School for Dog Trainers

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COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING

Likely the most comprehensive training available, the School for Dog Trainers is offered by Highland Canine Training, LLC. Our School for Dog Trainers will teach you progressive and innovative methods of effectively training both dogs and people to make your dog training career successful.

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WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Not only will you be taught by instructors that are knowledgeable in the dog training industry, you will have the opportunity to learn from those who continue to operate a successful, multifaceted dog training business. Our trainers continue to train dogs of all types, from aggressive pet dogs to police, military and service dogs on a daily basis.

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EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

Our programs offer you extensive hands-on training unlike many on-line and correspondence courses. Our School for Dog Trainers is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.

Why Choose Our School for Dog Trainers?

About Our School

We offer dog training programs at our facility in Harmony, North Carolina, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our School for Dog Trainers is a short distance away from our 17 acre dog training center that has areas for training dogs in detection, protection, police patrol, agility, search and rescue and more. We maintain small student to instructor ratios to ensure that each student receives ample individual attention and instruction. Due to our small class sizes our School for Dog Trainers generally fills quickly and classes are often booked up to six (6) months in advance. Our School for Dog Trainers offers a variety of extensive and exciting programs to get you started with your dog training career. We offer courses of varying lengths to meet your needs so that you can gain as much knowledge as you need. Offering simple and affordable financing options for our School for Dog Trainers’ programs lets you finance your canine education with payments that you can be comfortable with. For those that are eligible, we are also approved to accept VA and GI BILL benefits for prior military members and their families.

Learn to Be a Dog Trainer from Qualified Instructors

Our students have an opportunity to work with all types of dogs during their attendance in one of our programs. We have a variety of pet and working dogs available, including dogs from our Second Chance Program. Students are allowed to bring up to two (2) dogs with them during their stay and they can integrate their personal dogs into their training program. You are not required to bring a dog with you as we will have many dogs for you to train and work with while you are here. Students are also not required to clean kennels or participate in any type of “work detail program” or “leadership program” during their stay. We have a full kennel staff that maintains our kennel facilities, daily.

 

Have questions or need more information?  Contact us to get started with your dog training career!  We will be happy to answer any questions you have, walk you through our admissions process, or schedule a tour of our facility.

 

Our School for Dog Trainers Programs

If you are considering a career as a dog trainer, we have a program designed to help you achieve your goals.

MASTER DOG TRAINER PROGRAM

master dog trainer schoolOur most inclusive program, this intensive course will give you the hands-on training and experience necessary to provide a range of dog training programs and services to your customers. This program merges our Obedience and Behavior Modification Professional Program, Police K9 Trainer Program, Service Dog Trainer Program and our Search and Rescue Trainer Program to create a program that is unmatched in the industry.
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CANINE TRAINING & BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAM

obedience and behavior modification programBy far, our most popular school, this program will give you all the skills necessary for beginning or expanding your dog training career. From understanding dog behavior and ethology to creating a dog training website and working with customers, this program is the best place to start.
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Service Dog Trainer School

service dog trainer schoolIf you are interested in training service dogs and working with their handlers, this inclusive program will help you develop the skills necessary to comprehend how to properly train Service Dogs for mobility, hearing assistance as well as autism spectrum disorders and other psychological disabilities.
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Police K9 Instructor School

police K9 instructor courseThis is a comprehensive program that will cover all aspects of Police K9 Training. This curriculum provides the student the ability to train dogs for police patrol, detection, trailing, obedience and agility. This course prepares you to train police dogs and it also teaches you how to instruct the officers that handle them.
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Search & Rescue Dog Trainer

search rescue dog trainer schoolIf the challenging task of working with Search and Rescue Dogs interests you, then this is a great program for learning the skills necessary to train Urban Search and Rescue (Disaster) Dogs, Cadaver dogs as well as scent discrimination trailing and wilderness search dogs. This program covers all aspects of search and rescue training from basic obedience to training in demanding field environments.
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Detection Dog Trainer Program

detection dog trainer schoolBy exploring a variety of methods of training detection dogs, this program provides a concrete foundation for teaching reliable and effective detection dogs to find explosives, narcotics as well as other odors. With a thorough understanding of proper imprinting techniques and handling skills, this program gives you the ability to be a proficient detection dog trainer.
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Protection Dog Trainer Program

protection dog trainer schoolWhether you’re interested in training personal protection dogs, competition dogs or police patrol work, this program covers it all. From testing and selection and proper decoy techniques to complex skills training such as carjacking scenarios and multiple attackers, this program provides you with the skills to be a successful protection dog trainer.
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International Dog Trainer School Students

Our School for Dog Trainers has graduated scores of dog trainers that have gone on to establish profitable and fulfilling dog training careers all over the United States and across the globe. We have hosted many students from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia as well as North and South America and the Caribbean. For students traveling from outside the US, we are happy to assist with any necessary Visa and travel documentation that may be required. If you are from outside the United States and are interested in attending a School for Dog Trainers we have compiled information for international dog trainer school students.

Our School for Dog Trainers offers affordable on-site housing during our programs. We also offer free airport pick-up and drop-off for students who are traveling by air.

Police K9 Trainer School

We also regularly host and instruct dog handlers and dog trainers from law enforcement and military organizations from around the world. We often work with large groups and offer group rates and discounts. Our Police K9 Instructor Courses are designed to give you all the skills that you need to train and certify Police K9 teams for detection, patrol, trailing and obedience. Our programs will teach you a variety of methods for training dogs in a number of areas. We maintain a number of dogs on-site that students can work with, in addition to dogs that they bring, to gain considerable hands-on experience during the course. Students enrolling in our Police K9 Trainer / Instructor programs vary in skill and experience level. Our goal is to customize each learning experience to meet the needs of the individual student. We also hold a General Services Administration Schedule 84 Contract which allows us to offer discounted pricing to Federal, State and local government agencies.

Dog Trainer School Schedule

Our dog trainer programs begin on the first Monday of January (Winter semester), April (Spring semester), July (Summer semester) and October (Fall semester). Our Master Dog Trainer Program and our Service Dog Trainer School is offered only during our Winter and Summer Semesters. View our 2016 School Calendar.

If you have further questions about our School for Dog Trainers or would like to schedule a tour of our facility, call us locally at 704.928.7439 or toll-free at 800.726.7412 or you can email us at learntotraindogs@highlandcanine.com to start your dog training career today!

Highland Canine Training, LLC – School for Dog Trainers is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.
The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.