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About the Online K9 Trainer

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The Online K9 Trainer

Martin Dominick is the training facilitator for The Online K9 Trainer.
His passion is working with motivated dog owners to help them achieve fantastic results with their dogs, whether that is a working dog or a pet dog at home.

As Head Trainer for The K9 Centre – a training partner of The Online K9 Trainer he has the experience and knowledge to adapt a number of effective training techniques to suit your dogs and your particular requirements.

We have decide to take some of our knowledge and share it in an online training portal, the Online K9 Trainer

As part of the services provided through his K9 businesses, Martin has:

  • Trained, sold dogs and conducted courses for overseas Police, Military Forces and Quarantine Services and large corporate clients.
  • Developed K9 capability for Australasian Correctional Management – Drug Dog and General Purpose Dog
  • Provided Security and Explosive detection dogs for the N.S.W. State Rail Authority & the NSW Department of Education.
  • Trained 38 Termite Detection Dogs for members of the Pest Control and building industry in Australia and abroad.
  • Trained guard/dog teams for general patrol work.
  • Train dogs in the Solomon Islands for Gold Ridge Gold Mines.
  • Trained Explosives Detection Dogs for other private Australian Businesses
  • Designed courses and course content for overseas dog units catering for cultural differences and translatable efficiency.
  • Trained Explosive Detection Dogs for Presidential Security Team.
  • Trained and Supplied dogs to the Japanese Search and Rescue Association and Japanese Dog School Instructors.
  • Trained and Supplied Drug Detection Dogs and Handler Training for an International Customs Dog Unit.
  • Trained Many family pets that were lost causes and on the verge of death row.
  • Trained companion dogs for the disabled.
  • Trained dogs for television: Home and Away, Totally Wild, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Brisbane Extra, Today and The Morning Show
  • Trained and implemented the worlds first Termite Detection Dogs for Power Poles for Australia’s Leading Electricity Company
  • Trained three teams of 8 Explosives Detection Dogs and handlers for a major international company in three different countries.
  • Trained Australia’s First Tiger Quoll Detection Dog
  • Trained Australia’s First Bee Disease Detection Dog.

About MD

One of Australia’s leading specialist dog training consultants, Martin Dominick, has trained countless dogs, dog owners and specialist handler teams over the past 33 years in Australia and abroad. With the tremendous success of The K9 Centre and the problem of turning away clients due to popularity, Martin has created an immersive process of training that involves technology based training, combined with face to face workshops to deliver a complete methodology for the client. Martin decided to take everything he had ever learnt about the dog training industry, and consolidate it into modern client centric programs that help everyone from mum and dad dog owners through to budding professional dog trainers looking for a mentor to assist in fully developing their practice.

While Martin served as a R.A.A.F Police Dog Handler / Trainer during the mid 80′s early 90′s his skills as an awarded dog trainer where sought by others in the dog community outside of the R.A.A.F. His career in the dog industry sky rocketed from there. He has experience in developing other dog trainers skills levels so they become ethical and competent trainers for their clients. Whether you want home dog training, business skills development, specialist K9 applications such as K9 Unit implementation and capability building or detection or protection dog training and supply, Martin has the verifiable real world experience backed by a modern support system to help you reach your goals.

The K9 Centre’s Head Trainer, Martin Dominick has the following Qualifications and Awards:

The K9 Centre’s Head Trainer Martin Dominick has the following Qualifications and achievements:

  • Member of the Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F ) Police Dog Mustering ( Job description: Certified R.A.A.F Police Military Working Dog Handler and Trainer) . Certificate IV in Police Dog Training and Handling & Certificate IV in Kennel Management.
  • Recipient of the Instructors Award while on POLDOG Basic Course 1/87 for attitude and dedication to his work.
  • Co-founder for the first explosives license course for dog trainers to hold explosives for training.
  • Certificate IV Workplace Trainer / Assessor
  • Head Instructor for a Military Presidential K9 Unit. This position entails monitoring the training assessment and ongoing certification of the K9 Unit handlers and Detection dogs and V.I.P. Police trained dogs.
  • Internationally Certified Micro Particle Detection Dog Trainer (SOKKS)
  • MISC Card Holder
  • Academic Certification –  Certified Canine Odour Source Detection Dog Trainer. According to the Internationally  Approved  Military /Police Standards Certified by the Centre for Behavioural Sciences of Canines.
  • Diploma in Security and Risk Management
  • Licensed Security Advisor
  • Certificate III in Security Operations – Elective Units: CPPSec 3113 – Handle Dogs For Security Patrols / CPPSEC3112 – Manage Training and Well-Being Of Dogs For Security Functions
  • Co-Authored Peer Reviewed Paper – Methods in Ecology and Evolution – British Ecological Society

Key Focus Areas

Police Dog Training 89%
Detection Dog Training 89%
Dog Behaviour (Including Aggression) 61%
K9 Team Building and Implimentation 85%
Business and Professional Practice 85%


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The K9 Centre is owned by Martin Dominick and is a family based specialist dog training company that has been operating for well over 33 years in the industry.

The K9 Centre has serviced the dog industry as an international and national supplier and distributor of quality trained  dogs and training solutions for all specialist dog training situations. The K9 Centre is committed to maintaining a leadership position in the dog training industry. At the K9 Centre we are constantly learning and updating our methods as we feel this is an integral part of maintaining the highest standards possible.


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Testimonials & Reviews

Helen Carter
German Shepherd Owner
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"We are using Skype to retrain our very strong German Shepherd, Wesley. He has attended three dog training schools in NSW without success. Since working with Martin via Skype and Videos it is amazing how much we have been able to correct and change his behaviour in two weeks. If you cant get there in person I recommend the skype sessions. Will be continuing to follow our training regime."
Elmer Cepeda
Elmer CepedaDirector SAS K9
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We are based overseas and yet we can easily contact K9 Centre everytime we need their services and products. Keep up the excellent and professional approach Martin and K9 Centre
Scotty Sutter
Scotty SutterAggressive Labrador Owner
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"After ringing a few other places no-one would train myself and my dog. A Labrador with aggression. Thank you Martin you are the most knowledgeable dog trainer I know. You were recommended by another trainer but the drive was worth every minute! Thanks.".
Kaiya Chen
Kaiya Chen
Kodas Owner
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Anyone who’s met our boy Koda knows that he’s a handful! Koda is a cheeky GSD, and he had terrible manners, clearly thought being disobedient was a great game, and unfortunately became aggressive towards dogs after he was bitten as a puppy. More Here
Miriam Grace
Miriam Grace
Dog Owner
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“Yep didn't think it would work! How could we do it online but ..... SUCCESS!”
Helen Carter
German Shepherd Wesley
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WOW Uncontrollable Dog Dog owner who had a previous trainer. We are using Skype to retrain our very strong German Shepherd, Wesley. He has attended three dog training schools in NSW without success. Since working with Martin via Skype and Videos it is amazing how much we have been able to correct and change his behaviour in two weeks. If you cant get there in person I recommend the skype sessions. Will be continuing to follow our training regime.
Nick Coleman
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We contacted K9 Centre for a behavioural assessment after the council unfairly declared our dog menacing due to an incident where she grabbed (and let go of) a neighbourhood chicken. Through conversation and viewing our dogs behaviour in several situations, Martin was able to give a detailed review and promptly provided an official report. We found his assessment to be very insightful and allowed us to better understand our dogs behaviour and drive. As a result of Martin’s assessment, the council reversed their decision. Martin’s service is absolutely outstanding - he’s incredibly knowledgeable and easily able to translate this. His service is professional yet friendly and very efficient.