and their owners and is scientifically proven.


Top Tier K9 has been recognized as one of the top dog training schools in the world.  #1 in the US for training dog trainers to start and run their own businesses.  Chances are very good that you have a certified Top Tier K9 dog trainer in your community, and if you happen to live in Northern Florida or South Georgia, then you have the school itself as a resource for your dog training needs.


1.  Evaluation and drop off every Friday at Madison or Tallahassee Florida (whichever is convenient for you).

2.  We train your dog using a balanced approach to dog training (rewards and minimal corrections).

3.  Each week we move the dog up in it's ability to manage impulses and respond to pressure with proper behaviors.

4.  Each Friday/Saturday you come back and see the progress of the training.

5.  We teach you how to apply the communications system and manage your dog effectively.

Pets Plus Program

Once you and your pet have completed our Pet Training Program you are eligible for our Pets Plus Program 

  • On-going Boarding and continuation training when you need us

  • Protection

  • Scent detection

  • Tracking

  • Search and Rescue 

  • Advanced Obedience

Free Evaluation

We evaluate you and your pet for trainability and determine the best approach based on you and your dogs needs and abilities.  We discuss your specific needs and any behavioral issues the dog may have.  We also evaluate you, the owner.  We have found that our efforts need to be divided between the pet and the owner relative to training 40/60.  

There are many misconceptions about training dogs.  Our job is to ensure you effectively define your needs and comprehend what it is we will be doing with you and your dog so that proper expectations are set. This makes for a winning approach for you and your dog.  Our systems are developed using world class project management processes.  We have certified project managers on staff, certified dog trainers, and certified teachers.  No other dog training program offers this level of quality assurance and experience.

Training Your Pet


We use a science-based balanced approach to dog training. Timing, motivation, and consistency are the most important elements of dog training.  We train people how to train dogs and we train dogs using these same principles.

We teach your dog to respond to voice commands, not react to your body language.  If your dog is not looking at you, in a fight, chasing a car, or being chased he cannot respond to body language.  Once the dog is directional with those commands (meaning he comprehends the commands) we can then train your dog for off leash obedience.


Hand signals or different languages can be added at the end off training in minutes when your dog is taught verbal commands first.

Sit, down, climb, heel, come when called (recall), and out (or drop it) commands are all available in our programs.  Avoidance to dangerous objects and situations are also available to you and your dog.  We provide "board and train" services that are based on weekly training and evaluation of you and your pet to ensure your needs are being met.

We handle all pets with all problems.  

Training You


We train you while we are training your dog.  Each week of training you come to our location (or login online each Friday) and see the improvement of your dog.  You get to see the great progress and we get to evaluate your newly obtained dog handling skills you learn through our video based customer training program during the 4 week program.

We offer at-home follow-ups as well as the most complete DVD library for dog training available anywhere.  Our programs are designed by certified instructors and course developers; not by someone who happens to be good with graphics or is simply good at training dogs; training the owner  is a requirement.  Our trainers are certified dog trainers and certified people trainers.

Only Top Tier K9 offers this complete program; your dog deserves the best and Top Tier K9 delivers the best in the industry.

Why You Should Use Top Tier K9 to Train You and Your Pet


You will spend approximately $1,980 annually on your pet for things like routine vet visits, food, and monthly preventatives for heartworm, flea and tick: The average pet lives 12 years equaling an investment of $23,760. Why spend that much money on a dog that is not trained? For just a little more money (8% if you use Top Tier K9) you have a dog that obeys you and adds value to your family.

In 2021, pet ownership increased from an estimated 67 percent of U.S. households that own a pet to 70 percent—an all-time high. Socialization of pets has suffered due to COVID-19 isolation.  Balanced dog training allows for more effective socialization and provides pets with a better life through structure and communication.