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Own Your Future

Top Tier K9 is rated as one of the best Dog Trainer Schools in the country. We earned that rating by focusing on our students and ensuring that they are ready and able to start and run their own dog training businesses. No other school offers the level of training you receive at Top Tier K9.

Pet Trainer Program: learn to train pets for paying customers. Learn the balanced approach to dog training and more importantly, learn how to train the owner to maintain that training. You will learn to fix bad behaviors in both the dog and the owner. Learn how to read dogs and modify their behavior and make an amazing living doing it.

Business Development and Project Management: When you come to campus for your pet trainer certification, we spend the first week in a business boot camp, teaching you how to start and run your own dog training business. You own the business, you create your own name and image. This is not a franchise so you are not controlled by a third party. You get the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to truly live the American dream as a successful entrepreneur and business owner.

Foundation Dog® Trainer Program: The premiere working dogs start their lives as Foundation Dogs®. You learn how to teach a dog to track, and to find specific odor like narcotics, explosives, even viruses. You learn how to teach advanced obedience and protection/apprehension work. At the end of this program you have an amazing Foundation Dog® as the demo dog for your business, putting your competition to shame. More importantly, you develop the skills to train more and more Foundation Dogs® to be finished as service dogs, police/military K9, special security dogs and protection dogs.

Integrating working dog sales into your business: During your certification as a Foundation Dog® Trainer, you learn how to take your Foundation Dog® to the next level and learn how to integrate working dog training into your business.

Finishing school (Masters Level): Top Tier K9 offers advanced training in Special Security Dogs (Police/military K9, bomb dogs, virus detection dogs, executive/family protection dogs, and sports. You learn how to integrate these offerings into your existing business and turn your demo/Foundation Dog® into a super dog.

Internships (Doctorate Level): Select students are offered internships to stay on campus at Top Tier K9 and work with our dogs and our staff to become even better at pet and Foundation Dog® training. Our interns reach a synthesis level of learning in business development and dog training, affording them the opportunity to launch nationwide businesses.

National Marketing and Sales Opportunities (Affiliate Program): Select graduates are offered access to our Affiliate program. Affiliates earn their positions in the program and maintain high levels of quality and professionalism to maintain their participation in our Affiliate program.

Our Founder, Jeff Minder, is recognized as one of the best dog trainers in the world. Mr. Minder was the first to train a dog to hunt for and find COVID-19 and has trained hundreds of dogs as Police K9, Military K9, Protection Dogs, Service dogs, sports dogs and more. Mr. Minder was awarded the US Federal Trademark of "Foundation Dog" as the inventor of the Foundation Dog® training process and term. Mr. Minders work has been showcased on television shows, news reports, and national interviews by Col. Oliver North on his "Real American Heroes" show, Politico, NBC, ABC, Fox, and other affiliate stations. Mr. Minder was also recognized as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in North America by Dell Computers and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Mr. Minder was a nominee to the Air Commando Hall of Fame based on his work in the Middle east. A hands on business owner and teacher, Jeff has taught business development and project management at several universities, and for fortune 100 companies including Motorola, Lockheed Martin and Knolls Atomic Power Lab.

Next Pet trainer class begins 6 January with day and night options. Live online, followed by live onsite certifications and business training. Don't miss this opportunity to own your future!

Other programs include: Build a Battle Buddy: learn to train your own service dog for disabled veterans and first responders

Buy a Battle Buddy: Service dogs for disabled veterans and first responders

ESDogs: Emotional support dogs

Litters on the Ground: breeder training and support

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


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