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The Master Dog Trainer by K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy is the pinnacle of canine expertise and professional growth. This program is meticulously designed to propel you into the echelons of dog training mastery while equipping you with the essential skills and knowledge to flourish as a successful business owner in the dog training industry. Regardless of who you are or where you come from, this comprehensive curriculum will jumpstart your career as a certified Master Dog Trainer and Entrepreneur.

In this program, you will dive deep into understanding how dogs behave and learn advanced training methods. We will cover everything from basic obedience and teaching good manners to pet dogs to learning how to use essential dog training tools and equipment. You will gain 1:1 training support and feedback that will set you apart in this competitive field of dog training. But this program is not just about training dogs; we’ll also teach you how to run a successful dog training business. You are expected to learn how to handle clients, market your services, and grow your business. Our program will also cover starting your business’ legal and administrative aspects. This enriching journey will make you an industry leader. who takes on challenges with confidence, making a positive impact on dogs and their families!


This part of the course will focus on learning the foundations of dog training such as: operant conditioning, classical conditioning, shaping, luring, and a variety of methods and techniques. 

You will also learn about reinforcement schedules, reinforcement packages, timing, motivation, the 4 stages of learning, the 3 D’s of progression, blue ribbon emotions as well as the importance of home environment structure and boundaries for pet dogs.

This part of the course will focus on the basic mechanics of dog training such as: leash handling, food handling/food luring, leash & prong corrections without dog, e-collar corrections without dog, defensive handling, kennel skills, door manners, verbal markers, prong collar sizing and placement, e collar sizing and placement, and timing of rewards/corrections.

This part of the course will focus on the basic obedience mechanics of dog training after mastery of the Ground Skills. 

You’ll learn and be able to successfully apply ground skills to teach dogs the basic obedience commands: sit, down, come, place & heel (minimum obedience commands).

You’ll also be able to teach dogs with only food; only food and a leash/prong; and teach dogs with a combination of food, leash/prong, and e-collar. 

This portion of the course will also require students to learn how to successfully condition the e-collar and prong collar to dogs. Additionally, supplemental commands may be required to teach dogs (such as “crate”, “let’s go”, “go potty”, “off”, “quiet”, etc.)

This part of the course will focus on teaching dogs household pet manners. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot and apply what they have learned during the Ground Skills and Obedience skills portion of the course to remove problematic behaviors and successfully teach dogs how to have proper house manners. 

As part of the program, tailored for aspiring dog trainers, participants embark on a journey into the fascinating realm of canine behavioral psychology. Students will learn the art of strategically applying positive reinforcement methods, including the judicious use of treats, praise, and play. Through engaging lessons and practical demonstrations, we aim to cultivate skilled trainers and passionate communicators, building a positive connection with canine companions. By the end of this module, students will possess the skills to transform their enthusiasm for dogs into a profession marked by effective and enjoyable training techniques.

This part of the course will focus on students learning puppy development, socialization, potty training and puppy training.

Step into the world of dog training essentials in this segment of our program designed for budding trainers. Students will learn to navigate an array of fundamental tools, mastering the thoughtful selection and application of leashes, collars, and clickers. Through hands-on exercises, participants will seamlessly integrate these tools, enhancing their confidence and proficiency in training sessions. By the conclusion of this module, students will be well-prepared to embark on their dog training journey with a solid foundation in the use of essential training equipment.

This part of the course will focus on learning about dog body language, determining source causes of behavior cases, and how to troubleshoot and apply the training to solve all varying forms of: reactivity, fear, anxiety, aggression, resource guarding and other behavioral issues.

This part of the course will focus on teaching you how to properly educate clients during: in person 1:1 private lessons, group classes, virtual lessons, midway sessions and go home sessions. 

You’ll learn how to develop your own training programs, training resources to give to clients, and how to properly educate clients and client communication in regards to processes and systems of appointment confirmations, rescheduling, cancellations and follow-ups.

This part of the course will focus on how to successfully conduct sales calls for inbound leads both in person and over the phone.

You’ll also learn how to properly set and manage client expectations as well as how to set the tone for the experience the client will have during the fulfillment of their dog training service.

This part of the course will focus on business development and establishment (LLC, EIN, Website, Basic Bookkeeping, Business Insurance, Contracts, Business Bank Accounts, etc).

You’ll also learn more about social media content generation and business growth derived from social media presence.

Navigate the legal and administrative terrain of the dog training business in this essential part of our program. Students will learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of their future profession. Emphasis is placed on communication strategies and fundamental business management principles, ensuring participants are well-equipped for a dog training practice’s ethical and successful operation. Enroll now not just to learn but to engage with the knowledge that shapes a fulfilling career as a certified dog trainer.

Navigate the legal and administrative terrain of the dog training business in this essential part of our program. Students will learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects necessary to build their own dog training business. Emphasis will be placed on communication strategies and fundamental business management principles, ensuring participants are well-equipped for a dog training practice’s ethical and successful operation.


To successfully graduate from our Master Dog Trainer Certification Program, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Achieve a minimum pass rate of 90% on both quizzes and written assessments.

2. Complete all required video homework assignments.

•Your video homework assignments will be reviewed and critiqued by your mentor, who will provide a pass or fail grade.

• If you receive a fail grade on a video assignment, you can continue to re-upload it until it meets the passing grade criteria.

3. Students are required to show hands-on video demonstrations of class assignments on dogs using the tools prescribed by the Academy.

4. Actively participate during online sessions with your mentor.

5. Adhere to our attendance policies.

To further enrich your learning experience in the Academy, students are also required to acquire and use training equipment (ecollar, prong collar, etc) and essential reading materials which won’t be included in the total cost of the program. These rigorous standards have been carefully designed to ensure you acquire a thorough understanding of the program’s curriculum, preparing you for a successful career as a dog trainer.

Upon your completion of this program, physical certifications will be mailed to your address and you will also receive a digital copy of your certificate. K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy also offers you digital verification badges, which you can prominently display on your website as proof of your successful course completion. You will receive an official Letter of Verification as a valuable reference for your clients to confirm the training expertise you gained through our program.

On top of your Letter of Verification, you will also receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Academy, which serves as our official endorsement of you as a graduate, further bolstering your credentials.

*Business start-up costs (LLC, Domain, Insurance, etc.) are not included in the cost of the program.


Hear what our graduates have to say about us and their success with K9 Mania. You’re about to be next.

Enrolling in K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy was a game changer for my career! Even though it was online, my mentors were amazing and made sure that everything I can apply everything I learned online in real life. If you’re passionate about dog training, I definitely recommend K9 Mania Academy!

Jason Anderson


My time with K9 Mania Academy went beyond what I thought it would be. The lessons and coaching sessions with my mentor were great and i really feel supported. I got my certificate and i now feel confident and prepared to be a dog trainer! 10/10 would recommend!

David Miller


Choosing k9 mania dog trainer academy is the biggest career move I’ve made yet and no regrets! I had doubts enrolling, but the online programs allowed me to work and study at the same time! Now Im living my dream as a certified dog trainer, I have tons of clients and its all thanks to the academy!!!

Emily Turner



When you get your dog training education at K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy, you too can establish a 5-star reputation


Here are the success stories from our students. Your education journey is about to get a whole lot brighter.



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“Even though the program was online, I could apply everything I learned in real life, and it was really satisfying and fulfilling at the same time. The courses were really full of valuable information, and what really blew me away was the amount of support I received from the Academy. Today, I wake up to a job that I love, to a life that I chose, and this is all thanks to K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy. “

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“Enrolling was easy, and the course was packed with so much information, but the Academy and the instructors made it super easy for me to study and learn. The best part was I could do it in my own space and at my own pace. Fast forward to today, and now I’m proud to say that I’m living the dream of becoming a dog trainer. It’s all thanks to K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy”

Kali keyes


“They helped walk me through all the proper dog training techniques, how to use different equipment, and just about everything else. I don’t think I would have been able to learn it all by myself.

Just having people there, ready to help you out and show you how to do it all in person is something that’s so valuable. You just can’t find it anywhere else.”

frequently asked questions

We offer a wide variety of programs designed to suit your journey into the world of dog training. The Dog Trainer online program is your perfect kickstarter program that teaches you all the basics and fundamentals of dog training. If you’re looking to become a professional and certified dog trainer, our Professional Dog Trainer online certification program is just the right program for you. It equips you with the knowledge and experience to set you up for success in the industry. But if you want more for yourself and be more than a dog trainer, our Master Dog Trainer online certification program teaches you everything you need to be a certified dog trainer and how to start your own dog training business.

To learn more about our Professional Dog Trainer online program, click here
For our Master Dog Trainer online certification program, click here.

Prefer to maximize your learning experience and study onsite at our facility? Contact us now to get started!

Absolutely! Our programs are designed to meet you and your career goals – no matter your skill level. Whether you’re a beginner looking to be a professional dog trainer or an expert looking to elevate your skills, we have the right program for you! Explore what dog trainer programs we offer by clicking here.

Our classes are conducted online, giving you the convenience of learning anytime, anywhere! Our programs are self-paced, meaning you can study at your convenience, however, to help you stay on track with your program, live lectures are conducted  to further enhance your learning experience at the Academy. 

Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive a certification recognized in the dog training industry. This certification will enhance your credibility and demonstrate your expertise to potential clients or employers. On top of your certification, you will also  receive website verification badges, letter of recommendations, and more to help bolster your credentials.

We understand how important accessibility is to you. While our tuition fees can vary based on which program you’re enrolled in, we offer discounts and flexible payment plans that can stretch for up to six (6) months, making your journey with us not just enriching, but budget-friendly too!

Yes, we understand that circumstances can change. If you decide to withdraw from the program between December 18 and December 30, you are eligible for a full refund. From January 1 to February 3, we offer a partial refund of 50% of the total amount paid. However, starting from February 6 to March 2, refunds are not available. Once classes officially commence on March 4, no refunds will be provided. We encourage students to carefully consider their commitment and make decisions accordingly within the specified refund periods. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to our support team, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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