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Step By Step Lessons

Our online video courses guide you step by step, improving basic obedience and your relationship with your dog over the course of a lifetime.

Earn Badges

Earn badges and certificates for each course or course track you complete.

Members Only Forum

Members will have exclusive access to our training forum where you have direct contact with our expert trainers.

Our Membership

Our Do-It-Yourself problem solving guide to training your dog includes 8+ step by step courses provided by Joe Dickinson, principal trainer and owner of Western States K9 College. We are continually adding new courses and custom content and you will have access to it all as part of your monthly membership!


As you complete each course you will be able to earn badges and certificates in recognition of your learning accomplishments.

Exclusive Access

You will also be able to participate in our members only forum, where you will have direct contact with Joe. Ask any questions you like. Joe will be happy to clarify lesson concepts and help you along your journey if you get stuck. This forum also provides a place for members to discuss and provide feedback for each other.


Our Team

Joe Dickinson has been working with and training animals for nearly 20 years, she affectionately likes to say that she trains owners more so than the animal. During her years of experience Joe has owned multiple dog training businesses and spent time in the Veterinary world. She's also helped one of the worlds largest companies (GE) develop and implement process workflows for a new division within the company. While at GE, Joe studied and earned her green belt in Six Sigma, which is a process improvement strategy seeking to improve the quality of the process by identifying and removing defects. Joe has been able to use this valuable experience in all aspects of her own business, from comprehensive written consultations to step-by-step training programs that quantify and measure the training progress to ensure that each dog and their owner(s) are receiving the best quality training.

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