Author: Dog Trainer College

Puppy Socialization

It’s a beautiful day and you’ve decided to take your four-legged friend for a walk in the park. You meet several people and a few dogs on the trail and all is well. You’re enjoying the filtered sunshine through the canopy of branches overhead, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the day together. Then it… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »

Protection Puppy Training

Most people who buy a puppy in hopes of him/her someday becoming a family protector usually do so for one of two reasons. Number one: buying a puppy is less expensive than buying a fully trained dog. Number two: they want a pup/dog who will grow up around their family and therefore bond better with… Read more »

House Training Puppies

The subject seems like such a daunting task! The truth is, if you will devote some time and effort, and be consistent, your puppy’s elimination problems may be an easier fix than you expect. Start the process as soon as your new puppy moves in. Consistency now will reap great dividends down the road. And… Read more »

German Standard of the GSD

Please bear in mind that this is a German Standard of the GSD (German Shepherd Dog).  It differs somewhat from the American Kennel Club standard. The SV (German registry) standard was originally created in 1899 based upon proposals made by A. Meyer and Max von Stephanitz, the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog. It is… Read more »

German dog training commands

The following commands are given with their German dog training commands equivalent and a pronunciation guide. Command                  German                               Pronunciation Heel                                Fuss                                         foos Sit                                   Sitz                                          zits Stand                              Steh                                         shtay Stay                                Bleib                                        bly’b Down                              Platz                                        plotz Come                              Hier                                         hee-er Retrieve                           Bring                                        brring Jump                               Hopp                                        hupp Go Out                            Voraus                                     for owss Guard                              Wache                                     watch-ay Bite                                 Packen                                     pock-en Let Go/Out                      Aus                                          owss… Read more »

Max v Stephanitz quotes

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – April 22, 1936) is credited for the development of the German Shepherd Dog. He was once a Captain in the German Cavalry. It was in the 1890’s that he was able to devote his time and talents to developing the “shepherd dog.” On April 22, 1899… Read more »

Working prospect or companion puppy?

Occasionally the question arises, “What is the difference between a working dog prospect pup and a family companion pup?”  This is a very fair question indeed.  The answer is very more detailed than a simple article will allow, yet the following is a brief attempt to answer the question. Both working prospect and family companion… Read more »

Personal Protection Dog Misconceptions

People have a lot of misconceptions and preconceived ideas about personal protection dog training (PPD). Some of it is based on fact but muddled by fiction or feelings. Additionally, there is an internet world packed with information – some of it is good and trustworthy…and some is not. So, we’ll give a brief attempt to… Read more »

Why a Dog Trainer School?

A School for Dog Trainers is just that… a school where trainers are trained. To be complete, the courses should be very thorough and taught by qualified instructors. If these are the case, the school will be a tremendous asset to those seeking knowledge in the dog training field. Why attend Dog Trainer School? Many… Read more »