Consider a career as a K9 Centre Dog Trainer

If you are interested in a rewarding and lucrative career as a dog training professional, then you should consider becoming a Zen Dog Trainer.

Join our team and learn the most advanced training methods in the industry! Zen Dog Trainers are highlighted on our website with their own bio page, encouraged to blog and are promoted on social media. Zen Dog Trainers have exclusive access to all our training plans, comics, games, and solutions to use with clients.

Trainers learn the secrets of Zen Dog Training. A universal-approach to teaching people and their dogs that incorporates positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, interrupting unwanted behaviors, and setting dogs up to learn by using environmental rewards and carefully creating training moments.

In addition to learning our proven-methodology, trainers get everything they need to run their own business. Help finding new clients, building local awareness, tracking sales and leads, and how to ensure the ideal price for training time. Our efficient approach means clients are automatically followed up with so trainers can spend more time training dogs and less time running their business.


Zen Dog Training is a rewarding career. Our trainers love working with people and dogs. They get to spend every day meeting new people and helping them better communicate and understand their pets. It is incredibly rewarding to help a family with their dog and make a life-long impact in the relationship they have with their pet.

Zen Dog Training is unique. We need enthusiastic, self-motivated, individuals who want to become full-time dog trainers. Trainers who work 30-40 hours a week, can expect to earn between $40,000 – $70,000 a year. In fact, many Zen Dog Trainers have made $25,000 – $30,000 in their first year!


Zen Dog Training provides trainer education with a mentorship program where new trainers study and work directly with, Gordon Fontaine, the founder. Trainers learn our unique training system that includes client drills and exercises and training plans for In-Home Visits and Group Classes.

Zen Dog Trainers must complete the reading list, learn the training materials, and assist during 20 actual In home visits in the Boston area. After each visit trainers summarize the case and develop a training plan to demonstrate their understanding of the issues, goals, and solutions implemented.

Training visits are typically two-per-day, so remote trainers can work 1-2 days a week (Fri-Sat for example) and get the visits they need in little as 10 weeks. However, the average time it takes to become a new trainer is 3-4 months.


Zen Dog Training is not a franchise. Our trainers run their own business and are paid directly by their own clients.

Our trainers have access to all our print-ready, logical, and fun training plans and comics to leave behind after a visit or give out during puppy classes. In addition, all clients get unlimited access to our Video Solution Center with over 100 training video’s that support the Zen Dog Training methods.

Trainers are highlighted on our website with their own profile page, testimonials, and blog posts. Marketing, best approaches for difficult or needy clients, and self-promotion is already taken care of with, business cards, flyers, and brochures designed and customized for each trainer.


I started Zen Dog Training in 2005 after graduating from the SF SPCA Dog Training Academy in San Francisco, CA. I had moved to Boston and earned an MBA from Boston College, and after 10 years working in the high-tech and bio-tech industries I realized that a desk job, no matter how high-paying was not for me!

Growing up with dogs, I have a deep love for animals and living dog-less in the city I felt something in my life was missing.  At the time, I was volunteering at Angell in their animal behavior program and realized there was a huge need for personalized dog training.  I decided to become a dog trainer.

I was accepted into the SF SPCA Dog Training Academy and studied with Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley in this highly-selective program known as the “Harvard of Dog Training”.  I was attracted to the academy because of their world-class reputation and focus on the science of dog learning, positive-reinforcement, and critical thinking.

Becoming a dog trainer has been so rewarding! People from all walks of life, from doctors, lawyers, and scientists, to parents, students, and everyday people seek my advice on how to have a better relationship with their dogs.


Zen Dog Trainers get their own unique territory and are positioned to become the local dog training expert. Trainers get marketing support and help with promotion to build a reputation as the go-to dog trainer in their area.

Being self-employed has many advantages! You can set your own hours and are entitled to tax deductions when you use your car, cell phone, and computer for your business. We even have a system for helping you track your time, expenses and income so can professionally run your business and keep more of the money you earn.


Please email us at with your name, address, phone number and a few paragraphs about why you are interested in becoming a Zen Dog Trainer.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!