Please read the the website (including the links below), carefully read the important program information contained in the FAQs, and contact us with any questions prior to applying. Your application fee is non-refundable.

Additional helpful pages to review before submitting your application:

DTIA Program

The DTIA Difference


How To Apply

Questions about your eligibility? We’re happy to help you decide before you submit your application. Email us at

A non-refundable $50 application fee will be required to process your application.  

Click the “Pay Now” button below to submit your application fee. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Merchant” button and you will be redirected to a page where you can complete your application. Thank you!

P.S Should you have trouble locating the application after you have paid your application fee, simply click here to be redirected to the application.

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