members of the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association (NK9DTA) are Certified
Professional Trainers. All NK9DTA members have received certification
from the National K-9® School for Dog
Trainers; a professional school approved by The Ohio State Board of
Career Colleges and Schools. National
K-9 has the authority to issue professional certification, which is recognized
throughout the United States and around the world.
achieve professional certification, NK9DTA members have completed one of
National K-9’s intensive courses which includes a combination of: classroom
instruction; hands on training experience; written testing, and extensive field
evaluation under the supervision of experienced instructors.
The hands on instruction and feedback received by our members while at
National K-9 cannot be duplicated by any book, correspondence course,
videotape, or Internet course.
members have been taught the skills and knowledge from their study at National
K-9 to pursue careers as Certified Professional Trainers.
NK9DTA members pursue training dogs for family, service, industry,
therapy, sport, and even entertainment.
NK9DTA members have experience in the areas of: Basic Obedience; Advanced
Obedience; Behavior Evaluation and Modification; Canine Personality Assessment;
Breed Traits, Kennel Management; Puppy Evaluation and Preschool; as
well as Utility Training and Confidence Building.
of our members also have experience in the training of Retrieval;
Therapy Dogs; Assistance Dogs for the Disabled; Scent Detection, Personal
Protection Dogs; and Police Dogs. Some members are also
involved in Search and Rescue organizations.
The NK9DTA also has members that are involved in various forms of competition
including Agility, Flyball, Field Trails, French Ring Sport, Schutzhund Trials,
and more. Among our membership you
will also find those who are involved in breeding, exhibiting, and
trialing dogs through the American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, and
other dog clubs or organizations.
members understand that a dog trainer’s education is ongoing.
NK9DTA members are encouraged to continue their education whether it is
through continued independent study of dogs, joining professional
organizations, studying with other professional trainers, attending
seminars/workshops/conferences and much more.
Check out our
Selecting a Dog Trainer page for help in how to find a trainer that
meets your needs. Click on
our Locate a Trainer
link to find trainers in your region and to determine what services
they offer. Thank you for visiting our site and we invite you to explore what
the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association Members can offer you and your dog.