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Dog Trainer Courses

These dog trainer courses are designed for students who desire to train dogs on a professional level.  They are collegiate-level courses that are far more than a backyard hobbyist’s level, with a focused concentration on the various aspects of training.  The Dog Trainer College has the most comprehensive dog trainer courses you will find anywhere!  With a forward-thinking approach, our classes teach innovative world-class methods that are effective, humane, and proven to be highly successful.
Tuition is as follows:  
Behavior and Obedience course: 6 weeks, $4900.  Begins July 1, Sept.30, 2019 and March 2, 2020.
Behavior and Obedience course online:  length varies, $3475.  Begin anytime after acceptance.
Protection Dog Trainer Course: 6 weeks, $5300.  Begins July 1, Sept.30, 2019, and March 2, 2020.
Scent Detection Course: 4 weeks $3,800.  Begins April 15 August 12, 2019.
Police K9 Instructor Course: 6 weeks, $5,700.  Begins April 15 and August 12, 2019.  Custom start dates can be arranged for groups.  Groups of 5 or more get a discounted rate.
MASTER Trainer Course: 20 weeks, $15,900.  Begins July 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020.
Service Dog Trainer Course:  16 weeks, $12,500.  Begins July 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020.
Cadaver Detection Course: 6 weeks, $4900.  Begins April 15 and August 12, 2019.
Note:  All of our on-site courses (located near Spencer, IN) are eligible to be covered by GI Bill education benefits for US veterans.
Student housing is available.  Housing is not included in the tuition.  It is available for $125/week.  Space is limited; apply early to reserve your place.
All classes (except online) meet Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.


An overview of the professional dog trainer courses offered by the Dog Trainer College!

Learn the basic foundations, real techniques and the latest dog training methods with professional dog training certification classes in Indiana fromProfessional Dog Training Certification Courses Conifer Canine’s Dog Trainer College. Experienced dog trainers teach students how to work hands-on with each canine using today’s most effective training techniques. Small class sizes, up-to-date training, progressive thought and comprehensive education ranks Dog Trainer College among the highest standards of performance in the industry. Each student leaves their classes with complete command over each training method and confidence in their skills. Confident, experienced trainers make successful canines and each student will cultivate the skills and attitudes necessary to train any dog in any field. Classes consist of lectures and discussions, field experience and practical testing, with approximately 30% of the course being classroom exercises and the remaining 70% consisting of field exercises.
Start your dog training education and become a certified, professional dog trainer. Watch the video to learn more and start your application online to register for courses. Give us a call for more information on any course and sign up today.
The Summer Semester begins July 1, 2019. Openings are currently available.  The deadline for both enrollment applications and financial aid applications (including VA education benefits) is June 17.  Space is limited. Reserve your place today.
  • Summer Semester for the Behavior/Obedience, Protection Trainer, Master Trainer, Service Dog Trainer  courses begins July 1, 2019.  Applications must be received in our office by June 17.  The start dates for the K9 Instructor, Scent Detection, and Cadaver detection courses are April 15, 2019.
  • The online course can begin anytime.
  • Fall Semester begins September 30, 2019
  • Spring Semester begins March 2, 2020.
Dog Trainer College has 3 semesters a year beginning in the first Monday of March, July, and October. Please note that the Master Trainer Course and the Service Dog Trainer course are only available in the March and July semesters.

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