Become a dog trainer for Open Range Academy.

Enroll in the Fusion Dog Training IBO Business Program. Pay no upfront fees to learn how to become a dog trainer (pay only after you start earning income). No experience necessary.

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Get certified as a K9 trainer and earn income in less than 8 weeks!

Complete career dog training platform - Learn K9 handler training, get certified, and earn income on the ORA platform. All levels of experience welcome.

The ORA Fusion Trainer Independent Business Owner (IBO) program allows you to launch your career as a dog trainer, help you reach new clients as you grow as a dog trainer, and outline a long term income strategy.

Quick Certification

Get ORA Fusion Dog Trainer Certified in under 60 days. New trainers can get their Paw Pass certification in under 8 weeks.

Business Growth

ORA will help you get dog training clients on the ORA platform.

Minimum Paperwork

ORA helps you with everything from client contracts to income reporting.

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Positive reinforcement "Clarity" style.

The Fusion style of training is called Clarity. This positive reinforcement method enhances client/K9 communication skills through non-verbal, simplified, enhanced training techniques.

Dog Training Certifications

Whether you are an experienced or novice handler you must pass the rigorous testing standards set by ORA. Certifications earned through ORA as a Fusion Dog Trainer are more comprehensive and more difficult to achieve than many other common industry certificates. Your comprehensive skills earned will allow you to achieve comparable certificates from other platforms.

Fusion Dog Trainers have the opportunity to learn and become certified as Family K9 and Service K9 dog trainers.

How it works

3 Simple Steps: Get approved in under 24 hours. Start training in as little as 2 weeks.


Apply online NOW.

Single page no-hassle Fusion IBO application.


Pay your IBO Enrollment fee.

Average monthly cost ranges from $40 - $80 depending upon credit. Scores as low as 500 are accepted. Just one bundled sale every week nets you $2,800-$3,800 per month.


Get Fusion K9 Certified

Upon acceptance and payment of your Fusion IBO dog training program you will begin training immediately. New and experienced trainers will complete the Fusion Trainer K9 Certifications. As soon as you have your certification(s) you can begin providing services.

Income Opportunities

Much more than a training program, ORA Fusion K9 Trainers are provided with a suite of practical business training courses. ORA Fusion Certified dog trainers also have training income opportunities ranging from online programs to board-and-train and service K9 programs.

Non-Boarding Service Income Opportunities

Non-boarding services include the ORA online platform - Paw Pass - as well as the ORA workshop programs as follows:

Train In-Home Workshops (travel to the clients’ residence to train)

All K9 Programs

Up to $270 per session

Program runs average a minimum of 3 hours. Program requires a 1 hour free consultation. Travel to clients home is required.


Train One-on-One Workshops (at a fixed or online location)

All K9 Programs

Up to $100 per hour

Program runs average a minimum of 1 hours. Program may be distance - app or zoom call - or it may require in-person.


Train Class Workshops (put on group classes up to 10 people)

All K9 Programs

Up to $2,000 per class

Program runs average a minimum of 1 hour per week (most classes are 4 week classes). Up to 10 students per class ($200 per student).


Paw Pass Trainer (online client training programs)

Family K9 Programs

Up to $200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 15min per day per client. Time spent with client dwindles after the first month.


Service K9 Programs

Up to $1,200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 15min per day per client.


Behavior K9 Programs​

Up to $1,200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 30min per day per client.


Boarding Service Income Opportunities

Boarding programs, including service K9 programs, require a separate evaluation and enrollment fee.

Board and Train (BaT) Services (you will board and train the K9)

All K9 Programs

Up to $540 per week per K9

Program runs average a minimum of 4 weeks. Spend an average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Offer Ready For Home (RFH) Services (you will acquire a puppy and train to be Ready for Home – Family and Service K9s)

Family K9 Programs

Up to $2,160 per month per K9

Program runs average a minimum of 2 months. Spend an average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Service K9 Programs

Up to $27,000 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks and up to 18 months. Earn up to $2,200 per month. Average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Non-Certificate Income Opportunities

ORA provides additional income opportunities to help drive Fusion Trainer total income potential.

Without Any Trainer Certificates

All Referral Programs

Up to $2,000 per class

5%-10% Commission on referred clients (that you do not train).
5%-20% Commission on shop product items sold through referral links.
20% Recurring Commission on nutrition programs.
2%-10% Lifetime Commission on referred B2B clients (breeders, veterinarians, etc).


Not answered above?

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Fusion Dog Trainer Family K9 Certificates

You will be required to pass 4 exams per certificate: multiple choice test, written exam, practical exam (your K9), and practical exam (student K9).

Each certificate course requires that you pass the previous course exams and practical tests. Your estimated time to earn each certificate is based on your previous experience, motivation, and ability to pass exams successfully.

Estimated Time To Earn

Puppy Clarity (CPC)

1-2 Months

Family K9 (CFC)

1-3 Months

Community K9 (CCC)

1-2 Month

Elite K9 (CEC)

2-3 Months

Introduction To Business

2 Weeks

Family K9 Services and Opportunities

4 Weeks

Service K9 Certificates

You will be required to pass 4 exams per certificate: multiple choice test, written exam, practical exam (your K9), and practical exam (student K9).

The Service K9 Certificate program requires that you have completed all Family K9 Certificates and is approved on application only.

Estimated Time To Earn

Service K9 Level 1-2

2 Months

Service K9 Level 3-4

4 Months

Service K9 Level 5-6

3 Months

Service K9 Level 7

3 Months

Client Exam

3 Months

Service K9 Services and Opportunities​

3 Months

Fusion Dog Trainer Master Certificate

The Master K9 Certificate program requires that you have completed all Family K9 and Service K9 Certificates and is approved on application only.

Estimated Time To Earn

Multi-Discipline Trainer

2 Months

Client Performance Mastery

3 Weeks

Ethology 101

2 Weeks

Advanced K9 Behavior

2 Months

Required Fusion IBO Fees

Most ORA fees can be deferred and paid back only if you earn income. You can also finance all any upfront or addon costs associated with your Fusion IBO startup fees. Common IBO Fees:

IBO Enrollment Fee

$1,500 - approx. $40-$70 p/m with financing*

Your enrollment fee covers the cost of your certificate evaluations, account setup, and any necessary training required to get started. Get financing in 5 minutes.


Training Tuition

Trainer Tuition - pay only as you earn income.

Tuition is reimbursed through our work-study or work-credit programs (only pay as you earn). The total tuition package cost is $17,000.


Workshop and Paw Pass IBO Fee

$5,000 - pay only as you earn income.

If you desire to work for ORA as a Fusion Dog Trainer then you will need to enroll in our Workshop and Paw Pass Business program. Payment for this program comes from work-credit, no upfront fees are charged.


Boarding Service IBO Fee

$5,000 - pay only as you earn income.

Do you plan to board-and-train K9s for ORA program contracts? Than you will be required to complete an independent home evaluation FIRST to qualify. Once you qualify then you will need to enroll in our Boarding Service Business program. Payment for this program comes from work-credit, no upfront fees are charged.


IBO Monthly Account Fee

$150 p/m - pay monthly when you are ready to start training with ORA.

All trainers who train as independent contractors for ORA will be required to pay a monthly maintenance fee for your IBO account.​ This fee is not due UNTIL you begin offering paid services for ORA.


Optional Fusion IBO Costs

Optional IBO Costs (all of which can be financed):

Nutrition Startup Package


ORA uses Paw Tree food and nutrition products. We recommend you enroll with your own account. You can earn lifetime 20% commission on dog/cat food sold to clients. It adds up. Make sure to ask the ORA admin for more details.


Print & Apparel Startup Package


Everything you need for your startup Fusion IBO; business cards, shirts, client freebies, flyers and more. Additionally, receive up to 25% discount on all ORA Fusion training apparel, BombProof gear, and additional print materials.


RFH Family or Service K9


Prepare a K9 for Service work or for a wanting family. Your K9 will be insured for 4 Years by ORA and you will be reimbursed upon sale of the K9 into the appropriate program.


Computer or Laptop

Up to $2,000

Do you need a new work computer or tablet for sales presentations? ORA can assist you with financing your operating costs.


Travel Expenses


If you require travel for yourself or a K9, add it to your startup totals.


ORA can help finance ANY startup costs associated with your Fusion IBO startup. Terms from 3-5 years. Use the link below to check sample rates.

Not answered above?

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Fusion IBO Membership Features

Enterprise business features included with your Fusion IBO membership:

Trainer Webpage(s):

You will have an SEO optimized training webpage(s). This will include your location, services, and trainer bio. You will be able to include your training specialties, booking calendar, and social media links.

Landing Page(s)

You will have client landing pages for scheduling and meeting new clients. Your new leads will go directly to you so that you may follow up ASAP. The client scheduler will link to your professional ORA calendar and sync with your ORA Gmail account.

Service Booking Form(s)

Your booking calendar is set by you. You can include your working hours and dates. Any ORA service offered will be available on your booking form.

Local Google Business Listing

ORA will work diligently to get your Fusion Trainer location listed in top search results for local businesses in search engine results. Keywords include dog training, dog training in my area, professional dog training services and more.

ORA Social App

You will be able to communicate with your clients via MY ORA. This service is available through any desktop or mobile web browser, however, an Apple and Android app are coming soon as well.

Client Profile(s) Tracking

Keep track of your clients profiles easily using ORA Profile tools. Keep notes and update your clients information as they progress.

Client Profile(s) Study Plan(s)

Build new study plans and customize course outlines for your clients needs and training criteria.

Custom Client Intake Forms

Quick access to all ORA Client Intake Forms. Move your leads along quickly with the ORA client workflows available to you. ORA can customize intake forms for any custom services you offer* (requires admin approval).

AI Driven Marketing

From the first time a potential client lands on an ORA website, our AI driven software tracks their interests all the way to first contact, through the sale, and into the future. The ORA AI also delivers customized follow up emails, on page website content specifically for the client, and re-markets to the potential client across web and social media platforms. Creepy, we know.

Additionally, our software and service programs allow us to find new clients who best match our goals at ORA. We can create new add campaigns in your market using proven algorithms that target the proper target audience who will be most likely to generate a sale.

Digital Sales Tools

ORA makes it easy to present clients with appropriate training plans ranging from the smallest to largest potential goals, offer finance packages, products, add-on services, and much more.

5 Minute Client Financing

ORA client finance options can turn a $1,500 training program in to a $50 p/m payment. The client gets the best available service for their K9 at an affordable price. Training is a high quality investment and finance packages can spread out the financial burden over 3-5 years. You will be able to offer financing on all packages even if it's only $150. Programs over $1,000 can be approved in 5 minutes and funded in 1-3 days. You have the power to help your client make a sound financial decision and you get paid up-front for the contract service provided.

Digital Contract Forms

ORA makes it easy to set-up and sign contracts digitally, protecting both you and the client. ORA admin also provides training for contract creation and legal protections for the client.

Social Media Accounts

ORA will provide you custom social media accounts for Facebook (business page and group page), and Instagram. ORA will also integrate with your Tiktok and Twitter accounts soon.

Social Media Content

ORA will post content daily to your social media accounts. ORA utilizes professional social media services to publish engaging content that will drive interactions.

Local Search Ranking Content

ORA will publish and boost posts monthly, promoting your Fusion Trainer business in your area. This will help your ORA business page get listed in Google Local Business rankings and Google Search Engine Rankings for your area.

Customized Blog Content

ORA will publish and boost posts monthly, promoting your Fusion Trainer business featuring articles about common K9 training topics. This will help drive local and national clients through MY ORA, social media, and flow to your intake forms.

Training Territories​

ORA does take into consideration your financial stability when approving new trainers in the same local region. However, ORA will hold you accountable to continuing growth and territorial opportunity goals. If you fail to grow and/or meet current demand ORA will continue to add new trainers in your area. If, however, you pursue growing your Fusion IBO aggressively, ORA will reward your hard work with loyalty and exclusive opportunities to further your success.

Fusion IBO Business Plan

Your ORA administrator will conduct a regional analysis to determine total market availability. Upon completion the administrator will put together a comprehensive business plan and marketing goal for the region that meets your goals and objectives.

Custom Business Contact

ORA will provide you with a business email and with a custom business phone number provided by Zoom. You will be able to call, chat, or video conference with unlimited data from any smart phone. Phone numbers are separate from your personal number.

Custom Print Material

You will be able to order all of your business cards, print materials, car magnets/stickers, right from the ORA shop. Your business materials will be provided at competitive prices. Additionally, you can purchase ORA apparel and print credits to receive a 25% discount on all shop promotional items.

Lifetime Referral Tracking

Your ORA links are tracked with a lifetime referral cookie. The client always has the option to choose any trainer they wish, however, you will always get referral revenue for each client.

Client Training

ORA will focus 70% of your efforts on client interactions and sales. This includes sales processes, client interactions, scheduling, etc.

Lifetime Mentorship

ORA administrative and training staff are always here to support you. Every client interaction, every possible sale, every possible discrepancy, ORA is here to help you build confidence in every aspect of your Fusion training business, and complete every transaction with a complete professional experience.

Open Range Alliance 501c3

ORA has nearly 45,000 monthly visitors for service K9's. Unfortunately we are not able to service all candidates. That is why we are currently pursuing a 501c3 partner program. The main arm of this program achieves 2 goals: #1 help clients achieve financing via grants and tax deductible donations; #2 keep trainers employed providing a higher quality service all year long.

Most non-profit K9 training entities put their funding into high overhead buildings, beautiful infrastructure, and staff. The industry standard cost of a 501c3 K9 to the client exceeds $24,000, with an average of only 25% coming from grants or raised funds. This means the client is still paying an for 75% of the cost.

ORA aims to make fund raising easier for 501c3 eligible clients and instead of investing funds into high overhead operations and asking trainers to volunteer, we will be paying the trainer (standard commission rates) instead.

The Open Range Alliance will be a separate entity. You will be able to provide contract work for services rendered. The client will be managed through the standard ORA platform and have the full suite of ORA tools available to them. You will have to be a Fusion IBO to be qualified and you must be certified for the appropriate task to be eligible for participation.

This project will be active by June 2021.


Common Fusion IBO Questions:

Earnings Potential

How much money can I earn working as a Fusion IBO?

Your income is dependent on your work ethic, willingness to learn, and your ability to connect with clients. It is possible to earn over $200k+ yearly working as a Fusion IBO*.


Earning Potential

Does ORA send me new clients?

Yes. There are two ways ORA drives new clients to your ORA website: #1 through direct ORA paid ads; and #2 through organic search results. If clients come through ORA websites and they are looking for training in your geographical are than ORA will refer you as a trainer. It is up to you to make yourself available and offer assistance ASAP to meet the clients needs.


Not answered above?

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Fusion IBO Income Calculator

*For illustration purposes only, actual commission earnings and service time requirements may vary.

Calculate Your Fusion IBO Startup Costs

Add up your costs and use the financing calculator to estimate your monthly payments.

Financing Monthly Cost Estimate

*For illustration purposes only, actual rates and terms may vary.

Your Fusion IBO funding up to $100k approved & funded the same day.

Credit scores as low as 500, all applicants welcome.