Author: Dog Trainer College

COVID-19 and Dogs

In the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, the question has been asked thousands of times…can my dog get COVID-19?  The quick answer is, at this present time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with the virus.  Furthermore, at the time of this writing, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in dogs… Read more »

Good Dog Training is Liberty not Slavery

Max v Stephanitz is credited as being the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog.  In 1925, he wrote a book entitled, The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture.  There are many wonderful ideas advanced in this expensive book. In the section of the book about training dogs, he wrote, “A sound training does not… Read more »

The Human Side of Dog Training

When a dog is taken into the home as part of the family, it is only one half of that relationship.  The other half if the human side.  When a you take your four-legged friend to a dog trainer and he receives training, just one side of the partnership has been improved.  There is also… Read more »

Major Bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog

There is probably more variety among the various bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog than any other breed.  There are obvious differences in body structure and aesthetics.  But the largest difference is the temperament.  Some will disagree with the following statements and that’s ok.  The article is an attempt to give insight for those who… Read more »

K9s are an Integral Part of a Holistic Security Strategy

Security Dogs A professionally trained security dog can be a priceless addition to a security team.  With the canine’s scenting ability, formidable reputation as a defender, his agility, and his willingness to work with mankind, a security dog is a tremendous asset.  Today’s criminals are more prepared, more intelligent, and more malicious than in the… Read more »

Dog Trainers Teach Dogs (and Owners!)

Dog Trainer Courses Indiana

If you are thinking about becoming a dog trainer, or are currently enrolled in dog trainer courses, then you’re already halfway there—yes, we said halfway. Part of being a dog trainer is, of course, working with the dogs and understanding their behaviors. But the other part is working well with the dog owners. Keep in… Read more »

5 Dog Trainer Best Practices

Dog Training in Indiana

Dog training doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to ensure that you’re delivering the best training to a dog and their owner. If you’re currently training or are looking to become a dog trainer, there are certain best practices that you should keep in mind in order to find success! Don’t be afraid… Read more »

The Benefits of Successful Obedience Training for a Puppy

Obedience Training in Indiana

Successful dog training starts at the very beginning. Like children, puppies require rules and reinforcement to learn positive and negative behaviors. They need to understand their role in the family and learn the right ways to interact with people and other pups. Starting obedience training at a young age ensures a puppy grows up with… Read more »

How Service Dogs Are Helping Veterans with PTSD

Service Dog for PTSD

Service dogs provide a host of benefits to their owners. With expert training, they can sense the needs and wants of humans and react accordingly. With a feeling of companionship, that foundational bond is truly at the center of any healthy owner and dog bond. That’s why it’s no surprise that service dogs help veterans… Read more »

The Future of the K9 Unit: Some Police Dogs are Getting Cameras

Police Dog Cameras

For years now, a K9 Unit has been an essential tool of any major police or law enforcement department. Properly trained dogs help lead the way, when it comes to finding suspects, detecting explosives, and looking for key pieces of evidence. Which is why they’re often so deeply invested in. Recently, a new trend is… Read more »