Welcome To NDTF

The National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) is the National representative body in Australia for dog trainers from all fields. The Federation was established in 1993 in response to the recognised need for a representative and educational organisation for the dog training industry.

Professional Dog Training Courses

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

Pooches At Play

 

Educating owners and their pets of the importance of training your dog

National Dog Trainers Federation have decided to partner with Channel 10’s exclusive show “Pooches @ Play”. Working together we look to educate and create awareness around the importance of training your dog appropriately; as well as sharing tips an tricks on based around the care and well being of your companion.

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Tips and Tricks to help you and your companion

Simply Communicate… or Communicate Simply

Today I got a message through from a client who has been incredibly pro active in training her new pound dog Murphy. The Murph had a few typical rescue type issues such as pulling on the lead, jumping up and was a little reactive in low light situations. Just a bit young and undeveloped and certainly exuberant in his Lab x way.

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Welcoming Ben

Welcoming Ben

Focus

You hear this word all the time in regards to training your dog. What does it mean? Why is it such a sought after behaviour? What will it bring to your training? Do we really need it?

Look into the eyes of young Benny there…what do you see?

You see him, all of him, from the nose to the very soul.

Well that is what I see anyway when I look into a dog’s eyes that is giving me total focus.

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Using Luring in Your Training

Using Luring In Your Training

 

There are so many ways that we can engage with our dog when we are training, what we use as a
training aid is dependent on your dog’s preference.

 

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Agility Training for Your Pup

Agility Training for Your Pup

We all know that playing with your dog is an excellent training technique but imagine being able to professionally train your puppy in a fast-paced, fun activity.

This article takes a look at courses in dog agility training!

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Top Tips for Taking Photos of Your Dog

Top Tips for Taking Photos of Your Dog

Your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances are all tired of seeing the same photo of your dog every day. This article will give you the right tips for snapping pictures of your pup. If you must fill their inboxes with dog photos, they may as well be the best dog photos you’ve ever taken!

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Safe Dog Introductions

Safely Introducing Your Dogs to Each Other

If you’re bringing a new dog into your existing dog’s territory, acting without caution could end with terrible results. First impressions have a lot of weight in dog relationships. In this article, we’ve laid out the steps to help your best friends become best friends.

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