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Total Tuition

$5,500 (your application fee is applied to your tuition if paid in full).


A non-refundable deposit of $2,500 due on acceptance to secure enrollment. Because class sizes are kept small to ensure the most valuable learning experience, a deposit allows us to reserve your spot in the course.

Payment Options

There are 3 Payment Options available:

  1. Pay the full tuition all at once
  2. Pay the deposit upon acceptance and the tuition once class begins
  3. Enroll in a payment plan (listed below)

Tuition may be paid by credit or debit card, Paypal transfer, check, or cash.

Payment Plans

There is a $50 one-time fee to enroll in a payment plan. Choose the option that works best for you:

5 months: $1,100 per month

6 months: $916 per month

8 months: $688 per month



From the Grads

"The wonderful trainers in the Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA) helped make my dreams a reality. Not only do I have a greater understanding about how animals learn best and many hours of practice under my belt, but I also was given the skills to start my own dog training business right after graduation!" --Alyssa Hosbach, Owner of Dancing Tails Dog Training

From the Grads

"DTIA gave me a real understanding of the how and why of science-based, positive reinforcement training. I now come into new training situations with the ability to pinpoint all the necessary information and make a plan with confidence." --Sathid Pankaew, Behavior & Training Coordinator, East Bay SPCA

From the Grads

"Dog industry business consultant Veronica Boutelle recommended the DTIA program to me when I asked about apprenticeship programs. She is familiar with every program in the country and unequivocally pronounced the DTIA the best one available. Well, she didn’t oversell it." --Erik Grendahl, Canine Behavior Consultant

From the Grads

"Attending the DTIA program was a wonderful decision. Not only will it advance my career but it has also opened the door to so many other professional possibilities." --Luba Podolsky, Mutt Manager, Muttville