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

Best Ways to Exercise Your Dog

It can be difficult for busy pet owners to find the time to make sure their dog gets enough exercise. However, it’s indisputable that effective exercise is one of the best things for a dog’s health, behaviour and happiness. Here’s a quick guide to the best practices for exercising your dog.

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The Best Technology for Dog Owners

Pet-based apps for smartphones and tablets have become a multimillion-dollar industry in just a few years, and it isn’t hard to see why they dominate the charts. These apps allow you to control microchip activated doggy doors, automatic fetch machines and smart collars, and they are now readily available at low prices. Here are just a few mod-cons you might consider downloading.

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Picking Out the Right Dog Toys

There are thousands of different dog toys on the market and, to the untrained eye, they all just look the same. Not everybody, after all, has a certificate iii dog training qualification.

Your choice in toys can make a real difference to your dog. Some toys will end up bringing your dog years of joy, while other toys will be forever ignored. However, others might actually be harmful for your pet. Here’s how to spot the right toy for your dog and avoid any nasty surprises.

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Choosing The Right Dog

Dogs aren’t toys to play with – they’re a long-term commitment. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with the dog, so whether you’re rescuing an old dog or adopting a young pup, it’s important to do your due diligence first. Here are just a few of the things you should keep in mind before settling on a new dog.

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Things to Look for When Choosing a Dog Trainer

When selecting a trainer for your dog, you’ll encounter many trainers vying for your custom. Sadly, not all of them are going to be right for you and your dog, so how can you be sure that you’re getting the right dog trainer?

Before you enrol your pet in a canine training course, you’ll want to be sure that the trainer has a canine trainer certification. However, there’s a whole lot else to take into consideration too. Here’s a quick guide on what to look out for:

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Great Walking/Hiking Trails to take your dog on in Victoria

Fantastic Walking Trails in Victoria for Your Dog

Taking the same path around the neighbourhood every day can lack inspiration and excitement for you and your dog. If you’re lucky enough to live in the beautiful state of Victoria, you have a range of options for walking trails at your fingertips. In this article, we’re making a list of some of our favourite dog-friendly walking trails in Victoria.

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