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 Training 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

How to Walk without Pulling – Our Guide

How to Walk Your Dog without Pulling

Our expert dog trainers have put together this guide to walking your dog without the stress of bad behaviour or anxious leash pulling.

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The Rewards System Explained

Training a dog takes patience and willpower. While there are many teaching methods, the rewards training system has proven to be an ethical and successful way to enforce good behaviour. This article explains the benefits of using the reward experience in canine obedience training.

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5 Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Park

When it comes to taking your dog for a walk or on an outing to a park, there is no shortage of brilliant places to go. Allowing your dog to interact with strangers and their pups, especially for the first time, can be a daunting experience. We’ve put together 5 tips for making the most of your day in the sun.

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Listening to Your Dog

Reading a dog’s body language is paramount for securing a confident relationship between owner and animal. Dogs don’t lie or hide their emotions and they depend primarily upon visual signals – they are constantly telling humans exactly what they mean by their posture, movements and gaze.

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Competitive Obedience Training

As the name suggests, Competitive Obedience Training is the display of well-trained dogs having their abilities tested and executing each exercise with precision and accuracy. Our obedience experts are here to help you learn more about starting your dog’s training in this challenging and rewarding sport.

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When to Start Puppy Training

A puppy will begin training with its mother and breeder as an infant. Once you’ve got the go ahead to bring your new canine friend home, it’s vital to know the immediate steps for training. Here, we’ve provided our expert opinion on the early stages of training your puppy.

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