At K-9 Companions, we offer Certified Dog Trainer (C.T.) and Certified Master Dog Trainer (C.M.T.) courses. We’ve trained dozens of people who have gone on to have successful dog training careers across California, the U.S. and abroad.

Certified Dog Trainer (C.T.) Course

The Certified Dog Trainer course is 240 hours (90 days) of hands-on training and classroom-style learning at our Southern California facility. Course requirements include:

  • 240 hours of instruction over 90 days
  • Hands-on learning with staff in all areas of dog training
  • Book work
  • Written tests and skill assessments in areas of dog behavior, psychology, temperament and communication

Certified Master Dog Trainer (C.M.T.) Course

C.M.T. certification requires successful completion of the C.T. course plus one year of practical experience working with dogs under the supervision of K-9 Companions.

Past Graduates

  • Barrasa, Sybrina Certified (2012) Riverside, CA
  • Bell, Daniel (Certified 2015), CA
  • Bittikofer, Tessa (2000-2004) Hesperia, CA
  • Borngret, Vanessa (2018) RIverside, CA
  • Bowers, Christine (2006-2008) Hemet, CA
  • Bradsbery-Quick, LaKimba (2001-2006) Riverside, CA
  • Cameron, Shannon CMT (2011-2013) Pasadena, Ca
  • Castaldo, Vandelina (Certified 2014) Beaumont, CA
  • Cooksey, Danielle (2018) San Bernardino, CA
  • Culbertson, Vicki (Certified 2015), CA
  • Christensen, Lily (2003-2005) Riverside, CA
  • Dankert, Greg (Certified 1996-1997) New York
  • Dingwell, William (1993) Moreno Valley, CA
  • Domingo, Jean (Certified 2010) Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Doto, Nicholas CMT (2014)  Coeur d’alene, Idaho
  • Druker, Larry (Certified 1999) Upland, CA
  • Erwin, Scott CMT (2009-2013) Riverside, CA
  • Fassbinder, Molly (1993) Claremont, CA
  • Fitch, Luke (2018) Newport Beach, CA
  • Freilich, Jennifer (1998-2002) Riverside, CA
  • Friedman Kandice (2005-2007) San Diego, CA
  • Garcia, Ilany (2004-2007) C.M.T. Riverside, CA
  • Garcia, Herbert (2016) C.M.T. Murrieta, CA
  • Garcia, Karla CMT Gavalin Hills, CA (2007-present))
  • Halbritter, Tamara (2005-present) C.M.T. Chino, CA
  • Healy, Rose (1993) Fullerton, CA
  • Hernandez, Monica CMT (Certified 2012-2014) Lake Forest, CA
  • Hui, Amy (1998-1999) Laguna Beach, CA
  • Jessup, Adriana (Certified 2015), CA
  • Kalvesmaki, Lindsay (Certified 2015), PA
  • Katularu, Eial (Certified 2010) Phoenix, AZ
  • Larkin, Tiffany (Certified 2009-2010) Temecula, CA
  • Larson, Nikki (Certified 1998) Colorado
  • Loree, Michelle (Certified 2009) Temecula, CA
  • Lunceford, Rebecca (1995) Fontana, CA
  • Marcinkiewicz, Carmen CMT (2006-2010) Corona, CA
  • Martin, Cara (Certified 2011) San Diego, CA
  • Martin, Kathia (2010-2012) Murrieta, CA
  • May, Joshua (Certified 2009) Los Angeles, CA
  • Meade-Rodine, Lacy (1998-2003) Moreno Valley, CA
  • Mesibov, Darren (Certified 2010) Potsdam, NY
  • Miller, Stephanie (1999-2003) Newport Beach, CA
  • Mullin, Krista Certified (2012) Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Nelson, Scott (Certified 1997-1998) La Mirada, CA
  • Norris, Dawn (1997-1998) Riverside, CA
  • Perez-Lawton, Kimberly (1996-1998) Riverside, CA
  • Port, Lori (Certified 1994-1995) Chino, CA
  • Raz, Avner CMT (1990-1991) Israel
  • Rieser, Sarah (Certified 2017)
  • Reyes, Elizabeth (1995-2001) Riverside, CA
  • Ringler, Michelle (2006-2010) Riverside, CA
  • Saradeth, Pon (Certified 1990-1995) Yorba Linda, CA
  • Savadian, Ani (Certified 1996) Iran
  • Selaya, Audrey CMT (2009 – 2011) Riverside, CA
  • Shanabarger, Jeff (Certified 2010) Hemet, CA
  • Sloan, Pamela (1994-1996) Arizona
  • Soetje, Taylor (Certified 2015), Santa Clara, CA
  • Spadt, Lisa (1989-1994) La Habra, CA
  • Spencer, Morgan (Certified 2017)
  • Sweeny, Dee Dee (Certified 1990-1993) Boston, Mass.
  • Sylvester, David (2005) Riverside, CA
  • Tanksley, Kelli (2006-2008) Riverside, CA
  • Tanner, Lee (Certified 2009) Norco, CA
  • Taylor, Shelby (2018) Corona, CA
  • Teneyck, Erika (Certified 2016) San Diego, CA
  • Terrazas, Anthoney (Certified 1989-1991) Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Varva, Nikki (Certified 2014 to 2015, CMT) Corona, CA
  • Vaughn, Diane (2003-Present, C.M.T.) Riverside, CA
  • Waggoner, Kenneth (1999-2000) Hemet, CA
  • Walter, Laura (2007-2011) C.M.T. Corona, CA
  • Wiklund, Brenda (Certified 2016)