Professional Dog Training Courses in Australia

The National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) is Australia’s only government-approved provider for professional canine trainers. We offer a nationally recognised Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training. Our courses can be studied hands-on in Melbourne or via distance education throughout Australia.

Our History and Goals

The NDTF was established in 1993 to serve as a representative and educational organisation for Australians involved in the professional dog training industry. By bringing our members together, the NDTF opens up channels of communication and mutual support for all Australian dog trainers. We also promote ongoing education with professional dog training courses for Australia.

The NDTF also acts as an advisor to state, federal, and local government, industry, and the private sector – we make sure your voices and the voice of the dog training industry is heard.

Promoting a Higher Standard

By bringing dog trainers together, the NDTF encourages cooperation and collective action to promote higher levels of professionalism, integrity, and communication. As individuals, we often feel that our voices go unheard – but, as a coherent group with similar ideals and concerns, we can effect change and help steer our industry in the right direction

Who Can Join?

Membership in the NDTF is available to individuals and businesses and brings benefits including:

  • Formal recognition of your skills
  • Nationally recognised accreditation through our courses
  • A voice in debates and discussion on laws and policy relating to dog training
  • Discounted entry fees to industry seminars, events, and workshops

Types of Membership

Membership with the NDTF is available for the following categories of trainers:

  • Assistance dog trainer
  • Canine behaviour consultant
  • Disaster search and rescue dog trainer
  • Dog sport trainer
  • Dog wrangler (movies and TV)
  • Herding dog trainer
  • Hunting/gun dog trainer
  • Law enforcement dog handler
  • Law enforcement dog trainer
  • Scent detection dog handler
  • Scent detection dog trainer
  • Security dog handler
  • Obedience dog trainer
  • Tracking dog trainer
  • Wilderness search and rescue  dog trainer

It's Easy to Join

If you or your business wants to become a member of the NDTF, get in touch today. You can also contact us to find out more about our professional dog trainer certificates. Call us on 1300 664 4661300 664 466  or enquire online.