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

Puppy Behaviours to Catch and Fix Early On

Puppies are the cutest animals in the world, but some of their habits can become a hassle if not caught and fixed early on. Here are some problematic things to work on with your puppy, on your own and at a dog obedience course.

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What To Look For When Choosing a Dog Sitter

It can be really hard to choose a good dog sitter, especially if you’ve got to pick somebody you don’t know personally. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you’re picking the right dog sitter for the dog you love.

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Dog Friendly Snacks

It’s easy to think of reasons why you might decide to give your dog a yummy snack. Maybe they’ve just learned a new trick, you want to coax them into coming back inside, or they’ve just been an especially good dog and you want to show them how much you care.

What can be difficult, however, is finding the right snack for your dog. There’s a lot to consider like the price, nutritional value, availability, and, most importantly, whether or not your dog is going to enjoy it. If you’ve been looking for some new dog friendly snacks, here are a few you might already have at home.

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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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