Ready for real training?

Whether we’re your first choice or a last resort, Koru K9 will ensure that your canine companion is the perfect addition to your pack.
If you’re ready to turn your passion and skill for dog training into a rewarding life-long career, our one-of-a-kind accelerated master trainer program can help you maximize your potential.

Why the Master Program?

Our unique hands-on teaching methodology focuses on learning through doing. With a small class size and access to the industry’s best trainers, our program offers a unique blend of world-class instruction combined with real-world business know-how that gives you the tools you need to stand out amongst your peers.

Program Details


Half Moon Bay California


12 consecutive days

  • Course fee: $3,950
  • Accommodations: Self-arranged

Program Dates

  • August 3 – August 14
  • September 7 – September 18
  • September 21 – October 2
  • November 2 – November 13
  • November 30 – December 11

What You’ll Learn

Day Topics Overview
Day 1 Building motivation & relationships, understanding breeds and their requirements
Day 2 Animal husbandry for multiple dogs including sanitation, vaccinations, daily exercise and more
Day 3 Genetics, drives and how they translate to behavioral issues
Day 4 Engagement in the environment & socialization as well as managing your own schedule, pricing and invoicing clients, using communication programs, about Team Koru and more
Day 5 Shaping, luring & conditioning
Day 6 Learn to apply NePoPo™ from NePoPo™ Gold School Graduate Heather Dodson
Day 7 Chunking behaviors together, phasing out cues, pressure, visuals, consolidation of learning and training the client
Day 8 Proper use of various tools used in dog training
Day 9 Behavior modification, health & nutrition, pain related behavioral problems, understanding aggression
Day 10 Working with aggressive animals, safety during multi dog interactions, revisit housekeeping and managing your own schedule
Day 11 How to properly conduct an onboard, writing recap emails, creating client training plans, writing homework for clients
Day 12 Shadow onboards, go home lessons, recap lessons, pick ups and assist with lessons

Master Program Application Form

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