Elevate your training journey and learning experience with K9 Mania’s PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER PROGRAM

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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 to teaching good manners to pet dogs. You will also get hands-on experience with essential dog training tools and equipment. 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 Dog Trainer 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. Actively participate during online sessions with your mentor.

4. Adhere to our attendance policies.

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 upon completion. K9 Mania Dog Trainer Academy also offers you digital verification and completion 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 your training expertise 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.


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.

Olivia Pfeiffer


“They actually show you the right way to handle any kind of dog; how to approach them, how to keep them calm, what to do if something isn’t working. They teach you how to meet the dog at the level they’re at, no matter what kind of dog it is.

I used to find it difficult to work with more fearful dogs but since working with K9 Mania, I feel a lot more confident about handling difficult dog behavior.”

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.”

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